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COMING SOON: Scientific challenges to free will and moral responsibility by Dr. Joshua Shepherd

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Scientific challenges to free will and moral responsibility by Dr. Joshua Shepherd … Provisional Abstract: Here I review work from three lines of research in cognitive science often taken to threaten free will and moral responsibility. This work concerns conscious deciding, the experience of acting, and the role … Continue reading

COMING SOON: Continental Approaches in Bioethics by Dr. Melinda Hall

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Continental Approaches in Bioethics by Dr. Melinda Hall … Provisional Abstract: Bioethics influences public policy, scientific research, and clinical practice. Thinkers in Continental traditions have increasingly contributed scholarship to this field and their approaches allow new insights and alternative normative guidance. In this essay, examples of the following … Continue reading

COMING SOON: Naturalistic Theories of Life After Death by Dr. Eric Steinhart

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Naturalistic Theories of Life After Death by Dr. Eric Steinhart … Provisional Abstract: After rejecting substance dualism, some naturalists embrace patternism. It states that persons are bodies and that bodies are material machines running abstract person-programs. Following Aristotle, these person-programs are souls. Patternists adopt four-dimensionalist theories of persistence: … Continue reading

COMING SOON: Evolutionary Debunking of Moral Realism by Prof. Katia Vavova

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Evolutionary Debunking of Moral Realism by Prof. Katia Vavova … Provisional Abstract: Evolutionary debunking arguments move from a premise about the influence of evolutionary forces on our moral beliefs to a skeptical conclusion about those beliefs. My primary aim is to clarify this empirically grounded epistemological challenge. I … Continue reading

COMING SOON: Hindering Harm and Preserving Purity: How Can Moral Psychology Save the Planet? by Mr. Joshua Rottman

… New Philosophy Compass article coming soon: Hindering Harm and Preserving Purity: How Can Moral Psychology Save the Planet? by Mr. Joshua Rottman … Provisional Abstract: The issues of climate change and environmental degradation elicit diverse responses. This paper explores how an understanding of human moral psychology might be used to motivate conservation efforts. Moral … Continue reading