Philosophy Workshop on Time and Well-Being (Birmingham, 6 June 2014)

Royal Institute of Philosophy, Birmingham Branch Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham Friday 6th of June 2014 Room G51, ERI Building, University of Birmingham Campus Workshop on Time and Well-Being 13.00-14.20 “The Passing of Momentary Well-Being” Ben Bramble (University of Vienna) 14.20-14.40 Tea and Coffee Break 14.40-16.00 “What Is Child Well-Being?” Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge) 16.00-16.20 Tea Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Brain and the Meaning of Life’ by Paul Thagard

We are pleased to offer Paul Thagard’s exciting book ‘The Brain and the Meaning of Life’ (Princeton University Press, 2012) for review. Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, but this book may be particularly well suited to those with an interest in philosophy. ‘Why is life worth living? What Read the full article…

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia (Conference, Linköping Sweden, May 15-16 2014)

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia May 15-16, 2014 CEDER: Centre for Dementia Research Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Sweden Thursday May 15 (Room: Täppan TP55) 9.30 Welcome and Introduction 9.35-10.35 Wim Dekkers, “Dementia and the Notion of Home: A Phenomenological Perspective” 10.35-11.35 Julian Hughes, “The Aesthetic Approach to Dementia” 11.35-13.00 Lunch 13.00-14.00 Kristin Zeiler, Read the full article…

Sleep/Activity/Agency (Joint Seminar and Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, May 8 2014)

A Joint Centre for Medical Humanities & School of Modern Languages Seminar and Roundtable Discussion Birley Room Hatfield College, Durham, 12.00 – 2:00 pm ‘Sleep/Activity/Agency’ Chaired by Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill and Dr Angela Woods Prof Cressida Heyes (University of Alberta) ‘Sleeping Women, Wakeful Men: Gender, Rest, and Work’  Dr Felicity Callard (Durham University) ‘Rest: Crossing Brains, Read the full article…

Memory and Mind: Perspectives from Philosophy and Neuroscience (Applications Open for ECE Summer School, 7-20 Sept 2014)

Memory and Mind: Perspectives from Philosophy and Neuroscience ECE Summer School at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany 7 Sept – 20 Sept 2014 We invite applications for participation at the European Campus of Excellence (ECE) Summer School on Memory and Mind: an interdisciplinary course, integrating the fields of philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, computer science and medicine. Deadline: Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love’ by Simon Blackburn

Intriguing book ‘Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love’ by Simon Blackburn (Princeton University Press, 2014) is available for review. Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, but this book may be particularly well suited to those with an interest in philosophy (or narcissism). ‘Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in Read the full article…

Philosophy & Public Policy: Philosophical Activism – Workshop III (CFP, Durham, 30–31 October 2014)

PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY Philosophical Activism - workshop III 30-31 October 2014 Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Durham University, Durham (UK) This workshop on Philosophy and Public Policy is one of a series on Philosophical Activism (see below for a project overview). Philosophy as an academic field has become increasingly interested in the epistemic, Read the full article…

The Experience Economy and the Mechanics of Wonder

The following post by Jules Evans is reproduced with permission from Philosophy for Life. I attended a seminar on wonder at the Centre for Medical Humanities in Durham last week. This post comes from our discussions there. Thanks to all the participants and to Martyn Evans for a great day. Although religion is no longer Read the full article…

Reflections on ‘Wonder & Co. – Varieties of Intensified Experiences’

Jan B. W. Pedersen reflects on the Wonder & Co. – varieties of intensified experiences symposium that took place on the 19th March 2014 at Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham: Being aware that ‘the beautiful’ can be a great source of wonder, it seemed as though St Mary’s College would be an ideal venue Read the full article…

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human (Conference, Dublin, 19-20 June 2014)

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human 19-20 June, 2014 Trinity College, Dublin This conference will bring together leading scholars working in Philosophy, Medical Humanities, Medicine, and related disciplines whose work critically engages with the status of the body. Central to this engagement is a phenomenological focus of the role lived experience Read the full article…