Problems with Various Desert BasesWhat would it mean for someone the get the wage they deserve? Our answer will depend on the desert base; i.e., in virtue of what are things deserved? Probably the most intuitive answer is that “I deserve my wage because I worked hard for it,” implying that effort is the basis […]Read More Moral Desert and Economic Desert Part 1
IntroductionOne thing you learn pretty quickly in philosophy is that committing to a particular principle often commits you to unexpected positions. Since becoming vegetarian I’m starting to realize this a lot in terms of the principles that ground my vegetarianism. Here’s the issue: It seems that the principles that ground vegetarianism or veganism commit us […]Read More Can Ethical Vegetarians and Vegans Own Carnivorous Pets?
IntroductionAristotle and Plato make the same puzzling claim: You can be mistaken about what you desire. Consider the following example: You’re looking at a delicious piece of chocolate cake. You say to your friend Aristotle, “I really want to eat that cake.” Aristotle be like: “No, you don’t.” You be like, “Dude, yes I do. […]Read More Aristotle and Plato: Hey, Dummy! You Don’t Know What You Want!