Goods, Attitudes and Some Alleged Duties (to Animals and Other Things)

by Daniel A. Kaufman My friend and colleague Elizabeth Foreman has introduced a new version of an agent-centered moral philosophy, according to which the relevant locus of moral assessment is our attitudes, which can be either morally “appropriate” or “inappropriate,” depending on certain “normative facts” about their objects.  Her main interest in developing this account is to deploy it in […]

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Truth and Justice

by Mark English It seems from a slew of documents that have made their way into the public domain over the last year or so that the FBI and the Department of Justice have become unacceptably politicized, allowing political considerations to affect internal decision-making. No doubt there always has been and always will be a degree of politicization within such […]

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In Sight. Out of Touch.

by E. John Winner The “private individual” is a rather late development in human culture. I could make that case by discussing poetry (especially from the Romantics) or psychology (not by analysis, but by discussing the confidentiality of the therapy session), but I’d rather get into the grit of life that every human confronts at some point, sexual behavior. The ideal […]

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New Year Musings

by Daniel A. Kaufman The New Year has always struck me as a time not for resolutions, but for musings.  Here are some from this New Year, in the order in which they occurred to me. ___ The future is not very futuristic. One can drive down significant stretches of road – even in densely populated urban and suburban areas […]

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