science wire

« BACK

Philosophy



Results 101 - 150 of 398.


Innovation - Philosophy - 13.12.2017
Ethical design guidelines for future technology released
A team of technologists - including the University of Sydney's Professor Rafael Calvo and Dorian Peters - have joined forces with doctors, lawyers, economists and philosophers to make technology ethical.    If kids spend hours a day speaking to digital personal assistant Alexa, how will this affect the way they connect to real people?

Philosophy - Administration - 07.11.2017
Moral injury explored in Veterans Day documentary at BAMPFA
!- Start of DoubleClick Floodlight Tag: Please do not remove Activity name of this tag: UCB001CP Retargeting URL of the webpage where the tag is expected to be placed: http://unknown This tag must be

Philosophy - Law - 06.11.2017
Questioning the ethics of Euroscepticism
Questioning the ethics of Euroscepticism
In a UCL Lunch Hour Lecture delivered last week, Professor George Letsas, a specialist in the philosophy of law and human rights from UCL laws, set out some of the ethical underpinnings of the Brexit debate.

Philosophy - Health - 31.10.2017
New ethical guidelines for fertility preservation of ill children
Doctors treating children with life-threatening illnesses now have a new tool to help them grapple with the tough ethical questions surrounding fertility preservation for their young patients.

Philosophy - Religions - 17.10.2017
Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying
End-of-life decision-making is becoming more complex with advances in medical technologies - and many of us will die without the ability to make those decisions for ourselves at the time.

Law - Philosophy - 12.10.2017
UCL lecturer is star witness in BBC Moral Maze on abortion law
UCL lecturer is star witness in BBC Moral Maze on abortion law
UCL hosted BBC's flagship ethical programme The Moral Maze this week to mark 50 years of the Abortion Act with a lecturer from the university's Faculty of Laws acting as a specialist witness to the panel.

Health - Philosophy - 05.10.2017
Major rethink needed on stem cells and regenerative medicine
Major rethink needed on stem cells and regenerative medicine
UCL researchers are leading a call for a coordinated strategy to reform the management of scientific discoveries and clinical experimentation involving stem cells and regenerative medicine.

Philosophy - Linguistics / Literature - 05.10.2017

Philosophy - Career - 02.10.2017
How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis
How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis
A few years ago, a man experienced a midlife crisis. He was professionally successful and had a rewarding family life, but still had a "hollow" feeling.

Philosophy - Environment - 25.09.2017
Price Gouging Has Its Defenders, But They Ignore Morality
In addition to wind, rain and destruction, hurricane season also brings a practice that is almost universally repudiated: price gouging.

Art and Design - Philosophy - 21.09.2017
Stanford scholar highlights craft, thinking in soul and dance music
Charles Kronengold is an assistant professor of music at Stanford University and was an internal faculty fellow at the Center this year.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 18.09.2017
How to care for your cats and dogs (ethically)
Caring for pets can be a joy as well as a challenge. Veterinarian Dr Anne Fawcett shares her top five tips for ethical pet ownership during this episode of the University's Open for Discussion podcast.

Administration - Philosophy - 11.09.2017

Philosophy - Health - 03.09.2017
13 - 15 September: Salzburg Conference for Analytical Philosophy
13 - 15 September: Salzburg Conference for Analytical Philosophy
Some 90 international philosophy students, ranging from Bachelor to Doctorate levels, present and discuss their current philosophical questions and answers in the Unipark Nonntal.

Philosophy - Psychology - 09.08.2017
New ANU centre to explore ’are bees like us?’ and other big questions
People and philosophers think that what makes you an object of moral concern is that you are conscious and you can feel things, especially if you can feel any pain or suffering.

Health - Philosophy - 31.07.2017

Philosophy - Economics / Business - 28.07.2017
UT’s Video-Based Ethics Program Increases Moral Awareness
The Ethics Unwrapped curriculum uses short video-based lessons to teach students about human behavior and motivations.

Philosophy - Religions - 24.07.2017
Richard B. Miller
Professor Miller's research interests include religion and public life, political and social ethics, theory and method in religious thought and ethics, and practical ethics.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 19.07.2017
Producing Human-animal hybrid eggs for research not unethical
Scientists should not be prevented from creating human-animal chimeras to produce human eggs for research, according to Dr César Palacios-González , Centre of Medical Law and Ethics in The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's. Writing in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online today he examines four of the ethical arguments used against the creation of these chimeras to produce human eggs for research and finds that none of these arguments are ethically strong enough for it to be immoral to use this technique.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 18.07.2017
"Don’t rely on your holidays to make you happy"
Travel and happiness have a complicated relationship - even the Stoics were aware of this. An interview with philosopher Michael Hampe on the opportunities and risks that come with travelling.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 05.07.2017
Penn Professors Lead Call for Ethical Framework for New ’Mind Control’ Technologies
As interventions for mental illnesses and neurological disorders are becoming increasingly powerful, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, American University and Duke University are calling for new safeguards to guide treatments and protect patients.

Philosophy - Economics / Business - 23.06.2017
'Programmers should not decide who lives and who dies'
‘Programmers should not decide who lives and who dies’
Research news What and how will tomorrow's self-driving cars be allowed to decide for themselves' Tasked by the German government, an ethics commission has now drawn up guidelines to regulate these questions.

Philosophy - Career - 12.06.2017

Philosophy - 07.06.2017
Opinion: Remainer or re-leaver? The philosophical conundrum posed by Brexit
Opinion: Remainer or re-leaver? The philosophical conundrum posed by Brexit
A recent YouGov survey suggests there is increasing agreement that 'Brexit means Brexit'. However, Alfred Moore from theâ?Conspiracy and Democracy Project suspects support is "broad but shallow", and forcing people to change their minds about Brexit poses a danger to democracy.

