We're very pleased to announce that Lawrence Blum has joined the list of contributors to PEA Soup. Lawrence is a Professor of Philosophy at U-Mass, Boston, as well as a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education. He's written several highly regarded books in moral philosophy, including the very influential Friendship, Altruism, and Morality. He's also done work on the philosophy of race (see his I'm Not a Racist, But...: The Moral Quandary of Race), philosophy of education, empathy, and care. Welcome aboard, Lawrence!