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.
Recent Blog Posts
The liberal education conference has now come and gone. My own panel went well, though I think I left with the same question I had going in, namely: Are there any truthful instrumental arguments to be made for liberal education? | Read post >>>
It is at the point of this speculative possibility that Searle’s argument becomes both more interesting and more problematic, for it probes—somewhat indirectly, but powerfully nonetheless—the significance of the “artificial,” a category under which we can put both “art,” “artifice,” and certainly “technology.” | Read post >>>
With the world's population rapidly moving to cities, sustainability issues such as energy, water, and food, will increasingly be urban concerns. | Read post >>>
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
Postdoctoral Abd el-Kader Fellow
Jeff Guhin is the Abd El-Kader postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He earned his PhD in sociology from Yale, and his specialties include education, religion, theory, and culture. Guhin’s first book is titled Make the Children Come to Me: Moral Authority and the Problem of America in Christian and Muslim Schools, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Currently, Guhin is conducting fieldwork for his next book, an ethnographic comparison of morality and citizenship in three urban public school districts. This work is a part of the Institute’s School Cultures and Student Formation Project,...