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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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New issue : Parrhesia 29

New issue : Parrhesia 29

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, which is freely available to read online: http://www.parrhesiajournal.org/index.html This issue contains the first publication in English of Bernard...

Hynek Janousek on Hume and transcendental empiricism

Hynek Janousek on Hume and transcendental empiricism

This Tuesday, we have the pleasure to welcome Hynek Janousek (Charles University, Prague) for a seminar on Hume. Date and time: Tuesday 30/11, 4-6pm Location: Dalhousie Building, room 2F14     Abstract: The influence and the reception of David Hume’s...

Dominic Smith on Exceptional Technologies: new book issue

Dominic Smith on Exceptional Technologies: new book issue

The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy is excited to announce that Dominic Smith has recently published a monograph drawing on his long-term research into philosophy of technology. The book is called Exceptional Technologies: A Continental Philosophy, and was...

Andrea Rehberg on Kant and Heidegger

Andrea Rehberg on Kant and Heidegger

“From ‘Ding an sich’ to ‘Ansichhalten’ – The Hermeneutics of Constitutive Absentiality in Kant and Heidegger” Andrea Rehberg (Newcastle University) (*Please note the change from the previously advertised date of Wednesday 6 June) All welcome! WHEN ? Friday, the 8th of...