CANCELLED: Conference: New Conversations on Poetry and Philosophy - 16/17 March 2020
We are sorry to announce that, due to the situation with the coronavirus, the British Society of Aesthetics Synergy Conference: New Conversations on Poetry and Philosophy, scheduled for 16/17 March 2020, has been CANCELLED. We hope to re-schedule this when circumstances allow.
Professor Kimberley Brownlee Will Deliver the 2019 Julius Stone Address at Sydney Law School, Australia
Professor Kimberley Brownlee will deliver the prestigious Julius Stone Address 2019 at the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, on Tuesday 13 August 2019. Her Address is entitled 'Punishment and Precious Emotions: A Defence of a Hope Standard for Punishment'.
The Julius Stone Address, inaugurated in 2000, is an annual lecture given by a leading international scholar of jurisprudence and held at the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, which was opened in 1999 in recognition of the achievements of Julius Stone, who was Professor of Jurisprudence and International Law at the University of Sydney between 1942 and 1972.
The Address is attended by judges, academics, leading members of the legal profession and the wider community. Further information here: https://sydney.edu.au/law/our-research/research-centres-and-institutes/julius-stone-institute-of-jurisprudence.html
New Appointment - Dr Sameer Bajaj
We are delighted to announce that Sameer Bajaj has been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, and will take up his post in September 2019. Sameer received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Arizona and his JD in Law from Columbia University Law School. He was previously Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, USA. Sameer's main research interests lie in political and moral philosophy. He is currently undertaking research into why and how citizens of large, pluralistic democracies ought to participate in politics. He is also working on a project that examines how the demands of achieving collective ends distribute among individuals. Sameer's work has been published widely, including in Philosophical Studies and in Politics, and Philosophy and Economics. This autumn, Sameer will be teaching a new module on Democracy and Political Authority.
Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson to be a Guest on BBC Radio Four's 'In Our Time' Programme
Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson will feature in a forthcoming edition of In Our Time, to be broadcast on BBC Radio Four on Thursday 9 May 2019 at 0900. Professor Ansell-Pearson, who specialises in modern European philosophy and is the author of monographs on Bergson and Nietzsche, will discuss Bergson and the Question of Time with Melvyn Bragg and his fellow expert guests.
In Our Time is BBC Radio Four's flagship discussion programme exploring the History of Ideas, and has been presented by Melvyn Bragg since its inception in 1998. The programme's reputation and cultural impact is such that it is claimed to have "transformed the landscape for serious ideas at peak listening time".
Keith Ansell-Pearson has been awarded the prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles Award (OAT) 2018 by CHOICE, for his publication, Bergson: Thinking Beyond the Human Condition, published by Bloomsbury Academic (2018).
Described by the judges of the Award as 'essential reading', this accolade recognises Professor Ansell-Pearson's outstanding scholarship and his facility to appeal to the general reader. The judges considered this volume to be the best introduction to Henri Bergson (1859-1941) now on the market.
The CHOICE Review observed that 'Ansell-Pearson touches on most of Bergson's major works and clearly articulates the most crucial Bergsonian concepts. Interest in Bergson is suddenly on the rise, and this volume, which is both spirited and rigorous, will more than meet the needs of newcomers to Bergson's corpus. But the book is much more than an introduction. It will offer clarity and support to those already immersed in Bergsonian philosophy. In sum, this book demonstrates that Bergson readily addresses 21st-century questions about the human condition'.