The dark side of fair play

Spite is a puz­zling human behavior that seem­ingly affords no value to its owner. But new research from assis­tant pro­fessor of phi­los­ophy Rory Smead reveals that spite­ful­ness may actu­ally be the unlikely origin of the kindly act of fairness.

The immigration debate in America

As part of Northeastern’s edu­ca­tional series on civic sus­tain­ability, a trio of North­eastern scholars led a dis­cus­sion on immi­gra­tion issues in the U.S. from a legal, philo­soph­ical, and crim­inal jus­tice perspective.

Philosophy reframes today’s concerns

Last week, North­eastern hosted the 29th Inter­na­tional Social Phi­los­ophy Con­fer­ence, an oppor­tu­nity for experts and stu­dents to weigh deep ques­tions around some of the biggest issues of our time.

Postcard from Morocco

Jenn Wilson Class of 2012, majoring in inter­na­tional affairs and phi­los­ophy Par­tic­i­pating in Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in Morocco Our pro­gram here focuses on the his­tory and con­tem­po­rary cul­ture of Morocco. … read more »