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:
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.
Teaching Excellence Awards for Philosophy Department
Dr David Woods, Teaching Fellow in the Philosophy Department, has received a commendation in the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence 2019 (WATE).
Chris Noonan, a postgraduate student in the Department, is a winner in the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates Who Teach category (WATE PGR).
Many congratulations to both David and Chris from all our students and colleagues for their well-deserved accolades, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to teaching in the Philosophy Department over the past year.
Annual Birmingham-Nottingham-Warwick (BNW) Graduate Conference: Thursday 14 June 2018 at The University of Nottingham
The second annual BNW Graduate Conference 2018 taking place on Thursday 14 June 2018 will provide an opportunity for students from each University to present their current work, and to receive informed feedback from a dedicated respondent who works in another Department but in a similar discipline. This conference will allow participants - those giving presentations - respondents and audience members - the opportunity to engage and benefit from research-focused discussions, and will help develop the foundations for innovative excellence in research and collaboration. The proceedings will include a keynote speech, delivered by a member of staff from Nottingham's Philosophy Department, which will highlight current research interests at the University.
Organisers from Warwick University are Simon Wimmer, Giulia Luvisotto, Chenwei Nie and Leonello Gambi. https://bnwgraduateconference.weebly.com/
'Epistemic Insouciance': Blog by Professor Quassim Cassam Features on American Philosophical Association Website
Read here Professor Cassam's engaging new blog on the 'Epistemic Insouciance' of today's political leaders, which is a highly topical and observant commentary based on a paper to be published shortly in The Journal of Philosophical Research.
See also Professor Cassam's TED Talk on the same subject:
TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-eQ2bR1HFk