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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

The Body in Question

Our bodies, ourselves? In one sense, of course. But the things we now do to our bodies and the ways we attempt to perfect or transcend them suggest new, if not fully articulated, conceptions of the human person and the ends and purposes of human existence.

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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

The Hedgehog’s Array: July 24, 2014

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

The Infernal Machine

79 Theses on Technology:
Of Techniques and "Technology"

If you listen to the machine telling you how to get out of it you only get sucked into it more, like a con artist that lulls you into trust by telling you he is conning you. The promised liberation from technology is usually just another technology that you don’t recognize as such. This is one reason why a fuller appreciation of our diverse techniques is so vital. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Who Is the Smart City for?

In India's rush to transform, build, and even engineer entire new cities, critics are right to raise concerns about citizenship and access. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Fall Fellows Colloquium

11 September 2015

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“Democracy’s Schools: Public Education in the Age of the Self-Made American”

9 October 2015

Johann Neem (IASC) | Workshop

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Philip Lorish

Featured Fellow

Philip Lorish

Doctoral Fellow

Philip Lorish is a doctoral candidate in the Religious Studies department of the University of Virginia. His main research interests include Bioethics, the Christian political tradition, and the place of religious institutions in American public life. Lorish holds a BA in Philosophy from Furman University, an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, and an MPhil in Christian Ethics from Oxford. His dissertation, "Christian Ethics and the New Eugenics," develops a constructive response to the challenges posed by emergent forms of biotechnology within the practice of reproductive medicine. In addition to participating in the Project...

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