Year:

Forthcoming articles
  1.  45
    Michael Fuerstein (forthcoming). Democratic Experiments: An Affect-Based Interpretation and Defense. Social Theory and Practice 42.
    I offer an interpretation and defense of John Dewey's notion of "democratic experiments," which involve testing moral beliefs through the experience of acting on them on a social scale. Such testing is crucial, I argue, because our social norms and institutions fundamentally shape the relationships through which we develop emotional responses that represent the morally significant concerns of others. Improving those responses therefore depends on deliberate alterations of our social environment. I consider deliberative and activist alternatives and argue that an (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  2. Eva Erman & Niklas Möller (forthcoming). Why Democracy Cannot Be Grounded in Epistemic Principles. Social Theory and Practice.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  3.  51
    Colin Hickey, Travis N. Rieder & Jake Earl (forthcoming). Population Engineering and the Fight Against Climate Change. Social Theory and Practice.
    Contrary to political and philosophical consensus, we argue that the threats posed by climate change justify population engineering, the intentional manipulation of the size and structure of human populations. Specifically, we defend three types of policies aimed at reducing fertility rates: (1) choice enhancement, (2) preference adjustment, and (3) incentivization. While few object to the first type of policy, the latter two are generally rejected because of their potential for coercion or morally objectionable manipulation. We argue that forms of each (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  4. Alberto G. Urquidez (forthcoming). Jorge L. A. Garcia and the Ordinary Use of 'Racist Belief'. Social Theory and Practice.
    This paper argues that philosophical explanations of the ordinary use of 'racist' and 'racism' should not proceed on the presupposition that there is one privileged use of the target term (e.g., 'racist belief,' 'racist intention,' and so forth). Philosophers should instead 'look and see' how the target term is used across contexts of use. I develop this objection in respect to Jorge L. A. Garcia's highly influential account of racism as racial disregard. His volitional theory is rejected on the grounds (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  5. Samuel Kerstein (forthcoming). Forthcoming. Death, Dignity, and Respect. Social Theory and Practice.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
 Previous issues
  
Next issues