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, …

Philosophers at Red Haus: Climate Change, Climate Strike

Next up in the monthly "Philosophers at Red Haus series" (organized by centre-member Matt Cull and Nadia Mehdi) is the topic Climate Change and Climate Strike! When? Friday, November 22nd Where? Café Red Haus Books, 232 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FL Nether Edge, Sheffield "This month we’ll be reflecting on climate change and the recent climate …

Article by Eric Olson: “Apollo 11 made us believe we could do anything – the truth is it could hasten our downfall”

Eric Olson, center member and professor for Philosophy here in Sheffield, just published an article in The Conversation about how technology can't save us from ourselves. In his piece, he reflects on the social uptake of spectacular technological successes like the moon landing, and how societies uphold the subsequent, yet misleading belief, that technologies will …

Centre-Member Megan Blomfield publishes book on “Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change”

Today, 21st of May, Megan Blomfield's book is getting published with Oxford University Press! In Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change, she provides an "innovative and original political theory of natural resource justice and also motivates and applies the theory by reference to the problem of climate change". Description: "To address climate change fairly, …

Panel and Q&A-Event: Movements for Global Justice

Panel and Q&AMonday the 29th of April, 2-4pm Though philosophers disagree about what just world would look like, very few deny that we live in a world that is characterised by many global injustices. Philosophy can help us to understand the nature of these injustices and the responsibilities of individuals, governments and others to address …

Blog-Post: Environmental direct action and civil disobedience

by Megan Blomfield. Megan Blomfield is member of the Centre, and focusses her research on global justice and the environment. She mainly works on the ethical and political dimensions of climate change. You can read more on her recent research below! On the 20th of March, the Sheffield Politics department organized a workshop on ‘Activism …