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Prof. Smead publishes an article on Aeon’s website

Professor Rory Smead, and Professor Patrick Forber, Tufts University, explore the purpose of punishment in their article, “Punishment isn’t about the common good, it’s about spite.”  They explore the various reasons why punishment is invoked, ranging from actions to promote and restore the greater good, to actions that are spiteful retributions for the wrongdoer.  

Published On: November 9, 2018 |
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Prof. Delmas’ recent published book ‘A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil’

Prof. Candice Delmas puts forward a groundbreaking theory that resisting injustice is itself a civic duty, which sometimes requires breaking the law. Using today’s social movements such as Black Lives Matter, the anti-Trump resistance, and feminist activism in Europe and Russia as examples, Professor Delmas turns a major tradition in political theory against itself by…
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Published On: September 17, 2018 |
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Prof. Delmas’ recent article in Oxford University Press blog

Read Professor Delmas’ recent article “Not your grandmother’s women’s lib movement: Femen’s uncivil disobedience” Oksana Shachko died on 23 July 2018. Although her name may not be familiar to all, her contributions to women’s rights may. Oksana co-founded the feminist socialist collective Femen in her native Ukraine ten years ago, with the purpose of fighting…
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Prof. Delmas Interviews with 3CR-Community Radio

Listen here to learn about Civil Disobedience; Assistant Professor Candice Delmas explains the difference between civil and uncivil disobedience, the moral and political importance of civil disobedience, and also in what type of disobedience Pussy Riot participated.

Published On: September 7, 2018 |
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Remembering Michael Meyer, the enigmatic philosophy professor who mentored so many students

  Michael Meyer passed away this past summer. Michael was a dedicated educator who taught thousands of students over the course of his career. Every philosophy major in the past thirty years took his courses – particularly introduction to philosophy and ancient philosophy. Michael had an incredible range and depth of knowledge. He taught every…
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Published On: September 4, 2018 |
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Prof Bucar creates program to help train religious scholars to work more effectively with the media

When it comes to writing about religion for the general public, the media and religious scholars are equally at a loss. Both sides struggle to convey cultural insights in a way that will not fan the flames of a cultural war. To bridge this chasm, Northeastern will launch a program that will train religious scholars…
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Published On: August 13, 2018 |
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We can print plastic guns. But should we? Prof. Basl weighs in on this question

News @ Northeastern recent article ‘We can print plastic guns. But should we?’ discusses the pros and cons of printing 3-D guns. Professor Basl weighs in on the discussion.

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Congrats Prof. Bucar on your recent grant!

Congratulations Prof. Bucar on your Theology Program Recent Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.    Sacred Writes: Public Scholarship on Religion Scholars of religion can in theory help provide important textual, cultural, and historical context for pressing current issues like healthcare legislation, climate change, and immigration reform. But most of us lack the training to…
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Published On: July 25, 2018 |
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Visiting lecturer Megan Goodwin writes about the presidential pardoning of white terrorists for Religion Dispatches

In 2013 Steven Dwight Hammond and his father Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., were indited for setting a fire that destroyed 139 acres of federal lands in Oregon that were held in trust by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  Father and son were found guilty and sentenced to a mandatory 5-year sentence in 2016 for…
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Published On: July 13, 2018 |
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Brighman and Young University radio program “Top of Mind with Julie Rose” interviews Prof. Winborne

June 28, 2018 Can We Appreciate Art Created By #MeToo Offenders?  Guest: Sheila Winborne, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, Philosophy and Religion, Northeastern University As the list of celebrities, politicians, CEOs and power people accused of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era grows, what should we do with the work they created or participated in? Should…
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Published On: July 10, 2018 |
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