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'Impact for the common good?' - CfP Association for Interdisciplinary Studies conference, Oct. 22-25, 2015

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'Impact for the common good?' is the theme of the upcoming Association for Interdisciplinary Studies conference at Merrimack college (in the Boston area), October 22-25, 2015. How to define and then…Continue

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On a regular basis I'm teaching ethics for science students. Besides, I'm developing a project involving community service for students - which is very rare in Europe/the Netherlands.

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Association for Interdisciplinary Studies annual conference, Oct. 22-25, 2015, 'Impact for the Common Good?'; CfP

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 12:06pm 0 Comments

'Impact for the common good?' is the theme of the upcoming Association for Interdisciplinary Studies conference at Merrimack college (in the Boston area), October 22-25, 2015. How to define and then assess 'the common good'? Or, preliminary to those questions, who is to be involved in the processes of defining and assessing it? Are we as a society and as academia doing enough to involve marginalized groups in the dialogue and processes regarding the common good?

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