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Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
One of the hardest questions adults often get from children is “Why?” Why is the sky blue? Why does our dog stick its tongue out when the weather is hot? Why do I have to have a baby sister? Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow Desiree Lim was no different. “Growing up in a relatively conservative...
Apr 17 2018 | Sara Button
Hannah Carnegy-Arbuthnott had always loved learning, so no one was surprised that she ended up at Oxford studying philosophy and German. But after she graduated with her bachelor’s degree, she took a job doing marketing. “I got quite bored very quickly and realized my happy place was in the library...
Apr 16 2018 | Sara Button
For Laura Gillespie, what began as an avoidance of math class became a lifelong pursuit. She was completing her undergraduate prerequisites and had to take an honors seminar. The choice was between a class on fractals, which combined art and mathematics, and another class called "History of...
Apr 2 2018 | Sara Button
Johannes Himmelreich doesn’t identify as an ethicist, per se. “I came to this interest through political philosophy and political theory—that got me into ethics and moral responsibility,” he clarifies. And for a long time, he wouldn’t have identified as a philosopher, either—despite what his...
Mar 30 2018 | Eliza Wells
Earlier this month, over the weekend of March 3, Stanford sent its very first Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team to the national tournament in Chicago. It was a whirlwind experience after months of preparation, and a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved.

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