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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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Prof. Smead’s project “Conflict and Convention in Dynamic Networks”

Prof Smead and his team have been working on a project, “Conflict and Convention in Dynamic Networks” our study shows that, when individuals get to choose their partners, surprising conventions of cooperation and conflict-avoidance arise.

Published On: March 6, 2019 |
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Sci Phi Podcast: Episode 59 with Prof. Fitelson

On Episode 59, Nick chats with Prof. Fitelson, about his early days working in mathematics and physics as a research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a NASA contractor, his highly-social approach to doing and learning philosophy, his work on probability in scientific inference, the story of the Formal Epistemology Workgroup, using computational techniques to…
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Published On: March 1, 2019 |
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Congratulations, Vishal, on being a 2019 Compass Award Recipient!

Vishal has been selected by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities as its 2019 Compass Award recipient. This award recognizes nine outstanding seniors who, during their time on campus, have demonstrated a true commitment to a core set of values: leadership, volunteerism, academic integrity, and commitment to Northeastern. Vishal was selected by CSSH, because of he…
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Published On: February 15, 2019 |
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Prof. Goodwin writes an article for Religion News Service

Prof. Goodwin writes a great piece for Religion News Service about the recent controversial Supreme Court decision Dunn v Ray.

Published On: February 14, 2019 |
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Libertarianism.org interviews Prof. Delmas on her recent book

In Professor Delams book A Duty to Resist she highlights a theory of resisting injustice as a duty in of itself. This specific duty could require breaking the law. She also defends uncivil disobedience and where it is limited in feasibility. Throughout this episode she makes us question how far we should go in order to…
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Published On: February 11, 2019 |
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