The key to funny sarcasm is found in empathy, says professor David Shoemaker, who studies the moral psychology of humor.Read more
Sage School of Philosophy
The Sage School of Philosophy has a distinguished tradition of philosophical research and teaching. Students at every level and in every area of intellectual endeavor find opportunity to engage with great philosophical ideas and problems and develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for advancing our understanding of them.
Historically, racial discrimination has been correlated with disparities in mental and physical health data. Morgan Thompson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, seeks to measure that impact through ethical psychometric tools and novel methodology.Read more
In the age-old tradition of seafaring, the role of the navigator is pivotal. Armed with an array of tools from compasses to celestial bodies, the navigator guides the ship through both tranquil and tempestuous waters, ensuring a safe journey. This aptly captures the role of Julia Markovits, an Assoc...Read more
Rachel Bean, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor in the Department of Astronomy and senior associate dean for math and science, has been named interim A&S dean.Read more
Richard “Dick” W. Miller, PhD, Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor in Ethics and Public Life (Emeritus), passed away on 6/9/23 at the age of 77. He is survived by Peggy Dieter (his wife of 41 years) and Laura Miller (his daughter).Read more
Ethics & Public Life
The Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life promotes interdisciplinary learning about morally central questions concerning public policies and social, political and economic processes.