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 …

Hypathia Reading List, APA-blog “Black Issues in Philosophy” and “The Ethics of Black Lives Matter” video series

Marking Juneteenth, the feminst philosophy journal Hypathia, has decided to contribute a two part curated online issue, "featuring previously published work by Black feminist scholars, which is made available freely, without subscription." The first part of the issue highlights Black feminists’ reflections on the discipline of philosophy. Check it out here! The second part is …

Posts on Racial Justice, Anti-Racist Action for Philosophers and Solidarity on The Philosophers’ Cocoon

The Philosophers' Cocoon is currently publishing a series of posts on racial justice, asking what anti-racist actions philosophers can take. It includes a post referencing passages of Myisha Cherry's new paper "Solidarity Care: How to Take Care of Each Other in Times of Struggle"; one written by Johnathan Flowers on "How do we support Black …

Otis Mensah on Hip Hop, Philosophy, Access and Arts & Humanities

A discussion about Hip Hop and Philosophy and issues of Access in the Arts and Humanities 7th November 2019, 6:00pm – 7.00pmLecture Theatre 4 (LT4), Diamond Building "Sheffield’s very own Poet Laureate and Hip Hop artist, Otis Mensah, presents a lecture on the intimate relationship between Hip Hop and Philosophy; arguing that the art form …

Book-Launch: The Emotional Mind. The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition

The fourth event of the EMOTIONAL BONDS Series is coming up! Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel will introduce their book "The Emotional Mind. The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition". Thursday 23 May 2019, 15.00-17.00HRI Seminar Room, University of Sheffield Synopsis: Tracing the leading role of emotions in the evolution of the mind, a philosopher and a …

#MentalHealthAwareness Week: Cheer Cheng on “What Is Well?”

Here is the first in a series of posts to mark #MentalHealthAwareness week. The first, from Sheffield PG student Cheer Cheng, provides an opportunity to reflect on the complex relationship between mental and physical health, and our notions of wellness.As she points out, "this video was shot as part of the "Storytelling with Arts and …