There’s a new network of researchers working on questions on agency and action, free will, moral responsibility, moral psychology, and related topics—the Agency and Responsibility Research Group (ARRG)—and it’s launching an open access lecture series. (more…)
Santiago Amaya, professor of philosophy at the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), has been awarded a $250,000 grant to support his project, “Off the Rails: Moral Psychology Beyond Traditional Borders.” (more…)
Stephanie Brown, an undergraduate at Williams College majoring in philosophy and psychology, is completing a senior thesis on moral psychology, including “how familiarity with philosophy impacts moral decision making,” and she is seeking responses to a brief survey from people with Ph.D.s in philosophy. (more…)
Kate Manne (Cornell) writes in The Stone in The New York Times that the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the events that have occurred in its wake, suggest that a traditional understanding of racism is mistaken:
One possibility is that people are treated brutally because those who mistreat them fail to grasp their common humanity — or, similarly,..