August 4th, 2022 | 2 hrs 42 mins
ability, anderson, capabilities, capacity, cave, chance, egalitarian, egalitarianism, equality, equity, fate, fortune, grad school, graduate, group, income, jordan, luck, myers, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, political, politics, ppe, reading, society, success, university of houston
In part 2 of the Political Philosophy Reading Group series, Adam, Giffin, and I discuss the paper "What is the Point of Equality?" by Elizabeth Anderson, which investigated the role of luck in creating egalitarian outcomes. Anderson focuses on a capabilities approach to political equality which differs from some common intuitions held by luck egalitarians.
January 20th, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
attitude, cave, chance, community, compatibilism, could, deleware, fischer, frankfurt case, free, grad school, graduate, incompatibilism, inwagen, jordan, libertarianism, luck, moral, myers, mysterianism, mystery, objection, objective, otherwise, peter, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, possibilities, reactive, responsibility, seth, shabo, van, van inwagen, will, wolf
In this episode, I speak with Seth Shabo about Mysterianism, a view originated by Peter van Inwagen. We also touch related topics: determinism's relevance to responsibility, reactive attitudes, and the Luck Objection to free will.
November 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 13 mins
2008, art, athletics, attitudes, british, cave, chance, columbia, compatibilism, determinism, ethics, evaluation, evil, fate, free, good, grad school, graduate, jordan, judgement, luck, lund, moral, morality, myers, paul, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, project, reactive, responsibility, retribution, revenge, russell, skill, strawson, watson, will, wrong
In this episode, I speak with Paul Russell about his 2008 paper, "Free Will, Art, and Morality," along with more general topics within the responsibility debate, included in Paul's chapter in the Oxford Handbook on Moral Responsibility (forthcoming). We discuss his case for compatibilism between determinism and moral responsibility.
October 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 23 secs
act, asymmetrical, asymmetry, attitudes, blame, cave, chance, chapel, character, determinism, ethics, free, freedom, good, grad school, graduate, hill, importance, jordan, luck, moral, morality, myers, objective, of, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, praise, reactive, reasons, responsibility, responsiveness, sommers, strawson, susan, the, unc, will, wolf
In this episode, I speak with Susan Wolf about her first two papers, "Asymmetrical Freedom" and "The Importance of Having Free Will." These papers have been influential to me and I was lucky enough to discuss them with Dr. Wolf. We discuss her views on moral responsibility, reactive attitudes, and her upcoming projects.
March 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 36 mins
ben, burgis, cave, compatiblism, crime, determinism, fatalism, free will, grad school, graduate, incompatiblism, iona iltaila, jerry coyne, jon, luck, moral, neuroscience, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, punishment, puppet, responsibility, robot, rosen, sam harris, two for tea
In this episode, Ben Burgis and Jon Rosen join me for a discussion on whether we have free will, or not, and if we do have it, is it the important type of freedom? I very much enjoyed hearing the two of them spar and I hope you find it valuable as well.