Patrick Tomlin has joined the Department as Reader in Philosophy and Director of the BA in Politics, Philosophy and Law (PPL). Patrick comes from The University of Reading, where he taught for six years as a Lecturer and then Associate Professor in Political Theory. Prior to that, he was an AHRC-funded postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Law at Oxford, having also completed his DPhil in Political Theory there. Having spent his academic life between Politics, Law and Philosophy Departments, Patrick is especially excited to have been asked to lead Warwick's new PPL Degree.
Introduction of a New Student Personal Development Form
The Department has introduced a new Personal Development Form to support Personal Tutor meetings. Personal Tutors should encourage these forms to be completed by their students in advance of their meetings to help them reflect on progress, development and to help identify areas where support is needed.
Special Philosophy Department Colloquium: 'Let's Not Be Stupid'
A Special Philosophy Department Colloquium will take place on Wednesday 2 May 2018 on the Philosophy of Stupidity. The title of the event is 'Let's Not Be Stupid' and will take place in L5, Science Concourse, at 4.30pm. The Speakers will be Professor Quassim Cassam, Professor Miguel de Beistegui and Professor Diarmuid Costello. The Colloquium will be followed by Dinner; please contact Professor Cassam as soon as possible if you would like to attend the Dinner.
The aim of the Research Development Fund (RDF) is to increase the University's capacity and capability to undertake world-class, innovative and exciting research by providing pump-priming funds. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2018/19 Strategic Awards is Thursday 7 June 2018 at 4pm.
'Epistemic Insouciance': Blog by Professor Quassim Cassam Features on American Philosophical Association Website
Read here Professor Cassam's engaging new blog on the 'Epistemic Insouciance' of today's political leaders, which is a highly topical and observant commentary based on a paper to be published shortly in The Journal of Philosophical Research.
See also Professor Cassam's TED Talk on the same subject:
TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-eQ2bR1HFk