Monday, May 12, 2008

Three things

It's the end of the world as we know it (No need to panic. The world as we've known it is a world where ethicists do their thing, epistemologists do their thing, and neither has had to correct the other. That can't go on. So, it's the end of the world as we know it. I feel fine.)

A little something on 'ought' and 'can'

The myth of the false, justified belief (This is the very short version.)

The titles of the first two have been changed. Can't put your real titles on work anymore with googly eyed refs trying to discover the identity of the authors whose work they're looking at.

In other news, Majikthise has posted this little gem.



Why hasn't Rod Parsley come in for the same scrutiny as Jeremiah Wright? I really don't know.

2 comments:

John Turri said...

Clayton,

In "Myth" you wrote:

"If you deny Factivity, you have no principled objection to saying that Mustard’s belief that it is not wrong to fire on the man approaching which he holds because he mistakenly, but non-culpably believes that such an action is necessary for self-defense, is both justified and false."

But some people are principled pacifists. They might still have a principled objection.

This also occurred to me. You wrote: "Anyone who holds this view has to concede that there is nothing to the concept of justification that forces us to say ...". But surely that's no problem, since the concept of justification cannot force us to do or say anything.

Also, I had a hard time with this sentence 'To deny Link is to say that there is no fault requirement on wrongs in general, so the move seems ad hoc'. It seemed to me that someone might deny Link because of some exceptional sorts of cases, but still maintain that, in general, wrongs imply faults.

And is Link supposed to be a necessarily true universal generalization?

Clayton said...

But some people are principled pacifists. They might still have a principled objection.

True, true.

Link is supposed to be exceptionless. I'll have to take a closer look at the passages you mentioned,

C