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Richard Chappell
Works at Bowling Green State University
Attended Princeton University
Lives in Ann Arbor, MI
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Birthday Fundraising
To celebrate turning 29, I'm asking friends / readers / anyone who's feeling generous to donate $29 to Deworm the World , a top-rated charity recommended by both GiveWell and Giving What We Can . (For larger donations, I still recommend giving to the meta-c...
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Regulatory Bias and Unseen Harms
Our medical system exhibits a systematic bias whereby erroneously allowing a harmful treatment is seen as much more morally significant (and important to avoid) than is erroneously withholding a beneficial treatment, regardless of which kind of error is act...
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Dominance Arguments and Singer's Pond
In chapter 12 of The Limits of Kindness , Caspar Hare offers an interesting "dominance"-based argument that you cannot consistently (i) prefer to save the drowning child in Singer's pond, and yet (ii) prefer not to save a distant child via donating to an ef...
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2013 in review
(Past annual reviews:  2012 ,  2011 ,  2010 ,  2009 ,  2008 ,  2007 ,  2006 ,  2005 , and  2004 .) Publications / Awards: Two big results this year... (1) My ' Value Receptacles ' paper was accepted for publication in  Noûs , and (2) I was (co-)awarded the ...
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The Argument from Intelligibility for Moral Realism
I've previously suggested that the non-contingency of moral realism can help to undermine parsimony-based objections to the view.  I'm now wondering whether it can further help us to provide a positive argument in favour of the view.  Consider: P1. Moral re...
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My NDPR review of Hare's <i>Limits of Kindness</i>
... is here . I'm a big fan of Hare's work, and of NDPR, so it was great to be given the opportunity to review the former for the latter!
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Rationality and the Rooted Amnesiac
Suppose Amy has a deaf son Dale, whom she loves, and because she is so attached to Dale (and his actual personality) she reasonably prefers  the actual outcome over an alternative world where she had a non-deaf son Hamish who grew up to be overall better-of...
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Education
  • Princeton University
    philosophy, 2007 - 2012
  • Australian National University
    philosophy, 2006 - 2006
  • University of Canterbury
    philosophy, 2003 - 2005
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Richard Yetter Chappell
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Philosopher
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  • Bowling Green State University
    Assistant Professor, 2013 - present
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Lecturer, 2012 - 2013
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Christchurch, NZ - Canberra, Australia - Princeton, NJ