'Emily Dickinson and Pivoting Thought' by Professor Eileen John Features in 'Women in the History of Philosophy' Open Access Focus by the Oxford University Press
As part of Oxford UP's focus in March on 'Women in the History of Philosophy'Link opens in a new window, Eileen John's paper on the poetry of Emily Dickinson, 'Dickinson and Pivoting Thought', in The Poetry of Emily Dickinson (ed. Elisabeth Camp), has been made available for open access this month. How does Dickinson's poetry address our limitations and ambitions as knowers? E.g., what do you make of ... 'I found the words to every thought / I ever had - but One - ' (Fr 436, J 581; 1862)?
Dickinson and Pivoting Thought, Eileen John | The Poetry of Emily Dickinson | Oxford Academic (oup.com)Link opens in a new window.
Launch of the IAA Project Report on 'Co-Creational Media', Co-Authored by Professor Fabienne Peter
Professor Fabienne Peter, together with co-author Jonathan Heawood, have officially launched the report of their project, ‘Co-Creational Media: Committing to Truth and Public Participation’. The report assesses the ethical and practical implications of a new form of participatory journalism, produced not only for, but with communities. The full report can be viewed on the Public Interest News Foundation website. See here: https://www.publicinterestnews.org.uk/post/co-creational-media-committing-to-truth-and-public-participation.
The project was funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award from The University of Warwick.
New Publication by Dr David James: Property and its Forms in Classical German Philosophy, published by Cambridge University Press (2023)
In this new monograph, Dr David James explores the theories of property developed by four key philosophers in the German philosophical tradition: Kant, Fichte, Hegel and Marx. While these philosophers advance different theories of the nature of property and the rights that follow from it, all of them acknowledge the importance of social recognition for the question of what specific forms of property should exist in a society that is genuinely committed to the idea of freedom.
The theme of property and ownership is closely linked to many divisive social and political issues of today. In this book, Dr James analyses the nature and meaning of property and arguments for specific forms of property in such a way as to demonstrate their continuing relevance.
Professor Fabienne Peter Discusses Philosopher John Rawls on BBC Radio 4's 'In Our Time'
Professor Fabienne Peter was a guest on a recent edition of BBC Radio 4’s ‘In Our Time’, hosted by Melvyn Bragg. In this programme (broadcast 19/1/2023), Professor Peter and other expert speakers discuss the American philosopher John Rawls, and explore his Theory of Justice. Listen on BBC Sounds:
Professor Quassim Cassam Visits NYU Abu Dhabi as Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence
Professor Quassim Cassam spent 7-11 November at NYU Abu Dhabi, visiting as their Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence 2022. The university, which supports almost 3000 international undergraduate students, was built almost a decade ago and is located on a beautifully landscaped campus on Saadiyat Island, close to the spectacular Abu Dhabi Louvre. See here: Events - NYU Abu Dhabi
Professor Cassam says: “In my five days in Abu Dhabi, I participated in two research seminars on my work, two undergraduate classes on my book on Conspiracy Theories, and gave a public lecture on Extremism.
I also got to spend a day dune bashing in the desert (that is, driven up and down sand dunes at high speed). Silly but fun! The day in the desert ended with a climb (on foot!) up a steep dune to look at the sunset and dinner at a desert camp, with a belly dancer in attendance”.