March 15, 2010

Philosophers' Carnival 105

Welcome to the 105th Philosophers' Carnival! The Philosophers' Carnival collects some of the best philosophy blog posts all in one place. Here they are:


Philosophy of Mind


Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Science


  • Richard Chappell of Philosophy, etc. points out that we can't differentiate hypothetical imperatives from categorical imperatives merely by their form; otherwise 'if you want to torture children, you should seek psychiatric help' would be a hypothetical imperative, which it's not (it won't help you torture children).

  • My own contribution, Deontic Utilitarianism, Liberty Utilitarianism, and Deontologism, argues that deontologism cannot be formulated in terms of maximizing or equalizing any quantity. (I would have thought this was obvious, but J.J.C. Smart and Amartya Sen don't seem to think so.)

Political Theory

Philosophy of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

That it for this time! The next carnival will be held at on Monday, April 5; the submission form can be found here.

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