Expertise: What is an Expert?

"Lovers of prints" by Honore Daumier

Author: Jamie Carlin Watson Category: Epistemology, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy Wordcount: 989 Want to improve your golf or tennis game? Take lessons from a local “pro.” Got an obscure medical problem? See a specialist. Nasty divorce? Hire a good lawyer. In short, if you’ve got a hard question or problem, you should seek the guidance … Continue reading Expertise: What is an Expert?

Evolution and Ethics

Gordon Gekko from the film "Wall Street" explaining that "greed is good."

Author: Michael Klenk Category: Ethics, Philosophy of Science Word Count: 999 We often follow what are considered basic moral rules: don’t steal, don’t lie, help others when we can. But why do we follow these rules, or any rules understood as “moral rules”? Does evolution explain why? If so, does evolution have implications for which … Continue reading Evolution and Ethics