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23
May
17

JOB: Lecturer in Philosophy (Full-time, Indefinite)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations & Environment
Lecturer in Philosophy
Grade 7a Salary in the range: £33,943 to £39,324

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk.

The School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations & Environment wishes to appoint a talented academic to the full-time indefinite post of Lecturer in Philosophy.  It is expected that you will commence in post in September 2017.  The successful applicant will have a PhD in Philosophy, an excellent research profile relative to her or his career stage, and abilities to convene and teach undergraduate modules in their respective areas of competence.  Further information on the existing programme can be found at: http://www.keele.ac.uk/catalog ue/2016-17/Philosophy.html

Excellent candidates from any areas of specialisation in Philosophy will be considered, but those with research interests and teaching experience that complement or extend existing areas of strength might be preferred.  Evidence of engagement with the impact agenda would also be an advantage.

The position is designed to complement existing teaching and research strengths in the Philosophy Programme which we offer as both a Single Honours and as a Dual Honours degree.  Student satisfaction is one of Keele University’s great strengths, so we would hope to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher able to build on this reputation.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, to discharge any administrative duties as required by the Head of School, as well as to conduct research and/or entrepreneurial activities in the field of Philosophy.  Early career researchers are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will join a friendly and intellectually stimulating programme, which is part of a cosmopolitan and interdisciplinary school.

Informal enquiries may be made in confidence to the Director of the Philosophy Programme, Professo r Sorin Baiasu: s.baiasu@keele.ac.uk

We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and value equality and diversity across our workforce.

For full post details please visit: http://www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the ‘View current vacancies’ link.

Closing date for applications:  21 June 2017

Interviews planned to be held on: Thursday 6th July 2017

Post reference: KU00000503

Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity.

See job description for further details.

19
Nov
16

2016 ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference

KEELE-OXFORD-ST ANDREWS KANTIAN (KOSAK) RESEARCH CENTRERousseau
Click here to download a poster (including the programme).
Friday, 25 November 2016, 6-7.15pm
Conference Room, Claus Moser Research Centre
‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’* Annual Lecture
KANT AND MOTIVATIONAL ENHANCEMENT
by Julian Savulescu (Oxford)
The Annual Lecture will be preceded by a wine reception starting at 5pm. The event is free and open to all.
Saturday, 26 November 2016, 9.30am-5.30pm
Conference Room, Claus Moser Research Centre
‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’* Annual Conference
JUSTICE AND RESPONSIBILITY
9.30am-11:00am
Julian Savulescu (Oxford): Justice, Collective Responsibility and Vaccination
 Commentator: Jonathan Hughes (Keele)
11:00am-11:30am Tea/Coffee Break
11:30am-1:00pm
Charlotte Newey (Cardiff): Carrots, Sticks and Other Conceptions of Responsibility
Commentator: Monica Mookherjee (Keele)
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-3:30pm
Antje du Bois-Pedain (Cambridge): Responsibility for Self in Criminal Law
Commentator: Sorin Baiasu (Keele)
3:30pm-4:00pm Tea/Coffee Break
4:00pm-5:30pm
Carl Knight (Glasgow): Discrimination and Equality of Opportunity
Commentator: Sorcha Ui Connachtaigh (Keele)
5:30pm Conference ends
The Annual Lecture and Conference are organised with the support of the Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian (KOSAK) Research centre, the HSS Faculty Research Office, the Research Centre for SPIRE and the School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment (SPIRE) @ Keele.
The ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference usually take place at the end of November (occasionally moved on the following year in March). The previous Rousseau Annual Lectures were given by Giuseppina D’Oro (2008), Miranda Fricker (2009), Stephen Engstrom (2010), John Horton (2011 – took place in March 2012), Alan Montefiore (2012), Adrian Piper (2013), Howard Williams (2014) and Mark Timmons (2015 – took place in March 2016).
*Why the Jean-Jacques Rousseau lecture?  We hereby celebrate the true but very little known fact that Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived for a time in Staffordshire. From 22 March 1766 to 1 May 1767 Rousseau lived in the little Staffordshire village of Wootton. Rousseau had been invited to England by David Hume with whom he soon afterwards quarrelled. He then spent the next year in seclusion in Staffordshire writing the first drafts of his Confessions. When he was not writing it is said that he roamed the Staffordshire countryside in his Armenian costume studying wild flowers. Many years after his departure the locals remembered ‘Owd Ross Hall’, not just for his eccentricities but also for his gifts to local charities. They believed he was a king in exile! (Stephen Leach – Honorary Research Fellow, Keele Humanities and Social Sciences)
17
May
16

Keele Virtual Philosophy Seminar: Fourth Symposium

KEELE VIRTUAL PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR: Fourth SYMPOSIUM

The fourth seminar in the Keele virtual series will be on Sorin Baiasu’s paper: “Constitutivism and Transcendental Practical Philosophy: How to Pull the Rabbit out of the Hat”.

