Calgary Woman Gets 18 More Months In Prison (36 Total!) For Killing 2 Children?

January 30, 2014
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My initial reaction when reading the headline today was, WHAT!?! (see article here) Meredith Borowiec just killed two babies by putting them in the dumpster (leaving them for dead) and she can walk the streets in 18 months? I think my reaction is telling. To me, this woman ought to get punished with more severity. Why? Because […]

Romantic Dysfunction, BPD, and Moral Responsibility

January 22, 2014
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It is commonly argued that for one to be morally responsible, one must have control over one’s actions (see here for a run-down on arguments for that claim). Now, one does not generally concede that a person is moral pariah simply because the person is in the deepest stages of love, even if we do tend to […]

CFP: 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology

January 21, 2014
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CALL FOR PAPERS 40th Annual Meeting Society for Philosophy and Psychology 19-21 June 2014 University of British Columbia Submission Deadline: 15 February 2014 Papers may be submitted for oral or poster presentation. Submitted papers are refereed and selected on the basis of quality and relevance to philosophy, psychology and other sciences of the mind. [See the […]

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What Did Martin Luther King Do?

January 20, 2014
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Here is a link to a very nice post detailing what Martin Luther King did (through the eyes of one self-proclaimed “African-American” woman) titled: “Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King actually did”. I highly recommend this refreshment of history to everyone, it is well worth the read and comes from a […]

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Martha Nussbaum, “What is Anger, and Why Should We Care?”

January 16, 2014
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Martha Nussbaum has given a very nice talk on why anger is “of dubious value in both life and the law“, the talk can be found here. Although it seems obvious that anger can be bad for our well-being and is often associated with acts of malice and bad intent (and rightfully so), I do […]

CFP: Center for Cognition and Neuroethics (Free Will)

January 14, 2014
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Call for papers Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more. —Martin Luther [M]en believe themselves free, simply because they are conscious of their actions, and unconscious of the causes whereby those actions are determined. —Baruch Spinoza We have an intuitive sense of ourselves as […]

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What I Wrote in 2013

January 1, 2014
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2013 was a productive year for me. I was able to finish all the requirements of my PhD program (ABD), spend lots of time with my family and friends and found a little time to get further writing done. I am sad to see 2013 go but I think I’ll take the advice of the […]

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