Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Forthcoming: Moral Conviction

I forgot to mention/celebrate here that my paper "Moral Conviction" is now forthcoming at the Journal of Applied Philosophy. The link above takes you to the final non-typeset version. I'll leave it up while I can.

This paper/idea has gone through a lot of re-writes and reconceptualizations, and I'm glad that it's coming out: it is, in effect, where "it" all started. That is, much of what I've been talking about here and in other recent papers-in-progress is an effort to expand upon some of the themes and examine more closely some of the concepts (like integrity and humility) that I give only a cursory treatment in this paper.

In some ways, I think the paper is very basic, perhaps some will think too basic, or obvious. I guess if you feel that way, you can see it as an attempt to give what Wittgenstein called "reminders" (if that's not too presumptuous on my part!).

5 comments:

  1. Indeed! (Say, were you a student of Ed Minar's? Ed is a friend of mine; I think a lot of him.)

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  2. Thanks. Yes, I studied with Ed. I owe a great deal of my philosophical education to him. I remember that you came to UA to give a talk on "logic's caretaker" when I was a student, though I was still a pipsqueak (and a lurker) at that point, so I don't think we actually met.

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  3. Maybe we'll get a chance to run into each other. I thinkI drive quite close to you when I head home to Ohio. I take 75 North to Lexington and then get 64 E. Maybe when I go home again we can plan to meet; I could perhaps stop for lunch or something.

    I can well imagine that someone would learn a lot from Ed. I have certainly learned from him.

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  4. That would be fun. If you drive up 75, then you do go right through Richmond, KY.

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