PEA Soup is a blog designed to provide a forum for discussing Philosophy, Ethics, and Academia. Its mission is to transcend geographical barriers so that moral philosophers from around the globe can converse in much the way that they would with their nearby colleagues. The primary subject matter is ethics, where this includes not only metaethics, normative ethical theory, and applied ethics, but also cognate areas of philosophy, including political philosophy, agency/responsibility, and personal identity. The secondary foci are other philosophical issues and professional issues, such as those that arise in teaching philosophy.
A Brief History
PEA Soup was founded in June, 2004, by Dan Boisvert, Joshua Glasgow, Douglas Portmore, and David Shoemaker. The first three stepped down in December 2012. David Sobel agreed to come on board at that time and now co-edits the blog with David Shoemaker. In 2016, PEA Soup began a partnership with the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. This partnership lasted until 2021, when PEA Soup entered into a partnership with Princeton University’s Center for Human Values. As of September 2022, Pea Soup is run by Warwick University’s Centre for Ethics, Law, and Public Affairs (CELPA).