Dr James Openshaw to Join Department of Philosophy as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Autumn 2020
We are delighted to announce that James Openshaw, currently based at The University of Edinburgh, has been awarded an Analysis and Mind Association Studentship, and will join the Department of Philosophy in October 2020 as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
James’s interests range across Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology and the Philosophy of Language and, while at Warwick, he will continue his research on Singular Thought as an epistemic phenomenon.
Top Ten Placement for the Department of Philosophy in The Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2021
The Philosophy Department has repeated its strong performance from last year, and features again in the Top Ten rankings for UK philosophy courses, published by The Complete University Guide for 2021. The Department receives consistently high weightings across a range of categories, including Student Satisfaction, Research Quality and Intensity, and Graduate Prospects.
Warwick Teaching Excellence Awards Shortlist 2020 - Department of Philosophy
Three members of the Philosophy Department have been nominated in this year’s WATE and WATE PGR Awards for their outstanding contribution to Teaching Excellence.
Dr Thomas Crowther has been shortlisted for this year’s WATE Awards in recognition of his inspirational teaching – as well as his dedication to outreach and well-being support for philosophy students. Irene Dal Poz and Lorenzo Serini, both studying for PhDs in Philosophy, have been shortlisted for the WATE PGR Awards. This nomination recognises Irene’s and Lorenzo’s natural flair for teaching in the classroom, as well as their ability to engage and motivate students. Congratulations to all three shortlisted candidates on their nominations. Winners of both categories will be announced in the summer.
Walter Dean - Humboldt Foundation Fellowship Success
Dr Walter Dean has been awarded an 18-month long Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Fellowship will fund Walter's continuing research on the role of arithmetical methods in Hilbert's program and related developments in computability theory and reverse mathematics. Among the topics he will explore are whether arithmetisation provides a uniform assimilation of the paradoxes of set theory and semantics to incompleteness phenomena and the legacy of the slogan 'consistency implies existence' (which is often associated with Hilbert) in contemporary model theory. Walter will be based at the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy for the duration of the Fellowship.
Patrick Tomlin: Leverhulme Research Fellowship Success
Dr Patrick Tomlin has been awarded a year-long Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust, to run throughout 2021. The Fellowship will fund Patrick’s continuing research into the concept of proportionate harm or violence. There is widespread agreement between philosophers working on the ethics of war, self-defence, punishment and many other areas that, if harm or violence is to be justified, it must be proportionate. Patrick will use his Fellowship to develop the argument that this apparent consensus conceals a wide range of knotty philosophical puzzles about proportionality, including how to make proportionality calculations under uncertainty; what the relationship is between the proportionality of courses of action and individual acts; and how we should aggregate small harms or goods in thinking about proportionality. Patrick will publish his research on proportionality in a book which will be published by Oxford University Press.