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Joanna Hodge: Ecotechnics as Political Ontology – The Contemporaneity of Jean-Luc Nancy

On Wednesday the 19th of February 2020 we have the pleasure of welcoming Prof. Joanna Hodge from the Manchester Metropolitan University. Joanna Hodge will be giving a talk on "Ecotechnics as Political Ontology - The Contemporaneity of Jean-Luc Nancy" in room 2F13 of the Dalhousie Building, 4-6pm. Do not hesitate to join us for this exciting...

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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Critical Legal Conference Postponement

Critical Legal Conference Postponement

Dear All, in light of the current Covid-19 situation, we have made the decision to postpone the Critical Legal Conference that was due to be run between the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy and Law at the University of Dundee in September 2020. The...

TALK SUSPENDED – Lorenzo Chiesa

We regret to inform you that, due to the recent news about the spread of Covid-19 in Scotland, the talk of Lorenzo Chiesa about "The Feature of an Illusion: a New Reading" is SUSPENDED. Our apologies.    

Lorenzo Chiesa – The Feature of an Illusion: a New Reading

Lorenzo Chiesa – The Feature of an Illusion: a New Reading

We have the pleasure to welcome Dr. Lorenzo Chiesa from Newcastle University who will be speaking about "The Feature of an Illusion: a New Reading". As usual, do not hesitate to join us for this exciting discussion that will take place Wednesday 18 March 4-6pm in room...

Alberto Toscano and Luis De Miranda talks cancelled due to strike

We have to inform you that the talk of Alberto Toscano (Goldsmith University) on "Late Fascism" and the talk of Dr. Luis De Miranda (Orbrero University) on "What is Philosophical Health and How Can we Reach it?" have been cancelled due to strike. "Late Fascism" was...