The paper can be downloaded (pdf) by clicking here.

Comments are welcome! You can either post short comments below or, for longer comments, send them to the author (s.baiasu [@] keele.ac.uk) and I can also post them on this blog.

Comments will be followed by responses (usually very prompt for short remarks in response to this blog post or after a little longer for more elaborate comments).

28
Feb
16

REGISTRATION OPEN: EVENTS AT KEELE

KOSAKLogoRegistration  is now open for several events (taking place between 15 and 18 March 2016 at Keele University) organised under the aegis of the Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian (KOSAK) Research Centre. Registration deadline: 8 March 2016.

Please note: although some events are free, it is important to register in order to make sure we have sufficient places at the respective venues.

  • ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference
    • Annual Lecture by Mark Timmons (Arizona) on “Kant’s Conception of Moral Evil”
    • Conference on Kant’s Doctrine of Virtue with Kenneth Westphal (Bogazici), Mark Timmons (Arizona), Dieter Schönecker (Siegen), Elke Schmidt (Siegen), Alix Cohen (Edinburgh) and Sorin Baiasu (Keele)

To register and for more information, see: philosophyk.wordpress.com/kosak/

  • (As part of the British Academy Newton Fellowship “Dealing Ethically with Conflicts between Deep Commitments)
    • Training Programme: “Ethical Approaches to Conflict Reconciliation” – a course for postgraduate students and early postdoctoral researchers with Howard Williams (Aberystwyth/Cardiff), Kenneth Westphal (Bogazici), Mark Timmons (Arizona), Alice Pinheiro-Walla (Dublin), Alix Cohen (Edinburgh) and Sorin Baiasu (Keele)
    • Workshop: “Dealing Ethically with Deep Differences” with Kenneth Westphal (Bogazici), Alberto Vanzo (Warwick) and Edward Kanterian (Kent) – although the workshop is part of the training programme, it can be attended also independently from the training course.

To register and for more information, see: philosophyk.wordpress.com/banewton/

18
Feb
16

Keele Virtual Philosophy Seminar: Third Symposium

KEELE VIRTUAL PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR: THIRD SYMPOSIUM

The third seminar in the Keele virtual series will be on Sophie Allen’s paper: “Dispositional Necessity, Laws and Singular Causation”.

The paper can be downloaded (pdf) by clicking here.

Comments are welcome! You can either post short comments below or, for longer comments, send them to the author (s.r.allen [@] keele.ac.uk) or post them on this blog (in which case, they should be emailed to me in the first instance: s.baiasu [@] keele.ac.uk)

Comments will be followed by responses (usually very prompt for short remarks in response to this blog post or after a little longer for more elaborate comments).

15
Feb
16

Philosophy Events at Keele

Please find bellow details of several events which will take place at Keele during 2016. Details will be Keele Universitycirculated in due course and, where applicable, registration will open soon, but do not hesitate to email me (s.baiasu [at] keele.ac.uk), if you have any questions.

  • Royal Institute of Philosophy Invited Lecture Series (for second semester of AY2015/16)
  • Training Course and Workshop in Ethics (as part of a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship hosted at Keele)
  • ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lectures and Conferences (Postponed 2015 events and preliminary announcement for the 2016 Annual Lecture and Conference)
  • Reading Group (Organised by the recipient of the second APRA Foundation Berlin Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship)

All events are hosted by the Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian (KOSAK) Research Centre, the Philosophy Programme at Keele and the School of Politics, Philosophy, International  Relations and Environment (SPIRE) @ Keele.

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ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY INVITED LECTURE SERIES

Royal Institute of Philosophy

CONTRIBUTIONS TO PHILOSOPHY XIII

Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm, Room CBA0.060 (unless otherwise stated), Chancellor’s Building, Keele University ST5 5BG

  • 16 February: Professor James Lenman (University of Sheffield): From Desires to Reasons
  • 23 February: Dr Clayton Littlejohn (King’s College London): Knowledge Vs Accuracy
  • 8 March: Professor John Cottingham (University of Reading): How to Philosophise about Religion
  • 18 March: Dr Alix Cohen (University of Edinburgh): Kant and the Emotions (exceptionally this talk will take place in the Claus Moser Research Centre, Conference Room; time to be confirmed)
  • 19 April: Dr John Callanan (King’s College London): Kant on Misology and the Natural Dialectic

