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Philosophy - 02.03.2015
Focus on exams ’hinders development of character’ in British school children
Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.

History / Archeology - Philosophy - 27.02.2015
Harris-Perry discusses realities of struggle in King Lecture
Harris-Perry discusses realities of struggle in King Lecture
"To live in a democracy is to have the right to govern, not simply to be governed," said MSNBC television host, scholar and author Melissa Harris-Perry, commencing the annual Martin Luther King Jr.

Law - Philosophy - 20.02.2015
Assisted death: how the work of this philosopher informed the recent Supreme Court decision
In 2011, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) filed a lawsuit claiming that physician-assisted dying should be legal.

Linguistics / Literature - Philosophy - 23.01.2015
Stanford scholar explores Arabic obsession with language
Stanford scholar explores Arabic obsession with language
Through a study of metaphor in medieval Arabic literature, Stanford comparative literature professor Alexander Key finds that the Arab world had a head start on the West when it comes to understanding how language works.

Philosophy - 23.01.2015
New sports centre building to be named after Olympic rower Acer Nethercott
Oxford University is to name the first phase of its new sports centre at Iffley Road after Olympic rower and scholar Dr Acer Nethercott.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 22.01.2015
Is cheating on the field worse than cheating on a spouse? Some fans think so
Is cheating on the field worse than cheating on a spouse? Some fans think so
ANN ARBOR-Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop Lance Armstrong but stay loyal to Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong's doping scandal took place on the field, unlike Wood's off-the-field extramarital affairs, according to new studies.

Philosophy - History / Archeology - 12.12.2014
Penn Senior Studies the Past to Understand the Future
Science fiction is often said to reflect human culture: who we are today and what we dream to be in the future.

Philosophy - Administration - 27.11.2014
New research to address how to successfully end wars
Related links: Cian O'Driscoll researcher profile Glasgow Global Security Network Glasgow Human Rights Network Policy Scotland Academics and military personnel are launching a unique new research project today that will examine the ethics of victory in war.

Philosophy - Mathematics - 25.11.2014
Patrick Suppes, Stanford philosopher, scientist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, dies at 92
Patrick Suppes' long career at Stanford began in 1950. As both a philosopher and scientist, he influenced a large number of fields.

Philosophy - 25.11.2014
Michael Schwerner '61 earns posthumous Medal of Freedom
Fifty years after civil rights workers James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael "Mickey" Schwerner '61 were slain in Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan, President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to their families Nov.

Philosophy - 21.11.2014
Sociologist Priscilla Ferguson on Thanksgiving
Tablesetting for the Thanksgiving Feast, a 10-year-old tradition at John Jay Dining Hall. Image Credit: Eleanor Templeton Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson is a Columbia sociologist who thinks and writes a lot about food.

History / Archeology - Philosophy - 19.11.2014
Stanford scholar traces cultural history of obsession with youth
With philosophy, history and literature as his guides, Stanford Professor Robert Harrison investigates how Western ideas of youthfulness have evolved from classical antiquity to the present.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 13.11.2014
Christian, atheist scientists tackle human nature
Christian, atheist scientists tackle human nature
The question of what makes us human has been a source of discussion and conflict for centuries. Although the question remains unanswered, a Christian geneticist and an atheist chemist found that their views on the topic were not so different in a Nov.

Health - Philosophy - 10.11.2014
Why placebos for chemotherapy side effects are hard to swallow
Why placebos for chemotherapy side effects are hard to swallow 10 November 2014 It's unthinkable to give a placebo to someone to treat their cancer, but could we use one to treat chemotherapy's well-known side effects? Unfortunately, we may never be able to answer this question because the biggest obstacle to finding out whether it would work is emotional rather than scientific.

Event - Philosophy - 07.11.2014
A step towards solving the enduring the puzzle of ’infantile amnesia’
A study led by Professor James Russell shines a light of the phenomenon of 'infantile amnesia'. He argues that children's ability to recall events depends on their being able to unify the environmental elements of when, what and where.

