Harming Men

Sometimes I wish it was okay for a paper to have an introduction that goes "Here's a weird phenomenon. Let's see if we can pin it down in the lab!" If that had been possible, the recent paper Moral Chivalry by Oriel FeldmanHall &co. could have gone from the first two sentences of their intriguing introduction... A … Continue reading Harming Men

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Absolutely.

1. Moral relativism is not cool. I learnt this the hard way: you shouldn’t hesitate when your friend asks “but killing babies is objectively wrong, right?” “Well...” In my defence, I was thinking about the problems with moral naturalism; about the difficulties of locating “the moral good” somewhere in the natural world; about the book The … Continue reading Absolutely.