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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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Workshop: Materialist Pedagogies

Workshop: Materialist Pedagogies

Dear everyone, We are pleased to invite you to a workshop on "Materialist Pedagogies". The core aim of the workshop is to reflect on what can count as a ‘stimulus’ or ‘object of thought’ in the Arts and Humanities today, in the face of a world that, if you believe the...

Podcast ! Dr Dominic Smith on Walter Benjamin

Podcast ! Dr Dominic Smith on Walter Benjamin

What is it about? What better way to endure the Brexit confusion than have a conversation about a famous philosophical outsider figure who took an informed and insightful interest in the corner of the British Isles where you're based..... This is what Dr Dominic...

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...