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New original work written in honor of Christine M. Korsgaard

August 9, 2022

An upcoming publication from Oxford University Press honors the work of Christine M. Korsgaard, Arthur Kingsley Porter Research Professor of Philosophy.

Normativity and Agency: Themes from the Philosophy of Christine M. Korsgaard edited by Tamar Schapiro, Kyla Ebels-Duggan, and Sharon Street, engages with topics central to Korsgaard's work including the foundations of morality, the nature of the self, integrity and value, moral responsibility, obligations to non-human animals, and the relations...

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Christine M. Korsgaard to receive 2023 Rescher Medal

March 30, 2022

Christine M. Korsgaard, Arthur Kingsley Porter Research Professor of Philosophy, won the 2023 Nicholas Rescher Medal for Contributions to Systematic Philosophy.

The Rescher Prize, created in 2010, is “intended to counter present-day tendencies to narrow specialization by rewarding and showcasing the work of philosophers who have addressed the historical ‘big questions’ of the field in ways that nevertheless command the respect of specialists.” You can read more about the 2023 Rescher Medal...

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New faculty book: Jeffrey McDonough "A Miracle Creed: The Principle of Optimality in Leibniz's Physics and Philosophy"

February 2, 2022

Jeffrey McDonough, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop, recently published a new book titled A Miracle Creed: The Principle of Optimality in Leibniz's Physics and Philosophy (Oxford, 2022). The book “… explores Leibniz's pursuit of optimality in five of his most important works in natural philosophy and shows how his principle of optimality bridges his scientific and philosophical studies.” Read more from Oxford University Press...

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2021 Princess of Asturias Award Goes to Professor Amartya Sen

2021 Princess of Asturias Award Goes to Professor Amartya Sen

June 3, 2021

Professor Amartya Sen has been awarded the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Award, which comes with a sculpture by Joan Miró and a cash prize of €50,000, was established to recognize  “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions.” Sen was selected from a pool of 41 other candidates, and is...

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Behrends and Allen receive Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Challenge grant

November 13, 2020

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics has been awarded a Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Challenge grant for the project “Evaluating and Assessing Tech Ethics Education.” This project will be led by co-PIs Danielle Allen and Jeffrey Behrends, along with colleagues at Stanford...

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Gina Schouten blog post in Daily Nous: "Democratic Deliberation After Trump"

November 13, 2020

 

Gina Schouten has written a blog post titled "Democratic Deliberation After Trump" for the Daily Nous series "Philosophers on the 2020 US Election."

 

"Some will say that a quick move toward reconciliation or toward rebuilding the bedrock of shared values is misplaced: We can nurture our anger awhile longer; indeed, maybe we owe it to Trump’s victims to stay angry at his enablers..  But...

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Darien Pollock’s Street Philosophy Institute (SPI) hosts Soul Craft and Civic Education: A Night with Dr. Cornel West

October 22, 2020

Follow the Street Philosophy Institute (SPI) on Facebook for Live Stream Link: https://www.facebook.com/SPIstreetphilosophy/ 

Ph.D. candidate Darien Pollock's organization the Street Philosophy Institute (SPI) is hosting an online event “Soul Craft and Civic...

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