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New research project will crowdsource philosophical thinking about current affairs

Each month, the Philosophy in a Time of Crisis website will host a dialogue on one of the key problems and challenges faced by Europe, inviting short contributions and interviews from leading philosophers, artists, writers and intellectuals. Contributions from the Warwick student community and the public at large are also welcome.

Researchers seek answers to why we feel sense of commitment

The question of how and when people are willing to make and honour commitments is set to be addressed by a pioneering research from the University of Warwick.

Led by Dr. John Michael from the University’s Department of Philosophy the project, The Sense of Commitment: An Integrative Framework for Modeling the Sense of Commitment , will develop a new framework by which to research our sense of commitment.

Mon 08 Aug 2016, 15:01 | Tags: University of Warwick, Social Science, Philosophy

Philosophy "doing its job" when it influences our use of language - Lord Rowan Williams

Modern philosophy is “doing its job” when it makes people conduct themselves in language that is just, charitable and genuinely mutual, says Lord Rowan Williams – one of the University of Warwick’s 2016 Honorary Graduates.

Tue 02 Aug 2016, 13:24 | Tags: University of Warwick, Social Science, Philosophy

Why do people believe 9/11 was an inside job?

The reasons why some people believe bizarre conspiracy theories are set to be explored in a new project by a philosopher from the University of Warwick. Professor Quassim Cassam has been awarded £250,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to study what he calls ‘intellectual vices’.

Thu 30 Jul 2015, 09:56 | Tags: University of Warwick, Philosophy

Self-awareness not unique to mankind

Humans are unlikely to be the only animal capable of self-awareness, a new study has shown.

Mon 15 Jun 2015, 12:20 | Tags: research, psychology, Philosophy

Nine day festival brings social sciences to the fore at Warwick

The University of Warwick is offering a fascinating insight into research carried out by the Faculty of Social Sciences, at a nine-day festival next month. A series of exciting events will take place between Wednesday 6 and Friday 15 May, delving into the study of society and the way people behave and influence the world around us.

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