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Social Change: #Illridewithyou

Social Media is a way to keep in touch with old friends, coordinate parties, and post photos but can it also be an engine for social change? The recent terrorist … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day

Today is Human Rights Day as established by the UN General Assembly.  Starting in 1950, the 10th of December is held to draw attention to the Universal Declaration of Human … Continue reading

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Life’s Secret: The Purpose and Pursuit of Happiness

Is there a purpose to life? Nietzsche teased “only the English strive for happiness”. Are we right to focus on practical goals and abandon any deeper purpose? Or is a … Continue reading

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Bioethics Medicine and Law and the LGBT Community —The Time is Now

The Hastings Center recently published a special issue entitled, The Time is Now: Bioethics and LGBT Issues, which aims to open up discussion and encourage colleagues to incorporate topics concerning … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy World Philosophy Day!

UNESCO’s World Philosophy, held annually on the third Thursday in November, is a day of reflection upon Philosophy’s impact on society and the enduring value for the development of human … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The American Philosophical Association Announces the 2015 Kavka Prize Winner

The Kavka Prize is awarded for the best paper in a refereed journal, book chapter, or essay in the field of political philosophy.  The American Philosophical Association announced the 2015 … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deadline Extended for Nominations to the Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award

With a graciously extended deadline, there’s still time to nominate physicians to the Cunniff-Dixon awards.  Do you have a physician whose patient care is exemplary? The aim of The Hastings … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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