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...
Jeffrey McDonough, Professor of Philosophy, published a new book titledSaints, 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?
Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, published a new book titledThe Idea of Prison Abolition. In The Idea of Prison Abolition, Shelby examines the abolitionist case against prisons and its formidable challenge to would-be prison reformers.
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...
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.”