Department: Big Ideas Archive


The Science of Speculation

Issue: Fall 2018

Professor of philosophy Peter Achinstein’s new book, Speculation: Within and About Science, is a powerful intervention in the debate of the role of speculation in science.

Syllabus: Acting Up

Issue: Fall 2018

In Acting I, John Astin '52 uses his six decades of acting experience to teach a mix of students, from first-timers to those with significant experience.

Works in Progress

Issue: Fall 2018

A glimpse at ongoing faculty research.

Tell Me About…

Issue: Fall 2018

Three faculty members, one question.

More Faculty Books

Issue: Fall 2018

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

More Faculty Books

Issue: Spring 2018

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

Syllabus: Zombies at Homewood

Issue: Spring 2018

In the course Zombies, students learn critical reading, thinking, and writing skills while exploring a topic [the undead] that is bound to capture their attention.

Tell Me About…

Issue: Spring 2018

Three faculty members, one question.

A Place Apart

Issue: Spring 2018

Alice McDermott’s latest novel, The Ninth Hour, developed from her desire to understand selflessness, self-sacrifice, and the human suffering that the selfless seek to address.

Works in Progress

Issue: Spring 2018

A glimpse at ongoing faculty research.