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Dec. 14, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 5

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Philosophical debate

In response to: Philosophy tests

By BRIAN ZACK ’72 p’04

Published in the July 11, 2012 issue

To the extent that your article on “experimental philosophy” is an accurate reflection of the field, the field is itself an unfortunate and inaccurate reflection of philosophy. Your writer states: “Where traditional philosophers try to deduce what everyone else thinks by...

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Philosophical debate

In response to: Philosophy tests

By C. THOMAS CORWIN ’62

Published in the July 11, 2012 issue

Every time someone repeats Philippa Foot’s 45-year-old philosophical “classic” starring the fat guy on the bridge, the trolley, and the five people down the track, I — as one who majored in philosophy — am overcome by embarrassment. Pushing fatso off the bridge and having him...

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Humanists at Princeton

In response to: Filling a campus gap, students create a religious group ‘without the religion’

By JOHN GARTNER ’60

Published in the July 11, 2012 issue

I was thrilled to learn of the recent founding of the Princeton University Society of Humanists (On the Campus, May 16) as a place for Princetonians to find support and camaraderie from others with religious ideals, but without theistic belief. It’s about time! When I...

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BUZZ BOX: When Ph.D.s need a job outside the ivory tower

In response to: Ending the stigma of jobs outside academia for Ph.D.s

Published in the June 6, 2012 issue

Alumni posted comments at PAW Online on an April 4 Campus Notebook story about ending the stigma for jobs outside academia for Ph.D.s in the human­i­ties, often considered a “Plan B.” GLORIA ERLICH *77 wrote that she had found a satisfying career as an independent scholar,...

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The idea of the computer

In response to: Daybreak of the Digital Age

By BILL CLARKSON ’58

Published in the June 6, 2012 issue

The MANIAC computer — I remember it well (feature, April 4)! In the spring of 1958 a classmate, Ned Irons ’58, and I did our senior project (engineering students’ equivalent of a thesis) on that computer, the only computer in Princeton. The task was programming an interpreter...

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