Sexbots, Killbots & Virtual Dogs

My most recent  book, Sexbots, Killbots & Virtual Dogs, is now available as a Kindle book on Amazon. It will soon be available as a print book as well (the Kindle version is free with the print
My most recent  book, Sexbots, Killbots & Virtual Dogs, is now available as a Kindle book on Amazon. It will soon be available as a print book as well (the Kindle version is free with the print [More]

The Argument from Intelligibility for Moral Realism

I've previously suggested that the non-contingency of moral realism can help to undermine parsimony-based objections to the view.  I'm now wondering whether it can further help us to provide a
I've previously suggested that the non-contingency of moral realism can help to undermine parsimony-based objections to the view.  I'm now wondering whether it can further help us to provide a [More]

Type Theory

[Revised entry by Thierry Coquand on March 30, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The topic of type theory is fundamental both in logic and computer science. We limit ourselves here to
[Revised entry by Thierry Coquand on March 30, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The topic of type theory is fundamental both in logic and computer science. We limit ourselves here to [More]

Question about Ethics - Charles Taliaferro responds

During The Troubles the IRA would sometimes make a telephone warning beforehand prior to exploding a bomb. Even if the authorities are unable to evacuate every person in time resulting in a single
During The Troubles the IRA would sometimes make a telephone warning beforehand prior to exploding a bomb. Even if the authorities are unable to evacuate every person in time resulting in a single [More]

Monocle

The well-heeled urbanite, in tailored threads, bicycles with pleasure through the traffic-clogged streets of Jakarta. Meet Monocle Man…
The well-heeled urbanite, in tailored threads, bicycles with pleasure through the traffic-clogged streets of Jakarta. Meet Monocle Man… [More]

Economic forecasters

The Panic of 1907 gave birth to modern financial forecasting. The tools back then were crude and unreliable. Are they much better today?
The Panic of 1907 gave birth to modern financial forecasting. The tools back then were crude and unreliable. Are they much better today? [More]

Stroke

Geoff Dyer thought he was too young, too healthy, to have a stroke. But he did. Now he’s worried, constantly, about his brain…
Geoff Dyer thought he was too young, too healthy, to have a stroke. But he did. Now he’s worried, constantly, about his brain… [More]

Question about Animals, Ethics - Andrew Pessin responds

If animals have feelings then isn't that enough reason not to kill them for food? Some would say that self awareness is required. Why would that be relevant? Could the idea that a creature without
If animals have feelings then isn't that enough reason not to kill them for food? Some would say that self awareness is required. Why would that be relevant? Could the idea that a creature without [More]

Question about Philosophers - Andrew Pessin responds

In the Monty Python football sketch, does the line, "Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics" make any sense at all or is it gibberish that would
In the Monty Python football sketch, does the line, "Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics" make any sense at all or is it gibberish that would [More]

Al-Ghazālī's Moderation in Belief

2014.03.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Al-Ghazālī, Al-Ghazālī's Moderation in Belief, Aladdin M. Yaqub (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2013, 311pp.,
2014.03.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Al-Ghazālī, Al-Ghazālī's Moderation in Belief, Aladdin M. Yaqub (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2013, 311pp., [More]