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Thursday, August 13, 2020
Innocuous vs Unjust Systemic Discrimination
It's now widely recognized that problematic discrimination need not involve malicious attitudes: certain political structures might syst...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Moral Theory and Motivational Contingency
Parfit sometimes suggested that Act Consequentialism might best be understood, not as a moral theory, but as an external rival to morality....
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Parfit's Ethics (manuscript)
Over the last few months, I've been working on a short book manuscript on Parfit's Ethics , for Cambridge University Press' Elem...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Right Wrong-Makers (forthcoming in PPR)
My latest paper, ' The Right Wrong-Makers ', has been accepted for publication in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research ! I act...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
What if Authors could Respond to Referee Comments?
I'm sure any academics reading this can relate to the following experience: despite one referee's glowing report, your paper is reje...
Saturday, May 30, 2020
What Makes Your Papers Worth Reading?
Given how many academic papers are out there, it would be useful to have more filtering and discovery mechanisms for helping us to find the ...
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Three Neglected Advantages of Controlled Infection
I've increasingly come to think that my previous post on when SARS-CoV-2 Controlled Voluntary Infection is worthwhile was excessively p...
Saturday, May 02, 2020
Giving Game 2020 results
This semester, I got my 'Effective Altruism' class to decide how to allocate $5000 in donations between the four EA funds . (Half th...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Academic pay cuts vs job cuts
Hopefully the financial situation for universities next year will turn out to be less dire than many fear. And hopefully what cost-cutting m...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Beneficent Retirement and Academic Successorships
In ' The Paradox of Beneficial Retirement ', Saul Smilansky argues that "for a great many people, the best professional action ...
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