Optimistic Skepticism and Forward-Looking Blame

January 8, 2015
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Below you can find the post in its entirety. Click here to see the original at flickers of freedom and to join in the discussion if you see fit. OPTIMISTIC SKEPTICISM AND FORWARD-LOOKING BLAME Many philosophers (1) have spent substantial time wrestling with, expanding on, and arguing against the central ideas put forth in P.F. Strawson’s […]

Grinworthy Quotes (5)

January 7, 2015
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Here is a quote from Moses Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed (M. Friedlaender trans., 1923, p. 263) that is particularly appropriate for the holiday season: Wine may be treated as food, if taken as such, but to form parties for the purpose of drinking wine together must be considered more disgraceful than the unrestrained conduct […]

Free Will Skepticism and ‘Ought’ Judgments

January 3, 2015
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You can find the link to my first post at Flickers here. It’s titled “Free Will Skepticism and ‘Ought’ Judgments”. For those of you who have been following APT for some time I posted on this topic here in late 2013. The posts are very different but are on the same topic. In this later […]

My Stint as Featured Author Begins at Flickers

January 1, 2015
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To say I’m excited would be an understatement. This month I’ll be blogging over at Flickers of Freedom and will be cross posting my posts here. Thomas passing the torch to me for the month can be found here. My tentative plan for the month can be found here. I hope everyone had a great […]

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‘A Philosopher’s Take’ Year in Review (2014)

December 31, 2014
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It’s been quite a year! Personally, I was fortunate enough to give talks in Dublin, Oxford, Calgary, and San Diego. I was also able to secure a journal article publicationwhich will be forthcoming next year titled “Robust Alternatives, Blame, and the Tax Evasion Case”, in the Southwest Philosophy Review, 31 (2) as well as two […]

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Free Will Skepticism and Its Implications: An Argument for Optimism — Part 2

December 27, 2014
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Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Gregg D. Caruso [This two-part essay was inspired by the author’s TEDx talk on the same topic, which can be viewed here.] [1] I. Addressing Pragmatic Concerns with Free Will Skepticism Let me begin with the concern that giving up free will belief will increase anti-social behavior. This concern…

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Free Will Skepticism and Its Implications: An Argument for Optimism — Part 1

December 27, 2014
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Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Gregg D. Caruso [This two-part essay was inspired by the author’s TEDx talk on the same topic, which can be viewed here.] [1] Contemporary theories of free will tend to fall into one of two general categories, namely, those that insist on and those that are skeptical about the…

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