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Under The Veil, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Under The Veil, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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The Deontic Cycling Problem, William Simkulet Feb 2016

The Deontic Cycling Problem, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

In his recent article "Deontic Cycling and the Structure of Commonsense Morality," Tim Willenken argues that commonsense ethics allows for rational agents having both ranked reasons (A > B, B > C, and A > C) and cyclical reasons (A < B, B < C, and A > C). His goal is to show that not all plausible views are variations of consequentialism, as consequentialism requires ranked reasons. I argue instances of apparent deontic cycling in commonsense morality are the byproducts of incomplete characterizations of the cases in question.


The Compensation Principle, William Simkulet Feb 2016

The Compensation Principle, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

In "Should Race Matter?," David Boonin proposes the compensation principle: When an agent wrongfully harms another person, she incurs a moral obligation to compensate that person for the harms she has caused. Boonin then argues that the United States government has wrongfully harmed black Americans by adopting pro-slavery laws and other discriminatory laws and practices following the end of slavery, and therefore the United States government has an obligation to pay reparations for slavery and discriminatory laws and practices to those who have been harmed by them - in particular, to contemporary black Americans. Here I argue that the compensation principle ...


Review Of The Soul Of The Marionette By John Gray, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of The Soul Of The Marionette By John Gray, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life By Howard Eiland And Michael W. Jennings, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life By Howard Eiland And Michael W. Jennings, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of What Happened In And To Moral Philosophy In The Twentieth Century? Edited By Fran O'Rourke, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of What Happened In And To Moral Philosophy In The Twentieth Century? Edited By Fran O'Rourke, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Trolley Cases And Autonomy Violation, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Trolley Cases And Autonomy Violation, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Shaky Ground, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Shaky Ground, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

The debate surrounding free will and moral responsibility is one of the most intransigent debates in contemporary philosophy - but it does not have to be. At its heart, the free will debate is a metaethical debate - a debate about the meaning of certain moral terms - free will, moral responsibility, blameworthiness, praiseworthiness. Compatibilists argue that these concepts are compatible with wholly deterministic world, while incompatibilists argue that these concepts require indeterminism, or multiple possible futures. However, compatibilists and incompatibilists do not disagree on everything - both parties agree that free will and moral responsibility require control - the kind of control that we ...


Review Of The Power Of Tolerance: A Debate By Wendy Brown And Rainer Forst, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of The Power Of Tolerance: A Debate By Wendy Brown And Rainer Forst, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of The Ethics Of Species: An Introduction By Ronald L. Sandler, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of The Ethics Of Species: An Introduction By Ronald L. Sandler, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of The Philosophy Of Free Will: Essential Readings From The Contemporary Debates Edited By Paul Russell And Oisin Deery, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of The Philosophy Of Free Will: Essential Readings From The Contemporary Debates Edited By Paul Russell And Oisin Deery, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of The Ethics Of Transplants: Why Careless Thought Costs Lives By Janet Radcliffe Richards, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of The Ethics Of Transplants: Why Careless Thought Costs Lives By Janet Radcliffe Richards, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of The Quest For A Moral Compass: A Global History Of Ethics By Kenan Malik, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of The Quest For A Moral Compass: A Global History Of Ethics By Kenan Malik, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Thieves Of Virtue: When Bioethics Stole Medicine By Tom Koch, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Thieves Of Virtue: When Bioethics Stole Medicine By Tom Koch, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Reason's Debt To Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, And Free Will By Isgtiyaque Haji, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Reason's Debt To Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, And Free Will By Isgtiyaque Haji, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Simone Weil: Late Philosophical Writings Edited By Eric O. Springsted, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Simone Weil: Late Philosophical Writings Edited By Eric O. Springsted, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Radio Benjamin By Walter Benjamin And Edited By Lecia Rosenthal, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Radio Benjamin By Walter Benjamin And Edited By Lecia Rosenthal, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will By David Hodgson, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will By David Hodgson, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Self And Soul By Mark Edmundson, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Self And Soul By Mark Edmundson, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Should Race Matter? Unusual Answers To The Usual Questions By David Boonin, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Should Race Matter? Unusual Answers To The Usual Questions By David Boonin, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of The Connected Self: The Ethics And Governance Of The Genetic Individual By Heather Widdows, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of The Connected Self: The Ethics And Governance Of The Genetic Individual By Heather Widdows, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Nature's Challenge To Free Will By Bernard Berofsky, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Nature's Challenge To Free Will By Bernard Berofsky, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of In Praise Of Reason By Michael P. Lynch, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of In Praise Of Reason By Michael P. Lynch, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Moral Entanglements: The Ancillary-Care Obligations Of Medical Researchers By Henry S. Richardson, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Moral Entanglements: The Ancillary-Care Obligations Of Medical Researchers By Henry S. Richardson, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of How Universities Can Help Create A Wiser World By Nicholas Maxwell, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of How Universities Can Help Create A Wiser World By Nicholas Maxwell, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Philosophy For Life And Other Dangerous Situations: Ancient Philosophy For Modern Problems By Jules Evans, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Philosophy For Life And Other Dangerous Situations: Ancient Philosophy For Modern Problems By Jules Evans, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Intuitionism By David Kaspar, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Intuitionism By David Kaspar, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Happiness And Goodness By Steven M. Cahn And Christine Vitrano, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Happiness And Goodness By Steven M. Cahn And Christine Vitrano, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of All For Nothing: Hamlet's Negativity By Andrew Cutrofello, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of All For Nothing: Hamlet's Negativity By Andrew Cutrofello, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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Review Of Bioethics And The Human Goods: An Introduction To Natrual Law By Alfonso Gómez-Lobo And John Keown, William Simkulet Feb 2016

Review Of Bioethics And The Human Goods: An Introduction To Natrual Law By Alfonso Gómez-Lobo And John Keown, William Simkulet

William Simkulet

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