Professor Quassim Cassam Interviewed on BBC Radio Four's The World Tonight Programme
Professor Cassam featured on a recent edition of the BBC's flagship Radio Four news programme, The World Tonight. Broadcasting live on 24 December 2018, Professor Cassam spoke with the BBC's Reality Check Correspondent about the nature of 'Truth' in politics; the difficulties of interpreting fact from fiction; the essential role in a healthy democracy of 'fact checkers' for correcting political beliefs, and how political facts can be highly contested.
Please see attached link to The World Tonight programme, which includes the interview in full: https://bbc.in/2s7nd83
Keith Ansell-Pearson has been awarded the prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles Award (OAT) 2018 by CHOICE, for his publication, Bergson: Thinking Beyond the Human Condition, published by Bloomsbury Academic (2018).
Described by the judges of the Award as 'essential reading', this accolade recognises Professor Ansell-Pearson's outstanding scholarship and his facility to appeal to the general reader. The judges considered this volume to be the best introduction to Henri Bergson (1859-1941) now on the market.
The CHOICE Review observed that 'Ansell-Pearson touches on most of Bergson's major works and clearly articulates the most crucial Bergsonian concepts. Interest in Bergson is suddenly on the rise, and this volume, which is both spirited and rigorous, will more than meet the needs of newcomers to Bergson's corpus. But the book is much more than an introduction. It will offer clarity and support to those already immersed in Bergsonian philosophy. In sum, this book demonstrates that Bergson readily addresses 21st-century questions about the human condition'.
New Appointment: Daniele Lorenzini, Assistant Professor
Dr Daniele Lorenzini has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department. Daniele, who is currently an Honorary Research Fellow with the Department, will take up his new post in October 2019. Daniele is presently a Marie Curie "Move-in Louvain" Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre Prospéro (University of Saint-Louis - Brussels) and is also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought (Columbia University). He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Paris-Est and Sapienza University of Rome. Daniele's research interests extend across 20th Century European philosophy, moral philosophy, and political philosophy to ancient philosophy, ordinary language philosophy, and the relations between philosophy and literature. He has publlished widely, and is the co-editor of 'Foucault and the Making of Subjects' (2016) as well as of several of Foucault's lectures, including 'About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Self' (2015) and 'Discourse and Truth' (2019). He is also the editor of the peer-reviewed journal 'Foucault Studies', the book series 'Philosophie du présent' (Vrin) and 'The Chicago Foucault Project' (University of Chicago Press). He has co-edited and contributed to the latest issue of Critical Inquiry.
New Appointment: Lucy Campbell, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow
Lucy Campbell has joined the Department as a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow. Lucy completed her PhD in Cambridge in 2015, and has previously held teaching positions in Oxford (2017-18) and in Edinburgh (2015-16) and an Analysis Studentship also based in Oxford (2016-17). Lucy's research interests are in philosophy of mind and action, in epistemology, and - especially - in the intersection of these areas. Her thesis 'Action, Intention, and Knowledge' and subsequent publications develop accounts of our practical and psychological self-knowledge. Lucy's Leverhulme Fellowship at Warwick develops a new approach to understanding propositional knowledge which she calls 'Epistemological Pluralism'. She is also continuing her work in action-theory, especially in relation to Elizabeth Anscombe.
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2019
The Philosophy Department invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2019. Applicants will be selected through a competitive selection process. Expressions of interest should be submitted by Thursday 3 January 2019. Further information can be found on the web page: