New Special Module on Experimental Methods for Philosophers: “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”

Data are everywhere: in the news, on social media, in scientific publications, in political debates. They can inform and illuminate, but they can also deceive and manipulate. In the module "Lies, damn lies, and statistics" students will be introduced to some key ideas and techniques in probability and statistics. The module is based upon active …

T. Ryan Byerly on “Networks of Dependence”

In his recent blog article for the Circe Institute, virtue theorist and philosopher of religion T. Ryan Byerly talks about the importance for educators to teach students both "the virtues of intellectual dependence and the virtues of intellectual dependability". His article draws on current issues in education, as well as on traditional literature to illustrate …

Department seminars

The Departmental Philosophy Seminar is central to the academic life of the Department. It runs most weeks in term time on Fridays 2.30-4.30pm in Hicks Building Lecture Theatre 4. Speakers send their paper in advance and speak for around 45 minutes, followed by discussion. Afterwards the discussion continues in a local pub. Papers are normally …

MAP Annual Lecture by Briana Toole (CUNY): “Holding Resistance Hostage. When Resistance Is Futile”

Friday, 1st of March 2:30-4:30Hicks Building, Lecture Theatre 4This year's MAP lecture will be given by Briana Toole on the topic "Holding Resistance Hostage". The Department of Philosophy hosts the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) annual lecture organised in conjunction with the Sheffield chapter of the MAP network, which seeks to examine and address issues of …

Activism and Academia in the Anthropocene

The Department of Politics Cross-Cutting WorkshopWed, 20 March 2019  Elmfield 215, University of Sheffield14:00-15:30 Roundtable on "The Contemporary Contours of Environmental Activism"- with Jenny Pickerill, Tom Johnson, Roscoe Blevins, Adeniyi P. Asiyanbi, Megan Blomfield16:00-17:30 Roundtable on "Environmental Activism and Academia" - with Andrea Brock, Amber Huff, Aaron Thierry, Juliet De Little While the environmental crisis grows …

Blog-Post: Democracy, Philosophical Enquiry and Civic Education in Thailand

by Joshua Forstenzer. Joshua Forstenzer is co-director of the Centre for Engaged Philosophy. His research focuses on the value of democratic deliberative norms and practices. His most recent research pays special attention to the democratic value of higher education. Read about his latest work below! In a little over a month, Thailand is set to …