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SJP Special Issue: The Lives of Human Animals

The Southern Journal of Philosophy has just published an annual Spindel Supplement on animalism and a new theory of personal identity. The problem of personal identity is one of the … Continue reading

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Nominate Top Physicians for The Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards

Care for patients at the end of life has long troubled American medicine, not only in its failure to provide good palliative care, but also in the relationship between doctors … Continue reading

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Escaping the Moral Maze – with John Bird, Thomas Pogge, and Steven Rose.

Despite the decline in religion most of us remain attached to morality. Yet as the Moral Maze there are an unlimited number of contradictory ‘moral’ outlooks. Should we recognize morality … Continue reading

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Submit Papers to Bioethics

The Social Value of Research: Conflicts between science, society, and individuals Bioethics Special Issue Publication February 2017 (Online Publication 2016) Guest Editors: Annette Rid, Seema Shah CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: … Continue reading

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Applied philosophy podcasts on SoundCloud

The Society for Applied Philosophy hosts an Annual Lecture each year inviting a prominent member of its community to discuss his / her work. The lecture, published in the Journal for … Continue reading

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Dangerously Big Ideas: Do we need grand theories?

Our culture and philosophy is sceptical of grand theories and big ideas, which we think best left to Parisian taxi drivers. But aren’t grand theories unavoidable? Would it not be … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hypatia Symposium – Interview with Michael Doan

Michael Doan, Eastern Michigan University, on “Complex Problems and Motivational Inertia.”  This video interview, conducted by C. Shaheen Moosa, accompanies Doan’s article “Climate Change and Complacency,” published in Volume  29, … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

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