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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It is at the point of this speculative possibility that Searle’s argument becomes both more interesting and more problematic, for it probes—somewhat indirectly, but powerfully nonetheless—the significance of the “artificial,” a category under which we can put both “art,” “artifice,” and certainly “technology.” | Read post >>>
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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
Christina McRorie is a doctoral candidate in the Theology, Ethics, and Culture program in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include Christian theological ethics, the history of political economy and the philosophy of economics, the sociology of consumer society, and economic ethics within the Abrahamic traditions. McRorie holds an MAR in Ethics from Yale University, and a BA in History and Religion from Pepperdine University. Her dissertation, "Moral Agency in Global Capitalism," describes the conditions for moral agency set by contemporary global capitalism and consumer society. At the Institute,...