Philosopher's Carnival – September 19, 2011

Welcome to the September 19th edition of the Philosopher’s Carnival. As always, there is a lot good philosophy happening on the internet. It’s hard to keep up with everything, but I offer my recommendations for the best in academic philosophy blogging for the last 3 weeks.

Philosophy of mind & philosophy of psychology broadly construed

Ethical Inquiry

  • Richard Chappell (Philosophy, etc.), in a post called “Elite Normativity“, engages in metaethical inquiry and puts pressure on naturalists who appeal to “Lewisian ‘Elite’ properties” to try and settle normative issues.
  • Yeah, Ok, But Still, in a post called “Meta-ethics and scholasticism“, offers an interesting perspective on the noncogntivism vs cognitivism debate in contemporary meta-ethics.



  • Philosopher professor Timothy Williamson skeptically asks “What is naturalism?” in the NYT’s The Stone. Philosopher professor Alex Rosenberg responds to Williamson in a post called “Why I am a Naturalist“. More discussion here.

Philosophy of Language

Continental Philosophy


And that’s it for this edition of the Philosopher’s Carnival!



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6 responses to “Philosopher's Carnival – September 19, 2011

  1. This is the best format (and the most ideal amount of posts) I have seen at the carnival in awhile. Thanks for rounding these up!

  2. Thanks for hosting! The link for Richard’s Elite Normativity post is wrong. The correct link is here.

  3. Gary Williams

    Thanks Jeremy. The link should be fixed now.

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