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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

Cheering for Thanatos

For the editors of The Economist, euthanasia is "an idea whose time has come." | 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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James Mumford

Featured Fellow

James Mumford

Postdoctoral Wolterstorff Fellow

James Mumford is the Nicholas Wolterstorff postdoctoral research fellow. He earned his PhD from Oxford in ethics and religion, published in 2013 as Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique (Oxford University Press). His research interests include bioethics, political theology and modern Catholic social thought. Mumford was an undergraduate at Oxford and a Henry Fellow at Yale. From 2010-13 he worked for leading British political/social policy think-tank, The Centre for Social Justice. He writes on a range of ethical, political and social issues for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Demos Quarterly,...

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