Inaugural Workshop March 2014

‌The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy (SCCP) marked its inauguration with an international workshop in which renowned philosophers discussed and debated new and exciting advances in their respective fields of research.

Themes of discussion drew on such diverse fields as the philosophies of life, technology, and religion.‌

Invited speakers included:

  • Pierre Cassou-Nogues (Paris),
  • Pascale Gillot (Paris),
  • Wahida Khandker (Manchester),
  • Yoni Van Den Eede (Brussels),
  • Daniel Whistler (Liverpool).

Sessions were chaired by academics invited from the various Scottish universities.

The aim of the SCCP is to support academic research drawing on Modern European philosophy in Scotland, the UK and abroad through workshops, public talks and seminars.


Morning session: Chaired by Todd Mei, Dundee

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and welcome

11:30 – 12:15 James Williams, Dundee, Continental Philosophy? Oh, yes!

12:15 – 1:00 Daniel Whistler, Liverpool ‘Naturphilosophie and Language’

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch


Afternoon session 1: Chaired by Jeremy Dunham, Edinburgh

2:00 – 2:45 Pascale Gillot, Paris 1, ‘Foucault’s Archeology: the Notion of Epistemological Break’

2:45 – 3:00 Yoni Van Den Eede, VUB, ‘Instrumentalism vs. Essentialism in the Philosophy of Technology: An Ongoing Struggle’

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee


Afternoon session 2: Chaired by Brian Smith, Dundee

3:30 – 4:15 Wahida Khandker, MMU, ‘Philosophy, Animality, and the Life Sciences’

4:15 – 5:00 Pierre Cassou-Noguès, Paris 8, ‘The waves and the day after’


The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy is supported by the Scots Philosophical Association.