Harmful Battery Intuitions: They're Everywhere!

Some readers might be interested in this new paper, which is forthcoming in a symposium issue of Ethics devoted to experimental ethics. The abstract is given below. Abstract: The main questions for
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Some readers might be interested in this new paper, which is forthcoming in a symposium issue of Ethics devoted to experimental ethics. The abstract is given below. Abstract: The main questions for future research in the dynamic field of moral psychology include how the mind computes representations of battery, murder,...

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Question about Profession - Miriam Solomon responds

In some fields, people make a distinction between "theory" and "philosophy" (e.g., political theory and political philosophy). On what basis is the distinction made and is there any value in it?
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In some fields, people make a distinction between "theory" and "philosophy" (e.g., political theory and political philosophy). On what basis is the distinction made and is there any value in it? Response from: Miriam Solomon The more theoretical and the more general a subject is, the closer it is to being considered "philosophy." I don't think that there is a definite point where theory leaves off and philosophy starts. So political theory and political philosophy blur together, as do theoretical biology and philosophy of biology, and theoretical physics and philosophy of physics. I think that we worry more about the distinction than we should for intellectual reasons, because we worry about departments and disciplinary categories.

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Question about Logic - Miriam Solomon responds

Hello All, My question is if someone makes an argument using conditional statements is the argument necessarily deductive? Basically the person claims because I am using If . . . .then clauses
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Hello All, My question is if someone makes an argument using conditional statements is the argument necessarily deductive? Basically the person claims because I am using If . . . .then clauses then that makes my argument deductive by default. I was under the impression that some conditional arguments can still be inductive based on the context of the argument. So if I claim not all conditional arguments are deductive am I correct or incorrect? Response from: Miriam Solomon An argument using conditional statements can be an argument of any kind (it depends on what other statements are used). There is one kind of well known argument--modus ponens--that uses a conditional statement and a premise stating the antecedent of the conditional. That argument is deductive.

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Alfred Schutz

[Revised entry by Michael Barber on March 13, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Alfred Schutz, more than any other phenomenologist, attempted to relate the thought of Edmund Husserl to
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[Revised entry by Michael Barber on March 13, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Alfred Schutz, more than any other phenomenologist, attempted to relate the thought of Edmund Husserl to the social world and the social sciences. His Phenomenology of the Social World supplied philosophical foundations for Max Weber's sociology and for economics, with which he was familiar through contacts with colleagues of the Austrian school. When Schutz fled Hitler's Anschluss of...

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Philosophy Changes the Business World: Huffington Post

Another article on how philosophy can be practical and useful in the business world.  “…philosophy has proved itself to be not only relevant but often the cornerstone of great innovation. Philosophy and entrepreneurship are a surprisingly good fit. Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs and innovators come from a philosophy background and put the critical thinking skills they developed to good use launching new digital services to fill needs in various domains of society. Atlantic contributor Edward Tenner even went so far as to call philosophy the ‘most practical major.’”  Click here for the full story.

PhD scholarship on the Meta-ethical implications of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality

Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  Utrecht University
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Job List:  Europe Name of institution:  Utrecht University Town:  Utrecht Country:  Netherlands Job Description:  Full time PhD scholarship (4-year duration) on the Meta-ethical implications of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality, from May 1st, 2014, at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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Adjunct intellectuals

The adjunct intellectual. The ferment of ideas depends on grad students and twenty-somethings. What happens when they graduate and grow up?…
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The adjunct intellectual. The ferment of ideas depends on grad students and twenty-somethings. What happens when they graduate and grow up?… more»

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Silence is a luxury product

Schopenhauer called noise “the most impertinent of all forms of interruption,” and he was right. Thus our obsession with silence: the new luxury good…
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Schopenhauer called noise “the most impertinent of all forms of interruption,” and he was right. Thus our obsession with silence: the new luxury good… more»

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On movie criticism

Film critics review movies as if they were stories that merely happen to be told with a camera. What happened to analyzing films as films?…
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Film critics review movies as if they were stories that merely happen to be told with a camera. What happened to analyzing films as films?… more»

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Plato's Theaetetus as a Second Apology

2014.03.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Zina Giannopoulou, Plato's Theaetetus as a Second Apology, Oxford University Press, 2013, 205pp.,
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2014.03.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Zina Giannopoulou, Plato's Theaetetus as a Second Apology, Oxford University Press, 2013, 205pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199695294. Reviewed by Luca Castagnoli, Durham University In this compact monograph Zina Giannopoulou makes a case for2014.03.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Zina Giannopoulou, Plato's Theaetetus as a Second Apology, Oxford University Press, 2013, 205pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199695294. Reviewed by Luca Castagnoli, Durham University In this compact monograph Zina Giannopoulou makes a case for. . .

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