Bill Meacham University of Texas at Austin

  • Postdoc, University of Texas at Austin
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1971.

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After receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin Bill Meacham spent many years as a computer programmer, systems analyst and project manager. Now an independent scholar in philosophy, he brings the precision required for good software development to the analysis of philosophical concepts and to the deep questions posed by philosophy: What is real? How do we know what is real? And what shall we do about what is real? His writings can be found at
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    Why Should I Be Good?Bill Meacham & Austin Tx - forthcoming - Philosophy Now.
    In any sense of "being good" consequences are of utmost importance.
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    Ethics Without Morals by Joel Marks. [REVIEW]Bill Meacham - 2014 - Philosophy Now 103:42-44.
    Book review. The author incisively defends moral anti-realism. He advises that one should act only on one's considered desires, not on moral absolutes. But he fails to give guidance about what is important or advisable to desire.
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  3. The Moral Landscape.Bill Meacham - 2012 - Philosophy Now 90:42-44.
    Book Review. The author asserts that scientific inquiry can tell us what we should and should not value. He says that the proper meaning of "morality" is that which leads to human flourishing and that careful observation of what in fact fulfils people is not a matter of philosophical or religious debate but rather a matter of scientific inquiry. But he fails to make the move from concern for one's own well being to concern for the well being of conscious (...)
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