The Hedgehog Review
The benefits of an ever-more networked environment are powerful: connectedness, efficiency, and instant access to information. But we may be losing more than our privacy in the digitized info-sphere, including the autonomy and creativity we think it enables.
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If we conceive of attention as simply the activity of a willful agent, we foreclose the possibility of being arrested or brought to attention by something fully outside ourselves. We foreclose, for example,the possibility of an ecstatic attention and the possibility that we can be brought to attention by a particular thing beyond our will, a source beyond our own purposeful, willful action. | Read post >>>
The renovated Place de la République shows the power of the public square. | Read post >>>
"Damaging Our Own Good: Criminal Sanction, Incarceration, and the Erosion of Agency"
10 April 2015
Jonathan Jacobs (John Jay College, CUNY) | Seminar
Fellows Afternoon Tea
15 April 2015
| Afternoon Tea
Spring Closing Dinner
23 April 2015
Spring Fellows Colloquium
24 April 2015
Paul Nedelisky is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute. He received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2013. In his dissertation he argued for a new way of thinking about the fundamental features of the world--the basic properties that together make up the qualitative way the world is. One interesting consequence of his arguments is that certain important features of the world turn out to be fundamental--features that many philosophers have denied are fundamental. These include the features of modality--i.e., possibility and necessity—along with intentionality and morality, among others.
As a postdoctoral...