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For my last post I want to speculate about how to conceive well of our actions. So the question is: how can we become better persons by adopting certain strategies for thinking of our actions? We have all admonished ourselves saying things like “I should be kinder”, “I should be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
Last week, I talked about sex and gender discrimination and harassment as an example of a type of culpable action that is widespread, but generally thought to be culpable. I suggested that we can think of sexism as a type of affected ignorance. Back in my student days some male... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
Yesterday I went to my university’s Title IX training. We were taught about everything from not to rape our colleagues to how to deal with a student who comes to us because of discrimination, harassment, or violence related to her/his sex/gender. I found the particulars of how to deal with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
I trace back my philosophical interest in responsibility to when I started working on psychopathy. During my postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis, I came across Shaun Nichols’ work on psychopaths and the rationalism-sentimentalism debate. It struck me that psychopaths are hardly rational; certainly not practically rational, which was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
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