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Call for Papers: Inaugural Conference of the Technology Ethics eXchange of the NorthEast

Call for Papers: Inaugural Conference of the Technology Ethics eXchange of the NorthEast

November 22, 2022

The Technology Ethics eXchange of the NorthEast (teχnē) invites submissions of extended abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference on research and teaching on the ethics of technology, to be hosted at Harvard on May 18–19, 2023.

Potential topics for submissions include but are not limited to:

  • Philosophical research on AI ethics, the ethics of computing, or the ethics of technology generally

  • Social research on the impacts of technologies

  • Interdisciplinary research in responsible computing and...

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Jeffrey McDonough publishes “Saints, Heretics, and Atheists: A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion”

November 21, 2022

Jeffrey McDonough, Professor of Philosophy, published a new book titled Saints, Heretics, and Atheists: A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.

Saints, Heretics, and Atheists offers a historical introduction to fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion: Does God exist? What is the nature of evil, and where does it come from? Are humans free? Responsible? Immortal? Does it matter? 

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Congratulations to the 2021/2022 Philosophy Department Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2021/2022 Philosophy Department Prize Winners

October 13, 2022

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce the winners of this year's Adams, Bechtel, Bowen, and Carrier Prizes, awarded annually to our undergraduate and graduate students for essays and theses/dissertations. You can read more about the history of these prizes below. Congratulations to all of these deserving students!

Adams Prize
- Byung (Joon) Lee, "Modern Machines, Modern Ghosts"
- Chandler Hatch, "The General Will: Rousseau, Kant, and Hegel"

The George Plimpton Adams Prize was established in 1974 in...

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Zoë Johnson King publishes "Who's Afraid of Normative Externalism?"

Zoë Johnson King publishes "Who's Afraid of Normative Externalism?"

October 10, 2022

Zoë Johnson King, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, published her paper "Who's Afraid of Normative Externalism?" in a new festschrift for Allan Gibbard, Meaning, Decision, and Norms: Themes from the Work of Allan Gibbard (Michigan Publishing Services, 2022).

From the work: “This paper is about what someone should do when she is not only unsure what first-order moral theory is true but also unsure about whether this moral uncertainty is itself morally relevant.”

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