Comprehensive and accessible, Moral Reasoning introduces students to the historical foundations of moral theory and contemporary ethics.
This is a wide-ranging anthology that examines, in chronological order, several genres that have been prominent in the history of Western philosophy.
Philosophy grads from Canadian universities are at a disadvantage in landing tenure-track jobs There have long been anecdotal reports that graduates of Canadian PhD programs are often overlooked in favour of graduates with foreign credentials when Canada’s larger universities hire… Continue Reading →
In An Aristotelian Account of Induction Groarke discusses the intellectual process through which we access the “first principles” of human thought – the most basic concepts, the laws of logic, the universal claims of science and metaphysics, and the deepest… Continue Reading →
Abstract This paper will analyze objections to harm reduction in light of the ethical theories of John Stuart Mill, Immanuel Kant and Aristotle. Continue Reading →
Abstract In five stages, this essay works out an account of the aphorism as a philosophical genre. First, I outline a preliminary, general strategy for elucidating the aphorism as an expression of “aphoristic consciousness.” Then I discuss Blaise Pascal’s aphoristic… Continue Reading →
Abstract In this paper I argue that a pervasive “religion as tyranny” view has its roots in a philosophical misunderstanding about human freedom. Continue Reading →
In the view of most contemporary authors, morality and individual freedom diverge. Morality is a restriction that limits freedom. In The Good Rebel, Louis Groarke takes a radically different stance, arguing that morality, properly understood, is the only true expression… Continue Reading →