Browsing Archives of Author »Justin Caouette«

Schliesser on Shortening the PhD

September 24, 2015


I  often reflect on my experiences in graduate school, especially now that they are coming to an end, and for what it’s worth I plan on writing about these crazy times when I come up for air in a  few years (It’s been 7 years between getting my M.A from Washington State Uni. and now entering […]

Tell Me a Story (about how Strawson gets it wrong about stories)

September 17, 2015


Originally posted on UP@NIGHT:
  Once upon a time I was having dinner at the home of a colleague, a professional philosopher. The conversation took an intriguing turn when my colleague revealed that he had virtually no visual memory. Of course I had known that people remember things and events with varying degrees of…

On Servicing the Profession as a Graduate Student

September 8, 2015


Cross posted over at the Philosopher’s Cocoon (see here with nice comments and further questions in the thread) A week or so ago I received an email asking me to review a paper for a journal, this is not the first such email I have received asking this service of me. It seems that the […]

What’s Wrong With Punishing Children?

September 3, 2015


Originally posted on What's Wrong?:
(image: spanking) UCLA graduate student Laura Gillespie gave an intriguing talk on childhood punishment at this year’s Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress.  In it, she proposed a novel account that would justify the practice in at least some cases.  For those who were unable to attend her presentation, she has…

Neuroethics Symposium On Focquaert & Schermer’s, “Moral Enhancement: Do Means Matter Morally?”

August 28, 2015


There is a great symposium taking place over at the Brains Blog on Focquaert & Shermer’s paper in Neuroethics titled “Moral Enhancement: Do MeansMatter Morally” (See here). Disclaimer: I am one of the commentators on the piece. My commentary can be found here. The symposium is a bit different than most in that there is a […]

The Killing Game by Joy Williams

August 1, 2015


Originally posted on Howling For Justice:
Dr. Denise Albert was able to remove a snare from around a wolf’s neck and treat the animal with antibiotics. NPS photo It’s hunting season and blood is in the air. Oh the joy of seeing a bullet hit its mark into unsuspecting flesh. Or an arrow that wounds,…

A New Group Blog Worth A Look (PhilPercs)

May 27, 2015


I’m happy to announce that I’ll be blogging over at Philosophical Percolations every Tuesday (and other times as well). I’ll be joining approximately 15-20 talented bloggers over there so please give the blog a look, it’s a great group of bloggers and I am more than delighted (whatever that may be) to be among them. […]


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