Philosophical Event at Foodhall. Plates #29: Philosoplates!

When? 23rd of Octobmer 2019, 7:30-10:30pm Where? Foodhall Sheffield, 121 Eyre St, Sheffield S1 4QW There is a great event at Foodhall coming up - a night full of philosophically intriguing questions about food, and intriguing philosophical food that's all about questions. "We'll be asking whether food can be art, whether it can ever be …

Philosophy in Schools: Enriched Curriculum, Enriched Lives

From today on, you can find a new page for the upcoming event "Philosophy in Schools: Enriched Curriculum, Enriched Lives" on our website. The event is organized by Angie Hobbs and centre co-director Josh Forstenzer, addressing the issues of how "in the age of “fake news”, “post-truth” politics, and increasing media polarisation, the capacities for …

Article by Eric Olson: “Apollo 11 made us believe we could do anything – the truth is it could hasten our downfall”

Eric Olson, center member and professor for Philosophy here in Sheffield, just published an article in The Conversation about how technology can't save us from ourselves. In his piece, he reflects on the social uptake of spectacular technological successes like the moon landing, and how societies uphold the subsequent, yet misleading belief, that technologies will …

Understanding Value VIII

The successful Sheffield-based postgraduate conference Understanding Value is going in its eighth round later this month! The annual conference aims to cultivate postgraduate work on value (broadly construed) in a welcoming and inclusive space. At the 24th, 25th and 26th of July there will be many great sessions, discussions and panels - and everybody is …

Supporting Our Transgender Peers in Philosophy

Some recent discussions in academic philosophy have pointed to the negative impact of certain debates about gender and identity, in particular on transgender philosophers (for example, here and here). In light of this, The Philosopher's Cocoon published an article written by centre-members Isela González Vázquez, Jules Holroyd and Rory Wilson, discussing "the kinds of support …

Book-Launch: The Emotional Mind. The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition

The fourth event of the EMOTIONAL BONDS Series is coming up! Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel will introduce their book "The Emotional Mind. The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition". Thursday 23 May 2019, 15.00-17.00HRI Seminar Room, University of Sheffield Synopsis: Tracing the leading role of emotions in the evolution of the mind, a philosopher and a …