All across the Academy, schools are requiring “Diversity Statements” as a condition for new hires. Everyone has to submit a statement explaining how they are going to contribute to “diversity”. What you’re supposed to do in these, and what everyone damn well knows you’re supposed…
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Here, I explain the problem of defeasible justification.* This is a philosophical puzzle that applies to almost all our knowledge & justified beliefs…
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There are many “time travel” movies and stories. I usually find them irritating because they strain my capacity for suspension of disbelief. The writers…
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Here, I explain the problem with ethical naturalism: It can’t account for moral knowledge.* 1. Background: Ethical Naturalism Ethical naturalists claim…
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A Mostly Common Sense Guide to Philosophy
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Sometimes, I’m surprised by how many people really like certain crappy thesis movies. I’m here to complain about this. 1. Good Thesis Movies By a…
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Here, I explain why free will is incompatible with determinism (Peter van Inwagen is right).* (This is based on the first paper that I got into…
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Good Thoughts
Good Thoughts
Richard Y Chappell
Bet On It
Bet On It
Bryan Caplan
Astral Codex Ten
Astral Codex Ten
Scott Alexander