February 2018 marks the publication of two important philosophical texts by Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson, both published by Bloomsbury Academic.
‘Bergson: Thinking Beyond the Human Condition’ is described by the publishers as an elegant overview, bringing Bergson to a new generation of readers. ‘Ansell-Pearson contends that there is a Bergsonian revolution, an upheaval in philosophy comparable in significance to those that we are more familiar with, from Kant to Nietzsche and Heidegger, which make up our intellectual modernity’.
‘Nietzsche’s Search for Philosophy: On the Middle Writings’: PDF eBook. The publishers observe that ‘this study explores key aspects of Nietzsche’s philosophical activity in his middle writings, including his conceptions of philosophy, his commitment to various enlightenments, his critique of fanaticism, his search for the heroic-idyllic, his philosophy of modesty and his conception of ethics, and his search for joy and happiness. The book will appeal to readers across philosophy and the humanities, especially to those with an interest in Nietzsche and anyone who has a concern with the fate of philosophy in the modern world’.
Sport, Philosophy, and Practice: A Gymnasium
Friday 6th May, 10:00-17:00, Humanities Studio
This interdisciplinary, gymnasium event invites you to participate in spaces and activities designed for intellectual and physical engagement. Experts from the university and local community will be brought together to lead participants in theoretical and practical explorations of ideas surrounding spaces, practices, philosophies, and pedagogies of sport training and exercise.
09:30-10:00 – Tea, coffee, and breakfast snack for early arrivals
10:00-10:45 – Introduction to the gymnasium: an exploration of the space and themes
10:45-11:50 – ‘Gymnasia and spaces of training through the ages’ – Zahra Newby (Classics and Anicent History) and Kathryn Woods (History of Medicine)
11:50-12:00 – Break and nutrition
12:00-13:30 – ‘Boys Dancing: A Practical Workshop and Discussion’ – David McKenna (Being Frank)
13:30-14:15 – Lunch (provided)
14:15-16:00 – ‘PE and Pedagogy’ – Phil Gaydon (Philosophy) and Kate Hamer (Centre for Professional Education)
16:00-17:00 – Roundtable and smoothies - facilitated by Jonathan Heron (IATL)
Find out more and register here: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/events/spp
This event will form the basis for next year's Sport, Philosophy, and Practice module open to all undergraduates: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/modules/ugmodules/sportphilosophyandpractice/
If you have any questions please contact Phil Gaydon: P.K.Gaydon@warwick.ac.uk
Wednesday 4th February programme:
(R0.12 - Ramphal Building)
13:00-13:30 – Welcome and refreshments
13:30-14:30 – Dr Eileen John (Philosophy): Children’s Literature and Ethics
14:30-15:30 – Dr Maebh Harding (Law): Children’s Choices and Autonomy
15:30-16:00 – Break
16:00-17:00 – Catherine Lester (Film and Television): Horror for children
Thursday 5th February programme:
(Reinvention Centre, Westwood)
10:00-11:00: Philip Gaydon (IATL): “Play up, play up, and play the game”: The Ethics of Sport in Children’s Literature
11:00-12:00: Dr Peter Sidebotham (Warwick Medical School): Dealing with child abuse and neglect in practice, theory, and literature
12:00-13:00: Lunch and discussion
13:00-14:00: Leila Rasheed (Creative Writing and Children’s Author): What we expect from children’s authors
14:00-15:00: Plenary: Creating transdisciplinary and innovative modules
In March 2013, and with the support of the British Academy, the Philosophy Department will host a further one-day workshop and one-day conference on the topic of Nietzsche's philosophy of the free spirit.
The dates are March 21 (Thursday) and March 22 (Friday). Speakers include: Rebecca Bamford (Quinnipiac), Jessica Berry (Georgia), Paul Bishop (Glasgow), Christine Daigle (Brock, Canada), and Herman Siemens (Leiden, the Netherlands).
Anyone interested in attending the March 2013 events should contact Dr Simon Scott to register. Places for the workshop are limited, and you are advised to register your interest early.
Registration cost is as follows: £10.00 for single day; £15.00 for both days (payment by cheque, payable to ‘University of Warwick’ or by cash). Send to: Dr Simon Scott, Department of Philosophy (Social Studies), University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.
PeopleIn March 2012 and March 2013, and with the support of the British Academy, the Philosophy Department will host both a one-day workshop and a one-day conference on the topic of Nietzsche's philosophy of the free spirit.