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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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Susanna Rinard’s "Equal Treatment for Belief" Named One of Ten Best Articles from 2019 by Philospher's Annual

October 2, 2020

The Department of Philosophy congratulates Associate Professor Susanna Rinard on her article “Equal Treatment for Belief” being chosen as one of the ten best philosophy articles of the year by The Philosopher’s Annual.  

Originally published in...

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Amartya Sen Wins 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Amartya Sen Wins 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

July 9, 2020

The German Publishers and Booksellers Association has awarded the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade to Professor Amartya Sen.  The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2020, in Frankfurt's Paulskirche. 

The statement of the jury noted “the association and its members have chosen to pay tribute to a pioneering scholar who has addressed issues of global justice for decades and whose...

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Ned Hall Talks Possible Worlds in Mindscape Podcast

January 10, 2020

In the December 9th installment of Sean Carroll’s Mindscape podcast, Ned Hall and Sean Carroll engage in a conversation about causation that explores definitions of reality.  

An excerpt from the post:

“It’s too easy to take laws of nature for granted. Sure, gravity is pulling us toward Earth today; but how do we know it won’t be pushing us away tomorrow? We extrapolate from past experience to future expectation, but what allows us to do that?”

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