Monday, April 02, 2012

Philosophers' Carnival #140

Welcome to the 140th edition of the Philosophers' Carnival, a 3-weekly roundup of some of the best philosophical blogging from around the web.

The previous carnival edition linked to an open-access article in Ethics: Justin Clarke-Doane's Morality and Mathematics: The Evolutionary Challenge. PEA Soup now hosts an academic discussion of the article, kicked off by comments from Matthew Braddock, Andreas Mogensen, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.

New APPS presents an interview with Ruth Chang.

Chris Bertram of Crooked Timber hosts an interesting discussion for teachers of philosophy: Evaluating students: the halo effect.

Brandon at Siris argues that the so-called Free-Rider Problem is better understood as more specifically a problem of responsibility-evaders, since there is often nothing wrong with some (e.g. infants) getting a "free ride" if the system is designed to accommodate this.

"Bleeding Heart Libertarian" Jessica Flanigan argues against the obsession with consensus in post-Rawlsian political philosophy, in her post 'A Defense of the Unreasonable'.

Jared at the Florida Student Philosophy Blog discusses The Revised Principle of Alternate Possibilities and Galen Strawson's Basic Argument.

Yeah, OK, But Still criticizes 'Naturalist' interpretations of Nietzsche.

NChen discusses the historical emergence of 'human rights' claims.

Morality's Random Walk discusses Jonathon Haidt’s New Book “The Righteous Mind” and Why We Ought to Talk to the Elephant.

That's it for this edition of the Philosophers' Carnival! To keep the carnival going, you can support it in two ways: (1) Email me to volunteer to host a future edition, and/or (2) use the form on the carnival homepage to nominate any interesting posts you write yourself, or read elsewhere, in the coming weeks. Thanks!

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