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CFP: 13th International Conference on Persons

April 25, 2015

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Call for Papers.

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…

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 […]

Adrian Currie on ‘Inclusivity’ in the Philosophy profession

March 24, 2015

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Adrian Currie has posted a very succinct and important post on how straight white males can help to make the discipline a bit more inclusive. It can be found here in it’s entirety, below is a snippet. Currie offers clear ways on how we could all do better. It is very much worth the read […]

CFP: 2015 Calgary Sustainability Conference

January 28, 2015

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See the original CFP here. Sustainability as Intergenerational Justice The University of Calgary’s Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce a 2 day conference, held over Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th, on environmental philosophy, with a focus on environmental sustainability. The theme of the conference is ‘Environmental Sustainability as Intergenerational Justice’ Though papers […]

Mental Illness and Moral Responsibility

January 25, 2015

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My 6th post is up over at flickers. I have copied and pasted it below for those not interested in clicking again. Mental illness affects how we perceive the actions of others and with good reason. Consider two scenarios. In scenario 1 a person crashes into you because they had a non-epileptic seizure while driving. […]

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