Aesthetics for Birds is pleased to host the 162nd Philosophers’ Carnival. Get your department pools in order because here’s the 2014 March Philosophico-Blogospheric Madness Sweet Sixteen!
- Eric Schwitzgebel discusses Our Duties to Moral Monsters in preparation for the coming Artificially-Intelligent Utility-Monster Apocalypse (The Splintered Mind).
- You’ll quickly run out of fingers Counting Infinities with Catarina Dutilh Novaes as she talks about the implications of numerosity as an alternative measure of infinite sets (New APPS).
- Richard Yetter Chappell in The Argument from Intelligibility for Moral Realism wonders if the metaphysical possibility derived from moral realism’s intelligibility in concert with the necessary truth of at least one fundamental moral claim makes a prima facie positive case for moral realism (Philosophy et cetera).
- Wolfgang Schwarz IDs Consequentialism and Voting where he challenges the civic virtue of Rule Utilitarians as compared to that over their largely thought in absentia Act Utilitarian kin (Wo’s Blog).
- If you can be bothered, then you should check out Joshua Knobe’s summary of Recent Work on Motivational Internalism (PEA Soup).
- When I tell you to give a looksee to Brian Weatherson’s piece about Lasonen-Aarnio on Higher Order Evidence and Dilemmas, then intuitively you should believe me, even in the face of seemingly strong evidence to the contrary, which my enemies obviously planted to mislead you (Thoughts Arguments and Rants).
- My credence that you’ll enjoy Richard Pettigrew’s How Should We Measure Accuracy in Epistemology? A New Result is higher than the Nepalese Ultimate Frisbee Team (M-Phi).
- The Borg require a neural transceiver for maximum communication. All must engage with The Neural Prosthetic Argument Against Naturalism. We will add the Alexander-Pruss unit’s biological and philosophical distinctiveness to our own. Negotiation is irrelevant. Freedom is irrelevant. You must comply. Resistance is futile (Alexander Pruss’ Blog).
- 2 out of 3 referees conditionally accept my invitation to check out Marcus Arvan’s post Rethinking Journal Reviewing Standards–A Rough First Pass (The Philosophers’ Cocoon).
- Poke your eggheads out of your ivory tower windows and take a gander at Owen Schaefer’s post A Minimal Proceduralist Argument Against Crimean Independence (Practical Ethics).
- Jonathan Edelmann’s piece Philosophy and Theology–Let’s Be Clearer wrestles with the Philosophy/Theology distinction at play within the scholarly study of Indian texts–come for the post, stay for the unsurprisingly heated comments section (The Indian Philosophy Blog).
Of course, what would March Madness be without its Final Four, all of which just so happen to be home town favorites here at Aesthetics for Birds:
- Anna Christina Ribeiro in The Philosophical Importance of Aesthetics addresses the relative absence of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art from most American graduate programs in Philosophy.
- Apropos of the Big Dance, check out the uniquely-perspectived Aili Bresnahan’s Thoughts on the Philosophy of Dance by the Philosopher at the Dance Conference and Dancer at the Philosophy Conference and the video links therein.
- Harboring some burning question for Malcolm Budd or Paul Guyer but you’re too afraid to ask? Well, Hans Maes Needs your Help! Help Hans help you help Hans.
- Behold my Interview with Philosopher & LEGO Sculptor Roy Cook to see what theorem provin’, comics lovin’, LEGO sculptin’ bad-ass logician Roy T. Cook has to say about art, sculpture, and complex mosaics of celebrities made out of tiny plastic bricks.
Finally, since March was an especially nasty month for the philosophical blogosphere, I’ve decided to award the top seed in the Philosophers’ Carnival Bracket to Surprised Kitty.
That’s it for the 162nd edition of Philosophers’ Carnival. Look for the 163rd edition next month at The Indian Philosophy Blog.