New Publication: 'The Government of Desire: A Geneology of the Liberal Subject' by Professor Miguel de Beistegui
This new title by Professor Miguel de Beistegui, published by the University of Chicago Press (May 2018) is a thought-provoking and original commentary exploring the concept of freedom and unfreedom, and what makes the human animal both governed and ungovernable. Professor de Beistegui draws on his extensive research in the fields of philosophy, political theory and psychoanalysis to argue persuasively for a sovereign and anarchic form of desire.
February 2018 marks the publication of two important philosophical texts by Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson, both published by Bloomsbury Academic.
‘Bergson: Thinking Beyond the Human Condition’ is described by the publishers as an elegant overview, bringing Bergson to a new generation of readers. ‘Ansell-Pearson contends that there is a Bergsonian revolution, an upheaval in philosophy comparable in significance to those that we are more familiar with, from Kant to Nietzsche and Heidegger, which make up our intellectual modernity’.
‘Nietzsche’s Search for Philosophy: On the Middle Writings’: PDF eBook. The publishers observe that ‘this study explores key aspects of Nietzsche’s philosophical activity in his middle writings, including his conceptions of philosophy, his commitment to various enlightenments, his critique of fanaticism, his search for the heroic-idyllic, his philosophy of modesty and his conception of ethics, and his search for joy and happiness. The book will appeal to readers across philosophy and the humanities, especially to those with an interest in Nietzsche and anyone who has a concern with the fate of philosophy in the modern world’.
'Self-Knowledge for Humans' by Professor Quassim Cassam: Recommendation for the Best Modern Philosophy Book
Angie Hobbs has selected 'Self-Knowledge for Humans' by Quassim Cassam as her recommendation for the 'Best Modern Philosophy Book' on the current 'The Reading Lists' (TRL) website.
Professor Hobbs is Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Her chief interests are in ancient history and literature, ethics and political theory. She describes Professor Cassam's book as a "lucid, revealing and engaging account of the many non-epistemic and non-rational factors that cloud our ability to know ourselves (and indeed others, and various states of affairs). Professor Cassam argues persuasively that we should start with the human predicament, not an unrealistic ideal of homo philosophicus."
Issue # 3 of Pharos - Wawick student-run Philosophy Magazine - out now!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special issue of Changing English on the Uses of Poetry, guest edited by Karen Simecek (Warwick) and Kate Rumbold (Birmingham) now available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccen20/current. This special issue brings together researchers in Philosophy, Psychology, Education Studies and English Literature to reflect on the value of poetry and the role it should play in education.