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Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Interests And Regret, Christopher Kaczor Oct 2016

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Interests And Regret, Christopher Kaczor

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The article provides an assessment of the burdens of continuing a pregnancy. Topics discussed include the burdens and costs of abortion, anecdotal evidence regarding feelings of regret after opting for abortion, reference to the book "A Defense of Abortion" by David Boonin, and the violinist argument, which must take account of the possible burdens of a crisis pregnancy.


Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Speciesism, Christopher Kaczor Jul 2016

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Speciesism, Christopher Kaczor

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Review Of "Reckoning With The Imagination: Wittgenstein And The Aesthetics Of Literary Experience" By C. Altieri, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jul 2016

Review Of "Reckoning With The Imagination: Wittgenstein And The Aesthetics Of Literary Experience" By C. Altieri, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Knowledge Across Contexts. A Problem For Subject-Sensitive Invariantism, Peter Baumann Jun 2016

Knowledge Across Contexts. A Problem For Subject-Sensitive Invariantism, Peter Baumann

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The possibility of knowledge attributions across contexts (where attributor and subject find themselves in different epistemic contexts) can create serious problems for certain views of knowledge. Amongst such views is subject-sensitive invariantism—the view that knowledge is determined not only by epistemic factors (belief, truth, evidence, etc.), but also by non-epistemic factors (practical interests, etc.). I argue that subject-sensitive invariantism either runs into a contradiction or has to make very implausible assumptions. The problem has been very much neglected but is so serious that one should look for alternative accounts of knowledge.


Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On A Future-Like-Ours And The Substance View, Christopher Kaczor Apr 2016

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On A Future-Like-Ours And The Substance View, Christopher Kaczor

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Philosophy, Literature, Death, And Wisdom: On Philip Kitcher's "Deaths In Venice", Richard Thomas Eldridge Apr 2016

Philosophy, Literature, Death, And Wisdom: On Philip Kitcher's "Deaths In Venice", Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Epistemic Contrastivism, Knowledge And Practical Reasoning, Peter Baumann Feb 2016

Epistemic Contrastivism, Knowledge And Practical Reasoning, Peter Baumann

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Epistemic contrastivism is the view that knowledge is a ternary relation between a person, a proposition and a set of contrast propositions. This view is in tension with widely shared accounts of practical reasoning: be it the claim that knowledge of the premises is necessary for acceptable practical reasoning based on them or sufficient for the acceptability of the use of the premises in practical reasoning, or be it the claim that there is a looser connection between knowledge and practical reasoning. Given plausible assumptions, epistemic contrastivism implies that we should cut all links between knowledge and practical reasoning. However ...


The Four Dimensions Of An Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr Jan 2016

The Four Dimensions Of An Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr

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Is Intellectual Character Growth A Realistic Educational Aim?, Jason Baehr Jan 2016

Is Intellectual Character Growth A Realistic Educational Aim?, Jason Baehr

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Responsibilist Virtues And The ‘Charmed Inner Circle’ Of Traditional Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2016

Responsibilist Virtues And The ‘Charmed Inner Circle’ Of Traditional Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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In Judgment and Agency, Ernest Sosa takes “reliabilist” virtue epistemology deep into “responsibilist” territory, arguing that “a true epistemology” will assign “responsibilist-cum-reliabilist intellectual virtue the main role in addressing concerns at the center of the tradition.” However, Sosa stops short of granting this status to familiar responsibilist virtues like open-mindedness, intellectual courage, and intellectual humility. He cites three reasons for doing so: responsibilist virtues involve excessive motivational demands; they are quasi-ethical; and they are best understood, not as constituting knowledge, but rather as putting one “in a position” to know. I elaborate on and respond to each of these concerns ...


Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Debating Dignity, Christopher Kaczor Jan 2016

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Debating Dignity, Christopher Kaczor

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