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Freeman delivers Colloquium on Microaggressions

Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium Series: “Microaggressions in Medicine” February 3, 12:30-2 p.m., Life Sciences Building, Room 101; free

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ETHICS reviews Kolers' A Moral Theory of Solidarity

The prestigious journal Ethics positively reviewed Avery Kolers' book, A Moral Theory of Solidarity (2016).

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Faculty Favorite Awards

Faculty Favorite Awards

Philosophy faculty receive Faculty Favorite Awards

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Kentucky-Princeton Undergraduate Summer Institute on Inequality

Kentucky-Princeton Undergraduate Summer Institute on Inequality

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for the first annual Kentucky-Princeton Summer Institute on Political Values and Ideas

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Academic Year 2016-2017 Highlights

Academic Year 2016-2017 Highlights

Book publications, lectures, faculty appointments, student achievement - the 2016-2017 academic year saw many accomplishments by the Department of Philosophy. Learn about some of the highlights here.

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Sports and public life initiative launched

Sports and public life initiative launched

We are excited to announce a major new multidisciplinary initiative in Sports and Public Life, which the Philosophy Department is spearheading. We envision a research institute, course work, and a major conference slated for Homecoming Week 2017. Let us know if you want to receive periodic updates or to be involved.

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Discovering the Meaning of Life

Discovering the Meaning of Life

How do we build a life worth living? For Prof. Avery Kolers (Philosophy), games, and playing them, provide substantial answers. Kolers’ latest paper, “The Grasshopper’s Error: Or, On How Life is a Game,” published in Dialogue in 2015, takes the lead from fellow philosopher Bernard Suits to explain how the meaning or value of life is a lot like the meaning or value of a game.

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