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Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher,
& philosophy begins in wonder.

– Plato

Department News

& The Faculty Member of the Year Award Goes To…

 Winner – Basl ’15 Nomination Letter The Department of Residential Life values the faculty who have committed to working with our staff and students in the residence halls. So often our faculty are under-appreciated and unrecognized for the additional work they put into educating students outside of the classroom. This commitment of time from the faculty…
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Professor Illingworth on the Ethics of Crowdfunding

New York City Opera Fights for Survival Using Kickstarter When New York City Opera turned to Kickstarter as part of an emergency effort to raise $1 million by September 30, it did so against some immense odds: the fundraising website has seldom hosted a successful million-dollar campaign, and never in the service of a performing…
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Professor Setta on the Church of Scientology on Boston’s NPR

The church is based on the teachings of its founder L. Ron Hubbard, who is author of “Dianetics” – the cornerstone of the religion. Members say Scientology has changed their lives. Yet some critics have called Scientology a “global racket.” Hear about the teachings and reach of the Church of Scientology.

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Department Spotlights

Jodie Ly

Law, Ethics, & Public Policy

A senior philosophy major with a concentration in law and ethics and minors in law and public policy and environmental studies, has taken full advantage of the varieties of educational and experiential opportunities Northeastern offers.

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Jung Lee

Ethical Foundations

Jung Lee, recently promoted to associate professor, published his book The Ethical Foundations of Early Daoism: Zhuangzi's Unique Moral Vision. His book is part of Palgrave MacMillan's series, Content and Context in Theological Ethics.

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