Philosopher’s Carnival March 2014

Welcome to the 161st edition of the Philosopher’s Carnival! Here are this month’s submissions…

I addition to these submissions, I’d like to highlight two other posts from around the philosophy blogosphere: First, Regulatory Bias and Unseen Harms by carnival founder and past organizer Richard Chappell, which looks at the possibility of a deontological case for tighter regulation than standard consequentialist analyses would suggest. Second, Eric Schwitzgebel explains why we should be pessimistic about general theories of consciousness—a topic I consider to be extremely interesting and important.

The next edition will be at Aesthetics For Birds.


  • Luke Breuer

    Marcus Arvan’s paper is really neat! I’ve been thinking along the same lines, but without a P2P model. A friend of mine is defending his dissertation of Berkeley’s idealism today, and has thoughts on this matter as well. We all have inner worlds and outer worlds; the ‘laws’ of the inner worlds are very flexible, while the outer worlds are fixed, almost because they must work with others’ outer worlds. Perhaps we are all world-builders, with reality being the “harmonizing construct”, which forces all outer worlds to be consistent with each other.

    P.S. World disclosure might be of interest.

    • Concern_Troll

      Watch out—recommending Heidegger to analytic philosophers can get you punched in the face! :)

      • Luke Breuer

        Given that it would be analytic philosophers doing the punching, I’m not sure I have much to worry about. :-p

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