Is Consequentialism More Demanding?

People sometimes complain that impartial consequentialism is "too demanding", insofar as it requires us (comparatively) wealthy and fortunate people to do a lot to help the less fortunate.  And
People sometimes complain that impartial consequentialism is "too demanding", insofar as it requires us (comparatively) wealthy and fortunate people to do a lot to help the less fortunate.  And [More]

<strong>Patrick Modiano</strong>: novelist, Nobel laureate, compulsive fabricator. Consider the sinister prank calls, swindling of booksellers, and lies about his age. Are these aesthetic deceptions?

Patrick Modiano: novelist, Nobel laureate, compulsive fabricator. Consider the sinister prank calls, swindling of booksellers, and lies about his age. Are these aesthetic
Patrick Modiano: novelist, Nobel laureate, compulsive fabricator. Consider the sinister prank calls, swindling of booksellers, and lies about his age. Are these aesthetic [More]

The Normative Status of Logic

[New Entry by Florian Steinberger on December 22, 2016.] We consider it to be a bad thing to be inconsistent. Similarly, we criticize others for failing to appreciate (at least the more obvious)
[New Entry by Florian Steinberger on December 22, 2016.] We consider it to be a bad thing to be inconsistent. Similarly, we criticize others for failing to appreciate (at least the more obvious) [More]

How&nbsp;to think about rock. Before the biographies, blogs, and building of brands, it was the music that blew our minds. Behold the manic brilliance of <strong>David Bowie</strong>

How&amp;nbsp;to think about rock. Before the biographies, blogs, and building of brands, it was the music that blew our minds. Behold the manic brilliance of David
How to think about rock. Before the biographies, blogs, and building of brands, it was the music that blew our minds. Behold the manic brilliance of David [More]

Envy

[Revised entry by Justin D&#39;Arms on December 22, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Envy is a complex and puzzling emotion. It is, notoriously, one of the seven deadly sins in
[Revised entry by Justin D'Arms on December 22, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Envy is a complex and puzzling emotion. It is, notoriously, one of the seven deadly sins in [More]

If&nbsp;someone changes drastically, does he or she become a different person? The answer to this old <strong>philosophical riddle</strong>&nbsp;may be in the nature of the change

If&amp;nbsp;someone changes drastically, does he or she become a different person? The answer to this old philosophical riddle&amp;nbsp;may be in the nature of the
If someone changes drastically, does he or she become a different person? The answer to this old philosophical riddle may be in the nature of the [More]

The world&rsquo;s great minds have argued about the <strong>essence of time</strong> and the feeling of inhabiting it. To consider time, Augustine argued, is to glimpse the soul

The world&amp;rsquo;s great minds have argued about the essence of time and the feeling of inhabiting it. To consider time, Augustine argued, is to glimpse the
The world’s great minds have argued about the essence of time and the feeling of inhabiting it. To consider time, Augustine argued, is to glimpse the [More]

<strong>What&rsquo;s new in poetry</strong>? Ashbery imitations, Johnny Cash&rsquo;s scraps, and data-driven drivel. In short: word soup, with a dash of originality

What&amp;rsquo;s new in poetry? Ashbery imitations, Johnny Cash&amp;rsquo;s scraps, and data-driven drivel. In short: word soup, with a dash of
What’s new in poetry? Ashbery imitations, Johnny Cash’s scraps, and data-driven drivel. In short: word soup, with a dash of [More]

In 1964, <strong>Marshall McLuhan</strong> was unknown. By 1967, he was a star. How did an obscure professor from Canada transform himself from pious agrarian to media mystagogue?

In 1964, Marshall McLuhan was unknown. By 1967, he was a star. How did an obscure professor from Canada transform himself from pious agrarian to media
In 1964, Marshall McLuhan was unknown. By 1967, he was a star. How did an obscure professor from Canada transform himself from pious agrarian to media [More]

Is the State a Business?

Embed from Getty Images While people who voted for Donald Trump give various reasons for their choice, some say that they chose him because he is a businessman and they view government as a
Embed from Getty Images While people who voted for Donald Trump give various reasons for their choice, some say that they chose him because he is a businessman and they view government as a [More]