Morality, the Problem of Possible Future Selves, and Christmas Parables

In my 2016 book, Rightness as Fairness: A Moral and Political Theory, I argue that morality is a solution to a problem of diachronic rationality called ‘the problem of possible future selves.’ To simplify (very) greatly, the problem–which is partially inspired by L.A. Paul’s groundbreaking work on transformative experience–is that (A) our present …

Final CFP: 4th Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference

This is a final call-for-papers for the 4th Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference (PCPC), which is provisionally scheduled to be held at University of Tampa from Saturday October 8th to Sunday October 9th, 2016. If you’re curious about what the conference has been like in past years, see here! As in the past, this year’s conference will be …

CFP: 3rd Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference

I am pleased to announce this call-for-papers for the 3rd Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference (PCPC), which will be held at University of Tampa on Saturday November 14th and Sunday November 15th, 2015. It would be great to have some submissions by Brains readers or contributors. For the full CFP, please see here!

CFP: Second Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference

Note: new deadline! (March 15th) I am pleased to announce this call-for-papers for the Second Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference (PCPC), which I have tentatively scheduled to occur at the University of Tampa on Saturday July 19 through Sunday July 20th, 2014. As was the case at this year’s conference, the Second Annual PCPC …

CFP: First Annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference

I am pleased to announce this call-for-papers for the first annual Philosophers’ Cocoon Philosophy Conference (PCPC), which will be held at the University of Tampa from Friday October 18th-Sunday October 20th, 2013. This conference will be unique in several respects: Although attendance at the conference and participating as session chairs or commentators …

A New Theory of Free Will

Just a quick note that I recently published an article in The Philosophical Forum , “A New Theory of Free Will“, that may be of interest to readers (a free PDF of the penultimate draft is available here).  Here’s the abstract:  This paper shows that several live philosophical and scientific hypotheses – including …

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