Doug Guilbault Annenberg School for Communication University of Pennsylvania Attractor Dynamics in the Social Construction of Categories It is widely held that communication leads social groups to differ in the cultural traits and linguistic categories they adopt. Because individuals can vary in how they form novel categories, larger population sizes are said to […]
Robin Dembroff Department of Philosophy Yale University Positions in Patriarchy: Retooling the Metaphysics of Gender Decades of feminist theory have approached the question ‘what is gender?’ with an eye to gender as a system— in particular, the system that creates and sustains patriarchy. Using this approach, feminists have proposed theories of gender focused on […]
Penn Reasons and Foundations of Epistimeology Conference (PeRFECt5) Please join the Philosophy Department on November 15-16, 2019 as they host the fifth Penn Reasons and Foundations of Epistemology Conference (PeRFECt5). For further information and event schedule, click here for the program website.
Penn Science Policy & Diplomacy Group presents: Science Communication Workshops, 2019 – 2020 Scientific Storytelling September 17, 2019 12:15pm-1:45pm JMEC 516EW (5th Fl Smilow Center for Translational Research, West Pavilion) 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 How to make your science a story Humans respond to stories: we’re wired for it! Rafael E. Luna, […]
Daniel Yudkin SBSI Postdoc University of Pennsylvania Flexible Ethics: On the Activation, Transformation, and Misperception of Moral Values Philosophers have long compared moral rules to natural laws, as fixed and universal as gravity. Research in psychology, however, suggests that, at least when it comes to human judgment, morality is far from constant. The […]