What On Earth Did I Do a PhD For?

By Corinne Thompson, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I think the most useful element of having a PhD (besides being able to use it in communications with banks and airlines to get them to pay attention to you) is the tendency for others to give you the benefit of the doubt. Why? … Continue reading What On Earth Did I Do a PhD For?



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.