What fundamentally exemplifies the property of practical rationality?
- According to atomism, it is fundamentally each particular intention that an agent might have at a time that counts as either rational or irrational for the agent to have at that time.
Dear Virtuous Vegetarian,
I heard you forgot to pack a lunch today. I just bought a chicken sandwich, but something came up, and I will have to skip lunch. » …Read more
To set the stage for our discussion, we start with this assumption: unless a society has completely eradicated the COVID-19 virus in its borders, » …Read more
A sneak peak:
“… [W]e start with this assumption: unless a society has completely eradicated the COVID-19 virus in its borders, any decision to re-open that society from the stay-at-home orders that were common, » …Read more
I assume that many philosophy departments will be having their department talks in the fall take place via Zoom. If so, that raises some questions and opportunities. » …Read more
In a famous passage in What We Owe to Each Other, T.M. Scanlon introduced a case where we have to choose between saving one person from a terrible harm and saving an enormous number of people from much smaller harms. » …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