Speaking of Peter Singer, he has a lot of controversial views. Because of that, he has been disinvited to a conference and there’s a petition to have him fired from his job. Robert P. George disagrees completely with Singer’s views. Yet, George makes the case that Singer does not deserve to be fired. Rather, his ideas ought to be heard and in order to defeat Singer’s argument, you must take on his arguments. That’s what academic freedom is all about.
Why Inequality Matters. tl;dr: Conservative position is that to fix inequality, you must provide opportunities. Liberal position is that to provide opportunities, you must fix inequality. The article argues that the liberal position is the correct view.
I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project.
Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.