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Hsgb Annual Conference 2021: “Hegel Today”

We are pleased to announce that the the line-up for the Hsgb Annual Conference 2021: “Hegel Today” has now been finalised as follows: Monday, 11 Oct. 2021, 5.30-7.00 pm UK time: Robert Pippin (University of Chicago) — “The Phenomenology and the Logic of Life: Heidegger and Hegel” Tuesday, 9 Nov. 2021, 5.30-7.00 pm UK time: Lydia Moland (Colby...

Seeing the Shark

by Dominic Smith Two transitional moments in Spielberg's Jaws demand special attention. The first is when Richard Dreyfuss turns up as oceanographer Matt Hooper. In a film full of strong performances, he steals the show (opinion will be split on whether Robert Shaw...

Selling Nietzsche Short (Again)

    by Ashley Woodward Popular culture has already had more than its fair share of misrepresentations of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and his ideas, from the comic book superhero Superman to the‘Nietzscheans’ – a malevolent alien race...

Ugly David

  by Dominic Smith I wasn't in the habit of noticing it at all: a small rectangular fridge magnet bearing a likeness of the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume, gifted to me by an eccentric member of the Hume Society many years ago.... It is frankly...

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': ‘How can we...

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 Meillassoux (transl. Nathan Brown) 'What is a...

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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Hsgb Annual Conference 2021: “Hegel Today”

We are pleased to announce that the the line-up for the Hsgb Annual Conference 2021: “Hegel Today” has now been finalised as follows: Monday, 11 Oct. 2021, 5.30-7.00 pm UK time: Robert Pippin (University of Chicago) — “The Phenomenology and the Logic of Life:...

The Phenomenon of Temporality

We are delighted to announce the online workshop "The Phenomenon of Temporality" organised by Tina Röck (University of Dundee) and Daniel Neumann (University of Klagenfurt). The event will take place on the 16th of September from 13:00 until 18:00 (CET). Participation...

The time that ‘destroys humanity’: clocks and continental philosophy

The time that ‘destroys humanity’: clocks and continental philosophy

This Wednesday, the 5th of May from 1pm to 3pm, we are glad to welcome Dr Michelle Bastian from the University of Edinburgh who will give a lecture entitled The time that ‘destroys humanity’: clocks and continental philosophy. The event will take place through Teams....