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Chomsky and Moral Philosophy
Some experimental philosophers might be interested in "Chomsky and Moral Philosophy," a new paper I recently posted on SSRN. It will appear in the second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky (J. McGilvray, ed), which is due out later this year. Here is the abstract: Every great philosopher has...
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at
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 paper takes up the question Darwin famously raised in The Descent of Man--whether the moral sense is uniquely human--and it argues that harmful battery intuitions might serve...
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at
Mens Rea at the Supreme Court
Today the US Supreme Court hears oral argument in Rosemond v. United States, an intriguing case about "aiding and abetting" liability that might be of interest to many X-Phi Blog readers because it involves subtle questions about mens rea, intentionality, culpability, the purpose/knowledge distinction, and other topics that have been...
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at
Elements of Moral Cognition now out in paperback
I'm pleased to announce that my book, Elements of Moral Cognition: Rawls' Linguistic Analogy and the Cognitive Science of Moral and Legal Judgment, is now available in paperback. The price tag is, thankfully, more affordable than the $90.00 that Cambridge initially charged for the hardcover edition, to which Mark Phelan...
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at
New Papers on Moral Cognition
Some readers might be interested in two new papers on moral cognition I recently posted to the web. The first is a short review of Patricia Chuchland's book, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality. The second and much longer article is my reply to three commentaries on Elements of...
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at
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