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Daniel Star
Department of Philosophy, Boston University
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Welcome to what will hopefully be a very interesting discussion of Dale Dorsey's "Moral Distinctiveness and Moral Inquiry". The paper is published in the most recent edition of Ethics and available to read through open access here. Kathryn M Lindeman... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at PEA Soup
We're excited to announce our next Ethics discussion on Dale Dorsey's "Moral Distinctiveness and Moral Inquiry." The paper is available through open access here. Kathryn M Lindeman has kindly agreed to contribute a critical précis. Join us on April 18-20! Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at PEA Soup
Most students who complete an Oxford DPhil in philosophy will have previously completed an Oxford BPhil degree (which is also a graduate degree, despite the name). In my experience, quite a few professional philosophers in the US have misconceptions about the BPhil and DPhil combination, misconceptions that are likely to lead to an Oxford graduate education being devalued. The Oxford philosophy department has a description of the BPhil degree here:
Interesting post, Jonathan. I don't see why the reasons primitivist must accept that there are no non-trivial necessary truths about reasons. When we think of other views where some kind of thing is taken to be metaphysically basic or some concept is taken to be unanalyzable (in terms of necessary and sufficient conditions, that is), we don't see philosophers accepting a ban on on non-trivial necessary truths. For example: Williamson (2000) claims knowledge is basic and that the concept is unanalyzable, but also makes a whole lot of interesting claims about it (e.g. necessarily, for X to be knowledge, X must be a safe belief).
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2013 on A Worry About Reasons Primitivism at PEA Soup
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