The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy Blog

Never mind truth and lies – ‘Trumpism’ rejects the very idea of making sense

by Dr Dominic Smith Originally published in The Conversation magazine (March 2, 2017) A colleague recently asked me how I would define “Trumpism”. Where do you start? Is it a new political ideology, or a revival of dangerous old populisms? A flash in the pan, or a draining of the swamp? Are we seeing the beginning of a new era of social...

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,...

NEWS

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...

Philosophy and Biology Workshop 28-29 Sept

From Thing to Being – From a reductionist approach (as seen in classical genetics and biochemical studies) to a more networked and holistic approach (as seen in, for instance, genomic and metabolomic studies) in understanding life.

Philosophy Seminar Series 2016-2017

Sept 2016 – April 2017 Philosophy Seminar Series Organised regularly throughout the semester, with a wide range of guest speakers. Visit the website...

SEP-FEP 2015 at the University of Dundee

3-5 Sep 2015 SEP-FEP 2015 Joint Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy. Visit the website...