Friday, May 8, 2015

(WR) Grading

Thank you all for a stimulating semester. Over the next few days, I will be calculating final scores. After I post them, feel free to email me, politely, if you think there may be an error, or wish better to understand the evaluation process. Doing so within 30 days preserves your right to appeal the grade, in case my reply is unsatisfactory.

Monday, May 4, 2015

(PD) Critique of Singer

The current New York Review of Books has a fairly pointed critique by John Gray of Peter Singer's recent work on effective altruism. Gray comes close to affirming a form of multicriterial incrementalism as an answer to Singer's preference utilitarianism, though he doesn't develop it. I'd post the link, but this article is behind a paywall. You might try going to the library and reading it in hard copy (I think they still subscribe), or ask the Reference people if you can access it through the library site.