A lot of Engaged Philosophy by Centre-member Megan Blomfield

As we've posted in January, our centre-member Megan Blomfield started off the year 2020 with co-organizing a series of workshops on Land Rights in a Changing Climate in Norway, talking place between the 27th and 31st of January. Since then, she's presented a lot more engaged work, addressing important issues of our time: In February, …

Centre member T. Ryan Byerly on “Being an Intellectually Dependable Person”

In his newest post on the blog "Open for Debate", centre member T. Ryan Byerly writes about what it means to be an intellectually dependenable person and what intellectual virtues are connected to that. As he writes, "[w]e are often at the mercy of others when we are trying to figure things out. The same …

New addition to our “Links”-List and defenitely worth a close look: Biopolitical Philosophy

On our "Links"-page, you can now find a link to the blog "Biopolitical Philosophy", which provides "up-to-date information and cutting-edge critical analysis of biopolitical asymmetries and other mechanisms and effects of power in philosophy and beyond". The Blog was started in 2019 by Melinda Hall and Shelley Tremain, and aims, among other things, to showcase …

Paper on “Youth Philosophy Conferences”-Case study in “Precollege Philosophy and Public Practice”

Our very own Joshua Forstenzer, Jane Gatley and Elliott Woodhouse just had a paper published on "Youth Philosophy Conferences and the Development of Adolescent Social Skills. A Case Study." In it, they "present an empirical case study into the effects of attending a philosophy conference on social skill development in 15- to 18-year-old students", focussing …

Trans Day of Visibility

March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This day is dedicated to bringing "attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community." It's a day to show support for the trans community. In light of this, we wanted to (re-)share two …

Consciousness: how can we solve the greatest mystery in science?

"Scientific advances have sent people to the Moon and to the greatest depths of the ocean. We’ve split the atom and created computers that can defeat a chess grandmaster. And yet science still can’t explain arguably the most fundamental aspect of existence – our subjective experience of existence. Our consciousness." In a new article in …

“The Class” at Philosophy in the Showroom in February

Centre Co-director Joshua Forstenzer will be talking about the film "The Class" at Philosophy in the Showroom. When? 28th of Feburary at 18:00Where? The Showroom, Sheffield, 15 Paternoster Row What's "The Class"? "Based on the 2006 novel of the same name (in French Entre les Murs) by François Bégaudeau. The novel is a semi-autobiographical account …

Education and Philosophy Seminar: “The Cognitive Benefits of Philosophy for Children”

The first event of the seminar series Education and Philosophy is coming up, organised by center co-director Joshua Forstenzer and Ansgar Allan. The Cognitive Benefits of P4C (Philosophy for Children)Dr Dave Ward (University of Edinburgh)Date: Thursday 20th of February 2020, 2pm-3.30pmVenue: Humanities Research Institute - Seminar Room, Upper Hanover Street Abstract: Philosophy for Children, or P4C, is …