When applying ancient philosophic thought to contemporary issues like surveillance and health care reform, Stanford Humanities Center fellow Amanda Greene finds that claims to political legitimacy lie at the heart of many political debates.
Literary academic and Stanford Humanities Center fellow Alvan Ikoku explores how fictionalized accounts of the tropics and malaria research simultaneously foster and examine the foundations for global health.
By analyzing how people cooperate and make plans, philosophy Professor Michael Bratman creates a framework for understanding human sociality that has implications in fields ranging from psychology to artificial intelligence.
From the beginnings of civilization, oceans have been seen as barriers separating continents and cultures. In a shift of paradigms, however, Margaret Cohen, a professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford, has been studying how literary or fictional representations of the oceans serve as...