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IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2012-2013 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Minding Our Minds

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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THR Blog

And Who Is a Person? The Problem with Hobby Lobby (Part II)

Does the Hobby Lobby decision not call for a better concept of corporate personhood that would allow us to differentiate between various types of entities and religious liberty claims? | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Deans Care About Books

By clinging to the idea that that humanities and humanistic social science scholarship must take the form of a print book, scholars and deans threaten the future of university presses and erode their ability to evaluate and distribute high-quality scholarship. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Assessing Urban Complexity: Thriving Cities Conference Recap

Last month, the Thriving Cities Project gathered together practitioners and scholars from around the country for a two day conference to recap and assess research, project goals, and current findings. | Read post >>>

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William Hasselberger

Featured Fellow

William Hasselberger

Postdoctoral Fellow

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...

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