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The Facebook Scandal that Wasn’t – By Udo Schuklenk

…… PNAS, the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published on June 24, 2014 the results of a study involving Facebook (FB) users. The authors wanted to ‘test … Continue reading

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Nature Isn’t What It Used To Be

Gregory E. Kaebnick The Hastings Center Is the end in sight for wilderness? A recent opinion piece in the New York Times, by the science journalist Christopher Solomon, says it … Continue reading

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The Hobby Lobby Decision May Undermine the Goals of the ACA

Michael K. Gusmano, Ph.D. Research Scholar, The Hastings Center A central goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to expand access to health care. The ACA … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jeff McMahan Accepts White’s Chair of Moral Philosophy

Jeff McMahan recently accepted the White’s Chair of Moral Philosophy at Oxford. Previously held by John Broome, James Griffin, Bernard Williams, and R.M. Hare, this is arguably the most prestigious … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Call for Papers – Bioethics IAB 12th World Congress 2014

Bioethics Call for Papers IAB 12th World Congress, 2014 Bioethics Special Issue Publication September 2015 The Editors of Bioethics are pleased to announce a special issue in 2015 featuring papers … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Analytic Philosophy a “fruitless, self-deluding endeavor” says Peter Unger

In a recent interview with 3QuarksDaily, Peter Unger basically denounces the majority of mainstream analytic philosophy as empty of any meaningful content - nothing more than a specialist form of literature, really … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Open Access to Wittgenstein Nachlass

Trinity College Cambridge recently announced that it is planning to make a new Nachlass facsimile of Wittgenstein’s original documents, available to all freely online.   This will be done in co-operation with the Wittgenstein Archives … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

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