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Michael Goldsby"Pascal's Wager, Weitzman's Dismal Theorem, and Climate Catastrophe"
Michael Goldsby, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Washington State University

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
The Franke Institute, JRL S-118

Dr. Goldsby examines the economics of catastrophe relative to a famous philosophical argument, Pascal’s wager, resulting in a study of how cost benefit analyses fail in providing advice regarding potential catastrophes like climate change.

Sponsored by: "Studies in Climate Change: The Limits of the Numerical" a Mellon Foundation Project at the Franke Institute for the Humanities

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Franke Fellows for 2016 and 2017
The Franke Fellows for 2017-2018 have been announced.

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October 5, 2016
Patrick Jagoda
, "Game Experiments (Or: Playful Ways to Design Serious Research Interventions)"
The introduction is given by Bill Brown.
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March 2, 2016
D. Nicholas Rudall, "What We Call Greek Tragedy"
The introduction is given by David Bevington.
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January 13, 2016
Candace Vogler
, “on the Connections Between Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning”
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February 4, 2015
Steven Rings, "'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right': A Genealogy"
The introduction is given by Martha Fedlman.
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Coming Up
Regenstein windowCourses for the 2016-2017 roster:

Fall 2016
The Debt Drive: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Neoliberalism offered by Eric Santner (Germanic Studies) and Aaron Schuster (Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam)

Winter 2017
A Global Sonic History in 30 Objects offered by Philip Bohlman (Music) and Lars-Christian Koch (University of Berlin)

Reason and Religion offered by Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Classics) and Robert Richards (History)

Women's Rights, Cultural Nationalism, Moral Panics: Africa and India offered by Rochona Majumdar (South Asian Languages & Civilizations) and Jennifer Cole (Comparative Human Development)

Spring 2017
Algorithms and Aesthetics offered by Sean Keller (IIT College of Architecture)

The Discovery of Paganism offered by Clifford Ando (Classics) and Claudia Brittenham (Art History)

Ruins offered by Jas’ Elsner (Art History) and Françoise Meltzer (Comparative Literature)

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Also see: Disciplines & Technologies is a Mellon funded project with the Center for Disciplinary Innovation.

New at the Institute
Learn more about the three new exciting initiatives launching this fall at the Franke Institute.

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Franke 25
Franke 25On November 10, 2015, the Franke Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary with a symposium.

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