Annual meeting of the Northern Phenomenology Network in Sheffield!

Tomorrow, 6th of July, the Northern Phenomenology Network is holding its annual meeting in Sheffield - organized by our centre member Komarine Romdenh-Romluc. From 9:30 to 17:00 we'll hear from Jonathan Mitchell (Manchester) on "The Phenomenal Contribution of Attention",Emily Hughes (York) on "The Manifold Temporalities of Grief"Jacob Kingsbury Downs (Sheffield) on "Auditory Flooding and Sonorous …

T. Ryan Byerly on whether improving your personality is a moral duty or a category confusion

Our centre member T. Ryan Byerly has recently published a piece in Psyche, asking whether attempts to improve our personalities can be understood as a moral duty or manifests a category confusion. He points out that it is tempting to think that "we’re obliged to improve some areas of our personality, while other aspects of …

Pride month

It's pride month, and a good opportunity to draw attention to the fantastic Trans Philosophy Project. It functions as support for "events (e.g., conference, symposia, and lecture series) and resource initiatives. Events aim to facilitate the development of work in trans philosophy across a broad range of research areas, including metaphysics, epistemology, phenomenology, social/political philosophy, …

Angie Hobbs’ “Plato’s Republic. A Ladybird Expert Book” selected as one of the best introduction guides to Philosophy by Five Books

Our centre member Angie Hobbs' book "Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book" has been selected by Nigel Warburton for Five Books as the number one "Best Introductions to Philosophy"! Introductory books are important, as he points out in an inteview about his choices : "Now,  some philosophers, when asked about introductory books, say, ‘Well, of …

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 …

Jennifer Saul on the Republican National Convention and why it’s even more dangerous than 4 years ago

This August, our centre member Jennifer Saul published a piece in The Conversation, talking about "racial fig leaves", the Republican National Convention, and why it's even more dangerous now than it was four years ago. In her article, she discusses how the overall picture of the Convention has changed in comparison to four years ago …

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 …