Philosophy, et cetera
Providing the questions for all of life's answers.
Friday, January 22, 2021
The Risk of Excessive Conservatism
In ' Lessons from the Pandemic ', I summarized what I took to be some of the biggest mistakes of the pandemic response, and tried to...
Monday, January 18, 2021
Lessons from the Pandemic
It's generally recognized that our (American) response to the Covid-19 pandemic was disastrous. But I think far fewer appreciate the ful...
Epistemic Calibration Bias and Blame-Aversion
People typically treat having an importantly false belief as much more problematic than failing to have an importantly true belief . The...
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Philosopher Spotlight: Eden Lin
I'm delighted that Eden Lin agreed to contribute the following post to my "philosopher spotlight" series . Enjoy! * * * Most...
Thursday, December 31, 2020
2020 in review
[Past annual reviews: 2019 & '18 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008 , 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , and 2...
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Scale and Symmetry in Covid Debates
One curious feature of some public debate about Covid policy is when people object to a disliked policy proposal by appealing to a considera...
Monday, December 28, 2020
New Paper on Pandemic Ethics
' The Ethics of Deliberate Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 to Induce Immunity ', forthcoming in the Journal of Applied Philosophy , by Rober...
Thursday, December 24, 2020
VR recommendations (for Oculus Quest 1 & 2)
I expect plenty of people will be waking up to a new Oculus Quest 2 tomorrow, so figure it could be helpful to share some recommendations, ...
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Combining Experimental Vaccines + Variolation
Current estimates suggest that the US will end up with around 500k Covid deaths (itself but a tiny fraction of the total harm done ), with ...
Friday, December 04, 2020
Against Bad Government [Pandemic Edition]
Libertarians like to rail against "Big Government", but that often comes off as needlessly ideological and indiscriminate. Govern...
View web version