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Laypersons And Climate Change: The Good Enough View, H Theixos Dec 2013

Laypersons And Climate Change: The Good Enough View, H Theixos

H Theixos

Climate laypersons are in a difficult epistemic position regarding what they have good reasons to believe about climate change: this is due to the manufacture of the ambiguous meaning of the term climate change in the popular press. In this article I argue that the layperson has an epistemic duty to formulate “good enough” views about the meaning of the term climate change in consideration of the term's meaning ambiguity, in accordance with the facts of climate consensus, and considering the layperson’s own epistemic dependence.


The Bad Habit Of Bearing Children, H Theixos Dec 2013

The Bad Habit Of Bearing Children, H Theixos

H Theixos

Procreation – the act of having and raising biological children – is generally not a life choice that is subject to moral scrutiny. In this paper the authors argue that decisions to procreate are morally evaluable, and that such evaluation reveals that prospective parents have a defeasible obligation to prioritize adoption over procreation. The obligation is defeated by the lack of desire to become a parent, and also in certain cases where legal are logistically onerous. We conclude that for those prospective parents who are unaffected by the defeasibility conditions have a duty to prioritize adoption, regardless of the strength, power, or ...


Cv, H Theixos Dec 2013

Cv, H Theixos

H Theixos

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