Here. It’s a true mess, with lots of flights into the city cancelled, and now many members at one main hotel downtown unable to get across the river to the convention center to attend and participate in today’s sessions.
Number 5: Chrisoula Andreou’s “Decisive Reasons and Rational Supererogation”
Number 4: David Sobel’s “(Additional) Reasons to Rule Out Initiating Sexual Relationships with Those You Have Power Over”
Number 3: NDPR Forum: Jason Brennan’s Against Democracy
Number 2: By far our most-read original discussion post of the year was Vida Yao’s and Sam Reis-Dennis’s Featured Philosophers’ “‘I Love Women’: The Conceptual Inadequacy of ‘Implicit Bias’.”
Number 1: No surprise, in this year that started out so tragically for moral philosophy, our most-read post of 2017 was our notice of “The Death of Derek Parfit.”
Thanks so much to all of our contributors and readers for a great year discussing Philosophy, Ethics, and Academia (the PEA in PEA Soup). It will be our pleasure to serve more Soup for you in 2018 and beyond. Have a Happy New Year!
Continuing on with our look back at the most-viewed discussions this past year:
- In March, Molly Gardner’s JMP paper “On the Strength of the Reason Against Harming” generated a lot of excellent comments.
- In April we had a lively discussion of Paulina Sliwa’s Ethics paper, “Moral Understanding as Knowing Right from Wrong”
- Also in April was a discussion of Theron Pummer’s P&PA paper, “Whether and Where to Give”
- In October, we hosted a discussion of David Enoch’s Ethics paper, “Hypothetical Consent and the Value of Autonomy”
Our top five posts of the year next!
What a year! Our first full year on the new site and under the guidance and financial support of the Prindle Institute seemed to have brought many new readers to the scene, as well as many new features and lots of excellent philosophy. Over the next few days, we’ll revisit our top-viewed posts of the year. And teaser: We’ll end the week by opening up a new forum on Kit Wellman’s new book, Rights Forfeiture and Punishment, which will feature familiar discussants from around the world. All are, as always, welcome to join in on the discussion.
We’ll re-introduce the top posts in three groups of five throughout the coming week. Our first group involved featured philosophers, NDPR forums, and journal discussions.
- The Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion of Jeff Sebo’s “Agency and Moral Status”
- Ingmar Persson’s searching discussion of The Point of Moral Philosophy
- Derek Baker (Featured Philosopher) on Why Bad People Will Find it Hard to be Patriotic
- Tosi and Warmke on their “Moral Grandstanding” paper
- Owen Flanagan’s NDPR Forum on his Geography of Morals
See link for information and instructions for applying here.
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University is proud to announce the 11th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium. Please pass this call for submissions on to undergraduate students whom you think might would be interested.
The Undergraduate Ethics Symposium will take place from April 19-21, 2018, on the theme of “Representing Disability.”
Click here to visit the submissions page for the Undergraduate Ethics Symposium. Submissions are accepted until February 9, 2018. Food and lodging are covered for all attendees, and travel assistance stipends are also available. (more…)
Call for Abstracts
May 20-22, 2018, Moonrise Hotel, St. Louis, MO
Keynote Speaker: Mark van Roojen (Nebraska)
SLACRR provides a forum for new work on practical and theoretical reason, broadly construed. Please submit an anonymized abstract of 750-1500 words by January 15, 2018 to SLACRR@gmail.com. In writing your abstract, please bear in mind that full papers should be suitable for a 30 minute presentation. Please attach your abstract as a pdf file, the name of which should be based upon the title of your abstract. (In other words, don’t name your file FILE.pdf or ABSTRACT.pdf)
Papers accepted this year will be eligible for publication in a special issue of Res Philosophica on the topic of reasons and rationality to be published in the first half of 2019. Furthermore, one essay published in the issue will receive a $3,000 prize for best paper. Authors of accepted papers may, but need not, submit their paper to this special issue. Submissions of full papers for the issue will be due August 31, 2018, and will be blind reviewed. Questions regarding the special issue of Res Philosophica can be directed to the editor, Joe Salerno, at email@example.com