All across the Academy, schools are requiring “Diversity Statements” as a condition for new hires. Everyone has to submit a statement explaining how…
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I don’t mean to suggest that activism is pointless. I just want to ask: what are activists trying to accomplish? This may seem like a silly question…
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(Note: Of course I don’t know whether you in particular are underpaid. But a lot fewer people are underpaid than think they are.) Many people have an…
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1. Parasites & Predators All life requires energy and resources to sustain itself. One way of gathering resources, the way adopted by the plants, is to…
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Here, I prove that equality has no intrinsic value.* [*Based on: “Non-Egalitarianism,” Philosophical Studies 114 (2003): 147-71.] 1. The Thesis…
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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 how all fundamental causation is simultaneous and continuous.* This is one of my better papers, but it’s somewhat neglected because…
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Here, I confront the most popular objection to foundationalism: That foundational beliefs must be “arbitrary”.* [*Based on: “Arbitrary Foundations…
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Here, I explain what’s wrong with the Principle of Inferential Justification (as defended by Richard Fumerton).* (In case you haven’t noticed this…
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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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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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To clarify, if you recently subscribed to Fake Nous: I put up new posts weekly on Saturday mornings. They are immediately visible to paid subscribers…
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