Author Archives: Amber Carpenter

About Amber Carpenter

Amber Carpenter is Associate Professor at Yale-NUS and also works at the University of York. She works primarily in ancient Greek and ancient Indian philosophy, focusing on ethics and on metaphysics and epistemology as relevant to ethics.

Mindfulness and the Costs of Integrity

Partly just an interesting case study in the costs of integrity, and the way that one person may become called to integrity while others, under apprently the same circumstances, do not. But it is also interesting to reflect on the … Continue reading

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The Ideal of Intellectual Integrity, in Life and Literature

Susan Haack’s essay (in New Literary History 36, 2005) uses The Way of All Flesh to explore the ideal of intellectual integrity, though characterizations of its absense and failures in literature. She identifies a particularly pernicious failure, in which one … Continue reading

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Keeping One’s Bearings in a World Gone Mad

The following paper was presented at Saints and Madmen: Integrity at its Limits, at the Einstein Forum in June 2014. Transcript below. Additionally, listen to the post-paper discussion.

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Plato: Portraits of Integrity

Amber Carpenter’s introduction to our Portraits of Integrity meeting on Plato.   Readings Plato, Apology Plato, Gorgias (Polus):  464b-481b [pg numbers in right margin in square brackets] Plato, Gorgias (Callicles): 481b-523a [pg numbers in right margin in square brackets] Plato, … Continue reading

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