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Friday, June 11, 2021
Koch Money and Double Standards
One of the favorite pastimes of leftist academics is to concern troll that Koch money is corrupting academia and hurting academic freedom. (...
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Dismissal Strategies in Political Thought
Many political philosophies have what we might call "dismissal strategies". A dismissal strategy, as I define it here, is a set of...
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Koch Grants and Government Grants: What's the Difference?
M any academics object to Koch grants but not government grants. As far as I can tell, the objections to the former apply with equal or grea...
Friday, May 21, 2021
Huemer's *Knowledge, Reality, and Value*: The Best Intro Textbook Ever!
In Knowledge, Reality, and Value, Mike Huemer sets out to write the world's best introduction to philosophy. I haven't read enoug...
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
If We’re Egalitarians, How Come We Aren’t More Worried about Grades?
Social egalitarians associate inequality with a host of evils: servility, contempt, domination, loss of self-respect, and the like. In her ...
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Must Good Samaritans Vote?
Jason Brennan and I have a new article out at Politics titled “Must Good Samaritans Vote?” We’ve both argued that there is no duty to vote—...
Friday, April 30, 2021
In Defense of Effective Altruism
With Peter Singer in the spotlight, this criticism of effective altruism—that it is anti-democratic and “excludes poor people”—is making th...
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