#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 …

Education and Philosophy Seminar Series: Which Truth for Philosophy with Children?

The "Eduction and Philosophy Seminar Series" is organized by Ansgar Allen and Centre co-director Joshua Forstenzer. In the next event of the series, Sebastiano Moruzzi and Luca Zanetti (University of Bologna) talk about questions of truth in relation to philosophy with children. The event will take place on Thursday the 30th of May 2019 from …

Centre Member Megan Blomfield on “Epistemic injustice in asylum claim credibility assessments”

Friday 3rd May, 2.30-4.30pmHicks Building Lecture Theatre 4At this Friday's department seminar, centre-member Megan Blomfield will talk about the issues of asylum and epistmic injustice. Abstract: To be granted protection in the UK, asylum claimants must establish to a reasonable degree of likelihood that they have a well-founded fear of persecution if returned to their …

Angie Hobbs on Sheffield as City of Sanctuary

In a recent interview, Angie Hobbs (Professor for the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield) talks about how Sheffield is taking a lead in welcoming refugees, identifing the cities history as an important factor. Sheffield, being influenced by decades of immigration, could “serve as an inspiration to other local authorities around the …

Panel and Q&A-Event: Movements for Global Justice

Panel and Q&AMonday the 29th of April, 2-4pm Though philosophers disagree about what just world would look like, very few deny that we live in a world that is characterised by many global injustices. Philosophy can help us to understand the nature of these injustices and the responsibilities of individuals, governments and others to address …

Listen to the audio-files of Sheffield’s “Women in the History of Philosophy Lectures”

Women make up a small minority in the common representation of the history of philosophy and philosophy as a profession. One can easily get the impression that women's contributions to philosophy are only a recent phenomenon. But this is not true. The Sheffield Philosophy Department sponsors an annual lecture to increase awareness of the work …

Blog-Post: Environmental direct action and civil disobedience

by Megan Blomfield. Megan Blomfield is member of the Centre, and focusses her research on global justice and the environment. She mainly works on the ethical and political dimensions of climate change. You can read more on her recent research below! On the 20th of March, the Sheffield Politics department organized a workshop on ‘Activism …