AMINTAPHIL is the American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. It is an interdisciplinary organization that promotes scholarly work in philosophy of law and political and social philosophy. Membership information is here: http://www.pdcnet.org/amintaphil

AMNTAPHIL hosts biannual conferences on announced theme. The next conference will be held Oct. 9-12 at Chapman University in Orange, CA on the topic of Immigration. Conference information is here: http://www.pdcnet.org/amintaphil/Conferences-and-Meetings.

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  1. Kenneth Kipnis says:

    Opening line in 2012 NYT article:

    “Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ”

    The remarkable article describes Target’s encroachment (?) upon the privacy (?) of one of its customers. Not sure how many of you have seen it.

    Here’s the llink:


    Ken Kipnis

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