Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Stories

Michael Moehler
Anticipation, adrenaline, confidence, hope, and a touch of anxiety fill the waiting room. A dozen well-suited, well-educated college graduates wait for an interview at a major Wall Street firm. But one candidate stands out among the intense competition, showcasing high-level critical thinking that a...
Amartya Sen
When Michael Moehler was an undergraduate at the London School of Economics, the work of Amartya Sen was already considered so classic that Moehler assumed the man behind the theories had long ago departed the earth. Imagine his shock, then, when he learned that Sen was scheduled to speak on cam...
Martha Nussbaum
Is it possible to fight injustice without anger? Martha Nussbaum, an internationally celebrated philosopher, will explore that question during the inaugural Distinguished Public Lecture of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Virginia Tech. The lecture, rescheduled from earlie...