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Thursday, September 17, 2020
The Optimal Use of Suboptimal Vaccines
There's an interesting piece in the NYT warning against hasty FDA approval of a (potentially) suboptimal covid vaccine. I'm especi...
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Against Prudish Research Ethics
We're all familiar with prudishness as it applies to sexual ethics: the prude thinks certain sex acts are immoral, even between happily ...
Monday, August 24, 2020
I previously shared my manuscript on Parfit's Ethics . But I figure I might as well offer a bit more detail about what interesting con...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Vulcan Interests and Moral Status
Inspired by David Chalmers' recent Zoom talk on 'Consciousness and Moral Status': consider affectless (but otherwise phenomenall...
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 ...
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