Persons and Their Brains – CFP, Conference, Oxford, July 2012

PERSONS AND THEIR BRAINS| 11-14 July 2012 St Anne’s College, Oxford Organised by the Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford PLENARY SPEAKERS Simon Blackburn, A.C. Grayling, Peter Hacker, Iain McGilchrist, David Papineau, Sally Satel, Roger Scruton, Raymond Tallis BACKGROUND It is now over 20 years since Churchland’s book Neurophilosophy was published, and in its wake Read the full article…

Call for Papers: Well-being in Contemporary Society (Conference, Netherlands, July 2012)

Call for Papers: Well-being in Contemporary Society International Conference on the Philosophy and Science of Well-being and their Practical Importance University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands July 26-27, 2012 In recent years, well-being has enjoyed a renaissance in philosophical discussions, as well as in fields like psychology, economics, development studies and sociology. Although these approaches share Read the full article…

Luminous Words: Wonder (from Thinking about Health)

Wonder, wondering and states of wonder abide among life’s joys. Like humour, health, music or poetry, wonder requires no justification; but unlike them – unlike even health – we do not ourselves make wonder: rather we stumble upon it. Wonder is a transfiguring encounter between ourselves and the world, in some aspect that we did Read the full article…

CFP: Pain as Emotion; Emotion as Pain: Perspectives from Modern History (October 2012)

Pain as Emotion; Emotion as Pain: Perspectives from Modern History Public conference, 26 October 2012 Call for Papers The Birkbeck Pain Project and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. Birkbeck, University of London. Organised by Visiting Fellow to the Birkbeck Pain Project, Rob Boddice, Ph.D (Languages of Emotion Cluster, Freie Universität, Berlin) ‘With the benefit Read the full article…

Mexican Travel Blog 5.2: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’…. part 2

Continuing this fifth instalment of my Mexico City travel blog, I outline and compare  the range of experiences of being in and around the city for the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival 2011. Episode 5.2: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’  part 2 6)      The State Day of the Dead Of course Read the full article…

Mexican Travel Blog 5.1: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’…. part 1

In this fifth instalment of my Mexico City travel blog, I collect a range of experiences of being in and around the city for the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival 2011. Episode 5.1: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’ Being in Mexico in the run up to and beyond the Day of Read the full article…

Job Opportunity – Chancellors’ Fellowship in Literature and Medicine, University of Edinburgh

The School of English at the University of Edinburgh is currently advertising for a research-focussed five-year Chancellor’s Fellowship in English Literature and Medicine. Eligibility is not limited to a particular period specialism. The successful candidate will make a strong contribution to REF 2014, be able to work collaboratively, be willing and able to pursue research Read the full article…