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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Ideological Ascent and Asymmetry
There's a certain dialectical move I sometimes see, wherein you criticize someone's political conduct as unreasonable on grounds tha...
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Normativity for Value Realists
At the recent Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (great conference, btw), I was surprised to learn that Alastair Norcross doesn't believe i...
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...
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