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  • Justifying the state on libertarian grounds

    November 20, 2019 by

    Libertarianism is a political philosophy that grants individuals strong moral rights that entail strong presumptions against the moral permissibility of physical aggression. People advocate for libertarianism for a variety of different reasons. Broadly, we can split advocates of libertarianism into two camps: (a) those who inherently value libertarianism, and (b) those who instrumentally value libertarianism.… Read more

  • Reasons Internalism: an argument from theoretical reasons

    September 3, 2019 by

    The concept of a reason is ambiguous in the English language. When we talk about the reasons a person has, we are sometimes referring to explanatory or motivating reasons, which are often expressed by saying the “reason that” an agent did or will do something. Other times, we are referring to normative or justifying reasons,… Read more

  • The Black-White IQ Gap and Causes

    July 12, 2019 by

    Given the importance of IQ and the significant BW IQ gap (as I explained in a previous post), it seems evident that the IQ gap is causally responsible for many of the social disparities we find between Blacks and Whites. Of course, IQ differences are not directly responsible for the social disparities that we see.… Read more

  • The Black-White IQ Gap and Social Outcomes

    June 28, 2019 by

    Most people are aware that there are significant disparities between Blacks and Whites with regard to a wide range of important social outcomes, including crime, income, education, poverty, welfare usage, etc. In fact, for almost every measurable result that we find important, we find that Blacks perform significantly worse than Whites. I begin by illustrating… Read more

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