Helping others might feel good, but is it really good for you?

Centre member  Ryan Byerly has recently published in Psyche magazine a piece, based on his research, on the value of other-centeredness, and its role in our disposition to help others. Ryan also discussed  the article in a radio interview on ABC Radio Australia's Counterpoint with Amanda Vanstone, which you can listen  to here  (10th Oct …

Expanding the Canon Annual Lecture

with Komarine Romdenh-Romluc Date: 14th October, 2.30 - 4.30pm. Location: Diamond Workroom 1, The Diamond, The University of Sheffield Fanon and the Body Schema Frantz Fanon was a Martinican-born psychiatrist and one of the most important anti-colonial thinkers of the twentieth century. His work draws on a range of different disciplines, including philosophy, to provide …

Mind Association Fellowship for Centre Co-director Jules Holroyd

We're delighted to announce that our Centre co-director Jules Holroyd has been awarded the Mind Association fellowship for work on a critical theory of praise, which she will take up in academic year 22/23. She will be using the fellowship to develop a critical theory of praise: "Philosophers have written a lot about blame, but …

God and the Good: Thinking Religion and Ethics – Karen Armstrong on “Sacred Nature”

The lecture series ‘God and the Good’ is back! When? Wednesday 23rd March 2022 Where? Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA Time? Doors open 6.30pm, talks and discussion 7.30pm-9.00pm Here is the abstract: Our discussion of nature has become scientific and abstract. This talk will examine a number of ways in which we can relate to …

Centre member T. Ryan Byerly on “Being an Intellectually Dependable Person”

In his newest post on the blog "Open for Debate", centre member T. Ryan Byerly writes about what it means to be an intellectually dependenable person and what intellectual virtues are connected to that. As he writes, "[w]e are often at the mercy of others when we are trying to figure things out. The same …

New addition to our “Links”-List and defenitely worth a close look: Biopolitical Philosophy

On our "Links"-page, you can now find a link to the blog "Biopolitical Philosophy", which provides "up-to-date information and cutting-edge critical analysis of biopolitical asymmetries and other mechanisms and effects of power in philosophy and beyond". The Blog was started in 2019 by Melinda Hall and Shelley Tremain, and aims, among other things, to showcase …

“The Class” at Philosophy in the Showroom in February

Centre Co-director Joshua Forstenzer will be talking about the film "The Class" at Philosophy in the Showroom. When? 28th of Feburary at 18:00Where? The Showroom, Sheffield, 15 Paternoster Row What's "The Class"? "Based on the 2006 novel of the same name (in French Entre les Murs) by François Bégaudeau. The novel is a semi-autobiographical account …

Workshop Series “Land Rights in a Changing Climate”

Centre member Megan Blomfield is co-organising a series of workshops on the topic "Land Rights in a Changing Climate" at the University of Tromsø and the University of Oslo. This project, she is running along with Dr Fabian Schuppert (Queen’s University, Belfast), is supported by a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (funded by the Department of …

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.