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Philosophy Department Mentoring Success

Dr John Michael, of The University of Warwick and Central European University (Budapest), has played a key mentoring role in the early career success of Robert Bing, who is a student at Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York, USA. Robert Bing has just had an article published which consolidates his recent research, supported by Dr Michael, into the design of robots.

Wed 27 June 2018, 14:06 | Tags: Home Page

New Publication: 'Perceptual Ephemera', edited by Thomas Crowther (Warwick) and Clare Mac Cumhaill (Durham)

'Perceptual Ephemera' published by Oxford University Press (June 2018) is the first collective philosophical study of the perception of non-substantial objects, such as shadows, rainbows and reflections. It sets out to explore these unusual, marginal and neglected aspects of the perceived world in fifteen new essays. As well as research on the 'visibillia' already mentioned, the volume includes essays on sounds, smells, transparency, absences, camoufage, solidity and ambient vision.

Tue 26 June 2018, 14:59 | Tags: Home Page, Publication

Warwick Impact Leave Scheme 2018/19: Deadline for Applications 31 July 2018

The University of Warwick has recently introduced a new 'Impact Leave' scheme for the academic years 2018/19 and 2019/20, to support the development of REF2021 impact case studies. This scheme will provide study leave for key staff where dedicated time is essential to prepare for high quality REF impact case studies. This process is entirely separate from Study Leave, and does not impact the latter in any way.

Deadlines for consideration of applications for academic year 2018/19 will be 31 July 2018 and 30 September 2018

Deadline for consideration of applications for the academic year 2019/20 will be 31 January 2019; 31 March 2019 and 30 June 2019. Applications approved by the Department will be reviewed by the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) and the appropriate Chair of Faculty, prior to consideration by the Provost, on behalf of the Academic Staff Committee.

Mon 25 June 2018, 13:26 | Tags: Home Page

Staff News

Stephen Butterfill and Diarmuid Costello have both been appointed Professors in Philosophy.

Professor Butterfill's research has focused on philosophical issues in the areas of cognitive and developmental psychology but current projects include research related to joint action and mind reading. He is also at present involved with a number of theoretical and experimental collaborations with scientific colleagues.

Professor Costello's research involves both analytic and continental approaches to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, informed by recent debates in art history and theory. His book 'On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry' (London, Routledge), was published in October 2017.

Thu 21 June 2018, 10:32 | Tags: Home Page

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society/Oxford Academic: 'Moral Value and Objectivity - A Virtual Issue' edited by Guy Longworth

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society and Oxford Academic have launched 'Moral Value and Objectivity - A Virtual Issue', edited by Guy Longworth. The papers in this collection have been chosen from previous volumes of Proceedings as potentially illuminating the nature of moral values and directives. More specifically, each of the papers engages with questions about the extent to which our moral attitudes purport to reflect objective features of the world we share.

Further information, see here:

Thu 14 June 2018, 10:24 | Tags: Home Page, Publication

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