New Appointment - Dr Massimiliano Lacertosa
We are delighted to announce that Dr Massimiliano Lacertosa has joined the Philosophy Department as a Teaching Fellow. Massimiliano (Max) joins the Department from SOAS, University of London, and specialises in Chinese philosophy. He also has wide interests that span ethics, continental philosophy, art, history, archaeology, photography, aesthetics and visual design. Max will be teaching modules in Chinese and comparative philosophy, and will develop our teaching programme in these areas.
New Appointment - Dr Lucy Campbell
We are delighted to announce that Dr Lucy Campbell has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in Philosophy. Lucy will take up her new role from 1 September 2019. Lucy is currently already with the Philosophy Department, on a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, which she will retain.
Lucy completed her PhD at Cambridge University in 2015, and has previously held teaching positions at Oxford (2017-18) and in Edinburgh (2015-16). She also completed an Analysis Studentship, also based in Oxford (2016-17).
Lucy's research interests are in philosophy of mind and action, in epistemology and - especially - in the intersection of these areas. She is currently developing her research on action-theory, particularly in relation to Elizabeth Anscombe.
Patrick Tomlin has joined the Department as Reader in Philosophy and Director of the BA in Politics, Philosophy and Law (PPL). Patrick comes from The University of Reading, where he taught for six years as a Lecturer and then Associate Professor in Political Theory. Prior to that, he was an AHRC-funded postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Law at Oxford, having also completed his DPhil in Political Theory there. Having spent his academic life between Politics, Law and Philosophy Departments, Patrick is especially excited to have been asked to lead Warwick's new PPL Degree.
Introduction of a New Student Personal Development Form
The Department has introduced a new Personal Development Form to support Personal Tutor meetings. Personal Tutors should encourage these forms to be completed by their students in advance of their meetings to help them reflect on progress, development and to help identify areas where support is needed.
Special Philosophy Department Colloquium: 'Let's Not Be Stupid'
A Special Philosophy Department Colloquium will take place on Wednesday 2 May 2018 on the Philosophy of Stupidity. The title of the event is 'Let's Not Be Stupid' and will take place in L5, Science Concourse, at 4.30pm. The Speakers will be Professor Quassim Cassam, Professor Miguel de Beistegui and Professor Diarmuid Costello. The Colloquium will be followed by Dinner; please contact Professor Cassam as soon as possible if you would like to attend the Dinner.