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 …

Talk by Sebastiano Moruzzi: “Towards an Epistemology of Post-Truth”

The Centre for Engaged Philosophy and the Crick Centre have the pleasure to invite you to a talk by Sebastiano Moruzzi (University of Bologna): When? Wednesday the 29th of May, 11am to 12:30pmWhere? ICOSS Conference Room Abstract: The term ‘post-truth’ has been widely used in recent years to characterise a broad epistemic trend in which persons …

Education and Philosophy Seminar Series: Which Truth for Philosophy with Children?

The "Eduction and Philosophy Seminar Series" is organized by Ansgar Allen and Centre co-director Joshua Forstenzer. In the next event of the series, Sebastiano Moruzzi and Luca Zanetti (University of Bologna) talk about questions of truth in relation to philosophy with children. The event will take place on Thursday the 30th of May 2019 from …

Centre Member Megan Blomfield on “Epistemic injustice in asylum claim credibility assessments”

Friday 3rd May, 2.30-4.30pmHicks Building Lecture Theatre 4At this Friday's department seminar, centre-member Megan Blomfield will talk about the issues of asylum and epistmic injustice. Abstract: To be granted protection in the UK, asylum claimants must establish to a reasonable degree of likelihood that they have a well-founded fear of persecution if returned to their …

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 …

Annual Women in the History of Philosophy Lecture: “Rose Rand (1903-1980). From the Archives: Real and Unreal”

The departments annual public Women in the History of Philosophy lecture is coming up! 5th of April, 2:30 - 4:30 pm Humanities Research InstituteUniversity of SheffieldThis year, Professor Chris Meyns from the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting a paper on Rose Rand. See the abstract as follows: The philosopher Dr Rose Rand (1903-1980) shook …

MAP Annual Lecture by Briana Toole (CUNY): “Holding Resistance Hostage. When Resistance Is Futile”

Friday, 1st of March 2:30-4:30Hicks Building, Lecture Theatre 4This year's MAP lecture will be given by Briana Toole on the topic "Holding Resistance Hostage". The Department of Philosophy hosts the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) annual lecture organised in conjunction with the Sheffield chapter of the MAP network, which seeks to examine and address issues of …

Activism and Academia in the Anthropocene

The Department of Politics Cross-Cutting WorkshopWed, 20 March 2019  Elmfield 215, University of Sheffield14:00-15:30 Roundtable on "The Contemporary Contours of Environmental Activism"- with Jenny Pickerill, Tom Johnson, Roscoe Blevins, Adeniyi P. Asiyanbi, Megan Blomfield16:00-17:30 Roundtable on "Environmental Activism and Academia" - with Andrea Brock, Amber Huff, Aaron Thierry, Juliet De Little While the environmental crisis grows …