Opinion about books 

@Aepasek Indeed! It typically goes something like:


Author Name, PhD

Opinion about books 

I always immediately distrust authors who feel the need to put their academic rank after their name on the cover.

Controversial ideas 

@twsh Galen's point is that it would be unintelligible how experientiality could emerge from wholly non-experiential entities. Other known cases of emergence (such as solids emerging from liquids) aren't really analogous, because they can be rendered intelligible by way of objective language, whereas the emergence of _subjective_ experience cannot in principle be given a full explanation in objective terms. Or something like that...

Controversial ideas 

@twsh I find Galen Strawson's work on 1 convincing. philpapers.org/rec/STRRM-2

Controversial ideas 

Surprising views I didn't hold before studying philosophy:

Subatomic particles likely have experiences (or, at least, involve experientiality)

Some sort of (utilitarian) consequentialism might be true.

Killing animals is (mostly) not justifiable.

Climate change aggression 

Climate change really pisses me off.

Hi! I study philosophy (MA) and sociology (BA), and am writing on climate ethics and climate communication. I also play the electric guitar.

Scholar Social

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.