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Prof. Delmas was a guest in the latest Hi-Phi Nation episode on Uncivil Disobedience

Uncivil Disobedience: Hi-Phi Nation looks at the disruptive tactics of the animal liberation movement in Australia. In Australia, vegan and animal liberation activism has recently become intense and disruptive, invading farms, restaurants, and city centers. They’re doing everything from rescuing animals to blocking traffic and occupying steakhouses. Some argue that these new activists are needlessly…
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Published On: May 30, 2019 |
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Congratulations Isaac!

Congrats to Issac Shur for winning this years (2019) Philosophy and Religious Studies essay writing contest!

Published On: May 13, 2019 |
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Data, Ethics and Culture

Check out this video to hear from students who spent the semester in London as part of the Data, Ethics and Culture program at the New College for the Humanities (NCH) at Northeastern!

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Congratulations Class of 2019!

Congratulations to the class of 2019 for all your accomplishments! We are excited to see what the future holds for you all!   Congratulations to the first ever Susan Setta and Michael Meyer Department Citizen Awards to Samantha Hirshland and Sam Haas!   To view more pictures of our celebration please view our Facebook album….
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Published On: May 7, 2019 |
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What Cute Dogs Can Teach Us About Democracy

Dog lovers agree: Round and fluffy, wrinkled and snub-nosed, or skinny and sleek, dogs are cute. The question is, how does a group of canine aficionados come to a fair consensus about which wet nose and wagging tail evokes the loudest “awww!”? A group of students at Northeastern has spent the semester trying to find…
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Published On: April 22, 2019 |
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Prof. Mathiesen is going live on NU Facebook at 2pm

AI and Ethics: What’s at stake as more decisions are by machines? Ask Prof. Mathiesen, her research focuses on information and computer ethics and justice. Prof. Mathiesen will be going live on Northeastern University’s Facebook at 2pm today (4/10/19)

Published On: April 10, 2019 |
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Prof. Mathiesen was interviewed by News @ Northeastern about Artificial Intelligence

Algorithmic predictions are ubiquitous these days—think of Amazon recommending a book based on past purchases. More controversial use arises when algorithms incorporate not just personal history, but information about people generally, blurring the lines of personal causation and broad, population-level trends. More and more decisions are made using machine learning algorithms, which, in theory, can…
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Published On: April 5, 2019 |
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2019 Philosophy and Religious Studies Essay Writing Contest

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is pleased to announce our annual essay award competition. Awards will be given in two categories: Philosophy and Religion. Details for each are below: Philosophy Paper An award will be given for the best paper defending a substantive thesis in any area of philosophy (theoretical or applied). Papers may…
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Prof. Fitelson recent new book, “Themes From Klein”

This volume features more than fifteen essays written in honor of Peter D. Klein. It explores the work and legacy of this prominent philosopher, who has had and continues to have a tremendous influence in the development of epistemology. The essays reflect the breadth and depth of Klein’s work. They engage directly with his views…
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Published On: April 2, 2019 |
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All About Incivility: An Interview with Candice Delmas

Politics, Philosophy and Economics Student, Gabe Morris ’20 interviews Prof. Delmas with Northeastern University Political Review about her recent book A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil.

Published On: March 28, 2019 |
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