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IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2013-2014 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Thinking About the Poor

What is life like inside the social safety net? How does it feel to fall from the middle class into poverty? Are the poor becoming increasingly invisible to the rest of society? In a year marking the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of the War on Poverty, we devote our fall issue to how we think about the poor.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

The Hedgehog's Array: February 27, 2015

Noteworthy reads from the last week. | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Algorithms Who Art in Apps, Hallowed Be Thy Code

How we talk about algorithms is impeding our ability to think clearly about them and their place in society. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Why the New Flows of Capital Matter for Cities

Cities are increasingly being eyed by tech companies for their social dynamism and ability to generate innovation. This will have tremendous consequences for the future of society. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Fellows Afternoon Tea

4 March 2015

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"Algorithmic Cultures Workshop"

6 March 2015

Frank Pasquale (University of Maryland) and Kevin Hamilton (Illinois) | Workshop

Fellows Afternoon Tea

11 March 2015

| Afternoon Tea

VA Festival of the Book: A Conversation with Matthew Crawford

18 March 2015

Matthew Crawford (IASC) | Reading

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Paul Nedelisky

Featured Fellow

Paul Nedelisky

Postdoctoral Fellow

Paul Nedelisky is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute. He received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2013. In his dissertation he argued for a new way of thinking about the fundamental features of the world--the basic properties that together make up the qualitative way the world is. One interesting consequence of his arguments is that certain important features of the world turn out to be fundamental--features that many philosophers have denied are fundamental. These include the features of modality--i.e., possibility and necessity—along with intentionality and morality, among others.

As a postdoctoral...

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