Date Change: Philosophy in Education Seminar Series

The date for the Education and Philosophy Seminar Series first event this semseter has changed from the 31st of October to the 28th of November. All other details remain the same: Charlotte Haines Lyon (York St John University): "Unpicking the neoliberal noose: working towards democratic parent engagement in a primary school" 2pm-3.30pm Humanities Research Institute …

Sex, Gender and Ignorance: Philosophers at Red Haus!

Rosa Vince, Nadia Mehdi and Matthew Cull will be speaking at the Sheffield book shop and cafe Cafe Red Haus Books. They will be giving talks on political and social philosophy to a public audience.Event details: Thursday 4th April, 18:00-21:00Location: Cafe+ Red Haus Books, Nether Edge Sheffield Here, you can find more on the event.

Maria-Jose Pietrini-Sanchez presents at LSE Political Theory Graduate Conference

This week, centre member Maria-Jose Pietrini-Sanchez will present her research at the LSE Poltical Theory Graduate Conference, which takes place on the 14th and 15th of March.Her talk is part of the panel Embracing assymetry in political theory, and has the title A case for the asymmetric (un)enforceability of surrogacy contracts.You can find the full …

New Special Module on Experimental Methods for Philosophers: “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”

Data are everywhere: in the news, on social media, in scientific publications, in political debates. They can inform and illuminate, but they can also deceive and manipulate. In the module "Lies, damn lies, and statistics" students will be introduced to some key ideas and techniques in probability and statistics. The module is based upon active …

Department seminars

The Departmental Philosophy Seminar is central to the academic life of the Department. It runs most weeks in term time on Fridays 2.30-4.30pm in Hicks Building Lecture Theatre 4. Speakers send their paper in advance and speak for around 45 minutes, followed by discussion. Afterwards the discussion continues in a local pub. Papers are normally …