Why Philosophy Deserves Its Day

by Dominic Smith Originally published on the University of Dundee blog, Nov 15. Today is UNESCO ‘World Philosophy Day.’ But does philosophy deserve this celebration? According to a famous assessment from Stephen Hawking, the answer is emphatically ‘no’:...
Belief as Emotion in Cinema

Belief as Emotion in Cinema

David Sorfa (University of Edinburgh) Philosophy Seminar this Wednesday 22nd November, 3-5pm (NOTE the earlier start) Dalhousie Building, Room 2F11, University of Dundee All welcome! In his most developed discussion of film, the interview “Cinema and Its Ghosts” in...

On Poetry and Truth

In conjunction with the Centre for Poetic Innovation (Universities of Dundee and St Andrews), the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy is pleased to present a seminar by visiting guest speaker Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei (Professor of Philosophy, Fordham...

Philosophy Seminar This Wednesday

Professor Paul Davies (University of Sussex) “On Being Patient (with Kant, Kierkegaard, and Levinas)”   Wednesday 25 October 4-6pm, Dalhousie 2F13 All welcome! Patience has generally been regarded as a good thing, perhaps even a virtue, but it has proved very...