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 …

Centre-Member Megan Blomfield publishes book on “Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change”

Today, 21st of May, Megan Blomfield's book is getting published with Oxford University Press! In Global Justice, Natural Resources, and Climate Change, she provides an "innovative and original political theory of natural resource justice and also motivates and applies the theory by reference to the problem of climate change". Description: "To address climate change fairly, …

Talk by Sebastiano Moruzzi: “Towards an Epistemology of Post-Truth”

The Centre for Engaged Philosophy and the Crick Centre have the pleasure to invite you to a talk by Sebastiano Moruzzi (University of Bologna): When? Wednesday the 29th of May, 11am to 12:30pmWhere? ICOSS Conference Room Abstract: The term ‘post-truth’ has been widely used in recent years to characterise a broad epistemic trend in which persons …

#MentalHealthAwareness Week: Alana Wilde on “Ending the Stigma: What We Can Learn From ‘Mad Pride’”

As part of our #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek series, centre member and PhD student Alana Wilde talks about practical ways to combat stigma surrounding mental health, both in philosophy and beyond. Alana’s work relates to mental health related disability more broadly, looking both at what disability is, and how we might better understand or accommodate the views of …

#MentalHealthAwareness Week: Cheer Cheng on “What Is Well?”

Here is the first in a series of posts to mark #MentalHealthAwareness week. The first, from Sheffield PG student Cheer Cheng, provides an opportunity to reflect on the complex relationship between mental and physical health, and our notions of wellness.As she points out, "this video was shot as part of the "Storytelling with Arts and …

Philosophy PhD Studentship in Sheffield: ‘Climate Ethics and Enhanced Weathering’

The Department of Philosophy here in Sheffield invites applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship in Philosophy, starting in September/October 2019, as part of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation at the University of Sheffield. The studentship includes UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance stipend at the standard RCUK rate for up to four years. …

Blog-Post: Kierkegaard on Losing Oneself in Busyness

BY BARNEY RIGGS.Barney Riggs is a CEP member, and PG-student in the department. He mainly works on the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, and is concerned with developing an account of Kierkegaard’s concept of busyness, as both a personal-religious and a socio-political critique. Read more about his research below! “How are you?” you ask your friend …