Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing pain and a feeling of Read the full article…

Peter Singer ‘The Most Good you can Do: How “Effective Altruism” is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically’ (Public Lecture, Durham, 5 June 2015)

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, will be speaking at Durham on 5 June (17:30 to 19:00, Elvet Riverside 201). His talk is entitled: ‘The Most Good you can Do: How “Effective Altruism” is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically’. The organisers have indicated that there is “no need to reserve Read the full article…

The Body and Shame: Luna Dolezal (Book Launch, Trinity College Dublin, 25 May 2015)

The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism and the Socially Shaped Body Luna Dolezal Book Launch, Monday 25 May 2015, 6pm Ideas Space, 3rd Floor, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin RSVP via email by Friday 22 May, 2015 Luna Dolezal is an Irish Research Council ELEVATE Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Department of Philosophy, Read the full article…

Durham Emergence Project – Summer School 2015 (final call for applications)

The Durham Emergence Project: Summer School 2015 9th – 12th July 2015 To be held at Hatfield College, Durham University, UK. The Durham Emergence Project announces a week-long summer school on the topic of emergence for up to twenty advanced graduate students and early-career academics (who are within no more than ten years of receiving Read the full article…

Winter School in Psychiatry, Philosophy and Neuroscience (University of Otago, 21-24 June 2015)

Bioethics Centre, 71 Frederick Street, University of Otago, Dunedin 21st – 24th June 2015 Download Programme Overview: We will be providing a mixed learning opportunity involving presentations and case-based problem solving workshops, with the aim of encouraging and supporting integrative thinking in neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and philosophy. The presentations and discussions will cover a range Read the full article…

Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind 2015 (University of Copenhagen, 10-14 August 2015)

Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen Place:  Copenhagen University, Njalsgade 134, Aud. 22.0.11, 2300 Copenhagen S Time: 10-14 August, 2015 Deadline for registration and submission of abstract is May 11, 2015 The course will provide essential insights into central themes within the philosophy of mind, viewed from a phenomenological perspective. It will consist of Read the full article…

After Rymsdyk: drawing in Glasgow University Anatomy Museum by Jac Saorsa, Research Fellow at Glasgow University Medical Humanities Research Centre

I am here in Glasgow working on a paper in which I hope will put the Drawing Women’s Cancer project into historical and philosophical context. All of the work up to now on the project has been directly concerned with the here and now – with the experiences of women in the present, and this Read the full article…

‘The Severed Head: Capital Visions’ reviewed by Dr Stephen Curtis

‘The Severed Head: Capital Visions’ by Julia Kristeva, translated by Jody Gladding (Columbia University Press, 2014).  Julia Kristeva’s influence on the field of literary body studies is immense. Chiefly through her 1982 masterpiece, The Powers of Horror: An Essay On Abjection, Kristeva brought a new way of thinking and writing about the messy and neglected Read the full article…

Postdoc Research Position (CfA, University of Kent, 15 March 2015)

Applications are invited for a full-time, fixed term (for three years) Research Associate in Philosophy. This position is attached to a research project, ‘Evaluating evidence in medicine’, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Professor Jon Williamson. The project is a collaboration between the University of Kent, University College London, Read the full article…

Quality of Life, Happiness and Choice (Public Lecture, University of Bradford, 25 March 2015)

‘Quality of life’ is now a central theme in both political policies and patient care, and there is a Quality of Life Index. Additionally, many overlapping terms have been used in reports with their own tables such as the ‘World Happiness Report’, the ‘Where to be Born Index’ a ‘Livability Index’ and many similar surveys, Read the full article…