Two new experimental philosophers (from an unexpected source)

Last year, I put up a post about ten people doing experimental philosophy who had gotten jobs in the field. I just realized, however, that I was neglecting another source of new experimental
Last year, I put up a post about ten people doing experimental philosophy who had gotten jobs in the field. I just realized, however, that I was neglecting another source of new experimental [More]

Egoism

[Revised entry by Robert Shaver on December 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Egoism can be a descriptive or a normative position. Psychological egoism, the most famous descriptive
[Revised entry by Robert Shaver on December 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Egoism can be a descriptive or a normative position. Psychological egoism, the most famous descriptive [More]

Phenomenological Approaches to Self-Consciousness

[Revised entry by Shaun Gallagher and Dan Zahavi on December 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] On the phenomenological view, a minimal form of self-consciousness is a
[Revised entry by Shaun Gallagher and Dan Zahavi on December 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] On the phenomenological view, a minimal form of self-consciousness is a [More]

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value

[Revised entry by Michael J. Zimmerman on December 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Intrinsic value has traditionally been thought to lie at the heart of ethics.
[Revised entry by Michael J. Zimmerman on December 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Intrinsic value has traditionally been thought to lie at the heart of ethics. [More]

Blogs and Articles

There's a cool paper by Thomas Kroedel on 'Dualist Mental Causation and the Exclusion Problem', forthcoming in Nous.  The central idea is very much akin to that discussed in my 2011 blog post
There's a cool paper by Thomas Kroedel on 'Dualist Mental Causation and the Exclusion Problem', forthcoming in Nous.  The central idea is very much akin to that discussed in my 2011 blog post [More]

Food Waste

Like many Americans my age, I was cajoled by my parents to finish all the food on my plate because people were starving somewhere. When I got a bit older and thought about the matter, I realized
Like many Americans my age, I was cajoled by my parents to finish all the food on my plate because people were starving somewhere. When I got a bit older and thought about the matter, I realized [More]

String theory

String theory is a remarkable and beautiful idea. But after 30 years, it’s still unproven. Can it really explain our universe?…
String theory is a remarkable and beautiful idea. But after 30 years, it’s still unproven. Can it really explain our universe?… [More]

Life of Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, the original starchitect, is blamed for modernism’s ills. Much of the vitriol, if not all of it, is deserved…
Le Corbusier, the original starchitect, is blamed for modernism’s ills. Much of the vitriol, if not all of it, is deserved… [More]

Mansplanation Nation

Listen closely to two decades of The New York Times’s nonfiction best-seller list and you will hear a shrill cry for help from the American people…
Listen closely to two decades of The New York Times’s nonfiction best-seller list and you will hear a shrill cry for help from the American people… [More]

Responsibility for Shootings

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/176420210 In December 2014 two NYC police officers, Rafeal Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot to death by Ismaaiyl Brinsley. Brinsley had earlier shot and wounded his
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/176420210 In December 2014 two NYC police officers, Rafeal Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot to death by Ismaaiyl Brinsley. Brinsley had earlier shot and wounded his [More]