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Visualizing a better world - Class Notes Extras
December 2009 Issue
Adam Cureton is interested in ethics, particularly social rules and the small moments of everyday life that reveal larger truths. For example, what happens when someone doesn’t hold a door open for us? When someone cuts us off in traffic? Our reactions—maybe a dirty look or a muttered obscenity—reveal something about our society. “There are laws, and then there are the informal rules we teach our children and enforce among ourselves,” he says. “I’m interested in thinking about what kind of rules we should aim for.” A former Foundation Fellow and UGA’s 19th Rhodes Scholar, Cureton now is pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His interest in ethics dates back to his time at UGA, and he credits political science Associate Professor Alex Kaufman and a course on American philosopher John Rawls—a leading figure in moral and political philosophy—with sparking his enthusiasm. “I fell in love with it,” he says. “It really laid …
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