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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”.

Thu 24 Nov 2022, 14:09 | Tags: Home Page Staff

Philosophy Department Graduate Adam Neal Becomes an IAS Fellow

Congratulations to Adam Neal, a graduate of the Department of Philosophy, who has been awarded a prestigious Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) Fellowship for 2022/23. Adam says:

“I’m really excited to be joining the IAS. Over the next year I’m looking forward to developing my research portfolio through preparing my PhD research for publications and organising an interdisciplinary workshop (around April 2023) which seeks to explore the nature of sociability, particularly focussing on sociability in the context of work and education. I’m currently organising 2 online book launch events for my co-edited collection (along with Kimberley Brownlee and David Jenkins, see link below), due to take place on 2nd December and 15th December. Additionally, I’m hoping to get involved in the Editorial Board of the Exchanges journal and to develop new interdisciplinary research networks.”

Wed 26 Oct 2022, 10:58 | Tags: Home Page, Postgraduate

Congratulations to Kenneth Quek

Philosophy Undergraduate Kenneth Quek has had a paper published in the journal Logos, an undergraduate philosophy journal edited by Cornell University in the USA. Kenneth’s paper is called ‘Forgiveness: A Descriptive Analysis’. Kenneth summarises it as follows:

 “Forgiveness features as a huge part of our moral lives, but very little work has been done to figure out just what it is and what it accomplishes. My paper aims to describe what, on a fundamental level, is involved when one forgives someone else.”

 The paper was awarded the Top Prize out of 91 submissions and was the product of Kenneth’s Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) project on Forgiveness undertaken with Professor Fabienne Peter in the summer of 2021. Congratulations to Kenneth on this noteworthy achievement. Read the issue here:


Thu 13 Oct 2022, 10:21 | Tags: Home Page, Publication, Undergraduate

The Department of Philosophy Receives an Athena Swan Bronze Award

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its renewal of an Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of its continuing commitment to support and transform gender equality in higher education and research. The Bronze award has been conferred for five years, in line with recommendations from the Athena Swan Steering Group, and will be valid until 30 September 2027.

The Athena Swan Gender Equality Charter, founded in 2005, is an internationally recognised gender equality initiative that celebrates good practices in higher education and research institutions towards the advancement of gender equality: Representation, Progression and Success for all.

Tue 27 Sep 2022, 12:39 | Tags: impact, Home Page

Philosophy at Warwick Ranked 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

The Department of Philosophy has been ranked in an impressive 5th place in The Good University Guide for the UK, produced by The Times and The Sunday Times for 2023. This achievement reflects the Department’s continuing excellence in teaching and research, and its ongoing commitment to enhancing the student experience in the study of philosophy at Warwick.

The University of Warwick is also named as one of the best UK universities in the 2023 Guide. Further details here:

Mon 26 Sep 2022, 09:37 | Tags: impact, Home Page

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