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Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups–The UPDirectory

The UPDirectory publicizes information about philosophers who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy. The purpose of the directory is to provide an easy-to-use resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the work of philosophers who belong to underrepresented groups within the discipline.

The directory includes information about philosophers who belong to traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy and who (1) write philosophy in English and (2) have a position researching or teaching philosophy, or (3) have previously held a position in philosophy and are still active in philosophy, or (4) have published an article in a philosophy journal or a book on a philosophy list, or (5) either hold or are working towards a PhD. or M.A. in philosophy and conduct research in philosophy.

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By In Announcements, Normative Ethics, P&PA Discussions Comments Off on Upcoming Philosophy & Public Affairs Discussion, August 1-3: Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke’s “Moral Grandstanding,” with a critical précis by Tony Coady

Upcoming Philosophy & Public Affairs Discussion, August 1-3: Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke’s “Moral Grandstanding,” with a critical précis by Tony Coady

We’re excited to announce our next Philosophy & Public Affairs discussion, on Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke’s paper, “Moral Grandstanding.” The paper is available through open access here. Tony Coady has generously agreed to begin the discussion with a critical précis. Join the discussion August 1-3!

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Ethics Discussion at PEA Soup: Robert Cowan’s “Rossian Conceptual Intuitionism,” with a critical précis by Philip Stratton-Lake

Welcome to what we expect will be a very interesting and productive discussion of Robert Cowan‘s “Rossian Conceptual Intuitionism.” The article was published in the most recent issue of Ethics and is available through open access here. Philip Stratton-Lake has kindly agreed to contribute a critical précis, and it appears immediately below. Please join in the discussion!

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JMP Discussion at PEA Soup: Kerah Gordon-Solmon’s “Self-Defence Against Multiple Threats” with a critical précis by Renee Jorgensen Bolinger

Welcome to the third Journal of Moral Philosophy discussion here at PEA Soup. It will take place on July 21-23. This is sure to be another insightful and productive discussion, this time on Kerah Gordon-Solmon “Self-Defence Against Multiple Threats.” This paper is currently available in the “Advance Articles” section online at the Journal of Moral Philosophy. They have kindly provided free access to the paper, which can be viewed or downloaded here. Renee Jorgensen Bolinger wrote a critical précis and commentary which is posted below. Please join the fun!

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How “ought” exceeds but implies “can”

Over the past few years, an interesting development in experimental philosophy has been work on the “ought implies can” principle (OIC) in commonsense morality. Several research teams have investigated whether patterns in commonsense moral judgment are consistent with a commitment to OIC, understood as a conceptual entailment from having a moral responsibility to being able to fulfill it. Across a variety of contexts and testing procedures, the principal finding has been very consistent: people are definitely willing to attribute moral responsibilities to agents unable to fulfill them. Based on these findings, I and others have concluded that there is no conceptual entailment from “ought” to “can.” But there is a lingering question. If there is no conceptual entailment, then what is the source of the intuitive link, which many theorists seem to sense, between “ought” and “can”? A new paper might provide at least part of the answer.

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By In Ethics Discussions at PEA Soup, Normative Ethics Comments Off on Upcoming Ethics Discussion, July 24-26: Robert Cowan’s “Rossian Conceptual Intuitionism,” with a critical précis by Philip Stratton-Lake

Upcoming Ethics Discussion, July 24-26: Robert Cowan’s “Rossian Conceptual Intuitionism,” with a critical précis by Philip Stratton-Lake

We’re excited to announce our next Ethics discussion, which will be about Robert Cowan‘s “Rossian Conceptual Intuitionism.” The paper is available through open access herePhilip Stratton-Lake has kindly agreed to contribute a critical précis. Join us July 24-26!

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By In Announcements Comments Off on DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit to the First Annual PEA Soup Awards!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit to the First Annual PEA Soup Awards!

The deadline for the First Annual PEA Soup Awards has been extended until July 31. To nominate your favorite ethics writing on PEA Soup and around the web for $4,000 in cash prizes, visit our awards page here!

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