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    - Brian Leiter
    Kenan Malik comments at The Observer: If debates about poverty have become warped by a longstanding view that attributes blame to the individual, debates about inequality have become distorted by a more contemporary trend: the increasing tendency to look at...
    - Brian Leiter
    Me neither, but if you make up such a right, The Guardian will write about it. It does seem a bit odd to think friends and family act wrongfully by offering advice about major decisions in life, but the ever-evolving...
    - Brian Leiter
    This essay makes a number of good points (although readers will notice echoes of Adolph Reed, the essay overall lacks his more sophisticated theoretical framework); an excerpt: [Ne]oliberal identity is u]sing one’s identity or personal experience as a justification for...
    - Brian Leiter
    This seems to be the year for belated death announcements, but Michael Tooley just alerted me to the fact that Professor Erwin, a longtime member of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Miami, died last spring. He was...
    - Brian Leiter
    Reader Dave Wasser kindly flagged the long-forgotten Mr. Thomas for me; born in Australia, he recorded this number in London for his second album and it's not bad! He later played with the Edgar Broughton Band and with his own...
    - Brian Leiter
    Sven Nyholm (applied ethics [esp. ethics of technology], ethics), currently Associate Professor in the Ethics Institute at Utrecht University, will become Professor of the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence on the philosophy faculty at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich this...
    - Brian Leiter
    It is with genuine sadness that I must report that philosopher Lanier Anderson, an exceptionally nice guy and serious scholar, will have to be the next Chair of the American Philosophical Association Board. My condolences to Lanier and his loved...
    - Brian Leiter
    A short popular account here of the now little-read Jaspers. The last time I read Jaspers it was his book on Nietzsche, which is uneven, but better than Heidegger's lectures on Nietzsche!
    - Brian Leiter
    I confess I've heard of none of these books and almost none of these authors Apart from old rock 'n' roll, I'm a poor consumer of popular culture. What do readers make of this list? Are some of these books...
    by Grant Bartley
    Effective Altruism billionaire goes bust • Animal welfare meets big game theory • Philosophers of physics reach critical mass? — News reports by Anja Steinbauer
    by Matt Qvortrup
    Les Jones on allegories, specific domains and Wittgenstein’s social ideas.
    by Herb Tate
    Rick Lewis asks Elliot Paul and Christine Battersby what’s new in this fascinating field.
    Harry Drummond builds a case.
    Grahame Lockey writes pithy observations to make you think about pithy observations to make you think.
    James Gallant, writer, reflects on the psychology of creativity.
    Massimo Pigliucci trawls the history of politics to see how closely ethics fits it.
    - Philosophy Now
    The Mental Universe Debate
    Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now (and author of The Metarevolution) is joined by members of London philosophy groups Philosophy For All and the Philosophical Society of England to debate an argument advanced by PFA member Kieran Quill that according to quantum mechanics the universe is mental in nature. Join us to hear the fallout. First broadcast on 29 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    The Linguistic Wizardry of Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein worked out how language has meaning, twice. He also thought that some of the most important things we can know we can’t express at all. Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now finds out the meaning and limits of language from guest Daniel Hutto from the University of Wollongong, NSW. First broadcast on 22 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    Philosophy, Lies and Politics
    Might Nietzsche be right, claiming that lying is “a condition of life?” – Or Kant, arguing that lying means annihilating human dignity? Is it ever acceptable for governments to lie to the public or for individuals to lie to the government? Anja Steinbauer is joined by politician and philosopher Shahrar Ali and moral philosopher Piers Benn to discuss whether lying can be a good thing. First broadcast on 15 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    Beyond Right and Wrong
    What is meta-ethics? How does meta-ethics differ from ethics, and what does it tell us about ethics? Why is it important for how we should live our lives? Join Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and his guests Edward Harcourt from Keble College, Oxford, and Richard Rowland from the University of Warwick, to find the answers to these questions and more. First broadcast on 8 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    The Hidden World of Immanuel Kant
    Join Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and guests John Callanan from King’s College, London, and Andrew Ward from the University of York to talk about the most important idea you’ve never heard of, and some other persuasive arguments from revolutionary but unfortunately unknown-to-the-world philosopher Immanuel Kant. First broadcast on 1 June 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    How Come Consciousness?
    Join Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and guests Philip Goff from the University of Liverpool and Tom McClelland from the University of Manchester as they try to work out how all that electricity between your nerve cells relates to and produces all your experiences and thoughts. First broadcast on 25 May 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    Buddhist Philosophy
    What has Buddhism to offer the 21st Century? Join Anja Steinbauer and her guests, Martin Muchall and Rick Lewis, for a critical discussion of ideas in and about Buddhism. First broadcast on 18 May 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    Impressions of David Hume
    Isaiah Berlin said of David Hume, “No man has influenced the history of philosophy to a deeper or more disturbing degree.” Join Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now plus guests Jane O’Grady, Peter Kail and James Arnold to find out why. First broadcast on 11 May 2014 on Resonance FM.
