A Gift to You

Welcome to the final Moral Guillotines of 2018! I'll be taking December off, for myself and for my creative writing, and resume again on January 1st. This year has been pretty exciting for me- I've started my Ph.D, ramped up my involvement in the SFF community, and started teaching aerials part-time (both because I enjoy… Continue reading A Gift to You

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Moral Contexts vs. Immoral Contexts

As we all know by now, context is important to our moral judgements. We usually cannot know what a morally right or wrong action is without examining context, and an action that is morally right in one context may be wrong in another and vice-versa. Usually, in these cases what I'm talking about is a… Continue reading Moral Contexts vs. Immoral Contexts

The Problem of Consequences

Our understanding of morality often comes out of certain intuitions that we have, but this is problematic when our intuitions differ, or when we are not actually aware of what our true intuitions are. Some of these problems can be solved by the  field of moral psychology, where empirical studies are undertaken to attempt to… Continue reading The Problem of Consequences

Making Philosophy Accessible

Welcome, all. Today's post is going to be a little different from what you're used to, because today I am not going to teach you about philosophy. Instead, I'm going to talk about what philosophers can do to make philosophy accessible to non-academics. Why? Because I think philosophy is important, and because I think the… Continue reading Making Philosophy Accessible