Discover More Women Philosophers at Philosop-her

I just came across Meena Krishnamurthy’s philosophy blog highlighting the work of women philosophers called Philosop-her. Each blog post is a rigorous and representative philosophical article from a different featured woman philosopher. Here’s a full table of contents of the blog’s posts so far: November 21, 2014: Susanna Siegel (Harvard) “The Rationality of Perception” November 14, 2014: Heather Logue (Leeds) “How [Read More...]

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James Croft on The Varieties of Oppression

Last week Kaveh Mousavi talked with me on the topic of Liberty to inaugurate a new series of such interviews. Today he published the second in the series, an interview with James Croft. In the excerpt below James makes a point that is all too often not understood or internalized, to our detriment: [T]here are many [Read More...]

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Some More Thoughts On Rawls’s Maximin Principle And Fairness

A week ago, I wrote a brief primer post explaining John Rawls’s maximin principle. In that post I explained that Rawls conceives of justice as being quintessentially concerned with fairness.  In order to determine what is maximally fair politically we must imagine ourselves behind a veil of ignorance behind which we do not know what [Read More...]

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Philosophical Ethics: Rawls’s Maximin Principle

In a series of posts this semester, I am going to blog all (or almost all) the lecture topics for the two Philosophical Ethics classes I am teaching this semester. Each of these posts will primarily explicate the reading or a theme that dominated class discussion in a way that should be accessible to novices [Read More...]

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Philosophical Ethics: Hobbes On The Source Of Authority

In a series of posts this semester, I am blogging all (or almost all) the lecture topics for the two Philosophical Ethics classes I am teaching this semester. Each of these posts primarily explicates the reading or a theme that dominated class discussion in a way that should be accessible to novices (such as my [Read More...]

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Daily Hilarity: Kanye Tries To Correct A Philosophical Error

Apparently, Kanye’s been spanning the globe and world history correcting injustices he perceives. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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