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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': ‘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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Mladen Dolar on Gossip’s Feast : Politics in the time of rumours

Mladen Dolar on Gossip’s Feast : Politics in the time of rumours

This Wednesday, we have the pleasure of welcoming Mladen Dolar (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) who will be giving a talk on "Gossip’s Feast: Politics in the time of rumours". Don't hesitate to come along ! Date and time: January 16th from 4 to 6pm. Room 1G05...

Charlotte Alderwick: An Alternative Virtue Ethics

Charlotte Alderwick: An Alternative Virtue Ethics

This Wednesday, we have the pleasure of welcoming Dr Charlotte Alderwick from the University of West England (Bristol) who will be talking about virtue ethics. Room 2G13 Dalhousie Building Wednesday 5 of December, 4-6pm Abstract: In this paper I want to present an...

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 philosophical...