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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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Dr Connal Parsley: “The authority of the artist”

Dr Connal Parsley: “The authority of the artist”

    When: Wednesday, 25th April. Where: Dalhousie Building, 2F14 Abstract:  Hannah Arendt famously declared the “breakdown of all traditional authorities”, later going even further to say that “practically as well as theoretically, we are no longer in a...

Masterclass : Alexander Galloway and Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback

Masterclass : Alexander Galloway and Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback

The Dundee Centenary Fellowship Series  Financed by the Scots Philosophical Association   Our first fellow is Alexander R. Galloway 14.05. – 19.05.2018 He is a writer and computer programmer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation....

Seminar : Frank Ruda on Courage

Seminar : Frank Ruda on Courage

  The lecture will return to a concept which seems fairly out of fashion today: courage. It will start revisiting this concept from the analysis of a simple problem: There seems to be almost no reference made or value assigned to courage today in most of...

‘Widdershins Dundee’

‘Widdershins Dundee’

Dear all, it is our pleasure to invite you to a collaborative ‘Widdershins’ urban walking event, organised by one of our PhD students, Gareth Jones (please note: this event is open to all, but there are a restricted number of places; please...