Philosophers' Carnival 88
Welcome to the 88th Philosophers' Carnival! The Philosophers' Carnival is a regular round-up of some of the best philosophy blog posts on the web. Each carnival receives a great many submissions, and it is therefore necessary for hosts to be selective. The posts that have been selected represent, in my very subjective opinion, the best of the submissions (in no particular order).
- Vihar Sheth of Green Rising discusses the psychology of a thought-pattern known as promiscuous teleology. Although Vihar doesn't say much on the subject of whether, why, or to what degree we ought to regard this as a fallacy, the psychological discussion will certainly be of interest to philosophers. (I'm calling it 'epistemology' because it deals mostly with the rationality of teleological beliefs.)
- Daniel Lindquist discusses McDowell's Certainty (in comparison to Wittgenstein) at SOH-Dan.
- Subjunctive Moods has a discussion of Knowability and Transmission Failure.
- Common Sense Atheism asks, Is Atheism Morally Superior to Christianity? Most atheists, this post claims, have the same rational basis for their moral opinions as most Christians: namely, none whatsoever.
- Paul Gowder of Uncommon Priors asks, When Does Non-Ideal Political Theory Exist? The post discusses what we ought to do (politically) given that others will not do what they ought to do.
- The Florida Student Philosophy Blog has a discussion of the nature of capitalism, and whether the present-day United States is rightly called 'capitalism.'
- Richard at Philosophy, etc. discusses whether there can be genuine moral disagreement among relativists.
- Update (3/24/09, 9:00 AM): In my hurry to put up this carnival and introduce you to all of these wonderful posts yesterday, I forgot to include myself! In case you think I might have something interesting to say, you can check out Kant's Argument for Monogamy.
That's it for this time! The next Philosophers' Carnival will be held April 13 at Subjunctive Moods.
Posted by Kenny at March 23, 2009 3:36 PM