John Corvino explains philosopher Daniel Dennett’s concept of “Deepities”—claims that look deep, but only because they’re ambiguous.
John Corvino explains how to evaluate slippery-slope arguments.
John Corvino explains why arguments from analogy can be tricky, especially if they suggest a false equivalence between actions that are morally quite different.
What does it mean for an argument to “beg the question”? John Corvino explains.
In philosophical logic, the term “valid” has a precise meaning. John Corvino explains it here.
At the online Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Nicholas Bamforth provides a thoughtful review of Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination. His takeaway: Overall, this book is a thought-provoking endeavour, and it is commendable that the authors have tried to challenge one another and to find areas of agreement. Their willingness to reach out and engage in… Continue reading NDPR reviews DRLD
In the Detroit Free Press, John explains the Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. From the piece: The case was not “narrowly decided” in the sense of being a close verdict: Indeed, it was a 7-2 decision. But it was “narrowly written,” in the sense of applying only to this particular commission’s treatment of this particular… Continue reading The Message of Masterpiece
On Sunday May 20, John joined Professor Martha Nussbaum at the University of Chicago’s Court Theatre following a performance of The Originalist–John Strand’s play about the late Justice Antonin Scalia–to discuss law, religion, and LGBT rights. The Windy City Times wrote about their dialogue here.
On May 9 at Princeton, John joined his DRLD counterpoint authors Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis, along with moderator Robert P. George and respondents Christopher Tollefsen and Kevin Vallier, to talk about their book and about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Here’s The Daily Princetonian‘s story on the event; a video should be forthcoming soon.
In January, John did several events with his Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination counterpoint author Ryan T. Anderson, including this one at Concordia University in Irvine, California.