Thought Experiments

Thought experiments are a key tool of analytic philosophy. They involve considering a real-world or imaginary situation which provokes a powerful moral or evaluative judgement. These judgements can then be used to test whether a philosophical theory is right or wrong, much as scientific experiments are used to test whether … Continue reading Thought Experiments

Are Humans Exceptional?

This co-authored post examines arguments for and against ‘human exceptionalism’. Human exceptionalism holds that humans possess a special quality which means they are of greater moral value or regard than non-human animals. Rob starts by sketching out a dilemma – which he calls the ‘evolutionary dilemma’ – that the theory … Continue reading Are Humans Exceptional?

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