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04
Dec
16

Postgraduate Research Studentships 2017-18

ahrcKeele has a strong and vibrant postgraduate research community of over 300 full- and part-time students in a broad range of Humanities and Social Science disciplines. Philosophy at Keele is a member of the AHRC Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) with the University of Manchester, Lancaster University, University of Liverpool and Manchester Metropolitan University. Keele also funds its own studentships or co-funds studentships with other external funding bodies.

We invite applications for PhD research projects with supervision based at Keele or, for AHRC studentships, jointly at Keele and one of the other members of the Consortium. We have research strengths in all the main areas of Philosophy, with particular expertise in the following areas: Kantian philosophy (all aspects), philosophy of mind and action, history of philosophy, environmental philosophy, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, metaphysics and moral philosophy (in particular normative ethics and metaethics).

Philosophy research at Keele is placed in the Research Centre for the Study of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and the Environment (RC4SPIRE). The Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian (KOSAK) Research Centre has recently been launched at Keele, which is also a main centre for the activities of the UK Kant Society and of the Kantian Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research.

The postgraduate funding opportunities for 2017-18 include:
– Fully funded AHRC studentships (including a small number of MRes studentships)
– Full studentships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grants)
– Graduate Teaching Assistantships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
– Bursaries and Fee Waivers (fees/part fees at UK/EU rate).

A full studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate plus tuition fee (£14,296 and £4,151 for three years).

Philosophy at Keele offers a lively and friendly research environment. Postgraduate students at all levels are encouraged to attend the research activities organised by the KOSAK Research Centre, including the “Jean-Jacques Rousseau” Annual and Conference, the Royal Institute of Philosophy Invited Lectures, Postgraduate Research Seminars, reading groups, special lectures and other events organised by the RC4SPIRE. There is a thriving student-led Philosophy Society who hold regular debates and film screenings. All postgraduate students are part of the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, and benefit from its facilities, including a dedicated research building.

Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their interests with prospective supervisors in advance of submitting their application (www.keele.ac.uk/spire/philosophy/phd/#tabs-2 and, more generally www.keele.ac.uk/spire/philosophy/). Please liaise with Helen Farrell for advice on the most appropriate contact point: humanities.phd@keele.ac.uk; tel.: +44(0)1782 733641.

Full details and application procedures can be found on the website: https://www.keele.ac.uk/humssr/prospectivestudents/fundedstudentships/nwcdtp

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)
25
Oct
16

First 2016/17 Keele Royal Institute of Philosophy Invited Lecture

THE KEELE-OXFORD-ST ANDREWS KANTIAN (KOSAK) RESEARCH CENTRE @
THE SCHOOL OF POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND ENVIRONMENT (SPIRE)
KEELE UNIVERSITY
Invites you all to the first 2016/17 Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture

Deliberative Democracy as a Political Culture
By: Marit Hammond (Keele)
On: Tuesday, 25 October
From: 6-7.30 pm
In: CBA0.060, Chancellor’s Building, Keele University
All Welcome! Wine


Abstract:

Although deliberative democracy continues to cement its status as one of the most discussed issues in contemporary normative political theory as well as today’s dominant innovation in the theory and practice of democracy, its very meaning remains contested. Based on a Habermasian-inspired deliberative account of democratic legitimacy, this paper makes the case for a new, cultural conceptualisation of deliberative systems: I argue that culture is not just an influence on deliberation, but it is first and foremost in a society’s political culture that deliberative democracy truly manifests itself, making cultural norms the very core and necessary driving force of so-called deliberative systems. As the manifestation in which democratisation is unsteered and bottom-up, only the realm of political culture has the potential to realise the emancipatory dimension of deliberative democracy that is central to its conception of legitimacy yet beyond the reach of purposive institutional design. Against the recent literature on deliberative systems, I draw on both political and anthropological conceptions of culture to develop an alternative systemic conceptualisation of deliberative democracy as a political culture.

About the Speaker:
Marit Hammond is Lecturer in Politics at Keele University. She is also a Co-Investigator at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), a five-year ESRC-funded research project across seven universities and several outside partners led by the University of Surrey. Specialising in both political theory and environmental politics, her research interests include deliberative democracy, culture and democracy, sustainability governance, and green political theory. Recent work has appeared in Contemporary Political Theory,Democratization, Policy Sciences, Representation and Constellations.
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Royal Institute of Philosophy

20
Oct
16

Registration Open: 2016 ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference

KEELE-OXFORD-ST ANDREWS KANTIAN (KOSAK) RESEARCH CENTRERousseau
Friday, 25 November 2016, 6-7.15pm
Conference Room, Claus Moser Research Centre
‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’* Annual Lecture
RESPONSIBILITY, CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION AND HEALTH CARE
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
Julian Savulescu (Oxford): Justice, Collective Responsibility and Vaccination
Charlotte Newey (Cardiff): Carrots, Sticks and Other Conceptions of Responsibility
Antje du Bois-Pedain (Cambridge): Responsibility for Self in Criminal Law
Carl Knight (Glasgow): Discrimination and Equality of Opportunity
Sorin Baiasu (Keele): The Epistemology of Desert Measurement
To register, please go to: philosophyk.wordpress.com/kosak/
Registration deadline: 2 November 2016
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)
20
Oct
16

Keele: 2016/17 Royal Institute of Philosophy Invited Lectures

THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY INVITED LECTURE SERIES 2016/17

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Royal Institute of Philosophy

KEELE-OXFORD-ST ANDREWS KANTIAN (KOSAK) RESEARCH CENTRE &
THE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH, KEELE UNIVERSITYCONTRIBUTIONS TO PHILOSOPHY XIV

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

All welcome! Wine

SEMESTER 1

25 October 2016: Dr Marit Hammond, Keele University

Deliberative Democracy as a Political Culture
 
1 November 2016: Dr Guy Bennett-Hunter, University of Edinburgh
Can We Say the Unsayable: Ineffability and Philosophy of Religion

15 November 2016: Professor Amie Thomasson, University of Miami
Conceptual Ethics and the Work of Metaphysics
6 December 2016: Dr Katharina Kraus, University of Freiburg
Kant on Inner Experience: Self-reference, Semantic Content, and the Regulative Idea of the Soul


SEMESTER 2

7 February 2017: Drs Giuseppina D’Oro, Alexis Papazoglou, Paul Giladi: Keele University, Royal Holloway and University of Sheffield
Idealism and the Autonomy of the Human Sciences
21 February 2017: Professor Hans Bernhard Schmid, University of Vienna
The Plural Subject

7 March 2017: Dr Stephen Makin, University of Sheffield
Aristotelian Habits (TBC)
21 March 2017: Dr Nicholas Waghorn, University of Oxford
What Is the Meaning of “What Is the Meaning of Life?” (TBC)
25 April 2017: Dr Jonathan Head, Keele University
Kant on the Moral Archetype (TBC)

The 2016/17 Lecture Series is organised with the support of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment (SPIRE) @ Keele, the Research Centre for SPIRE, the Keele Forum for Philosophical Research, and the Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian (KOSAK) Research Centre.

All enquiries to: Sorin Baiasu – s.baiasu@keele.ac.uk/01782-733591

20
Jun
16

Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Keele University

View details for this Teaching Fellow in Philosophy job vacancy at Keele University in Midlands of England. Apply now on jobs.ac.uk #jobsacuk

Source: Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Keele University

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).




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