The 2015/16 Lecture Series is organised with the support of the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

 

TRAINING COURSE AND WORKSHOP: 15-17 March 2016BA

British Academy Advanced Newton Fellowship: Dealing Ethically with Conflicts between Deep Commitments – A Dual Critical-Hermeneutic Approach

 

Training Programme: Ethical Approaches to Conflict Reconciliation

Academics teaching on the programme: Sorin Baiasu (Keele), Alix Cohen (Edinburgh), Alice Pinheiro-Walla (Dublin), Mark Timmons (Arizona), Kenneth Westphal (Bogazici) and Howard Williams (Cardiff/Aberystwyth).

The course is designed for postgraduate research students and early postodctoral researchers, and it will have eight parts, which will be introduced and discussed as follows:

1. Introduction: Conflicts Between Deep Commitments

I. CRITICAL APPROACHES
2. Discourse ethics
3. Modal constructivism
4. Constitutivism

II. HERMENEUTIC APPROACHES
5. Existentialism
6. Hermeneutics
7. Moral phenomenology

8. Conclusion: Concrete Cases

The course will have an intensive programme with, in average, 7 hours per day for training. Participants will be assessed on the basis of their attendance, participation and completion of a final project. The final project will require the consideration of a concrete case of conflict between deep commitments from the perspective of one of the methods studied during the School. It is expected that projects will be submitted approximately three weeks after the end of the Training School.

 

Workshop: Dealing Ethically with Deep Differences: Hermeneutics and Critical Philosophy

This will be part of the training course, although participants who are not registered for the training course may also attend. The workshop will focus on the exploration of the limits of the critical and hermeneutic approaches to ethically relevant conflicts and will discuss the few attempts in the literature to link these two approaches.

The workshop will consist of a roundtable, where 3 or 4 key texts will be introduced and discussed by several academics, followed by questions and discussion. Participants to the roundtable include: Sorin Baiasu, Edward Kanterian and Kenneth Westphal.

 

‘JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU’ ANNUAL LECTURE AND CONFERENCE: 17-18 March 2016Rousseau

This an annual event organised by the KOSAK Research Centre and the Philosophy Programme at Keele and inaugurated in 2008 with the launch of the Keele Forum for Philosophical Research. The previous Annual Lectures were given by: Giuseppina D’Oro (2008), Miranda Fricker (2009), Stephen Engstrom (2010), John Horton (2011), Alan Montefiore (2012), Adrian Piper (2013), Howard Williams (2014). The Annual Lecture and conference is usually organised in November, but occasionally postponed for the following year, in March. Hence, the forthcoming events in March 2016 are the postponed 2015 Lecture and Conference.

‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture: 17 March 2016

Mark Timmons: Kant’s Conception of Moral Evil

 

‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Conference on Kant’s Doctrine of Virtue: 18 March 2016

Speakers: Sorin Baiasu (Keele), Alix Cohen (Edinburgh), Dieter Schönecker (Siegen), Elke Schmidt (Siegen), Mark Timmons (Arizona), and Kenneth Westphal (Bogazici).

 

READING GROUP: February-March 2016

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A reading group on Kant’s Doctrine of Virtue is due to start shortly under the aegis of the KOSAK Research Centre. The reading group is organised by Sebastian Orlander, who is the recipient of the second APRA Foundation Berlin Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship.

If you are interested in attending the reading group, please contact the organiser at the following email address: s.o.j.orlander [at] keele.ac.uk

We will use the translation by Mary Gregor from the the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant. For the first meeting, we will focus on the Preface and Introduction.

 

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT: 2016 ‘J.-J. Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference

The 2016 Annual Lecture will be given by Julian Savulescu (Oxford) and it is likely to be on the 25th of November. The theme of the annual conference will be “Responsibility and Distributive Justice”. All details are to be confirmed.

 

30
Dec
15

Keele Virtual Philosophy Seminar: Second Symposium

KEELE VIRTUAL PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR: SECOND SYMPOSIUM

The second seminar in the new Keele virtual series will be on Giuseppina D’Oro’s paper: “Deflationary yet not therapeutic: Collingwood on the everyday and the philosophical sense of ‘action’ “.

The paper can be downloaded (pdf) by clicking here.

Comments are welcome! You can either post short comments below or, for longer comments, send them to the author (g.d’oro@keele.ac.uk) or post them on this blog (in which case, they should be emailed to me in the first instance: s.baiasu@keele.ac.uk)

Comments will be followed by responses (usually very prompt for short remarks in response to this blog post or after a little longer for more elaborate comments).




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