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.
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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 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,...