After a mere 17 years at the helm at Soup, Dave “Slacker” Shoemaker is taking a month off—probably because he thinks he is a big shot now that he is moving to fancy-pants Cornell. » …Read more
What fundamentally exemplifies the property of practical rationality?
- According to atomism, it is fundamentally each particular intention that an agent might have at a time that counts as either rational or irrational for the agent to have at that time.
Dear Virtuous Vegetarian,
I heard you forgot to pack a lunch today. I just bought a chicken sandwich, but something came up, and I will have to skip lunch. » …Read more
To set the stage for our discussion, we start with this assumption: unless a society has completely eradicated the COVID-19 virus in its borders, » …Read more
A sneak peak:
“… [W]e start with this assumption: unless a society has completely eradicated the COVID-19 virus in its borders, any decision to re-open that society from the stay-at-home orders that were common, » …Read more
I assume that many philosophy departments will be having their department talks in the fall take place via Zoom. If so, that raises some questions and opportunities. » …Read more
In a famous passage in What We Owe to Each Other, T.M. Scanlon introduced a case where we have to choose between saving one person from a terrible harm and saving an enormous number of people from much smaller harms. » …Read more