The Ethics of Inaction in the Philosophy Profession

May 18, 2015
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Ferguson

Earlier this year (in February) I was fortunate enough to present some of my work in St. Louis at the central meeting of the APA. Before I left, I asked (on social media) if any philosophers would be heading down to Ferguson to take part in the protest or to lend a hand more generally, […]

Why is Baltimore Burning?

April 28, 2015
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Originally posted on Pleas and Excuses:
Riots have broken out in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, who died due to injuries he received while being transported in a police van. Gray was not buckled in, but was in handcuffs and leg irons, and may have been given a “rough ride,” meaning…

Posted in: Ethics, In the News, Law

Hashtag_Octothorpe

April 26, 2015
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A while back I was reading a paper  by Bob Hale and Crispin Wright, first published in 2000 [1], in which they use the symbol “#” to denote an arbitrary matrix sentence. That was over half a decade before twitter went live. That symbol, variously known as the hash sign/symbol, the number sign, or octothorpe […]

CFP: 13th International Conference on Persons

April 25, 2015
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Call for Papers.

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She knows the sound of my motorbike…

April 10, 2015
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Originally posted on Laurel Braitman:
…even when I’m still really far away,” said Jon. “She will start calling out for me before I’ve turned down the road.” Jon has been Mosha’s mahout since she was two years old (now she is five). When she was seven months old, and walking with her mother in the…

Republican Senators Just Voted To Sell Off Your National Forests

April 10, 2015
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Originally posted on Unofficial Networks:
In case you missed it, almost every Republican Senator just voted to sell our public lands — including National Forests, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas —  to the highest bidder. This is just downright wrong. As Ronald Reagan once said, “The preservation of parks, wilderness, and wildlife has also aided liberty by…

Posted in: Ethics, In the News

Second-Personal Attitudes From the Heart (by Steve Darwall)

April 8, 2015
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Steve Darwall has written a very thoughtful post on a class of reactive attitudes that he dubs “attitudes of the heart”. He writes uses ‘heart’ “in its customary metaphorical sense to refer to that aspect of the human psyche through which we are heartened or disheartened, inspired or deflated, encouraged or discouraged, filled with hope […]

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