Science and Moral Life
Spring 2013 (15.1)
The new science of morality promises objective truth about human nature and a path beyond ethical relativism, but it turns out to be far less revolutionary than advertised. The Spring 2013 issue of The Hedgehog Review on “Science and Moral Life” includes contributions by John F. Kihlstrom, Lenny Moss, Thomas de Zengotita, and Jan Slaby.
Work and Dignity
Fall 2012 (14.3)
With high unemployment, stagnant wages, and downward mobility, work is in the news and on people’s minds. But work is not just an economic matter. The Fall 2012 issue of The Hedgehog Review explores the relationship between meaningful work and dignity.
Summer 2012 (14.2)
In this issue, we engage the cultural meanings, limits, and possibilities of sustainability as an ethic for our time. Why has sustainability emerged in recent years as the “solution” to so many of the tensions between social, economic, and environmental goods? What conditions gave rise to it, what internal tensions does it contain, and what other “solutions” has it displaced? What does the growing ubiquity of this term tell us about ourselves as a society at this moment in history?
From our Recent Issues
From Fall 2012 (14.3)
by Mike Rose and Matthew Crawford
Authors Mike Rose and Matthew Crawford discuss, among other things, the relationship between work, dignity, and education; emotional labor; and the civic implications of meaningful work. | Read article >>>
From Summer 2012 (14.2)
by Joshua J. Yates
Every now and then a single word emerges from our common parlance to achieve the status of a master term. Such a word gives expression to discrete needs and purposes, but it also provides a perspicuous lens through which to view the ethical disposition and emotional temper of a culture at a particular moment in time. The argument of this essay is that “sustainability” has become just such a word for our moment, deserving closer attention than it has so far received. | Read article >>>
From Spring 2012 (14.1)
by Chad Wellmon
The history of the mutual constitution of humans and technology has been obscured as of late by the crystallization of two competing narratives about how we experience all of this information. On the one hand, there are those who claim that the digitization efforts of Google, the social-networking power of Facebook, and the era of big data in general are finally realizing that ancient dream of unifying all knowledge. On the other hand, less sanguine observers interpret the advent of digitization and big data as portending an age of information overload. We are suffering under a deluge of data. Many worry that the Web’s hyperlinks that propel us from page to page, the blogs that reduce long articles to a more consumable line or two, and the tweets that condense thoughts to 140 characters have all created a culture of distraction. | Read article >>>
The Hedgehog Review wins award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals for Best Public Intellectual Special Issue 2012. Read the award-winning issue: The Roots of the Arab Spring
About The Review
The Hedgehog Review publishes insightful essays and reviews by scholars and cultural critics focused on the most important questions of our day:
- What does it mean to be human?
- How do we live with our deepest differences?
- What is the good life? The good community? The good world?