Frances Kissling on the Ethics of Philantropical Impact

It is good to ask whether your effort of social change have actually had any impact, i.e., whether some particular action or strategy are effective or we are just waisting our resources. We also want to avoid scam-philanthropical organisations which, unfortunately, are common enough. 

La crítica filosófica de Guillermo Hurtado al malinchismo

Hurtado toma de Foucault la noción de dispositivo para dar cuenta del malinchismo. Tal y como yo lo entiendo, un dispositivo Foucoultiano es una serie de mecanismos que opera sobre lo simbólico para generar y/o mantener un orden de dominio por medio del control de aspectos de nuestra subjetividad. Dar el diagnóstico de un diapositivo implica, […]

Edouard Machery and the non-coming scientific revolution

This morning I had the chance to hear an interview with philosopher of science Edouard Machery at Stanford University‘s new Psychology podcast on his 2020 paper “What Is a Replication?” and his forthcoming book. There, Machery talked, among other topics, on how science has become so reticent to changes, despite overwhelming evidence that change is […]

The Ethics of Praise

Thanks to the LATAM Free Will Project I just had he chance to attend a very interesting workshop on The Ethics of Praise. It started with a talk by Andrea Vial on the amazing work she has been doing on the relation between praise and stereotypes. In particular, she gave empirical evidence that, for example, […]

Bart Geurts’ Normative Pragmatics

According to Bart Geurt’s recent work, we, animals, use signals when we want others to behave in a certain way. Others, of course, need to also be motivated if we want them to do what we want. Thus, when we use signals we do not only express our desire to have others do something, but […]

Five Books of Contemporary Philosophy made in Mexico you ought to read right now!

Part I: Those already available in English Poverty: A Philosophical Approach by Paulette DieterlenA philosophical evaluation, based both on concrete observations and theoretical arguments, of the difficult interactions between poverty and public policy. In Dieterlen’s approach, poverty is both a political problem, for it involves exclusion and disenfranchisement, and an ethical problem in so far […]

Sesgos Cognitivos e Injusticias Estructurales

Al adquirir hábitos de pensamiento que nos permiten participar ‘mejor’ de una práctica social, adquirimos también sesgos que pueden llevarnos a cometer errores que no afectan nuestra participación en dichas prácticas pero sí pueden tener costos (sociales, epistémicos, ecológicos, etc.) sustanciales.

Injusticia Epistémica y Espacio Público según Ángeles Eraña

El nuestro es un espacio público deficiente, injusto, en el que algunos ya saben que no importa lo que los otros digan o piensen porque se pueden descontar fácilmente sus aportaciones, como ignorantes o estúpidas; un espacio en el que la única razón por las que se invitan ciertas voces no es para escucharlas sino […]

Open Questions in Social Ontology

Hsiang-Yun Chen and Sally Haslanger have just edited an special issue on Social Meaning and Reality for the EurAmerica Journal and it features an article by yours truly. This is how they summarize it on their introduction to the special issue: Just as there is a large variety of social categories that an individual can […]