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 …

CCR Workshop – Humanities Perspectives on Criminological Questions

This event aims to showcase the diversity of criminological research at Sheffield with perspectives from humanities subjects. About this event Workshop title: Centre for Criminological Research Workshop - Humanities Perspectives on Criminological Questions Date of event: Wednesday 27 April 2022 Event Time: 1:30-5pm Speakers: Christopher Bennett (Philosophy), Udit Bhatia (Philosophy), Mark Brown (Law), Katherine Ebury …

Annual Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Lecture with Azita Chellappoo on “Fatphobia as Method”

Sheffield's MAP chapter is holding its annual Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Sheffield Lecture with Dr. Azita Chellappoo (The Open University), who will be talking about Fatphobia as Method. Feminist Epistemology and Knowledge Production in 'Obesity Science' When? - Friday 6th of May 2022, 2:30-4:30 GMT Where? - University of Sheffield, Diamond Work Room 3 and …

Blogpost: Tadhg Kwasi on “Redefining Blackness: Abolish or Reclaim?”

"What does black mean to you? What instantly comes to mind when you think of blackness?" Check out this recent blogpost by Sheffield student Tadhg Kwasi on "Redefining Blackness". In it, Kwasi refers to authors like Fanon and Du Bois and asks questions about what blackness means in the the context of our current society, …

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 …

Should land be reclassified as a global commons?

By Megan Blomfield In this post, Megan Blomfield discusses their recent article in Journal of Applied Philosophy on treating land as a common good. In a world confronting climate change, new questions arise about how land ought to be used and shared globally. Land has already become scarce relative to the demands of the global economy. Climate impacts and policies …

How to count organisms, and why it matters – a blog post by William H. Morgan

In this post, our centre member William H. Morgan, who has recently finished his PhD entitled "Individuals in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology", talks about organisms, what they are, how to count them, and why it matters. You can read more on this topic in his recent paper Are Organisms Substances or Processes, published …

Updates from some of our centre members

We have some exciting updates from some of our centre members who recently graduated – engaged in both practical and theoretical ways! Jane Gatley was recently awarded a Society for Applied Philosophy short-term postdoctoral fellowship to work on two papers: one about conceptual engineering and education, and one about cultural capital in education. For this …

Epistemic Injustice in Asylum Policy and Practice

Alongside Sanjana Govindarajan (University of Groningen) and Kerri Woods (University of Leeds), our centre member Megan Blomflied (University of Sheffield) is organizing a workshop at the annual MANCEPT (Manchester Centre for Political Theory) conference - entitled Epistemic Injustice in Asylum Policy and Practice. With its focus on "forms of epistemic injustice in state asylum policy …