Higher-Order Problems of Evil

Trent’s interesting post about evil and hiddenness has reminded me of the following draft that I wrote some time ago: — The problem of evil challenges theism by raising the following
Trent’s interesting post about evil and hiddenness has reminded me of the following draft that I wrote some time ago: — The problem of evil challenges theism by raising the following [More]

Mele & Nahmias on Philosophy TV

Al Mele and Eddy Nahmias have an illuminating conversation about the relationship between free will and recent advances in neuroscience and social psychology in the latest episode of Philosophy TV.
Al Mele and Eddy Nahmias have an illuminating conversation about the relationship between free will and recent advances in neuroscience and social psychology in the latest episode of Philosophy TV. [More]

Ethics & Free Will

Azim Shariff and Kathleen Vohs recently had their article, “What Happens to a Society That Does Not Believe in Free Will”, published in Scientific American. This article considers the causal impact
Azim Shariff and Kathleen Vohs recently had their article, “What Happens to a Society That Does Not Believe in Free Will”, published in Scientific American. This article considers the causal impact [More]

Free Will and Redemption in HBO's True Detective

An analysis by La Donna Pietra of the themes of the HBO series True Detective leveraging some of the concepts in Dante's work.
An analysis by La Donna Pietra of the themes of the HBO series True Detective leveraging some of the concepts in Dante's work. [More]

Opinionated Philosophy

I’ve been thinking about the metaphilosophical issue of the value of opinionated philosophy and the value of (maybe highly) opinionated philosophers. Maybe philosophers with strong Socratic
I’ve been thinking about the metaphilosophical issue of the value of opinionated philosophy and the value of (maybe highly) opinionated philosophers. Maybe philosophers with strong Socratic [More]

The Free-Will Intuitions Scale and the Question of Natural Compatibilism

Hot on the heels of Nadelhoffer and colleagues' recent Free Will Inventory (FWI), I'd like to announce publication of the Free-Will Intuitions Scale (FWIS), which my colleagues Taylor Davis and
Hot on the heels of Nadelhoffer and colleagues' recent Free Will Inventory (FWI), I'd like to announce publication of the Free-Will Intuitions Scale (FWIS), which my colleagues Taylor Davis and [More]

Mixed Thinking about Free Will & Responsibility

There is a well-known "mystery" surrounding free will (to use van Inwagen's term): acting freely seems to require both the truth and falsity of determinism. Now that's a serious problem! Here's a
There is a well-known "mystery" surrounding free will (to use van Inwagen's term): acting freely seems to require both the truth and falsity of determinism. Now that's a serious problem! Here's a [More]

Moral Psychology (Vol. 4): Free Will and Moral Responsibility

MIT Press has just released the latest volume in Walter Sinnott-Armstrong's Moral Psychology series (see here). The focus of this volume is free will and moral responsibility. The chapters are based
MIT Press has just released the latest volume in Walter Sinnott-Armstrong's Moral Psychology series (see here). The focus of this volume is free will and moral responsibility. The chapters are based [More]

The Free Will Inventory

As some of you may remember, I have been working with Jason Shepard, Eddy Nahmias, Chandra Sripada, and Lisa Ross for the past few years to develop a new psychometric tool for measuring beliefs
As some of you may remember, I have been working with Jason Shepard, Eddy Nahmias, Chandra Sripada, and Lisa Ross for the past few years to develop a new psychometric tool for measuring beliefs [More]

Running & Freedom

This past Saturday, I was doing my short pre-race day run and, for no apparent reason, my left leg began to hurt badly. I made my way home, estimating the odds of a recovery by Sunday morning. When
This past Saturday, I was doing my short pre-race day run and, for no apparent reason, my left leg began to hurt badly. I made my way home, estimating the odds of a recovery by Sunday morning. When [More]