Satz' Account of Noxious Markets

In this post, I’ll summarize Stanford political philosopher Debra Satz’ account of noxious markets. (Satz 2010; unsourced page number citations will be to this book.) This will serve as preparatory work for a post applying her account to commercialized science (probably, specifically, the “funder effect”). [Read More]

Two Conceptions of Human Nature

In his essay “Two Philosophers Skeptical of Negative Liberty” in Libertarianism Defended, Tibor Machan comes close to a significant insight concerning the fundamental disagreements about human nature that motivate the high-level disagreements between (right-)libertarians, on the one hand, and egalitarian liberals and (democratic) socialists, on the other hand. In this... [Read More]
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The Agroecological Argument for Eating Meat

The New York Times has announced the six finalists in its Tell Us Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat essay contest. Readers have until April 24th to vote for their favorite. Notably, three of the six essays give what I’m going to call the agroecological argument for carnivorism.  In this post, I’m going to explain this argument... [Read More]