The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award Professor Thomas Nagel, of New York University, the 2008 Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy. This is the eighth time the Prize has been awarded. Earlier laureates are W.V. Quine, M. Dummett, D. Scott, J. Rawls, S. Kripke, S. Feferman and J. Hintikka.

There is a symposium for Thomas Nagel being held at the the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm on 21 October 2008.

Smilansky on Bloggingheads.tv
By S. Matthew Liao

Our very own Saul Smilansky is on bloggingheads.tv, talking about his work on free will, moral paradoxes, and so on. Here is a link to the diavlog: http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/14400

A description of the content is as follows:

Saul’s latest book, “Ten Moral Paradoxes” (04:52)
Is there such a thing as fortunate misfortune? (09:33)
Does abundance deprive us of the heights of moral worth? (12:23)
Why you might be morally required to quit your job (16:37)
Choice egalitarianism and the problem of the billionaire (12:16)
When a terrorist is tortured, does he have grounds for complaint? (09:14)

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