Browsing All posts tagged under »Moral Responsibility«

Parental Obligation, Abortion, and Choice

June 19, 2012 by

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Many of those that believe a woman should have a right to choose (whether to abort or keep her baby) also believe that men should have to pay child support, but, is holding both of these statements consistent? Fairly recently, feminist philosopher Elizabeth Brake (2005) has argued that it’s inconsistent and unfair to hold that […]

Forgiveness: How does it work?

June 12, 2012 by

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My current philosophical interests are centered around the metaphysics of moral responsibility. This forces me to deal with the assumed underlying epistemic and control conditions. It also forces me to consider blame; when one is worthy of it (blameworthiness), how we normally ascribe it (active blame), and how we move from blame and holding one […]

Organ Procurement: Are Changes Needed to Ensure Fairness?

June 12, 2012 by

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In this short post I’ll be asking two important and related questions regarding organ procurement as it is currently practiced: (1) Are the currently policies surrounding organ transplantation fair? And, (2) Is it practical to make changes to the current policies? Here I’ll deal mostly with question (1) and offer only some brief remarks with […]

Is ‘Flopping’ a Form of Cheating in Basketball?

June 6, 2012 by

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Yesterday, while watching game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals I witnessed a flop in the 4th quarter by Boston Celtics player Ray Allen. Watching him flop (by flop I am referring to acting as if a player was fouled when in fact the player wasn’t in an attempt to convince the refs that […]

Psychopaths: Morally Responsible?

May 24, 2012 by

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In April I gave a talk at a Free Will/ Moral Responsibility conference  near my hometown in Massachusetts on the culpability of psychopaths. There, I argued that psychopaths are morally responsible for their actions because they have the necessary cognitive mechanisms one needs to properly judge an action as morally right or morally wrong. Now […]

Some Opening Remarks

May 22, 2012 by

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My aim for setting up this blog is to foster an intellectual web discussion by both philosopher’s and non-philosopher’s alike by raising some concerns and posing some questions that come about while  researching in the areas of Ethics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology. I invite comments and discussion from all disciplines and not only from my colleagues […]