'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."
CRPLA is seeking proposals for AY 2015-2016 speakers
Warwick's Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts (CRPLA) is seeking proposals for speakers and small workshops for AY 2015-2016. We are specifically interested in supporting speakers and events that would be of wide interest to graduate students, and interdisciplinary student-groups from grads in Philosophy, Film, English, Art History and Modern Foreign Languages. The CRPLA welcomes proposals such as those offering to host single speakers (UK based or low-budget travel), a graduate supported forum or seminar, a small panel, or an efficient conference platform. Proposals costing up to£150-£200 (max) may be funded in full. Any proposal involving more than a single funded visiting speaker is likely to require some independent fundraising. This is certainly possible from other University sources (e.g. IAS, HRC and/or Dept budgets) once CRPLA backing is secured, given sufficient lead time. Please make sure that your proposal, besides being interesting and relevant, is realistically and fully costed, and allows time for such further fund-raising if required. Ask yourself how much transport (return train tickets to Coventry, taxis, catering for lunch, dinner and/or tea and coffee, and accommodation, where required, will cost).
Please also note that the CRPLA invites speakers from the UK to present their research during the Autumn and Spring terms. Generally talks do not run past week 3 of the Summer term. We encourage you to suggest interesting speakers for this fortnightly event to speak at Warwick in AY 2015-16.
All proposals should include a brief summary of the specific theme, its direct relation to the interests of both the CRPLA and its graduate community, and a proposed itinerary and detailed budget, if applicable. The latter must include all possible costs, as listed above. All graduates students, from any of the above named departments, are encouraged to apply. Please send any questions, your suggestions for visiting speakers, and workshop proposals to the CRPLA Graduate Representatives, Johannes Niederhauser and Joseph Shafer, to the following email address, we've set up for this purpose: CRPLAgradreps@gmail.com