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Mark Alfano: Mapping Human Values

When:We 23-09-2015 15:00 - 17:00
Where:Faculty of Philosophy, room Omega

Lecture by Mark Alfano (Delft) organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

What people say about the dead tells us a great deal about their values. Given a brief space to summarize the entire life of a deceased relative or friend, the authors of obituaries may be expected to signal as concisely and strikingly as possible to their readers which of the most important, communally-accepted values the deceased manifested. Using data-mining techniques, we gathered...(continue reading...)