Selim Berker, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, published his paper "The Deontic, the Evaluative, and the Fitting" in Fittingness: Essays in the Philosophy of Normativity edited by Christopher Howard and R. A. Rowland on Oxford University Press.
Jeffrey McDonough, Professor of Philosophy, published a new book titledSaints, Heretics, and Atheists: A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.
Saints, Heretics, and Atheists offers a historical introduction to fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion: Does God exist? What is the nature of evil, and where does it come from? Are humans free? Responsible? Immortal? Does it matter?
Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, published a new book titledThe Idea of Prison Abolition. In The Idea of Prison Abolition, Shelby examines the abolitionist case against prisons and its formidable challenge to would-be prison reformers.
Zoë Johnson King, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, published her paper"Who's Afraid of Normative Externalism?" in a new festschrift for Allan Gibbard, Meaning, Decision, and Norms: Themes from the Work of Allan Gibbard (Michigan Publishing Services, 2022).
From the work: “This paper is about what someone should do when she is not only unsure what first-order moral theory is true but also unsure about whether this moral uncertainty is itself morally relevant.”
Trystan Goetze, Postdoctoral Fellow of Embedded EthiCS, and coauthor Charlie Crerar published the chapter “Hermeneutical Justice for Extremists?” in The Philosophy of Fanaticism: Epistemic, Affective, and Political Dimensions (Routledge, 2022).
From the Abstract:
“When we encounter extremist rhetoric, we often find it dumbfounding, incredible, or straightforwardly unintelligible. For this reason, it can be tempting to dismiss or ignore it, at least...