- Free Will
- Knowledge and Belief
Handouts I created for the Kansas City Philosophy Club
Old undergraduate papers
Dualism and Human Duplication, 2009.
Not my best work.
Apparently I was either unaware of or unimpressed by property dualism, as the paper only discusses substance dualism.
Today the former seems by far more plausible to me than the latter.
Response to an Argument for Utilitarianism, 2009.
My favorite of these papers.
Theism Without Objective Ethics, 2009.
I'm not sure if I just wanted to argue for something weird, or if I was struggling with an impulse to be reductionist.
Hick's Soul-Making Theodicy, 2008.
Content warning: discussion of child abuse.
This paper makes me cringe because it entertains the idea that a God might allow victims to suffer for the sake of the moral freedom of the perpetrators or bystanders.
I don't find that plausible, but in this paper I granted it for the sake of argument.