Philosophers' Carnival 160
Welcome to the 160th Philosophers' Carnival! The Philosophers' Carnival is a monthly roundup of online philosophy. Here, in no particular order, are some excellent philosophical blog posts which have appeared in the last month:
- Terence Tomkow argues that computational notions can be used to improve the 'Best Systems' theory of laws of nature.
- Elisa Freschi responds to Moti Mizrahi's argument against free will in heaven, at The Philosopher's Cocoon.
- Matthew Dasti explains classical Indian philosophy in a single paragraph, at The Indian Philosophy Blog.
- Abram Demski discusses the distinction between math and logic at In Search of Logic.
- Eric Schwitzgebel responds to an objection to his view that if materialism is true then the United States probably has phenomenal consciousness, at The Splintered Mind.
- Wolfgang Schwartz discusses decision-making under determinism.
- Richard Chappell criticizes Caspar Hare's account of our differing reactions to the needs of nearby and far away individuals, at Philosophy, etc.
- My own contribution is a discussion of Richard Heil's treatment of the question, why is there something rather than nothing?, at The Prosblogion.
- Alexander Pruss discusses the ethics of intending the impossible.
- Catarina Dutilh Novaes discusses a model of philosophy as conversation at NewAPPS.
- exapologist argues that "matter is metaphysically necessary if anything is."
- Daniel Drucker discusses Carnapian pragmatism and defective concepts at Go Grue.
- Jean Kazez discusses the ethics of creating life at In Living Color.
- Kevin Vallier defends liberal neutralism, the view that "governments should try insofar as possible to avoid promoting one conception of the good and right, worldviews, religions, etc. over others," at Bleeding Heart Libertarians.
- John Danaher discusses advanced trolleyology at Philosophical Disquisitions.
That's it for this month! Be sure to join us again on March 10, when the carnival will appear at The Uncredible Hallq. You can submit your favorite posts here.
Posted by Kenny at February 10, 2014 5:50 PM