News    

  1. The Values and Public Life (VPL) Certificate Program’s application is now live on the University Center for Human Values′ website.

    Interested in learning more, come to the VPL Information Session in The Tower Room‚ 1879 Hall, Friday, March 6th from 12:15-12:45 pm or ...

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  2. Values and Public Life (VPL) senior, Cameron Langford, is one of three Princeton students to receive the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

    Forty students nationally were awarded the Gates Scholarship‚ which allows students to pursue postdoctoral studies at the University of Cambridge.

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  3. Politics professor and director of UCHV′s History of Political Thought Project‚ Jan-Werner Müller‚ quoted in ″Time″.

    Professor Müller, comments in Time′s online article on the similarities of Greece to Hungary in regards to balancing the need for EU bailout versus its ...

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Upcoming Events    

  1. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 "When the Market was 'Left'" Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan Commentators:  David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English, Yale University and Ann Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Early Modern History, Keele University McCormick 101, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Tanner Lectures on Human Values

    ELIZABETH ANDERSON is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women′s Studies at the University of Michigan‚ Ann Arbor.  The author of Value in Ethics and Economics (1993) and The Imperative of Integration(2010), she has written extensively on pragmatism‚ democratic theory‚ affirmative action and racial integration‚ antidiscrimination law‚ the ethical limitations of the market‚ social epistemology and the interaction of facts and values in the social sciences. She is currently working on a history of egalitarianism from the Levellers to the present‚ with a special focus on abolitionist movements.  She is President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.  She is also the founder and first Director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at University of Michigan.

     

  2. Thursday, March 5, 2015 "Private Government" Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan Commentators: ; Niko Kolodny, Professor of Philosophy, UC, Berkeley and Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University McCormick 101, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Tanner Lectures on Human Values

    ELIZABETH ANDERSON is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The author of “Value in Ethics and Economics” (1993) and “The Imperative of Integration” (2010), she has written extensively on pragmatism, democratic theory, affirmative action and racial integration, antidiscrimination law, the ethical limitations of the market, social epistemology and the interaction of facts and values in the social sciences. She is currently working on a history of egalitarianism from the Levellers to the present, with a special focus on abolitionist movements. She is President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. She is also the founder and first Director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at University of Michigan.

    TYLER COWEN is Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and also Director of the Mercatus Center. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1987. His book “The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better” was a New York Times best-seller. An Economist poll recently named him one of the most influential economists of the last decade and last year Bloomberg BusinessWeek dubbed him "America's Hottest Economist." Foreign Policy magazine named him as one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers" of 2011. His latest book “Average is over: Powering America out of the Great Stagnation focused on the implications of growing inequality”. He also co-writes a blog for Marginal Revolution and he has recently initiated an on-line economics education project, MRUniversity.com. Cowen is published widely in philosophy journals, including Ethics and Philosophy and Public Affairs.

    NIKO KOLODNY is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his B.A. from Williams College in 1994, M.A. from Oxford in 1996, and Ph.D. from Berkeley in 2003. Before joining the faculty at Berkeley, he was Assistant Professor at Harvard. He teaches moral and political philosophy, and has written papers on love, rationality and democracy, among other subjects. He recently edited Death and the Afterlife (Oxford: 2013), based on Samuel Scheffler’s Tanner Lectures at Berkeley.

  3. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 "Conditional Obligations: Understanding Surfaxin-style Cases" Tina Rulli, University of California, Davis 301 Marx Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars
  4. Thursday, March 26, 2015 "The Worth of Relationships: Distributive Justice and Sociability" Chiara Cordelli, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University and University of Exeter 127 Corwin, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Political Philosophy Colloquium
  5. Thursday, March 26, 2015 "The Overnighters" - Screening and discussion with the Director Jesse Moss James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Co-Sponsored Seminars and Workshops

    Jesse Moss is a San Francisco-based filmmaker. His previous documentaries include Full Battle Rattle, about the US Army’s fake Iraq in the Mohave Desert; Speedo: A Demolition Derby Love Story, about the career and troubled family life of one of the country’s top demolition derby drivers; and Con Man, which examines the life of James Arthur Hogue, a serial imposter who faked his way into Princeton University. Moss is a lecturer in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University.

    Co-sponsored by: Center for the Study of Religion, the Council of the Humanities, Department of Sociology, the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, and the Program in American Studies.
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