History / Archeology - Philosophy - 06.11.2014
Durham awarded its first ever UNESCO Chair
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Philosophy - Health - 02.11.2014
Statement on the use and sources of human tissue in experiments at Imperial
Statement on the use and sources of human tissue in experiments at Imperial
Imperial responds to Mail on Sunday report Following an insensitive and highly misleading report in the Mail on Sunday on Sunday 2 November 2014, Imperial has made the statement below regarding the use and sources of human tissue in experiments.

Art and Design - Philosophy - 29.10.2014
Spooky Research: Faculty Experts Explore Halloween Topics
Even when it's not Halloween, scholars from the College of Liberal Arts are studying ghostly folklore, the science of superstition and making sense of the unknown.

Media - Philosophy - 27.10.2014
Stanford Responds to Election Mailer
Stanford University is investigating the facts behind an academic research study independently undertaken by political science researchers at Stanford and Dartmouth that involved election mailers sent to voters. As it investigates, Stanford is also cooperating with an inquiry undertaken by election officials in the State of Montana.

Philosophy - History / Archeology - 27.10.2014
The Birth of Hedonism
27 October 2014 A new book exploring hedonism and the Cyrenaic philosophers by Dr Kurt Lampe of the Department of Classics and Ancient History is published this week. The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life reconstructs the doctrines and practices of the Cyrenaics, an ultra-hedonist Greek school of philosophy supposedly founded by Aristippus of Cyrene in the fourth century BCE.

Law - Philosophy - 17.10.2014
Law scholars’ new book explores masculinity in law and literature
Profs. Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore discuss lawyers, judges and manliness in American Guy When Profs.

Philosophy - 16.10.2014
Sussex AI expert recalls her 'light bulb moment' for Radio 4
Sussex AI expert recalls her ’light bulb moment’ for Radio 4
Sussex AI expert recalls her 'light bulb moment' for Radio 4 One of Sussex's most influential and highly regarded academics will be profiled on BBC Radio 4's ' The Life Scientific' next week.

Art and Design - Philosophy - 03.10.2014

Economics / Business - Philosophy - 02.10.2014
Employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems
02 Oct 2014 New research from The University of Manchester is examining whether employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems.

Philosophy - 30.09.2014
Studying time makes this philosopher tick
Studying time makes this philosopher tick
We all know that time passes - or so it seems. But what do we think time is really doing? Is it moving by us? Standing still as we wade through it? Our inability to resolve this question is revealed by the indirect way in which we discuss the subject.

Philosophy - Psychology - 15.09.2014
Moral violations: hard to stomach? Hard to swallow?
It's common to refer to acts of business fraud or misbehaving politicians as disgusting, but according to new research being morally offended is not just a manner of speech. What we find morally offensive can be physically offensive as well. The study, led by University of Toronto Scarborough and Rotman School of Management Assistant Professor Cindy Chan , revealed that people are less likely to consume beverages if they are exposed to moral violations.

Philosophy - 15.09.2014
Effective Protests Make People Uncomfortable. Here’s Why
I was struck by the juxtaposition of two recent news topics.

Philosophy - 29.08.2014
Critics pour cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge: are they right?
Holly Lawford-Smith from the University of Sheffield's Department of Philosophy and Christian Barry, Director of the Centre for Moral, Social, and Political Theory at Australian National University, discuss the impact of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Law - Philosophy - 21.08.2014
Syrian crisis: media experts
21 Aug 2014 A year after President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is alleged to have used sarin gas to kill more than 1,000 people in a Damascus suburb, President Obama said in a statement this week that the US forces have completed the destruction of the deadliest chemical weapons in Syria's arsenal.

Social Sciences - Philosophy - 03.08.2014
Looking for the good
Anthropology looks at human differences in its study of the 'other' and at human commonalities in its more recent focus on the 'suffering'.

Philosophy - Law - 28.07.2014
Stanford philosopher examines the legitimacy of political power
Stanford philosopher examines the legitimacy of political power
When applying ancient philosophic thought to contemporary issues like surveillance and health care reform, Stanford Humanities Center fellow Amanda Greene finds that claims to political legitimacy lie at the heart of many political debates.

Agronomy / Food Science - Philosophy - 18.07.2014
Outcome of inquiry into ’Australian Paradox’ research
Outcome of inquiry into 'Australian Paradox' research 18 July 2014 A formal inquiry into allegations brought against a University of Sydney academic and her research collaborator has found no research misconduct occurred. There was no breach of the University's research code of conduct or of the Australian code for the responsible conduct of research.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 16.07.2014
Facebook Study Did Not Breach Research Ethics, Says Carnegie Mellon’s Alex John London
Press Release: Facebook Study Did Not Breach Research Ethics, Says Carnegie Mellon's Alex John London-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University : Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 / shilo [a] cmu (p) edu PITTSBURGH—The Facebook study that unknowingly put nearly 700,000 of the social networking site's users in a psychological experiment was not ethically ideal, but it did not breach research ethics, according to Carnegie Mellon University's Alex John London (right).

History / Archeology - Philosophy - 16.07.2014
British Academy welcomes new Fellows
Together they represent an unrivalled reserve of expertise and knowledge. Lord Stern, President of the British Academy.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 14.07.2014
Stanford scholar takes a philosophical approach to human behavior
By analyzing how people cooperate and make plans, philosophy Professor Michael Bratman creates a framework for understanding human sociality that has implications in fields ranging from psychology to artificial intelligence.

Philosophy - Computer Science - 09.07.2014
Project to evaluate how farmers markets benefit communities
Alfonso Morales talks with a vendor at the Dane County Farmers' Market in October 2009. Morales has secured federal funding to develop tools to evaluate the impacts of farmers markets on communities.

Philosophy - 18.06.2014
The moral of the story? Spare kids those cautionary tales
A moral story that praises a character's honesty is more effective at getting young children to tell the truth than a story that emphasizes the negative repercussions of lying, says the University of Toronto's Kang Lee , lead author of new research published in Psychological Science. His findings suggest that stories such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Pinocchio may not be effective cautionary tales when it comes to inspiring honest behaviour in children.

Philosophy - 18.06.2014

Philosophy - Psychology - 18.06.2014
Stories that motivate children to be honest
A moral story that praises a character's honesty is more effective in getting young children to tell the truth than a story that emphasizes the negative repercussions of lying, according to research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that stories such as "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and "Pinocchio" may not be effective cautionary tales when it comes to inspiring honest behaviour in children.

Mathematics - Philosophy - 16.06.2014
The Silver Age of Austrian Logic
Once again, Vienna is one of the capitals of logic research, more than 80 years after Kurt Gödel wrote down his incompleteness theorems.

Mathematics - Philosophy - 12.06.2014
Stanford philosophy Professor Grigori Mints, a world-renowned logician, has died at 74
Mints' pioneering research created new connections between proof theory and computation – leaving an indelible mark on generations of students and colleagues in philosophy, mathematics and computer science.

Art and Design - Philosophy - 10.06.2014
Carnegie Mellon’s Franco Sciannameo Co-edits Book Examining Music and Philosophy of Italian Composer Giacinto Scelsi
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Franco Sciannameo Co-edits Book Examining Music and Philosophy of Italian Composer Giacinto Scelsi-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University : Pam Wigley / 41

Economics / Business - Philosophy - 15.05.2014
It's time to demystify economics
The recent global financial crisis has driven home the urgent need for everyone to have a grasp of economics - and there's no reason why this can't be the case, argues Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang.

Economics / Business - Philosophy - 15.05.2014
It's time to de-mystify economics
The recent global financial crisis has driven home the urgent need for everyone to have a grasp of economics - and there's no reason why this can't be the case, argues Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 14.05.2014
Imperial signs up to UK Concordat on Openness on Animal Research
Imperial signs up to UK Concordat on Openness on Animal Research
Imperial is one of 72 organisations to sign the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK, which has been published today.