The Hedgehog Review
Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.
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Public Lecture - "The Place of Prejudice"
31 October 2014
Adam Sandel (Harvard University) | Public Lecture
Institute Seminar Series - "'Practices' in Lab Science"
7 November 2014
Paul Scherz (Catholic University) | Seminar
Fellows Afternoon Tea
12 November 2014
| Afternoon Tea
Institute Seminar Series - "A Confident Pluralism"
21 November 2014
John Inazu (Washington University) | Seminar
William Hasselberger received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2012. His work focuses on the nature of human agency, autonomy, ethical virtue, and moral psychology. The questions he addresses include: how should we understand distinctively human and rational action; what is the role of practical skill or know-how in action; what are the connections between practical skills, perception, and ethically virtuous action; what is individual autonomy, or 'self-governing' agency, and what are its limits; how do agents achieve inter-subjective understanding of each others' actions; and in what ways are shared social practices important...