Blogpost: Tadhg Kwasi on “Redefining Blackness: Abolish or Reclaim?”

"What does black mean to you? What instantly comes to mind when you think of blackness?" Check out this recent blogpost by Sheffield student Tadhg Kwasi on "Redefining Blackness". In it, Kwasi refers to authors like Fanon and Du Bois and asks questions about what blackness means in the the context of our current society, …

God and the Good: Thinking Religion and Ethics – Karen Armstrong on “Sacred Nature”

The lecture series ‘God and the Good’ is back! When? Wednesday 23rd March 2022 Where? Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA Time? Doors open 6.30pm, talks and discussion 7.30pm-9.00pm Here is the abstract: Our discussion of nature has become scientific and abstract. This talk will examine a number of ways in which we can relate to …

Should land be reclassified as a global commons?

By Megan Blomfield In this post, Megan Blomfield discusses their recent article in Journal of Applied Philosophy on treating land as a common good. In a world confronting climate change, new questions arise about how land ought to be used and shared globally. Land has already become scarce relative to the demands of the global economy. Climate impacts and policies …

How to count organisms, and why it matters – a blog post by William H. Morgan

In this post, our centre member William H. Morgan, who has recently finished his PhD entitled "Individuals in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology", talks about organisms, what they are, how to count them, and why it matters. You can read more on this topic in his recent paper Are Organisms Substances or Processes, published …

Epistemic Injustice in Asylum Policy and Practice

Alongside Sanjana Govindarajan (University of Groningen) and Kerri Woods (University of Leeds), our centre member Megan Blomflied (University of Sheffield) is organizing a workshop at the annual MANCEPT (Manchester Centre for Political Theory) conference - entitled Epistemic Injustice in Asylum Policy and Practice. With its focus on "forms of epistemic injustice in state asylum policy …

Annual meeting of the Northern Phenomenology Network in Sheffield!

Tomorrow, 6th of July, the Northern Phenomenology Network is holding its annual meeting in Sheffield - organized by our centre member Komarine Romdenh-Romluc. From 9:30 to 17:00 we'll hear from Jonathan Mitchell (Manchester) on "The Phenomenal Contribution of Attention",Emily Hughes (York) on "The Manifold Temporalities of Grief"Jacob Kingsbury Downs (Sheffield) on "Auditory Flooding and Sonorous …

T. Ryan Byerly on whether improving your personality is a moral duty or a category confusion

Our centre member T. Ryan Byerly has recently published a piece in Psyche, asking whether attempts to improve our personalities can be understood as a moral duty or manifests a category confusion. He points out that it is tempting to think that "we’re obliged to improve some areas of our personality, while other aspects of …

Pride month

It's pride month, and a good opportunity to draw attention to the fantastic Trans Philosophy Project. It functions as support for "events (e.g., conference, symposia, and lecture series) and resource initiatives. Events aim to facilitate the development of work in trans philosophy across a broad range of research areas, including metaphysics, epistemology, phenomenology, social/political philosophy, …

Angie Hobbs’ “Plato’s Republic. A Ladybird Expert Book” selected as one of the best introduction guides to Philosophy by Five Books

Our centre member Angie Hobbs' book "Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book" has been selected by Nigel Warburton for Five Books as the number one "Best Introductions to Philosophy"! Introductory books are important, as he points out in an inteview about his choices : "Now,  some philosophers, when asked about introductory books, say, ‘Well, of …