I loved Bill Cosby when I was growing up. I would listen to his records again and again and again. I all but memorized his “Chicken Heart” sketch. » …Read more
I’m wondering if people think there are plausible cases in which a person’s life would be prudentially better if they were to turn out to be a brain in a vat. » …Read more
I greatly enjoyed reading Youngsun Back’s intriguing paper, ‘Are animals moral?: Zhu Xi and Jeong Yakyong’s views on nonhuman animals’.
Back discusses the views of two philosopher’s, » …Read more
Much of the ever-growing conversation concerning empathy’s moral significance has centered around cases where the target of our empathy is another person’s suffering. Today, I want to consider a puzzle that comes into sharper focus when we start to consider empathy with other sorts of attitudes. » …Read more
Chap. 2 of J. S. Mill’s Utilitarianism is widely interpreted as defending qualitative hedonism, as a view about the nature of personal well-being. » …Read more
Charlie Kurth’s new book The Anxious Mind is just out with MIT Press, and we’re pleased to have him aboard today to talk a bit about it. » …Read more