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Moral Luck (Free Will pt. III)

Luck plays a bigger role in our lives than we tend to admit. Intuitively, you’d think that people couldn’t be held morally accountable for what is not their fault, or what happens due to factors beyond their control. 823 more words

Skepticism

If A Tree Falls In The Woods

If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around, does it make a sound? While some believe this is an unanswerable koan… 463 more words

Philosophy

Dialog on Morality, Part I

“Yes, of course I got your list of demands.” New Yorker caption contest

People have been wondering about the nature of morality ever since Socrates wandered around Athens annoying his fellow citizens with questions about justice. 4,621 more words

Guest Post

Thomas Nagel on Moral Luck

The philosopher Thomas Nagel points out that for people to find a moral judgment fitting, whatever it is for which the person is judged must be under his control. 1,083 more words

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Objectively Living

Well I’ve changed my reading plan. The anthology simply didn’t resonate with me at this point, I read the introduction and felt that it was a bit sterile. 2,683 more words

Philosophy

Censoring ID and Creation

Last week I wrote an article on the documentary, Revolutionary, which followed-up on the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Area School District trial. With that ruling, Intelligent Design was declared unconstitutional, effectively censoring scientific education, academic freedom, discussion and progress. 1,034 more words

Science

What Is It Like To Be A Bat?

People like comparing stuff to other stuff, but that doesn’t really work when we’re talking about brain stuff, because brains are confusing.
But people are lazy, so they’d rather compare stuff to brains than actually be right about brain stuff. 1,367 more words

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