17 02, 2017

Ideals of Leadership in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China – International Workshop

Both in the Ancient Greco-Roman World and in Ancient China, philosophers of different schools attempted to construct an ideal of a just ruler and a just society. Our purpose in this mini-conference is to examine how philosophers in East and West constructed ideals of political and moral leadership, how they tried to influence those in power, and what we can learn from their political philosophies today. [...]

25 01, 2017

HASS Colloquium Series (Prof. Maurizio Migliori) – Causes and Concauses in Plato

The philosophy of Plato is often understood as based on a strict dualism, in which on the one hand there is the world of ideas, on the other that of sense experience. This perspective obscures Plato's approach to reality, in which there is no space for any dualism. [...]

16 12, 2016

Being random – an impractical guide. Algorithmic information theory meets game theory

The faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences would like to invite you to join us for an interactive bi-weekly dialogue session where we share our research and work in progress. [...]

25 11, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series (Prof. Yvonne Eriksson) – Embedded with Gender Codes

There is a long tradition in science and technology (S&T) and in humanities to map and categorize such as sex, age, ethnicity and class. [...]

17 11, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series (Prof. Qinmei Xu) – Mechanisms of learning: Lessons learned from babies and young children

What could learning look like in 10 or 50 years? What would be the purpose of education in the future? To explore these questions, understanding the mechanisms of learning are probably inspiring. [...]

16 11, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series (Dr. Matthew D Walker) – Aristotle on “Living by” an Authorative Function

For Aristotle, to be a living organism is to be capable of carrying out various life-functions, including nutrition, reproduction, perception, locomotion, and reasoning. [...]

19 10, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series – (Associate Professor Matthew Kaiser) “Reading Dickens in a Neurodiverse World”

This paper makes the case that Charles Dickens is uniquely positioned to teach twenty-first-century literary critics how to adapt to—and thrive in—an increasingly “neurodiverse” world, where [...]

12 10, 2016

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About TV & Media but were Afraid to Ask!

In the past, one would expect that a news channel would only have factual stories to tell. But these days, the line is blurring as viewers demand more entertainment. [...]

7 10, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series – (Shuige Liu) “Epistemic Structure of Iterated Elimination of Dominated Strategies: An Example of Applying Epistemic Logic to Game Theory”

In this presentation, we will give an introduction to epistemic logic and its application in game theory. A central theme of game theory is to investigate people’s decision-making process in interactive situations. [...]

22 06, 2016

HASS Colloquium Series – (Dr. Clarissa Ai Ling Lee) “History of Physics as Science Diplomacy: the Story of Malaysia and Singapore “

Modern physical sciences as an area of research and development came to Singapore (from the 1950s) and Malaysia (since the 1960s), through a postwar effort in establishing modern universities in both countries, and the accompanying physical science departments. [...]