Politics

Is Moral Expertise Possible? Four Responses

Is Moral Expertise Possible? Four Responses

As long as there have been philosophers, there has been thinking about morality.

Quillette
Quillette
12 min read
Politics
Woke Capitalism’s Tragedy of the Commons

Woke Capitalism’s Tragedy of the Commons

Woke capitalism is rational, but it is also unsustainable.

Ilya Levine
Ilya Levine
6 min read
Politics
Pacifism and Papal Fallibility

Pacifism and Papal Fallibility

The Pope is a perverse sort of pacifist, not a man of peace.

Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
7 min read
Politics
Israel’s Perilous Moment, Then and Now

Israel’s Perilous Moment, Then and Now

Herf tells the complicated and often surprising story of the internal political struggles in Western capitals, as well as in the halls of the United Nations, that erupted at the end of the Second World War.

Sol Stern
Sol Stern
13 min read
Politics
Hofstadter’s Paranoid Style Revisited

Hofstadter’s Paranoid Style Revisited

Hofstadter argued that McCarthyism was simply the latest iteration of a longstanding American tradition.

Michael J. Totten
Michael J. Totten
9 min read
Politics
Can California Change?—An Interview with Michael Shellenberger

Can California Change?—An Interview with Michael Shellenberger

In October 2021, environmentalist activist and author Michael Shellenberger published his bestselling book San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. He is now campaigning to be the next governor of California on an independent ticket and a platform that promises to address the crises he identified in that book—a homeless

Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke
10 min read
Politics
Is Moral Expertise Possible?—A Roundtable

Is Moral Expertise Possible?—A Roundtable

Is moral expertise really a thing—normatively, theoretically, or metaphysically? All three major Western schools of moral philosophy seem to think so, including virtue ethics, deontology, and consequentialism.

Geoffrey Miller, Oliver Traldi, Spencer Case, and Bo Winegard
Geoffrey Miller, Oliver Traldi, Spencer Case, and Bo Winegard
19 min read
Politics
The Limits of Narrative

The Limits of Narrative

Societal crises of self-confidence can result from distorted and oversimplified narratives.

James Jeffrey
James Jeffrey
8 min read
Politics