Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and its Applications

2015.08.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John MacFarlane, Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and its Applications, Oxford University Press, 2014, 344pp., $55.00
2015.08.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John MacFarlane, Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and its Applications, Oxford University Press, 2014, 344pp., $55.00 [More]

Vast, monochrome, stern, unyielding: This is the image of Communist buildings. Yet there is no easy connection between <strong>ideology and architecture</strong>

Vast, monochrome, stern, unyielding: This is the image of Communist buildings. Yet there is no easy connection between ideology and
Vast, monochrome, stern, unyielding: This is the image of Communist buildings. Yet there is no easy connection between ideology and [More]

Are research retractions increasing because <strong>errors and misdeeds</strong> are more common, or because science is more scrutinized? Both. And the latter cures the former

Are research retractions increasing because errors and misdeeds are more common, or because science is more scrutinized? Both. And the latter cures the
Are research retractions increasing because errors and misdeeds are more common, or because science is more scrutinized? Both. And the latter cures the [More]

Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleologies: 21st Century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy

2015.08.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Flanagan, Owen.&#160;Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleologies: 21st&#160;Century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy,
2015.08.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Flanagan, Owen. Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleologies: 21st Century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy, [More]

Puzzles re: Kant on the Good Will

Two puzzling arguments from Chapter 1 of Kant&#39;s Groundwork:(1) He begins by suggesting that the only thing &quot;good without qualification&quot; is the good will. &amp;nbsp;Why? Because (i) anything else could
Two puzzling arguments from Chapter 1 of Kant's Groundwork:(1) He begins by suggesting that the only thing "good without qualification" is the good will.  Why? Because (i) anything else could [More]

The value of knowledge

Traditionally, the story that opens chapter three of Genesis is called The Fall. In the Christian tradition, both the name and the interpretation of the story associated with it were made canonical
Traditionally, the story that opens chapter three of Genesis is called The Fall. In the Christian tradition, both the name and the interpretation of the story associated with it were made canonical [More]

In Memoriam: William L. Rowe (1931-2015)

Paul Draper shares the following: It is with great sadness that I inform you that my friend, William Rowe, died this morning (August 22nd, 2015). As most of you know, he was a philosopher of
Paul Draper shares the following: It is with great sadness that I inform you that my friend, William Rowe, died this morning (August 22nd, 2015). As most of you know, he was a philosopher of [More]

On Furrow's Defense of Eating Meat

Dwight Furrow at 3QD has written up a defense of eating meat&amp;nbsp;(ht: Phil Percs) that strikes me as pretty badly confused.He begins by complaining that &quot;Singer&#39;s arguments are based on utilitarian
Dwight Furrow at 3QD has written up a defense of eating meat (ht: Phil Percs) that strikes me as pretty badly confused.He begins by complaining that "Singer's arguments are based on utilitarian [More]

The curious case of culprit

Amnesia, disguises, and mistaken identities? No, these are not the plot twists of a blockbuster thriller or bestselling page-turner. They are the story of the word culprit. At first glance, the
Amnesia, disguises, and mistaken identities? No, these are not the plot twists of a blockbuster thriller or bestselling page-turner. They are the story of the word culprit. At first glance, the [More]

Moral responsibility and the ‘honor box’ system

If you’ve worked in an office, you’re probably familiar with “honor box” coffee service. Everyone helps themselves to stewed coffee, adds to the lounge’s growing filth, and deposits a nominal sum
If you’ve worked in an office, you’re probably familiar with “honor box” coffee service. Everyone helps themselves to stewed coffee, adds to the lounge’s growing filth, and deposits a nominal sum [More]