24 July 2015

translating from the German


not quite SPEL-related, but ...

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/may/13/kafka-metamorphosis-translations


06 May 2015

pizza party


Thu 7 May
IASH room
11:45

*50 years of service by Tony Preus

29 April 2015

Variations on the Trolley Problem


http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/lesser-known-trolley-problem-variations


excerpt:

The Meta-Ethical Problem

There’s an out of control trolley speeding towards Immanuel Kant. You have the ability to pull a lever and change the trolley’s path so it hits Jeremy Bentham instead. Jeremy Bentham clutches the only existing copy of Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals. Kant holds the only existing copy of Bentham’s The Principles of Morals and Legislation. Both of them are shouting at you that they have recently started to reconsider their ethical stances.