Our regular Friday diet of suggested readings for the weekend:
Epicureanism: eat, drink, and be merry? Not quite, argues my CUNY-Graduate Center colleague Catherine Wilson.
A bit of a strange article on “progressive privilege” in academia, which would make Joanthan Haidt happy. Based on entirely anectodal evidence. But still…
It is a truism in moral philosophy that ought implies can. Now experimental philosophers claim that’s a mistake. I will likely comment on this extensively very soon…
The book that the New Atheists should read, but probably won’t.
Five years ago Susan Blackmore changed opinion about religions as viruses of the mind. But she still believed in memetics.
A long article in the New York Review of Books, challenging a number of claims about moral expertise that have lately come out of psychologists like Haidt, Pinker, Buss and the “positive psychology” crowd.