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Ravven Publishes Book on Moral Agency

Professor of Religious Studies Heidi M. Ravven published a book titled The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will (The New Press, 2013).  More ...

Heidi Ravven
Ravven Presents Paper at Neuroethics Meeting

Heidi M. Ravven, professor of religious studies, presented a paper and a poster at the International Neuroethics Society annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10 and 11.  More ...

Steven Pet '12
Steven Pet '12 Receives Award for Ethics Essay

Steven Pet ’12, received the Robert G. Bottoms Award for Best Analytical Essay at the Fourth Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium held April 7-9 at The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University.  More ...

Clifford Christians
Communication Theorist to Lecture on Journalism Ethics
Clifford Christians, research professor of communications and professor of media studies and journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a lecture titled “Truth in a Technological Age,” on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Science Center's Kennedy Auditorium at Hamilton. The lecture is free and open to the public. More ...
Robert Simon
Simon Interviewed in LA Times About Honesty in Golf
Robert Simon, the Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy, was interviewed for a Los Angeles Times article about truthfulness in golf. In “Honesty Suits Golf to a Tee” (9/26/10), the writer reports that 14-year-old Zach Nash is returning the first-place medal he won at a tournament in August after he realized he inadvertently played the match with an illegal number of clubs in his bag. More ...
Rick Werner
Werner Publishes Article in Positive Peace
Richard Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, has published the lead article "Hope and the Ethics of Belief," in Positive Peace, edited by Andrew Fitz-Gibbon and with an introduction by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's grandson (Rodopi, 2010). Using the reasoning of William James' "Sentiment of Rationality" and recent findings in empirical psychology, Werner argues that we should be hopeful when the facts allow because of the self-fulfillling prophecy that can be contained in hope. Hope is to be preferred to trendy cynicism. More ...