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

Up in Smoke—Plain Packaging and Brand Identity

Is plain packaging for cigarettes a barrier to trade? | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

79 Theses on Technology:
The Spectrum of Attention

What is attention? We can think of attention as a dance whereby we both lead and are led. This image suggests that receptivity and directedness do indeed work together. The proficient dancer knows when to lead and when to be led, and she also knows that such knowledge emerges out of the dance itself. This analogy reminds us, as well, that attention is the unity of body and mind making its way in a world that can be solicitous of its attention. | Read post >>>

Common Place

The Triumph of the Farmers' Market

The "sidewalk ballet" of the farmers' market | Read post >>>

IASC Events

Upcoming Events

Spring Closing Dinner

23 April 2015

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Spring Fellows Colloquium

24 April 2015

| Colloquium

Fellows Afternoon Tea

29 April 2015

| Afternoon Tea

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Philip Lorish

Featured Fellow

Philip Lorish

Doctoral Fellow

Philip Lorish is a doctoral candidate in the Religious Studies department of the University of Virginia. His main research interests include Bioethics, the Christian political tradition, and the place of religious institutions in American public life. Lorish holds a BA in Philosophy from Furman University, an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, and an MPhil in Christian Ethics from Oxford. His dissertation, "Christian Ethics and the New Eugenics," develops a constructive response to the challenges posed by emergent forms of biotechnology within the practice of reproductive medicine. In addition to participating in the Project...

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