Just world bias and karma

As i remarked to Maggie McNeill Maggie McNeill I don’t believe in Hell, but I do believe in karma. And it’s going to be a long, long time before these savages work their way up into the range of full humanity. The important thing in the meantime is for the rest of us to stop…

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Thoughts about SEP’s Vienna Circle + Logical Empiricism

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/vienna-circle/ http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/logical-empiricism/ Vienna Circle Despite its prominent position in the rich, if fragile, intellectual culture of inter-war Vienna and most likely due to its radical doctrines, the Vienna Circle found itself virtually isolated in most of German speaking philosophy. The one exception was its contact and cooperation with the Berlin Society for Empirical (later: Scientific)…

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Review: Joshua D. Greene – The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Truth about Morality and What to Do About it

His website. Download The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Truth about Morality and What to Do About it (hosted here, it is also available from his website). In it you will find: a defense of antirealism, an explanation of morality in evolutionary terms, an explanation of moral intuitions in neuroscientific terms, a discussion about…

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Theories of normative ethics and moral intuitions

I have been wondering something. When one is theorizing about which theory of normative ethics is correct, what is one to do about moral intuitions? Most people seem to agree that moral intuitions function as data for moral theorizing. But how exactly does it work? It seems to me that there are precisely three possibilities:…

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Pyrrho on the Trolley Problem

“Suppose that there is a trolley that is headed toward five people tied to the tracks ahead. There is no switch, but there is a bridge with you and someone else on it. But in this case, this is no wimpy trolley; a mere man in its way will not significantly affect its movement; it…

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