Thursday, September 6, 2012

An Update on Meta-ethics

This post serves two main functions. First, I wanted to update everyone on what's going to appear in my second post on meta-ethics. Second, if anyone was curious, I wanted to show people the process I go through when writing a long post. Much of it is just stream-of-consciousness: if I come up with an idea while reading a paper or working in the lab, I either scribble it down or get to my computer as soon as possible to type out a rough version of it. This leads to the stream-of-consciousness narrative you see below. And then over the course of a few days to a week or two, I type out the full post with all the ideas fleshed out and publish it. I then periodically make modifications as new ideas come to me, correct spelling errors, do re-formatting here-and-there, etc. So here's my current stream-of-consciousness (with no spelling corrections) for my second post on meta-ethics as of 6:30am, Sept 7, 2012 [feel free to compare this to the final post when it comes out]: