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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.

Philosophy - Chemistry - 30.04.2014

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 25.04.2014
Investigating Hitler’s philosophers
Press release issued: 25 April 2014 A compelling new book by a researcher at the University of Bristol exploring Hitler's relationship with philosophers is published in paperback this month.

Philosophy - Psychology - 24.04.2014
$4.5M project focuses on hope and optimism
A $3.8 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund "Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations," a new research project co-directed by Cornell philosophy profess

Art and Design - Philosophy - 10.04.2014
Stanford scholar studies ancient Greek dance performances from the viewers' perspective
Stanford scholar studies ancient Greek dance performances from the viewers’ perspective
Stanford classics Professor Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi discovers how dance challenged both the imagination and the intelligence of ancient audiences.

Health - Philosophy - 02.04.2014
BSMS projects explore what young people think of medical research ethics
BSMS projects explore what young people think of medical research ethics
BSMS projects explore what young people think of medical research ethics A researcher in the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has led a project to explore what young think about medical research that involves children.

Philosophy - Health - 24.03.2014
Oxford-based society reaches $250m in charity pledges
Oxford-based society reaches $250m in charity pledges
Just four years after it was set up, an Oxford-based society aimed at ending global poverty has reached $250 million in pledges.

Philosophy - Event - 21.02.2014
Stanford scholars debate the moral merits of reading fiction
Does reading literature make you more moral? Scholars speaking at a Center for Ethics in Society event say the answer depends on who's reading.

Health - Philosophy - 20.02.2014
Kevin Volpp and Steven Joffe Named Vice Chairs of Penn Medicine's Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Kevin Volpp and Steven Joffe Named Vice Chairs of Penn Medicine's Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Steven Joffe, MD, MPH , and Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD , have been named Vice Chair of Medical Ethics and Vice Chair of Health Policy, respectively, in the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Social Sciences - Philosophy - 30.01.2014
Stanford scholars examine evolution of democracy in South Korea, Taiwan
Stanford scholars examine evolution of democracy in South Korea, Taiwan
In a new book, Stanford experts analyze the challenges and opportunities confronting South Korea and Taiwan's maturing democracies.

Health - Philosophy - 22.01.2014
Book: Safe Passage
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers.

Philosophy - 10.01.2014
Stanford philosophy professor calls for a generation of more responsible thinkers
Stanford philosophy professor calls for a generation of more responsible thinkers
Finding inspiration from the ancients, Stanford philosopher Christopher Bobonich underscores the moral consequences of reflecting upon bad means to good ends.

Environment - Philosophy - 17.12.2013
Hack the planet? Geoengineering research, ethics, governance explored
Hack the planet? Geoengineering research, ethics, governance explored
University of Washington Hacking the Earth's climate to counteract global warming - a subject that elicits strong reactions from both sides - is the topic of a December special issue of the journal Climatic Change. A dozen research papers include the most detailed description yet of the proposed Oxford Principles to govern geoengineering research, as well as surveys on the technical hurdles, ethics and regulatory issues related to deliberately manipulating the planet's climate.

History / Archeology - Philosophy - 17.12.2013
Mining the History of Science
History professor Pamela Smith started college thinking she would be a chemist. Then she took a course on the history and philosophy of science and "was just bowled over." "I had never imagined that science had a history," said Smith, who helped create Columbia's new Center for Science and Society.

Philosophy - Life Sciences - 25.11.2013
’Deep pragmatism’ as a moral engine
'Deep pragmatism' as a moral engine Harvard psychologist describes a nuanced approach to conflict in new book Y ou could be forgiven for believing that some of the most vexing issues of our time - partisan gridlock, abortion, climate change, Middle East strife - might never yield to progress.

Philosophy - Psychology - 12.11.2013
Book: Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers.

Philosophy - Economics / Business - 28.10.2013
Does the promise of recognition really prompt good deeds?
Recognition might not be as important as previously thought in motivating people to perform good deeds, such as donating money or volunteering time to a philanthropic cause, shows recent research from authors at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. A study conducted by Assistant Professor of Marketing Karen Winterich examined how the promise of recognition interacts with one's moral identity to predict philanthropic behavior.

Philosophy - Linguistics / Literature - 28.10.2013
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: International Study Documents Importance of Language to Learning Math
Putting numbers into natural speech - saying "There are two buttons" when pointing to a pair - is at least as important as teaching your child to memorize a counting routine.

Philosophy - 28.10.2013
Gary Tubb named faculty director of the University of Chicago Center in Delhi
Gary Tubb, professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, has been appointed faculty director of the new University of Chicago Center in Delhi.

Philosophy - Health - 22.10.2013
We ask the experts: does society really care about the old and the vulnerable?
On November 1 Melvyn Bragg will talk about his book Grace and Mary at the Festival of Ideas.  The novel is based on Bragg's own bitter-sweet experience of his mother's dementia.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 17.10.2013
Target of animal rights protests kicks off animal research ethics forum
Any research that includes animals presents ethical questions, but they are questions Dario Ringach believes we rarely address together.

Philosophy - Life Sciences - 15.10.2013
'What is the difference between
'What is the difference between "lie", "deceive" and "mislead"?' Oxford interview questions explained
The University of Oxford is today (15 October) releasing a set of sample questions from tutors who conduct Oxford s, in an attempt to explain the reasoning behind even the most strange-sounding questions.

Philosophy - 18.09.2013
Sami issues to be discussed throughout 2014
Umeĺ2014 has reserved SEK 100,000 to partially finance a series of seminars regarding Sami issues. The seminars will be held throughout the entire Capital of Culture year with new topics for every Sami season.

Philosophy - Administration - 18.09.2013
Philosophy is not a 'ridiculous' pursuit. It is worth funding
Philosophy is not a ’ridiculous’ pursuit. It is worth funding
By Professor Paul Redding. First published in The Guardian 18 September 2013 I remember a cartoon from the 1960s: a man in an office is leaning back in his chair, feet crossed on the desk, staring at the ceiling.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 05.09.2013
The Secret World of Sleep
05 Sep 2013 The role of sleep in processing our waking life and making sense of difficult emotions and experiences has been little understood and disputed amongst scientists for many years.

Law - Philosophy - 05.09.2013
Syrian crisis: expert media group
05 Sep 2013 As each day brings a new dimension to the catastrophic civil war in Syria, The University of Manchester is able to offer considerable expert analysis on the crisis and the international community's reaction to it.

Art and Design - Philosophy - 29.08.2013
Explore extraordinary Sheffield Showman sculptor’s life and work
Exhibits and ephemera from 30 years of Sheffield sculptor Anthony Bennett are set to be displayed at the University of Sheffield's Western Bank Library from 12 September to 20 December 2013.

Environment - Philosophy - 16.08.2013
We ask the experts: is overseas aid working?
We live in an unequal world. Each year billions of dollars are directed at reducing some of the gaps between rich and poor and bringing basic healthcare and education to those without these life-enhancing resources.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 13.08.2013
Women still less likely to commit corporate fraud
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Women are less likely to take part in corporate crime and fraud even though more women now work in corporations and serve at higher levels of those organizations, according to a team of sociologists.

History / Archeology - Philosophy - 06.08.2013
Boost for Middle East studies at Sussex with appointment to professorship in Israeli history
Boost for Middle East studies at Sussex with appointment to professorship in Israeli history
Boost for Middle East studies at Sussex with appointment to professorship in Israeli history Professor David Tal has been appointed to a new Chair in Modern Israel Studies at the University of Sussex.

Philosophy - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.08.2013
Local and international flavours from new Executive Chef
Local and international flavours from new Executive Chef
Local and international flavours from new Executive Chef Luca Nervi, who has been appointed as Executive Chef for the University of Sussex with new external partner Chartwells, developed his passion for cooking as a child in rural Italy.

Art and Design - Philosophy - 05.08.2013
Rhymin’ and Stealin’ - new book explores musical borrowing in hip-hop
One of the most essential elements of hip-hop - musical borrowing - is the subject of a new book by University of Bristol musicologist, Dr Justin Williams.

Philosophy - 22.07.2013
New book teaches scientific creativity
To help scientists access information from diverse sources to benefit their research careers, a Cornell professor has co-penned "Science Sifting: Tools for Innovation in Science and Technology" (World Scientific Publishing Co.

Social Sciences - Philosophy - 19.07.2013
British Academy Recognition for Glasgow Academic
Professor Sarah Birch, recently appointed Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Glasgow is one of 42 new Fellows to be elected to the British Academy.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 18.07.2013
Eight Oxford professors welcomed into British Academy
Eight Oxford professors welcomed into British Academy
Eight Oxford University professors were among 59 academics elected into the British Academy at its annual general meeting yesterday (Thursday 18 July).

Religions - Philosophy - 18.07.2013
Memorial service set for Robert Hamerton-Kelly, former dean of the chapel
Hamerton-Kelly spent more than two decades working at Stanford, including 13 years as dean of Stanford Memorial Church and 10 years as a senior research scholar in ethics.

Law - Philosophy - 17.07.2013
New book reconsiders legal understanding of corruption
Laura Underkuffler, professor of law, has spent much of her career examining a "black hole" other scholars have left untouched: She challenges the idea that corruption is simply an illegal, quid-pro

Philosophy - 16.07.2013
ESA test opens way to UK spaceplane engine investment
16 July 2013 The UK government has announced plans to invest in the development of an air-breathing rocket engine - intended for a single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane - following the ESA-managed feasibility testing of essential technology.

Health - Philosophy - 12.07.2013
The Royal baby and modern fatherhood
As Prince William prepares to rush to London from his Anglesey posting in time for the birth of his child, new ethics research from the University of Birmingham says that the culture of fathers being