Philosophy - Computer Science - 22.05.2017
Stanford professors discuss ethics involving driverless cars
Self-driving technology presents vast ethical challenges and questions. Several professors and interdisciplinary groups at Stanford who are tackling this issue  offer their perspectives on the topic.

Philosophy - 08.05.2017
Kids weigh payoff when choosing whether to deal with the good and the bad
Kids weigh payoff when choosing whether to deal with the good and the bad
Fiveand 6-year-olds won't pay a cost to deal with a do-gooder but - after thinking about it for a bit - are willing to turn down a better deal from a wrongdoer, according to a new Yale-led study published May 4 in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. The new study, led by Yale graduate student Arber Tasimi in collaboration with Marcia K. Johnson and Karen Wynn, shows children struggle with some of the same moral dilemmas as adults: such as when to jettison self-interest in transactions with others of dubious moral character.

Social Sciences - Philosophy - 26.04.2017
Danks Wins 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship To Explore Trust, Autonomous Technologies
Carnegie Corporation of New York has named Carnegie Mellon University's David Danks a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Environment - Philosophy - 21.04.2017
EU project launches '2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
EU project launches ’2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
A wearable technology project is offering up to '2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.

Philosophy - Life Sciences - 17.04.2017
Doris lecturer discusses recipe for moral improvement
On April 12, what would have been professor emeritus of human development John L. Doris? 94th birthday, his son, John M. Doris, delivered the 10th annual John L. Doris Memorial Lecture hosted by the College of Human Ecology's Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.

Environment - Philosophy - 12.04.2017
Project on the ‘Age of Humans’ to explore human effect on environment
A Divinity School scholar at UChicago will partner with colleagues from three other universities to better understand the impact of climate change from a humanities perspective among other theological, philosophical and religious inquiries.

Philosophy - Health - 03.04.2017
Professor Barbara Prainsack appointed to European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
The European Commission has appointed Professor Barbara Prainsack, Global Health & Social Medicine, to the European Group on Ethics and Science and New Technologies (EGE).

Religions - Philosophy - 28.03.2017
Laurie Zoloth appointed dean of University of Chicago Divinity School
Laurie Zoloth, a leader in the field of religious studies with particular scholarly interest in bioethics and Jewish studies, has been appointed dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Computer Science - Philosophy - 25.03.2017
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
Sometimes it's the questions, rather than the answers, that show how the world is changing. For example, questions about the moral consequences of machines and computers becoming more intelligent.

Philosophy - 24.03.2017
'Predatory' journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing
‘Predatory’ journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing
'Predatory' journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing An undercover operation by University of Sussex academic Dr Kasia Pisanski involving 360 scientific journals has found that 40 of 120 so-called 'predatory' journals offered a fake, unqualified applicant a position on their editorial board without checking the veracity of her CV, or even that she existed.

Mathematics - Philosophy - 21.03.2017
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
An Imperial mathematician is leading a new five-year program to test and improve predictive policing and tackle other challenges for future cities.

Philosophy - Career - 09.03.2017
'What we're doing when we try to live our lives well'
‘What we’re doing when we try to live our lives well’
Most of us have impulses we try not to indulge: We generally know we should not get too angry, drive too fast, or be unkind to others.

Computer Science - Philosophy - 06.03.2017
Artificial intelligence will change our world, Cornell expert says
When machines took over repetitive physical labor, many humans turned to knowledge-based work. But now machines can do that, too; a group of insurance workers was recently laid off in Japan, displaced by a computer system that can calculate payouts to policyholders.

Health - Philosophy - 13.02.2017
Book: Caring Matters Most
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers.

Health - Philosophy - 07.02.2017
AI Ethics Experts Propose Driverless Car Regulations Similar To Drug Approval Process
By Shilo Rea As autonomous systems, such as driverless cars, increasingly perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans, two artificial intelligence ethics experts at Carnegie Mello

Philosophy - Economics / Business - 09.12.2016
Ethics of Trump’s Self-Serving Bias is Concerning
President-elect Donald Trump has spent his adult life creating and operating a vast business empire.

Philosophy - 01.12.2016

Philosophy - Event - 01.12.2016

Health - Philosophy - 01.12.2016
World AIDS Day – Liverpool leads on research to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV
World AIDS Day – Liverpool leads on research to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Researchers from the University's Institute of Translational Medicine have been awarded approximately £5.8m grant to lead a multinational research consortium that aims to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV.

Environment - Philosophy - 21.11.2016
At forum, MIT community tackles tough ethical questions of climate change
At forum, MIT community tackles tough ethical questions of climate change
The ethical challenges presented by climate change and the question of what individuals - and academic institutions like MIT - can do to affect change drew approximately 250 people to Morss Hall at MIT on Thursday, Nov.

Philosophy - Politics - 15.11.2016
Is empathy a luxury in the age of Trump?
The election of Barack Obama marked the emergence of the Tea Party, a radical right-wing movement that challenged the Republican establishment and ultimately fueled the rise of Donald Trump.

Philosophy - 31.10.2016
Sussex philosopher helps midwives communicate the wonder of childbirth
Sussex philosopher helps midwives communicate the wonder of childbirth
Sussex philosopher helps midwives communicate the wonder of childbirth A University of Sussex philosopher has created a training module to help midwives communicate with women and their partners during labour.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 28.10.2016
The Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body
All animal research at the University is overseen by the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB), which consists of several committees.

Philosophy - Event - 19.10.2016