Friday, 30th August 2019

“Ethics” Training

Shall we pick apart this email (see below) sent by our university president, at 4 pm just before the university closes for a hurricane? Ok, lets do that.

1. This isn’t ethics training, it’s… Continue reading…

Friday, 28th September 2018

Against Character

A truism of political morality is that we should take character seriously. This is, perhaps, more of a truism on the right than the left, but it would be rare to find someone who would… Continue reading…

Friday, 21st July 2017

Empathy, it’s complicated

From July 21, 2017

I saw someone have a seizure today. I was at the other end of the aisle at Costco, and I saw this guy, looked about 60 or so, start to jerk… Continue reading…

Monday, 20th February 2017

Moral Geography

From Feb. 20, 2017

I’m interested in the contours of the moral universe in which Trumpists reside. Lying is clearly not a problem with anyone. Sexual abuse is fine – yea for pussy grabbing. Hypocrisy… Continue reading…

Saturday, 14th January 2017


From Jan. 14, 2017

What’s wrong with hypocrisy? We usually think that it’s a violation of integrity, or that it’s a form of lying. These researchers argue that it’s about virtue signalling. We’re offended… Continue reading…