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May 16, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 12

Joshua Knobe *06 is one of experimental philosophy’s leading lights

Philosophy tests

These thinkers take philosophy to the ­streets

Published in the May 16, 2012, issue

Imagine a particularly horrific wartime dilemma. You’re a doctor tending to people in the squalid Jewish ghetto of a Nazi-occupied town, where several of your patients have come down with typhoid fever. The expedient thing would be to report that to the...Read more
Karam Nachar

Revolution from afar

A grad student from Syria plays a role in his country’s uprising – and worries about those left behind

Published in the May 16, 2012, issue

In August 2011, Syrian security agents raided a private home  in Aleppo, the country’s largest city, and arrested activists who had been using Facebook — posting with fake names — to plan meetings and demonstrations in the ongoing uprising against syrian...Read more
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