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Featured Philosopher Series kicks off with Preston Werner on Halloween

Preston Werner will discuss “Ambitious Moral Perceptualism and Moral Knowledge from the Armchair” on Halloween.

A reminder of the awesome lineup we have for our Featured Philosopher Series. Buckle up people and cancel all your other plans, because you need the time to get ready for this lineup:

October 31: Preston Werner (Philosophy Spooktacular!)

November 8: Errol Lord

November 14: Julia Markovits

November 28: Alex Guerrero

January 28: Jonathan Quong

Feb 11: Heidi Maibom

Feb 18: Ellie Mason

Feb 25: Japa Pallikkathayil

March 7: Valerie Tiberius

March 20: Julia Driver

April 8: Hille Paakkunainen

May 1: Luvell Anderson

 

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Murphy Institute Faculty Fellowships at Tulane University (in New Orleans!)

The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University invites applications for three Visiting Research Professorships/Faculty Fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, moral psychology, agency and responsibility,  political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine.

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There is No Moral Vagueness

In this post, I shall argue for the conclusion that there is no such thing as moral vagueness. The argument rests on a certain assumption, which I myself believe to be true. The crucial assumption is that the fundamental ethical or normative concepts are all essentially comparative notions, like ‘__is better than__’ and ‘There is more reason for__than for__’, and the like.

If this assumption is true, there is no moral vagueness. The moral realm is as precise as the realm of mathematics. Locke’s notorious talk of “moral geometry” is to that extent entirely appropriate.
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice Discussion on Ian Carter’s “Equal Opportunity, Responsibility, and Personal Identity” with a Critical Précis by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

Welcome to the second Ethical Theory and Moral Practice discussion here at PEA Soup! This time, we’re discussing Ian Carter‘s new article, “Equal Opportunity, Responsibility, and Personal Identity”, which can be downloaded here. Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen kicks things off with a critical précis, which appears immediately below. Please join the discussion!

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Ethics Discussion at PEA Soup: Louise Hanson’s “Moral Realism, Aesthetic Realism, and the Asymmetry Claim,” with a critical précis by Alex King

 

Welcome to what we expect will be a very interesting and productive discussion of Louise Hanson‘s “Moral Realism, Aesthetic Realism, and the Asymmetry Claim.” The paper is published in the most recent edition of Ethics, and is available here. Alex King has kindly agreed to contribute a critical précis, and it appears immediately below. Please join in the discussion!

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Ethics review forum: Eklund’s Choosing Normative Concepts, reviewed by Raskoff

Welcome to our Ethics review forum on Matti Eklund’s Choosing Normative Concepts (OUP 2017), reviewed by Sarah Zoe Raskoff. Excerpts from the blurb and the review are below, but you can read both in their entirety via OUP’s website and Ethics, respectively. (Though of course, you are welcome to participate in the forum even if you haven’t read either. We get it: You’re busy; you’ve got things to do, places to be, normative concepts to choose.)

 

 

 

 

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Call for Book Nominations!

North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award
 
Each year the North American Society for Social Philosophy honors the best book published in
social philosophy during the previous year. The Book Award Committee invites you to nominate
a book to compete for the award for 2018. (For the purposes of this award, a book’s eligibility is
determined by the year of its copyright rather than by the year of its release.)
 

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