Centre co-director Josh Forstenzer and Magid Magid on how in an “age of misinformation, philosophy could help to create a better world”

In a recent piece in The Indepenedent, our centre co-director Josh Forstenzer and Magid Magid reflect on how philosophy, specifically in our current climate of misinformation and confusion, can help in making our world a better place. From the article: "Lies are repeated over and over again and carried at the speed of clicks (and …

Jennifer Saul on the Republican National Convention and why it’s even more dangerous than 4 years ago

This August, our centre member Jennifer Saul published a piece in The Conversation, talking about "racial fig leaves", the Republican National Convention, and why it's even more dangerous now than it was four years ago. In her article, she discusses how the overall picture of the Convention has changed in comparison to four years ago …

Max Hayward on “Why Bertrand Russel’s argument for idleness is more relevant than ever”

In a recently published article in the New Statesman our centre member Max Hayward reflects on Bertrand Russel's "In Praise of Idleness". Russel is writing in the context of the Great Depression, where "idleness was an unavoidable reality for the millions who had lost their jobs. Russell realised that his society didn’t just need to …

Blog post by Jules Holroyd and Kathy Puddifoot on “Epistemic Injusitce and Implicit Bias”

The authors of several chapters from the recently published book "An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice, and the Social Mind" (2020), edited by Erin Beeghly and Alex Madva, wrote some blog posts on their contributions for The Brains Blog! A post co-authored by our centre-co-director Jules Holroyd, together with Kathy Puddifoot, has been published …

Climate Futures Initiative-Workshop. Bridging Gaps of Affluence, Nation and Time

Our centre-member Megan Blomfield is giving a talk at the Summer Online Workshop of the Climate Futures Initiative at Princeton Univeristy, which is taking place in August! "The workshop will be online and asynchronous. Twelve authors will provide works-in-progress (WIPs) to registered attendees, including several special invited guests. These WIPs can take the form of …

Blog-article on “Sub-optimal health” by centre member Lijiaozi Cheng

Our centre member Lijiaozi (Cheer) Cheng has published an article entitled "What is Sub-Optimal Health?" on The Polyphony. Conversatoins across the Medical Humanities. In her article, she talks about her discovery and the genealogy of the term "suboptimal health" in the context of Chinese medicine, how it fits with existing concepts of health, how we …