David Shoemaker and David Sobel are co-editors of PEA Soup. Chike Jeffers and Daniel Star are in charge of our partnership with Ethics. Hille Paakkunainen and Kathryn Lindeman are in charge of our partnership with the Oxford Studies series in normative ethics, metaethics, political philosophy, and agency and responsibility. Ryan Muldoon and Chad Van Schoelandt are in charge of our partnership with Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Derek Bowman and Julie L. Rose are in charge of our partnership with Philosophy & Public Affairs. Teresa Bruno, Nicole Dular, and Travis Timmerman are in charge of our partnership with Journal of Moral Philosophy. Brad Cokelet is in charge of the “Featured Philosophers” series. Conner Gordon, a Graduate Fellow at the Prindle Institute, also provides web and design support for the website.
Editorial and Comments Policies
There are four categories of participants on PEA Soup (or ‘PEA Brains’): readers, commentators, contributors, and editors. Many people participate in more ways than one. Only contributors may initiate and post original threads for discussion. New contributors are added intermittently at the invitation of the editors, sometimes in consultation with current contributors. Anyone is welcome to comment on any post. And, of course, anyone is welcome to read the posts at PEA Soup.
One benefit of PEA Soup is that it provides a relatively informal and noncommittal venue for working out new arguments and ideas. We believe that in the service of developing such arguments and ideas, the more readers and commentators, the better. Accordingly, we encourage participation from non-contributors as well as contributors. However, we also realize that this open access, in combination with the sometimes controversial nature of our topics, might appear to invite off-topic comments at times. The editors therefore reserve the right to delete any such comments. Anonymous or pseudonymous comments are especially discouraged, and will very likely be deleted. Furthermore, each contributor is given the editorial discretion to delete any such comments from his or her own posts.
The author of each post is solely responsible for its content. It should not be assumed that the editors or other contributors assent to the views put forth in any discussion to which they have not directly contributed. Furthermore, many authors put forth their contributions tentatively, as a way of trying out new ideas; therefore, the views expressed in any given post should not be assumed to be the author’s ‘final word’ on the topic. Accordingly, any citations of PEA Soup posts, barring independent correspondence with the post’s author, should reflect their provisional quality. For further questions about any particular post, please contact its author.