March 15, 2010

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

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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