CFA: Workshop on the Epistemic Dimension of Moral Responsibility

November 11, 2014
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This looks to be an excellent workshop! I will be submitting an abstract. Find the Workshop info here. For a summary of the workshop see below. Workshop 2015 Responsibility – The Epistemic Dimension II When: May 12-13 2015 Where: VU University Amsterdam It is generally agreed that moral responsibility has an epistemic dimension. Moral responsibility and […]

Helen De Cruz and the Ethics of Self-Promotion Through Bragging

November 5, 2014
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In a very interesting post over at the Philosopher’s Cocoon Helen De Cruz considers a forthcoming paper by Mark Alfano and Brian Robinson where they define bragging as a special form of assertion where the bragger “aims to impress her audience with something about herself by asserting something about herself”. She then takes issue with this […]

Posted in: Blogging, Ethics

Essays and Opinions on Free Will (SLATE)

November 5, 2014
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Slate Magazine has recently produced an extremely accessible series of essays on Free Will, you can find them here. The authors include philosophers Alfred Mele, Thomas Nadelhoffer, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Robin Collins, Kathleen Vohs, Robert Kane and Derk Pereboom. The series was funded by the John Templeton Foundation, but, for reasons mentioned by Mele in a recent […]

Posted in: Free Will, In the News

Philosophical Sci-Fi Compilation

November 5, 2014
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Eric Schwitzgebel, who runs a very nice blog (The Splintered Mind),  has compiled and posted a list of about 360 sci-fi movies, novels, and short stories recommendations by 34 philosophers. This excellent compilation can be found here.  In his own words: “I have compiled two mega-lists, organized differently. One mega-list is organized by contributor, so […]

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Physics, Determinism, and Possible Worlds

November 5, 2014
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A recent post on the IFL Science page (which I happen to like very much) discusses a new interpretation of quantum physics that was developed by a team led Howard Wiseman of Griffith University in Australia. The team recently published this paper, first authored by Michael Hall, which suggests that Quantum theory is deterministic and that all possible worlds […]

Grinworthy Quotes (3)

October 30, 2014
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Sorry for the gap between quotes. Here is Giovanni Boccaccio on philosophers and marriage from The early lives of Dante (New York: Frederick Unger, 1963, pp. 24–5): Philosopher’s should leave [marriage] to wealthy fools, to noblemen, and to peasants, while they themselves find delight in philosophy, a far better bride than any other. I doubt […]

‘A Philosopher’s Take’ Reaches a Milestone

October 27, 2014
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At some point tomorrow the blog will hit 100,000 views! Congrats to all of our contributors and to my friend and fellow contributor Aaron for taking on a larger role in coordinating the blog with me. Once I finish up this dissertation I will be blogging more but in the meantime we’ll be sure to post […]

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