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Why a healthy democracy needs a dose of constructive disagreementCould embracing our differences be an antidote to polarization? In a new spring quarter course, scholars with opposing viewpoints will discuss divisive issues in all their nuance and…
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Lanier Anderson, the J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities

 and professor of philosophy, is currently serving as interim vice provost…

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  • Students
The award provides support for American students to pursue one-year master’s degrees in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

Stanford seniors Benjamin Przybocki and Jenny Shi are recipients of…

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Stepping inside a scholar’s office is a bit like stepping into their life and mind. Here's a look at the books, art, and mementos in philosophy Professor R. Lanier Anderson’s office, and what they reveal about him as a…

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By Carly Chillmon

Ethics is sometimes seen as purely conceptual or abstract — but the best ethics start on the ground and grow from real life. So says Leif Wenar, the new faculty director of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in…

  • Books & Publications
Professor R. A. Briggs argues that many different aspects of gender may pertain to a single person, necessitating a broader gender framework. 

“Nobody has to match a template—neither mainstream templates nor other cultural…

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 The sixteen-episode series will celebrate the unsung heroines of philosophy.

 [SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2023] — Philosophy Talk, the award-winning, nationally syndicated…

  • Books & Publications
New book highlights the need to distribute jobs, income and other essential resources in a way that treats people who are young and old as equals.BY SANDRA FEDER

Juliana Bidadanure witnessed many social injustices growing up during the 1980s in…

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BY MELISSA DE WITTE

Seven Stanford University scholars have been awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships. This prestigious honor recognizes mid-career scholars, artists and scientists who have demonstrated a previous capacity for outstanding…

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Levin challenges arguments for transhumanism, showing the notion of humanity's self-transcendence into "posthumanity" to be little more than fantasy. Click here to learn more. 

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Philosophy PhD alumni Govind Persad, Dan Halliday, RJ Leland and others have co-authored this article in Science:

An ethical framework for global vaccine allocation

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/09/02/science.abe2803…

  • Awards

Helen Longino is recognized for her work in philosophical naturalism and feminist epistemology, and Michael Friedman for his work on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.

Two philosophy professors in Stanford’s School of Humanities and…

  • In Memoriam

The Stanford Philosophy Department will be hosting a Memorial Reception for Ken Taylor on Wednesday, April 5 2023, from 5:00-8:00pm at the Faculty Club.

Please check here for more information. 

  • In Memoriam
A TRIBUTE TO KEN TAYLOR (1954-2019)

by John Perry

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Ken Taylor, a long time friend, colleague, and co-host. Stunned, actually. A great man with a wonderful family, who…

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Taylor was dedicated to helping students, colleagues and the general public ask tough questions and live an examined life.

BY NATALIE JABBAR

Kenneth A. Taylor, the Henry Waldgrave Stuart…

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BY Alex Shashkevich

Stanford philosopher MICHAEL BRATMAN has been honored for his work on the basic forms of human social interactions and cooperation.

Bratman, the U. G. and Abbie Birch Durfee Professor in the School of…

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The new institute will focus on guiding artificial intelligence to benefit humanity.

BY AMY ADAMS

Stanford University is launching a new institute committed to studying, guiding and developing human-centered…

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BY ALEX SHASHKEVICH

As officials in several U.S. cities consider experimenting with universal basic income, a Stanford lab aims to educate policymakers and the public about the latest research on what happens when…

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Professor Debra Satz (Stanford) will receive an honorary doctorate the afternoon of November 8, 2018 on the occasion of the 105th birthday (“dies Natalis”) on recommendation of the Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity”.…

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by University Communications on September 15, 2017 3:11 pm Categories: Heard on Campus, On the Move  

Philosophy Talk, the popular radio show starring Stanford philosophers KEN TAYLOR and JOHN PERRY, has added two…