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Vanderbilt prison conference to rethink justice system

May. 1, 2013—More than 100 prison scholars, activists and practitioners from across the United States and other nations will gather at Vanderbilt University May 3-5 to explore issues ranging from prison rehabilitation and education to the impact of racism, gender and sexuality on incarceration.

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VU alumni honor John Lachs for educational contributions

Apr. 29, 2013—John Lachs, the Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, has received the 2013 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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Rethinking prisons subject of conference

Apr. 25, 2013—Rethinking Prisons conference brings together more than 100 scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the US, as well as Canada and Brazil, to discuss issues raised by prisons and the death penalty.

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W. James Booth: “Can the Dead Be Harmed?”

Mar. 27, 2013—W. James Booth, professor of political science and philosophy, examines our obligations toward the dead.

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Lisa Guenther: “Is Solitary Confinement a Living Death Penalty?”

Mar. 22, 2013—There is good reason to think that long-term solitary confinement has debilitating psychological effects which render people unable to engage socially, says Lisa Guenther, associate professor of philosophy.

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Lenn E. Goodman: “Love: Does God Make a Difference?”

Mar. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Lenn E. Goodman builds upon his extensive writing and speaking on the commandment “Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself” as he delivers the 2013 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture  Feb 28. Goodman, professor of philosophy and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, discusses “Love: Does God Make a Difference?” at the Vanderbilt Divinity...

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Larry May: “Can War Be Justified?”

Mar. 15, 2013—Watch “Can War Be Justified?” a lecture by Larry May, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and professor of law. Larry May’s talk offers an introduction to a range of questions on the morality of war. He addresses such questions as: Is the killing of soldiers is justified by claims that they forfeit their rights...

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Listen: Join philosophical conversation at Vanderbilt Berry Lectures

Mar. 4, 2013—Thought-provoking questions about the morality of war, treatment of others and obligations toward the dead will be explored during the 2013 Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

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Bogitsh Lecture: ‘Love: Does God make a difference?’

Feb. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt University Professor of Philosophy Lenn E. Goodman will build upon his previous lectures on the commandment "Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself" when he delivers the 2013 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture Feb 28.

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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Feb. 5, 2013—Important Supreme Court decisions, the Nashville Ballet, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at special law enforcement agents are among the varied topics offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt this spring.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Jan. 22, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Nashville’s local food movement topic of (Lunch) Box talk

Nov. 29, 2012—Local food initiatives that view urban farming as a path toward a healthier community will be the focus of “Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a philosophical flavor with David Wood” on Dec. 5. The event, which is open to the public, takes place at the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St. Each...

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