Archive for November, 2008

27
Nov
08

Next rip lecture

2 December 2008
6:00-7:30 PM
Chancellor’s Building, Room CBA 0.060             DOWNLOAD PAPER (PDF)

Professor Robert Hanna
University of Cambridge/University of Colorado at Boulder

ESSENTIALLY EMBODIED COGNITION & THE DEEP CONSCIOUSNESS THESIS
The abstract is pasted below. This is directly relevant to second years taking Philosophy of Mind, and indirectly relevant to all human beings who are minded and embodied. So I guess we can expect to have a huge audience.

Wine will be served, as usual.

Continue reading ‘Next rip lecture’

27
Nov
08

Wittgenstein

Check out these meditations on the last sentence of Wittgenstein’s Tratatus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASGpB8B5vCU

25
Nov
08

Religious Toleration

Another paper from the Helsinki Collegium series, this time on religious toleration, given by the Collegium Director, Juha Sihvola. Basically Sihvola defends Rawls against the charge that he doesn’t (in Political Liberalism) make due allowance for the nature of specifically religious beliefs, as distinct from other kinds of “comprehensive doctrine”. sihvolabb25112008

24
Nov
08

Getting the point

I was in Southampton at the weekend for a conference entitled “What is the point of political philosophy”? with other political philosophers including Paul Kelly (LSE) and Susan Mendus (York). I argued that it has no point. A version of my paper “Political Philosophy: an infantile disorder?” is here. infantile-disorder

18
Nov
08

REMINDER: Keele Philosophy Forum and World Philosophy Day

Double celebration tomorrow:

Forum for Philosophical Research Launch and World Philosophy Day

Click on the links for more information.

15
Nov
08

Keele Philosophy Society

Hi Everyone, this is my first proper blog. So far this semester we have had two very successful debates; one on freewill versus determinism, the other on ‘War! What is it good for?’.
Since opening the debates up to the whole of SPIRE we have had a lot more people attending, than when it was just philosophy students, and other SPIRE students bring a different perspective to the debates.
Thank you to everyone who turned up to either of the debates and I hope you enjoyed them and continue to attend.
Feel free to leave debate topics, comments or constructive critisisms about how the sessions are run – please be kind.

Rosemary.
President.

13
Nov
08

Official Launch of the Keele Forum for Philosophical Research

KEELE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH

OFFICIAL LAUNCH: 19 November 2008, University of Keele, Claus Moser Building

PROGRAMME:
4:15 pm: Drinks Reception – Foyer
5:15 pm: Introduction by Professor John Horton – CM0.12
5:25 pm: Opening Lecture by Dr Giuseppina D’Oro, “The Autonomy of the Human Sciences” – CM0.12
6:30 pm: Close

ALL WELCOME!!!

WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY:
On this occasion, student and staff members of the Keele Forum for Philosophical Research, as well as members of the public, will also celebrate World Philosophy Day.

Read Julian Baggini’s reflections in the Guardian on whether and how to celebrate 2007 World Philosophy Day.




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