The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy Blog

Horrible Creatures by Cally Nurse

The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy is delighted to host the essay Horrible Creatures by Cally Nurse, an MFA student in Dundee. Encounters with the Velvet Swimming Crab: What do our feelings of disgust towardsanimals reveal about our attitude to the living world? Touch it, he says. There, in his blue,rubber-gloved hand, is a crab. Its...

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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The time that ‘destroys humanity’: clocks and continental philosophy

The time that ‘destroys humanity’: clocks and continental philosophy

This Wednesday, the 5th of May from 1pm to 3pm, we are glad to welcome Dr Michelle Bastian from the University of Edinburgh who will give a lecture entitled The time that ‘destroys humanity’: clocks and continental philosophy. The event will take place through Teams....

TICK TALKs: The Blind and Deaf Highway Woman

TICK TALKs: The Blind and Deaf Highway Woman

In TICK TALKs: The Blind and Deaf Highway Woman, we hear from Dr Undine Sellbach from the University of Dundee about her research and writing on the biologist Jakob von Uexküll, including his writing on ticks in which he presents the tick as a subject. The shared...

Jason E. Smith – Aristotle’s Dream

Jason E. Smith – Aristotle’s Dream

This Thursday, the 15th of April, from 5pm to 7pm we will welcome Jason E. Smith (Los Angeles) who will give a lecture entitled Aristotle’s Dream. The event will take place through Teams. If you are interested in participating,...

It’s More Than A Game…

It’s More Than A Game…

What a year it has been... Almost exactly a year ago, Dr Dom Smith from the centre had a chance to sit down and do a podcast on two of his favourite things in life: Philosophy... and FOOTBALL!. Dom did this with Stuart and Simon from the 'I Leeds Therefore I Am'...

Lorenzo Chiesa – Freud’s Agnosticism?

Lorenzo Chiesa – Freud’s Agnosticism?

We are pleased to announce the talk Freud’s Agnosticism? by Lorenzo Chiesa from Newcastle University. The talk will be an online event and it will take place the 8th of April at 4pm. Teams will be used. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr Frank...