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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

Too Much Information

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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Recent Blog Posts

THR Blog

The Hedgehog’s Array: March 27, 2015

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The Infernal Machine

79 Theses on Technology: On Attention

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 >>>

Common Place

The Power of Play in the Public Square

The renovated Place de la République shows the power of the public square. | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

"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

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Spring Closing Dinner

23 April 2015

| Dinner

Spring Fellows Colloquium

24 April 2015

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Paul Nedelisky

Featured Fellow

Paul Nedelisky

Postdoctoral Fellow

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...

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