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by admin Mar 30, 2015

Resources to Help You Better Understand and Avoid Plagiarism


Plagiarism may not be intentional, but it is still plagiarism. Here are some tips and resources to help clear things up. Resources to Help You Better Understand and Avoid Plagiarism - Read More…

Report from the 16th Annual Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conference


From October 2-4, I had the pleasure of participating in the 16th Annual Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum (SEAC) conference. Held at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, AZ, this year’s conference theme was “Engaging the Future Responsibly,” which brought together speakers representing many different dimensions of ethics education and ethical considerations for curriculum development. Report from the 16th Annual Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conference - Read More…

Reflections on Ethics Education and Crisis Response


Penn State Rock Ethics Institute Director Nancy Tuana offers the following reflections on Teaching 'The Kite Runner' at Penn State, an article recently published in The Chronicle Review by our colleague Sophia A. McClennen about her classroom experience in the first days of the current crisis: Reflections on Ethics Education and Crisis Response - Read More…

Questioning the Myth of Alzheimer's


I have spent my life within the scientific, political, economic, and social institutions of the AD field-universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies-studying and treating human aging and disease. Now I am ready to challenge the power that the mainstream "Alzheimer's disease" myth has over us, helping people see what I have seen and to think critically about the evolution in thought that has occurred over the past several decades, which has shaped the way we see our aging bodies and minds and the way we act towards them. I want to spread a story of brain aging that can be a starting point for helping us better cope with and prepare for the travails of cognitive decline. Questioning the Myth of Alzheimer's - Read More…

PTSD, Gender, and Violent Spouses: How (Not) Expressing Emotions Matters


Have you ever tried to have a conversation with a rock? Probably not, but imagine talking to a person (ideally, a romantic partner) that has the emotional responsiveness of, say, a rock. That is to say with zero indication of emotion. Zip. Nada. Zilch. None. Put simply, it is frustrating. Some would say infuriating. Others might comment that it makes their blood pressure skyrocket. Personally, I find it intriguing. PTSD, Gender, and Violent Spouses: How (Not) Expressing Emotions Matters - Read More…

Provocative ethics speaker to appear on campus


My own introduction to Regan's work came because of my interest in G. E. Moore, the-turn-of-the-(last)-century British philosopher who famously argued that the ultimate "goods" -- those that cannot be justified by reference to any other good -- are the appreciation of experiences of beauty and the appreciation of relationships with other people. All other values, he argued, ultimately can be measured by their tendency to contribute to detract from those things. Moore's ideas were very influential for the slightly younger generation of his students who became known as the Bloomsbury Group. Regan's book Bloomsbury's Prophet is very illuminating concerning Moore's influence on Bloomsbury. As part of a program for Penn State faculty to integrate ethics issues into their teaching, I used Regan's book to help create a unit on Moore's aesthetics in my English classes about Bloomsbury. Provocative ethics speaker to appear on campus - Read More…

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute now accepting applications


The online application for the 2017 Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institutes is live! Check it out at http://www.piksi.org/application/ and encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy. Application deadline is January 31, 2017. Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute now accepting applications - Read More…

Philosophy Beyond the Academy


This post first appeared on the Public Philosophy Journal. It has been reprinted by permission from the author, Michael Burroughs, Assistant Director of the Rock Ethics Institute. Philosophy Beyond the Academy - Read More…