In determining our environmental policies for the future, should we explicitly take into account the risk of extinction? Philosophers have often counselled that we should not be afraid of death, because of its inevitability. Should we say the same thing about extinction?

Honour and morality

What is the difference between honour and morality? The defence of honour can lead to destructive and abhorrent practices such as duelling, feuds, and honour-killings. But can honour be dispensed with altogether or is it an important feature of a flourishing society?

Dispositions and laws of nature

Dispositionalism provides an important competitor to David Lewis's influential sophisticated Humean approach to laws of nature and causation. But it comes at a significant metaphysical cost. What can be done to minimize this cost?