New York Times: "What Would Socrates Say" Helps Make Philosophy Stylish

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"What Would Socrates Say," a new book edited by Amherst College philosophy professor Alexander George, is helping to make philosophy stylish. The book was reviewed in the Sunday, Sept. 2, New York Times.
Published in Britain this summer and now available in the U.S., "What Would Socrates Say?" collects some of the best questions and answers from, which allows people to pose questions to a panel of philosophers.

Nancy Cartwright Will Speak on "The Myth of Universalism" Nov. 1 at Amherst College

Freeman Dyson Will Speak on “Technology and Social Justice” Oct. 25

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Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

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01. Doing the Right Thing. A primary objective of this course is to develop analytic tools for making thoughtful moral decisions in our own lives and for evaluating policies and decisions made by others.

Sarah Buss To Speak on "Flourishing and Autonomy" at Amherst College Feb. 17

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Louise M. Antony To Speak on "Explaining and Causing" at Amherst College Nov. 7

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Moral Philosopher Daniel N. Robinson To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 31 and Nov. 11

Philosopher Richard Moran To Speak on "Being Told and Being Believed" at Amherst College Nov. 20

Cora Diamond To Speak on "The Problem of Impiety" Feb. 27 at Amherst College

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Philosopher Simon Blackburn To Speak at Amherst College March 27