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Dr Dominic Smith – Citizens’ Panel on Covid-19 Strategy

Dr Dominic Smith from the Centre recently had the pleasure of taking part in an expert witness panel for the Scottish Parliament, that fed into the work of a Citizens' Panel on Covid-19 Strategy. The panel responded to the question: “What priorities should shape the Scottish Government’s approach to Covid-19 restrictions and strategy in 2021?”....

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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Dr Dominic Smith – Citizens’ Panel on Covid-19 Strategy

Dr Dominic Smith – Citizens’ Panel on Covid-19 Strategy

Dr Dominic Smith from the Centre recently had the pleasure of taking part in an expert witness panel for the Scottish Parliament, that fed into the work of a Citizens' Panel on Covid-19 Strategy. The panel responded to the question: “What priorities should shape the...

Philosophy Speaker Series!

Philosophy Speaker Series!

We are pleased to announce two online events that are going to take place in this term's philosophy speaker series: “More Real Than Real: Truth and Authenticity in Psychoanalysis” by Patricia Gherovici, from the University of Philadelphia, is taking place on the 13th...

Talks

Talks

Slavoj Žižek: Samuel Beckett's Art of Abstraction In 2018 we invited Slavoj Žižek from the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities to speak as part of the Evening Lecture Series, hosted by the The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy at the University of Dundee....

Philosophy Speaker Series!

Philosophy Speaker Series!

We are pleased to announce three online events that are going to take place in this term's philosophy speaker series. We will have Andrew Cutrofello from Loyola University, Chicago as our first speaker, giving a lecture on the 28th of October on "Was it for this?"...

In Memoriam Bernard Stiegler – a special issue of Parrhesia

In Memoriam Bernard Stiegler – a special issue of Parrhesia

To mark the passing of French philosopher of technology Bernard Stiegler, Parrhesia journal has released a special issue collecting relevant previously published articles, introduced with a personal reflection by Arne de Boever: https://www.parrhesiajournal.org