Keith Ansell-Pearson on 'Time and the Emotions'
Keith Ansell-Pearson will be speaking about Henri Bergson on Time and the Emotions at the 'Time and Timelessness' event taking place in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, between 19-23 February 2020. Other speakers include Andrew Marr, A.C. Grayling and Blake Morrison, who will explore the many aspects of TIME. There will also be works of art on the theme by Sarah Lucas, Grenville Davey, Lol Sargent, David Baldry, and others.
'Time and Timelessness' is part of the Alive in the Universe initiative, launched by curator and art dealer Caroline Wiseman in 2018 at the London Art Fair, and it is the current overarching theme of the year-long programme of activities taking place at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout. Admired by many as a 'tiny art temple by the sea' the Lookout has hosted an impressive and diverse mix of international artists, musicians, writers, philosophers and scientists for residencies and new work, inspired by their experiences of Aldeburgh and the surrounding area.
Kavka Prize 2020: Patrick Tomlin 'On Limited Aggregation'
Patrick Tomlin has been awarded an 'Honourable Mention' for his essay On Limited Aggregation in this year's prestigious Gregory Kavka/University of California, Irvine Prize in Political Philosophy, announced in December 2019 by the American Philosophical Asociation.
Patrick Tomlin's paper, first published in Philosophy and Public Affairs in 2017, advances some new, and fatal objections against the popular view of Limited Aggregation, and argues that the Limited Aggregation view has less real world relevance than its proponents claim, in particular regarding health care distribution.
The Gregory Kavka/UCI Prize in Political Philosophy is awarded every other year in odd years to the author of a paper in a refereed journal, an original book chapter or an original essay published in a collection with multiple contributors, from any area of political philosophy and political theory.
New Appointment - Dr Massimiliano Lacertosa
We are delighted to announce that Dr Massimiliano Lacertosa has joined the Philosophy Department as a Teaching Fellow. Massimiliano (Max) joins the Department from SOAS, University of London, and specialises in Chinese philosophy. He also has wide interests that span ethics, continental philosophy, art, history, archaeology, photography, aesthetics and visual design. Max will be teaching modules in Chinese and comparative philosophy, and will develop our teaching programme in these areas.
New Appointment and UKRI Fellowship Success - Dr Richard Moore
We are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Moore will be joining the Warwick Philosophy Department on a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship.
The prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships are awarded to top researchers in the UK. They provide full funding for a maximum period of seven years. Richard's project will utilise the tools of philosophy, linguistics, and psychology to formulate a new account of the developmental relationship between 'mind reading' and communication. Commenting on this exciting area of research, Richard Moore says: "Mind reading, involving the use of a 'theory of mind' (ToM) is the ability to attribute mental states to others to predict and explain their behaviour. Humans are better at this than other species, but the origins of uniquely human forms of ToM are disputed".
Richard will take up his Fellowship and move to the University of Warwick early in 2020.
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position.
Warwick Philosophy Department invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to support in the latest round of the scheme. The deadline for the internal competition is Friday, 3rd January 2020. Full details of the internal scheme can be accessed using the link above.
Successful applicants will receive feedback and administrative support from the Department and University in the approach to the Leverhulme deadline on 27th February 2020. There will also be an application workshop held at the University of Warwick on 29th January (please note new date), which all supported applicants are advised to attend.