Three Studies That No Moral Philosopher Should Ignore

Robin Zheng Newnham College University of Cambridge In my chapter, I argue that for cases of implicitly biased action, we should set aside questions of responsibility as attributability in favor of responsibility as accountability. As I interpret the distinction, the former constitute a problem in metaphysics and philosophy of action because we are …

Do Women Have Different Philosophical Intuitions than Men? Responding to Buckwalter and Stich*

Recently there has been a lot of discussion in our profession (e.g., on philosophy blogs) about the underrepresentation of women in philosophy.  Most of the proposed solutions to this problem have focused on problems about, and solutions for, the underrepresentation of female graduate students and professors. Hiring practices are being …

Of particular relevance to those receiving job offers…

From the work of Hannah Riley Bowles and Linda Babcock, the former of whom headlined a workshop at the Cognitive Science Society this past summer on the topic (http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/uploads/2011-w6.pdf): “Perhaps, the most direct contribution of this research is to the study of the compensation negotiation dilemma for women. This research adds …

More on the current climate for women in philosophy of mind (empirically informed or not)

Gualtiero invited me to comment on the current climate for women in empirically informed philosophy of mind. Unfortunately, I cannot comment on this without first calling attention to what I believe is a mistaken distinction in recent discussions of this very issue. Serife Tekin recently made a nice attempt at …