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November 2021

PPE Speaker Series: “Don’t Block the Exits” with Brandon Warmke

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

EVENT DESCRIPTION: In contemporary political discussions, it is depressingly common to see people criticized for expressing impure beliefs. Moreover, those who sometimes defect from their tribe are criticized for failing to be firmly enough on the side of the angels. I consider explanations for this behavior, including its relationship to moral grandstanding. I will also argue, on both moral and epistemic grounds, in favor of a norm against “blocking the exits.” We should not use social pressure to discourage people…

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