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.
Official Launch of the New Research Centre for Post-Kantian European Philosophy
The launch of the new Research Centre for Post-Kantian European Philosophy took place on Tuesday 15 October 2019, with an inaugural seminar led by Guest Speaker, Simon Critchley (Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research) on the concept of Tragedy.
In his talk, deriving from his new publication, Tragedy, the Greeks and Us, Professor Critchley explored the nature and experience of Tragedy, both in terms of what it meant to the Greeks, and what it might mean for us today. The seminar concluded with his reply to two responses to the book by Andrew Cooper (Philosophy, Warwick) and David Fearn (Classics, Warwick).
A recording of Simon Critchley in conversation with Keith Ansell-Pearson, Director, and Daniele Lorenzini, Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Post-Kantian European Philosophy, can be accessed on the Research Centre's new pages here:
Forthcoming Talks by Philosophy Department Staff
Guy Longworth will give a talk on 'Unsettling Questions' at the University of Southampton Research Seminar on Tuesday 15 October 2019.
Daniele Lorenzini is speaking on 'Living Philosophically: Cavell, Hadot, Foucault' at the Nova Institute of Philosophy in Lisbon on Thursday 17 October 2019:
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the establishment of a new research centre, the Centre for Research in Post-Kantian European Philosophy. The new Centre aims to provide a unique forum for discussion and research in 19th and 20th century European philosophy, including interdisciplinary research with scholars across the humanities and social sciences.It will organise regular seminars, workshops and conferences to promote scholarly and innovative work in the field of post-Kantian European philosophy and provide a stimulating research environment for MA and PhD students and for Faculty.