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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2020

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position.

Warwick Philosophy Department invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to support in the latest round of the scheme. The deadline for the internal competition is Friday, 3rd January 2020. Full details of the internal scheme can be accessed using the link above.

Successful applicants will receive feedback and administrative support from the Department and University in the approach to the Leverhulme deadline on 27th February 2020. There will also be an application workshop held at the University of Warwick on 22nd January, which all supported applicants are advised to attend.

Fri 15 Nov 2019, 14:06 | Tags: Home Page Research Staff Funding

Official Launch of the New Research Centre for Post-Kantian European Philosophy

The launch of the new Research Centre for Post-Kantian European Philosophy took place on Tuesday 15 October 2019, with an inaugural seminar led by Guest Speaker, Simon Critchley (Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research) on the concept of Tragedy.

In his talk, deriving from his new publication, Tragedy, the Greeks and Us, Professor Critchley explored the nature and experience of Tragedy, both in terms of what it meant to the Greeks, and what it might mean for us today. The seminar concluded with his reply to two responses to the book by Andrew Cooper (Philosophy, Warwick) and David Fearn (Classics, Warwick).

A recording of Simon Critchley in conversation with Keith Ansell-Pearson, Director, and Daniele Lorenzini, Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Post-Kantian European Philosophy, can be accessed on the Research Centre's new pages here:

Wed 16 Oct 2019, 16:30 | Tags: Home Page, Postgraduate

Forthcoming Talks by Philosophy Department Staff

Guy Longworth will give a talk on 'Unsettling Questions' at the University of Southampton Research Seminar on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Daniele Lorenzini is speaking on 'Living Philosophically: Cavell, Hadot, Foucault' at the Nova Institute of Philosophy in Lisbon on Thursday 17 October 2019:

Tue 15 Oct 2019, 10:10 | Tags: Home Page

Launch of New Research Centre

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the establishment of a new research centre, the Centre for Research in Post-Kantian European Philosophy. The new Centre aims to provide a unique forum for discussion and research in 19th and 20th century European philosophy, including interdisciplinary research with scholars across the humanities and social sciences.It will organise regular seminars, workshops and conferences to promote scholarly and innovative work in the field of post-Kantian European philosophy and provide a stimulating research environment for MA and PhD students and for Faculty.

Mon 30 Sep 2019, 14:51 | Tags: socialsciences, Home Page, Postgraduate, Research, PKEP

New Publication: 'Conspiracy Theories' by Quassim Cassam (Polity Books, 2019)


In his new publication, Quassim Cassam investigates the origins and purpose of conspiracy theories. Why are conspiracy theories so different from ordinary theories about conspiracies? Why are they so prevalent in our own turbulent times? What dangers do they pose for us as a society - and why we ignore them at our peril - undermining as they do our established intellectual and political frameworks. In four focused chapters, Quassim Cassam explores the reasons why conspiracy theories originate, their appeal in a world of media deluge and instant news feeds, and the role they serve as insidious forms of propaganda, harnessed to promote specific political agendas. He concludes with some pertinent observations about how we - both as a society and as individuals - should respond, if we are to create an effective means of defence to counteract them.

Published by Polity Books as part of their Think Series.

Thu 19 Sep 2019, 10:12 | Tags: Home Page

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