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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Does Welfare have Diminishing Marginal Value?
Many people are drawn to the Prioritarian view that "Benefiting people matters more the worse off these people are." ( Parfit 199...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Options without Constraints
Now up at PEA Soup . (Related to my earlier post, ' When Killing is Worse Than Letting Die ', but with a neater framing / set-up, I ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Philanthropy Vouchers and Public Debate: Political vs Civic Advocacy
It's interesting to compare the ways we talk and think about political vs non-political (civic/philanthropic or market) agents, advocacy...
Monday, July 08, 2019
Charity Vouchers: Decentralizing Public Spending
People sometimes object to the charitable tax deduction on grounds that it is "undemocratic", incentivizing wealthy individuals to...
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
MacAskill on Aid Skepticism
The whole paper is great, but I especially wanted to share his concluding remarks: Often, critics of Peter Singer focus on whether or no...
Friday, June 28, 2019
The Aim(s) of Practical Deliberation
My new paper on ' Deontic Pluralism ' argues for " a maximizing account of the ought of most reason , a satisficing account of...
Monday, June 24, 2019
Actualism, Evaluation and Prerogatives
In his new paper, ' An Argument for Objective Possibilism ', Pete Graham argues that Actualism has trouble with cases of merely perm...
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Ambiguously Normative Testimony
Suppose that a reliable Oracle tells us that there's a non-natural property shared by most but not all of the things we antecedently bel...
Friday, April 26, 2019
Deontic Pluralism [draft paper]
Abstract: Consequentialist views have traditionally taken a maximizing form, requiring agents to bring about the very best outcome that th...
Monday, April 22, 2019
When Killing is Worse than Letting Die
Consider two plausible ethical claims: (1) It's much worse to kill someone for money than it is to refrain from saving a life due to the...
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