In the Classroom

The Ethics of Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies raise novel ethical challenges or, in some cases, make ethical utopias or dystopias the stuff of reality. But they also provide a new context for thinking about traditional philosophical and ethical problems while increasing the urgency with which we must grapple with these problems.

Scientific Approaches to Philosophy

“Scientific Approaches to Philosophy” explores connections between science and philosophy and attempts to determine if contemporary science can answer, or contribute, to classic philosophical debates.

Finding the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

The applicability of the deterministic principle is affected by four conceptual revolutions; chaotic systems, computational complexity, undecidability, and incompleteness.

Promoting Success Through Play

In this course, students assessed the role of policies, programs, and practices to reduce social problems and enhance positive outcomes for children, their families, and their communities.

Allen G. Feinstein

How are great musicals constructed? The goals of the course were to encourage creative activity and to begin to help students develop the skills necessary to craft effective musical theater.

Lori Lefkovitz

In “Bedrooms and Battlefields: Sex, Gender, and Ethnicity in Hebrew Bible” we discuss stories from Creation to the Book of Ruth to discover how founding narratives establish the categories that have come to define our humanity.

David A. Rochefort

“My class examines the way that novelists use their work to explore poverty, homelessness, mental illness, race relations, domestic violence, climate change, and other issues.”