I just finished reading parts of Dworkin's Justice for Hedgehogs. It claims to defend objectivism in ethics. Yet there is not a single mention of sentience, and of duties to non-human sentient beings. (I may have missed a sentence).
That completely ignores the possibility that all moral value derives from the presence of consciousness and of feeling!
The entire Buddhist tradition -- perhaps as compassionate a tradition as we have had anywhere in human history -- must have been…
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At Talking Philosophy, I argue that act-consequentialism can avoid the argument from integrity by biting the ultimate bullet: endorsing fatalism.
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Philosophers ought to be interested in the Research Works Act, a bill currently before Congress.
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