It’s been some 25 years since my chum Geoff Thomas’ book was published. It holds the unusual distinction of being one of the very few Phds to be recommended to the OUP committee to publish as a book and it stands the test of time. The recommendation came from none other than Tony Quinton. Examining Thomas…
Christine Korsgaard interview. John Rawls
Lead article from the latest Economist. Cognitive scienceDriverless carInternational Committee for Robot Arms ControlIsaac AsimovThree Laws of Robotics
Sandel plugging his latest. The journalist’s quote below has much resonance to me. Even to a toddler’s mind, the logic of the transaction was evidently clear – if he had to be bribed, then the potty couldn’t be a good idea – and within a week he had grown so suspicious and upset that we…
A recent book in the EM genre. CognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceExtended MindMoral psychologyMoral responsibilitymoralityphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindPsychologySocial Sciences
Gilbert Harman on Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, and Ethics. CognitionEpistemologygilbert harmanPhilosophy of LanguagePhilosophy of mindstatistical learning theory
Thomas Scanlon in the Boston Review on “How Not to Argue for Limited Government and Lower Taxes“
My chum David Livingstone Smith’s latest book is getting some good coverage. The latest review of Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others can be found in Scientific American.
Check out my chum and occasional collaborator Chris Onof’s paper Moral Worth and Inclinations in Kantian Ethics just published at Kant Studies Online. There are few philosophers around today that write with such exacting precision, such intimacy with their topic and with such philosophical breadth that Chris Onof does.
Derek Parfit’s latest book On What Matters is about to hit the shelves. I guess this must qualify as a major philosophical event if like me you were taken by the astounding philosophical imagination of Reasons and Persons. Below is a shot of Parfit at his dashing peak taken in Oxford by the late Susan…