Samuel Scheffler

Samuel Scheffler is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He spent the earlier part of the year in Britain as a visiting fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Objectivity

Samuel Scheffler, 13 September 1990

To many people it seems obvious that science is objective in a way that ethics is not. Without being able to characterise the contrast between the objectivity of science and the subjectivity of ethics as clearly or precisely as a professional philosopher might wish, many people would nevertheless regard it as absurd to deny that such a contrast exists.

After the Meteor Strike: Death

Amia Srinivasan, 25 September 2014

What’s​ really so bad about death? Unlike heartbreak, debt, public speaking or whatever else we may be afraid of, our own death isn’t something we experience. ‘Death,’...

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