Congratulations to Kenneth Quek
Philosophy Undergraduate Kenneth Quek has had a paper published in the journal Logos, an undergraduate philosophy journal edited by Cornell University in the USA. Kenneth’s paper is called ‘Forgiveness: A Descriptive Analysis’. Kenneth summarises it as follows:
“Forgiveness features as a huge part of our moral lives, but very little work has been done to figure out just what it is and what it accomplishes. My paper aims to describe what, on a fundamental level, is involved when one forgives someone else.”
The paper was awarded the Top Prize out of 91 submissions and was the product of Kenneth’s Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) project on Forgiveness undertaken with Professor Fabienne Peter in the summer of 2021. Congratulations to Kenneth on this noteworthy achievement. Read the issue here:
Warwick Outstanding Student Contribution Awards (OSCAs) 2020: Congratulations to Vera Okojie
Vera Okojie has been selected as one of the winners in the University’s Outstanding Student Contribution Awards for 2020.
This award to Vera, who graduated with a Degree in Philosophy in June, recognises both her enormous dedication to the life of the Department and to the University community as a whole, as well as her significant achievements academically.
Vera will be presented with her Award at her postponed Graduation Ceremony, when new dates are announced.
Philosophy Department to Launch Student Work Placement Intercalated Year
The Philosophy Department are launching a new option for students who are interested in undertaking a year long work placement as part of their studies. Students who are keen to take up this option can now apply, at the end of years 1 or 2, to transfer on to intercalated versions of their current philosophy programme, on which the intercalated year is spent on work placement. (Students will have to arrange the placement themselves). During their intercalated year, students will take a special module, requiring a report on their placement year; this will be marked pass/fail, and those who fail revert to the initial 3-year variant of their programme. This means that students can work for a year in the midst of their studies without taking temporary withdrawal, and their doing so will be reported on their transcripts.
Please contact Guy Longworth (G.H.Longworth@warwick.ac.uk) for further information and if you have any questions.
Winner Announced: Philosophy Department Undergraduate Essay Competition 2018 - 'Philosophy in the Wild'
It has been announced that the winner of the Philosophy Department Undergraduate Essay Competition 2018 is Ronja Griep, who wins First Prize and vouchers worth £100.00 for her essay 'Advice Columns, Sartre and Masochism'.
Congratulations also go to the two Runners Up: Hasan Suida and Leyla Hunn, who both win vouchers worth £50.00
Members of the jury were impressed by the high quality of entries received, and wish to thank all students who submitted their work. However, it was felt that Ronja's winning essay reflected an imaginative approach to the brief and eloquently demonstrated the value of philosophy in today's world.
Ronja will receive her First Prize at a special ceremony on Wednesday 2 May 2018. Many congratulations to Ronja!
'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