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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’:...

Issue 25 of Parrhesia Journal

The editors of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy are pleased to announce the publication of Issue 25. FEATURES ‘(Neuro)plasticity, Epigenesis and the Void’ by Ian James ‘From “L’inexistance divine”‘ by Quentin...

Hermeneutics and its History: A Personal View

by Prof Nicholas Davey It is an interesting question. Why do we read? Why do we read texts, signs, situations and each other? The ever changing contingencies of existence and the precariousness of our enterprises mean that getting a judgement “right” about a problem,...

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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...

Continental Philosophy and Information Technology Workshop

Continental Philosophy and Information Technology Workshop

SCCP:CP+IT 9:15am-5:30pm, 1st December 2017 Dalhousie Building, Room 2S16, University of Dundee This open workshop will bring together scholars engaging with information technologies within the continental philosophical tradition, with the aim of sharing ideas and...

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...

Hermeneutics of Practice – A Symposium

Date: Friday 27 October 2017 Venue: Dalhousie 2S12 (10-1PM) & 2F14 (1-4PM) The Hermeneutics of Practise is an Art and Philosophy symposium hosted by the School of Humanities. The themes it will investigate will be in honour of Professor Nicholas Davey, who retired...

Next Philosophy Seminar

Wednesday 11 October, 3-5pm Dalhousie 2F13 All welcome. ‘Lesson of Darkness: Phenomenology and Lyotard’s Aesthetics’ Ashley Woodward (Dundee) This presentation will examine the relationship of Jean-François Lyotard’s aesthetics to phenomenology, especially the works...