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This Debate Has No Title: Solving the self-referential paradox

New from the The Institute of Art and Ideas. Paradoxes of self-reference are found in mathematics, literature and philosophy from the Greeks to Derrida. Can we ever solve them? And do … Continue reading

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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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Call for Papers: ‘Complementary & Alternative Medicine’ (CAM)

‘Complementary & Alternative Medicine’ (CAM): Ethical and Policy Issues Bioethics Special Issue Guest Editors: Kevin R Smith, David Colquhoun, Edzard Ernst, Wallace Sampson  CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 12TH JANUARY 2015 … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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