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John Lachs leads off spring Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talks

Jan. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt University Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs will discuss “The Cost of Comfort” Feb. 1 when Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box starts its new series at the Nashville Public Library.

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Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box returns Feb. 1 with John Lachs on ‘The Cost of Comfort’

Jan. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt University Department of Philosophy and the Nashville Public Library present Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a philosophical flavor with David Wood, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt. The latest installment of the series takes place Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 11:30 a.m. at the downtown Nashville Public Library at...

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‘Cultural commons’ focus of writer’s talk at Vanderbilt

Jan. 12, 2012—Cultural writer Lewis Hyde, who has a strong interest in the public life of the imagination, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Jan. 19.

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Robert Talisse: “Faith in Democracy”

Dec. 8, 2011—Watch video from the December 7 Thinking Out of the Lunchbox event featuring Robert Talisse, professor of philosophy, speaking on “Faith in Democracy.” Citizens in a democratic society share political power as equals. This equality entails that the exercise of political power is legitimate only when it can be justified by reasons that all citizens could...

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Five minutes with Writing Studio assistant director Gary Jaeger

Nov. 12, 2011—Gary Jaeger could probably improve the writing in this magazine standing on his head. A philosopher, writing coach and yogi, Jaeger serves as the assistant director of the Writing Studio and senior lecturer in the philosophy department, as well as a yoga instructor at 12 South Yoga in Nashville. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy...

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Research collaboration with Grace Loy, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Philosophy double major

Jun. 13, 2011—You could say Earth and Environmental Sciences and Philosophy double major Grace Loy spends her days playing in a sandbox. But this undergrad is working on collaboration with one of Vanderbilt’s top researchers that could make a dramatic difference.

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Kudos

Jun. 2, 2011—Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni's latest awards, appointments and achievements

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Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

May. 13, 2011—Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of academia and business. He came to the Owen Graduate School...

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Listen: 10th-century Islamic ecological fable

Nov. 2, 2010—Listen to Lenn Goodman, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and professor of philosophy, and Richard McGregor, assistant professor of religious studies, speaking about a 10th-century Islamic ecological fable. Interviewed by Chris Benda, theological librarian at the Divinity School.

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Videos: Great ideas of the 19th century

Oct. 15, 2010—Watch videos of John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, leading classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The 19th century was an unusually fertile period of thought. The ideas of evolution, progress, liberty, radical encounter with God, the struggle for existence, human control over human destiny, and universal caring were invented or...

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Listen: Creation and evolution

Jul. 2, 2010—Listen to a podcast by Lenn Goodman, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and professor of philosophy. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.

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Video : “Fundamentals of Morality”

Apr. 16, 2009—Watch video of an April 14 class on "Fundamentals of Morality" taught by John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University.

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