The Genetically Modified Guitarist: Genetic Enhancement, Musical Experience, and the Good Art Gene

The following article originally appeared in The Gadfly, Columbia University’s Undergraduate Philosophy Journal. In an episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast (5/16/2009) dealing with the topic of genetic enhancement, host Nigel Warburton poses a thought experiment to his guest, philosopher Allen Buchanan, in… Continue Reading

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Group Agency, Voting, Same-Sex Marriage

“Callin’ it your job don’t make it right, boss.” –Cool Hand Luke I. Overview: Philip Pettit on Group Agency The other day, I heard a fascinating interview with philosopher Philip Pettit on the Philosophy Bites podcast. The topic was group agency… Continue Reading

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What is Art?

I have recently begun listening to Marc Maron’s smart and funny WTF podcast. Yesterday I heard an episode in which comedian Janeane Garofalo was his guest (also smart and funny). Near the end of the conversation, Garofalo brought up the… Continue Reading

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