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Issue # 3 of Pharos - Wawick student-run Philosophy Magazine - out now!

Issue3 Pharos is an undergraduate philosophy magazine founded in 2016, run by undergraduates for undergraduates. From Continental to Analytic, Chrysippus to Kant to Kierkegaard to Kamm, we aim to provide a forum for philosophical commentary and analysis that caters to a broad range of interests that extend beyond lectures and seminars.

Issue # 3 is now available in the Philosophy and PPE common room with selected content on the Pharos facebook page

Publication is bitermly in Terms 1 and 2, with one issue being published in Term 3. Next Submission Deadline: Monday Week 2, Term 2 (15th January 2018). All submissions and longer queries should be directed to our email,

Thu 07 Dec 2017, 16:22 | Tags: Publication, Undergraduate

Self and World, 20 Years On - Quassim Cassam Institue of Philosophy Conference

In 1997, Quassim Cassam published his first authored book Self and World, exploring the connections between self-consciousness, spatial representations, and bodily awareness. It is a seminal work in the Kantian-Strawsonian tradition, which became out of fashion at the beginning of this century. However, it cannot be denied that there is much to be learned and reconsidered in this work, and the 20-anniversary seems to be an apt time for us to take stock and further pursue the relevant issues. This event brings together perspectives from different traditions, including the Kantian, the phenomenological, the analytic, and the empirical. It is an attempt to understand the contemporary relevance of Cassam’s seminal work, and to explore the future of the Kantian-Strawsonian tradition in general.

Fri 10 Nov 2017, 13:10 | Tags: Home Page Postgraduate Staff Undergraduate

Department UG Culture Survey

All Philosophy UG students at Warwick, we want to hear about your experience of the department, please take 5-10 minutes to complete our survey:

The aim of the survey is to help the department understand how undergraduates experience their learning environment and what improvements may be needed to achieve equality of opportunity.

This survey concerns your experience as an undergraduate student in philosophy at Warwick and your views as regards learning and progression, professional development, career opportunities, and workplace culture. In particular, the survey will explore whether all students feel like they receive equal treatment and opportunities with respect to the above aspects of their student life, and whether and how factors such as gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, first or native language, nationality, social and economic background have an impact on their experience.

Your responses will contribute towards improvements in the department, benefitting everyone who works and studies here. The results will directly inform the department’s Athena SWAN 4-year action plan.

For information about the Athena Swan charter see:
Information about the Department of Philosophy’s Athena Swan Bronze award, and associated actions, can be found at:

Tue 03 Oct 2017, 11:07 | Tags: Undergraduate

Philosophy Department awarded the Bronze Athena Swan Award

Athena Swan Bronze AwardWe are delighted to announce that University of Warwick Philosophy Department has been awarded a Bronze Athena Swan award by the Equality Challenge Unit.

The Department is amongst the first Philosophy Departments in the UK be successful in achieving such an award and we look forward to working on our detailed and lengthy action plan over the coming months and years.

We are committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment in our department and to making a positive contribution to the culture of the discipline of Philosophy in the UK.

Our priorities include improving gender balance on our postgraduate programmes, proactively identifying and encouraging female applicants for academic positions, implementing a formal mentoring programme to support early- and mid-career researchers, and continuing a conversation with our undergraduate and postgraduate students about issues affecting the culture of our department and our discipline as a whole.

Our Athena swan Submission and Action Plan can be found here along with details of past and forthcoming events and activities.

The Department has also subscribed to the British Philosophical Association / Society for Women in Philosophy Good Practice Scheme more details of which can be found here


Inaugural Warwick Continental Philosophy Conference (WCPC) 27-29 June 2018 - Call for Papers

The inaugural Warwick Continental Philosphical Conference (WCPC) will take place on 27-29 June 2018, and is entitled 'Identity and Community: Metaphysics, Politics, Aesthetics'. The Key Note presentation will be by Professor Alison Stone (Lancaster) on the topic of Hegel and Colonialism, and she will also be participating in a round table discussion on a closely related topic on 27 June, which will be open to the public. Professor Stone has published widely on Hegel's philosophy of nature and that of other German idealist and Romantic Thinkers, such as Schelling, Schlegel, Novalis and Hölderlin.

Additionally, Professor Miguel de Beistegui will lead a Panel Discussion based upon his forthcoming book 'The Government of Desire: A Geneology of the Liberal Subject' (Chicago University Press) alongside Daniele Lorenzini (Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles/Columbia University) and Federico Testa (Warwick/Monash). Professor Bestegui has published widely on Martin Heidegger, phenomenology and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze.

Continental philosophy offers unique insight into questions of subjectivity, with the possibility of critically engaging both identity and community in their own terms, without privileging one or the other; of opening new avenues for connections to be drawn between art and politics.

For information, please see:

The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2018 which should be sent to A certain number of bursaries will be available to cover transport within Europe. If you would like to be considered for such a bursary, please make this clear in your submission mail.

This conference is made possible with the generous support of the Warwick Philosophy Department and the Humanities Research Centre.

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