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 …

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 …

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 …

A few articles, inputs and resources about racism and racial injustice

The following list (in no particular order) is by no means exhaustive, it only links to a few articles and other blog-posts worth reading in the context of the current situation. If you have further readings you would like to recommend, you can always get in touch with us! Jstor has published a Syllabus on …

Paper on “Youth Philosophy Conferences”-Case study in “Precollege Philosophy and Public Practice”

Our very own Joshua Forstenzer, Jane Gatley and Elliott Woodhouse just had a paper published on "Youth Philosophy Conferences and the Development of Adolescent Social Skills. A Case Study." In it, they "present an empirical case study into the effects of attending a philosophy conference on social skill development in 15- to 18-year-old students", focussing …

Education and Philosophy Seminar: “The Cognitive Benefits of Philosophy for Children”

The first event of the seminar series Education and Philosophy is coming up, organised by center co-director Joshua Forstenzer and Ansgar Allan. The Cognitive Benefits of P4C (Philosophy for Children)Dr Dave Ward (University of Edinburgh)Date: Thursday 20th of February 2020, 2pm-3.30pmVenue: Humanities Research Institute - Seminar Room, Upper Hanover Street Abstract: Philosophy for Children, or P4C, is …