Professor Christoph Hoerl Features in BBC Radio 4's 'Why Time Flies (And How to Slow It Down)'
Professor Christoph Hoerl is interviewed, along with fellow physicists and psychologists, by Armando Iannucci in this fascinating programme which explores the mystery of why time seems to speed up as we get older, and how our perception of time passing is distorted by both our emotions and memory. How does our concept of “now” impact on our comprehension of the past and future? Listen here to discover more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000w9tg
Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson is Appointed Honorary President of The Friedrich Nietzsche Society
Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson has been appointed Honorary President of The Friedrich Nietzsche Society, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Nietzsche studies over the course of his illustrious academic career. Keith launched the Nietzsche Society of Great Britain (as the Friedrich Nietzsche Society was originally called) in April 1990, accompanied by a hugely successful inaugural conference, supported by and held at the Philosophy Department at the University of Essex. The first edition of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies subsequently appeared in Spring 1990; Keith has continued as a long-serving contributor and member of the Editorial Board. Keith has published widely, and to great acclaim, on both the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, and has received many accolades in recognition of his Nietzschean scholarship. Further details here: https://www.fns.org.uk/honorary-president.html
Warwick Dinner Party - Call for Place Settings
Warwick Food GRP and the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts (CRPLA) seek contributions for the WARWICK DINNER PARTY - a creative project to highlight different food cultures, memories, ideas and goals, to be displayed on campus in July 2021. Deadline for brief proposals: 1 June, 5.00 pm.
Sponsored by the Warwick Food GRP and CRPLA.
The Best Philosophy Books for Beginners
Professor Quassim Cassam features in a newly revised online article, The Best Philosophy Books for Beginners, which has been produced by www.thereadinglists.com – a website dedicated to encouraging people worldwide to read more books. The list of recommended Philosophy titles has been updated and now includes more book nominations selected by an extended panel of philosophy experts. Quassim Cassam’s contribution is on Mortal Questions by Thomas Nagel. The article can be found here: https://www.thereadinglists.com/best-philosophy-books-for-beginners/
Professor Fabienne Peter to Deliver the Wittgenstein Annual Lecture Series 2021
Professor Fabienne Peter has been invited to give the prestigious Wittgenstein Lecture Series for 2021 (28 June – 2 July) at the University of Bayreuth. Professor Peter will explore aspects of The Grounds of Political Legitimacy in a series of five lectures. The Wittgenstein Lectures were inaugurated in 1987. Every year, an internationally recognised philosopher is invited to present a week of lectures and colloquia. All lectures are open to the public. Further details here: https://www.phil.uni-bayreuth.de/en/events/wittgenstein/index.html.