Vlad Chituc on “Ought” Implies “Can” and Veganism

Intro From Vlad Chituc’s Website… I work with Dan Ariely in the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, and I’m broadly interested in ethics and the cognitive sciences. I focus particularly on areas that intersect with philosophical questions, and I collaborate frequently with philosophers like Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Felipe De Brigard, and my good friend […]

On Moral Theory and Truth with Richard Carrier – Part I

You argued recently in ‘Open Letter to Academic Philosophy’ that the three most prominent theories in moral philosophy: consequentialist, deontological, and virtue ethics… are all actually the same theory.┬áCan you give me a brief overview of the argument, and also, tell me a little about the process which led you to the conclusion? Derek Parfit […]

On the Relationship Between Philosophy and Science with Massimo Pigliucci

  How do you define the following: philosophy, science and pseudoscience? I try not to. Philosophy, science and pseudoscience are what Wittgenstein called family resemblance concepts. They are not identified by sharp boundaries, they grade into each other, and there is no small set of necessary and jointly sufficient conditions that one could use to […]