Consciousness: how can we solve the greatest mystery in science?

"Scientific advances have sent people to the Moon and to the greatest depths of the ocean. We’ve split the atom and created computers that can defeat a chess grandmaster. And yet science still can’t explain arguably the most fundamental aspect of existence – our subjective experience of existence. Our consciousness." In a new article in …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Philosophy in Schools: Enrichend Curriculum, Enriched Lives – 19th of November

The event "Philosophy in Schools: Enriched Curriculum, Enriched Lives", organied by centre co-director Josh Forstenzer and centre-member Angie Hobbs, is coming up on the 19th of November! When? Tuesday, 19/11/201913:00-19:30Where? The RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), 8 John Adam StreetLondon, WC2N 6EZ, UK From the event description: "In the age of “fake …

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 …

Otis Mensah on Hip Hop, Philosophy, Access and Arts & Humanities

A discussion about Hip Hop and Philosophy and issues of Access in the Arts and Humanities 7th November 2019, 6:00pm – 7.00pmLecture Theatre 4 (LT4), Diamond Building "Sheffield’s very own Poet Laureate and Hip Hop artist, Otis Mensah, presents a lecture on the intimate relationship between Hip Hop and Philosophy; arguing that the art form …