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 …

Sex, Gender and Ignorance: Philosophers at Red Haus!

Rosa Vince, Nadia Mehdi and Matthew Cull will be speaking at the Sheffield book shop and cafe Cafe Red Haus Books. They will be giving talks on political and social philosophy to a public audience.Event details: Thursday 4th April, 18:00-21:00Location: Cafe+ Red Haus Books, Nether Edge Sheffield Here, you can find more on the event.

Annual Women in the History of Philosophy Lecture: “Rose Rand (1903-1980). From the Archives: Real and Unreal”

The departments annual public Women in the History of Philosophy lecture is coming up! 5th of April, 2:30 - 4:30 pm Humanities Research InstituteUniversity of SheffieldThis year, Professor Chris Meyns from the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting a paper on Rose Rand. See the abstract as follows: The philosopher Dr Rose Rand (1903-1980) shook …

Maria-Jose Pietrini-Sanchez presents at LSE Political Theory Graduate Conference

This week, centre member Maria-Jose Pietrini-Sanchez will present her research at the LSE Poltical Theory Graduate Conference, which takes place on the 14th and 15th of March.Her talk is part of the panel Embracing assymetry in political theory, and has the title A case for the asymmetric (un)enforceability of surrogacy contracts.You can find the full …

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 …