    - Philosophy Now
    In Defence of Wonder
    Look inside the mind of a famous thinker: Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now and writer Daryn Green talk to author and Philosophy Now columnist Raymond Tallis about his latest book, In Defence of Wonder, and about the influences and motivations which have made him a philosopher. Recorded on 31 May 2012.
    - Philosophy Now
    Philosophy and Literature
    Both philosophy and literature represent the world and reflect on it. They are clearly different, yet converge, overlap and relate to one another in various ways. Can anything be gained philosophically by examining literature? Conversely, does it add to our understanding of literature to look at it from a philosophical point of view? Anja Steinbauer, President of Philosophy For All, and her guests Gregory Currie from the University of Nottingham, Stacie Friend from Heythrop College, University of London, and Edward Harcourt from Keble College, University of Oxford, discuss truth and ethics in philosophy and literature. First broadcast on 27 March 2012 on Resonance FM.
    - Charles Foster
    Mummification and Moral Blindness
    By Charles Foster Image: The Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Gizeh (Giza), 17 July 1839, by David Roberts: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons Words are powerful. When a word is outlawed, the prohibition tends to chill or shut down debate in a wide area surrounding that word. That tendency is much discussed, but it’s not […]
    - Mette Høeg
    Stoicism as a foundational component of ethics and existentialism
    Provided my eyes are not withdrawn from that spectacle, of which they never tire; provided I may look upon the sun and the moon and gaze at the other planets; provided I may trace their risings and settings, their periods and the causes of their travelling faster or slower; provided I may behold all the […]
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    Guest post by Morgan Carpenter, bioethicist; co-founder and executive director, Intersex Human Rights Australia; Magda Rakita co-founder and executive director, Fundacja Interakcja (Poland), and co-chair, OII Europe; and Bo Laurent, founder, Intersex Society of North America We love Greta Thunberg. But we were hurt and disappointed that she chose “small dick energy” as a pejorative […]
    - Ben Davies
    By Ben Davies Decisions about how to allocate healthcare resources can be divided, somewhat crudely, into macro– and micro-level choices. Roughly speaking, macro-choices are policy choices, often made outside any clinical setting, e.g., by government. For instance, it is a macro-level choice which treatments to fund to what degree, and how large the health budget […]
    - Joanna Demaree-Cotton
    Moral Psychology at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
    Written by Joanna Demaree-Cotton   This last Michaelmas term marked the inaugural series of lab meetings for the Uehiro Centre’s BioXPhi lab (https://moralpsychlab.web.ox.ac.uk). Co-directed by myself and Dr. Brian Earp, the lab brings philosophers together with psychologists to conduct experimental studies in moral psychology and bioethics. Specifically, we investigate the contributing factors and psychological processes […]
    - admin
    Written by: Julian Koplin & Joshua Hatherley, Monash University ChatGPT is a variant of the GPT-3 language model developed by OpenAI. It is designed to generate human-like text in response to prompts given by users. As with any language model, ChatGPT is a tool that can be used for a variety of purposes, including academic research […]
    - Neil Levy
    Written by Neil Levy The original version of this article was published at New Work in Philosophy.   It’s hard to get any sort of reliable estimates of its prevalence, but impostor syndrome seems to be very widespread. Lots of people report feeling it, at least on occasion, and we might well suspect those who […]
    - admin
    Written by Dr Daniel D’Hotman, DPhil student studying mental health and ethics at the Oxford Uehiro Centre The original version of this article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald Unprecedented times called for unprecedented measures. COVID-19 was the most significant health crisis many of us had ever faced. While the physical effects were much […]
    - Charles Foster
    Abortion in Wonderland
    By Charles Foster     Image: Heidi Crowter: Copyright Don’t Screen Us Out Scene: A pub in central London John: They did something worthwhile there today, for once, didn’t they? [He motions towards the Houses of Parliament] Jane: What was that? John: Didn’t you hear? They’ve passed a law saying that a woman can abort […]
    - Muriel Leuenberger
    Simulate Your True Self
    Written by Muriel Leuenberger A modified version of this post is forthcoming in Think edited by Stephen Law. Spoiler warning: if you want to watch the movie Don’t Worry Darling, I advise you to not read this article beforehand (but definitely read it afterwards). One of the most common reoccurring philosophical thought experiments in movies […]