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by Betsy VanNoy last modified Jan 13, 2020 08:36 AM
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Philosophy as a Transitional Genre: On Richard Rorty’s Intellectual Bequest
by Betsy VanNoy published Dec 17, 2019
Recently, the Richard Rorty Society hosted the second international conference at Penn State University, with the title “Rorty’s Ethics.” The conference took place November 22-24th, 2019 at the Nittany Lion Inn, in State College. For this second international conference, Prof. Robert Brandom was the keynote speaker. The responses to his two plenaries were delivered by Richard Bernstein and Brady Bowman. The full program and details can be found at the Society’s Website. Below, I talk with Eduardo Mendieta about the conference.
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by Betsy VanNoy last modified Dec 11, 2019 05:07 PM
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The empathy option: The science of how and why we choose to be empathetic
by Betsy VanNoy published Dec 11, 2019
We can choose to put ourselves in situations where we will feel empathy — the experience of understanding and actually sharing the feelings of someone else — or we can choose to avoid such situations. Penn State psychologist Daryl Cameron is studying how we make that decision, and whether we can be encouraged to be more empathetic.
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CBC Radio One's IDEAS episode features Eduardo Mendieta on philosopher Richard Rorty
by Betsy VanNoy published Dec 11, 2019
Check out CBC Radio One’s episode of IDEAS on Richard Rorty, recorded at the second meeting of the Richard Rorty Society at Penn State. It features many of the Richard Rorty Society's members, including Eduardo Mendieta, Marianne Janack, Christopher Voparil, Susan Dieleman, Richard J. Bernstein, and Mary V. Rorty, among others.
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Eduardo Mendieta quoted in On The Media "Sticks and Stones" episode
by Betsy VanNoy published Dec 10, 2019
Check out On the Media’s recent story, where Andrew Marantz speaks about Rorty and quotes Dr. Eduardo Mendieta. You can listen here.
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Call for Stand Up 2020 Nominations
by Betsy VanNoy published Nov 18, 2019 last modified Nov 18, 2019 09:22 AM
Deadline for nominations is January 27, 2020. Click here for more information.
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Elizabeth Ransom publishes Global Meat
by Betsy VanNoy published Nov 05, 2019
Elizabeth Ransom is Associate Professor of International Affairs and Senior Research Associate at Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University. Her book, Global Meat: Social and Environmental Consequences of the Expanding Meat Industry was published in October 2019.
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