“Can Comedy Defeat Dictators?” -Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy, @aj_wendland, reporting from Kyiv for the Toronto Star

Read the latest piece of public philosophy from Aaron Wendland (@aj_wendland), reporting on civilian life for the Canadian and International press!:

“Jokes from the bomb shelter: Ukrainian comedians show power of humour amid wartime horror”

Aaron James Wendland is Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy at King’s College London and a Senior Research Fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto. He is the editor of the New Statesman’s philosophy series, Agora, and he tweets @aj_wendland.

“There is no end to the problems of philosophy” -MIT’s @KieranSetiya interviews KCL’s @aj_wendland about the interaction between personality and philosophy on Five Questions. https://anchor.fm/kieran-setiya/episodes/Aaron-Wendland-e1fvvts/a-a7jvpub

Check out Kieran Setiya’s interview of our very own Aaron Wendland, Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy at King’s College London and Senior Research Fellow at Massey College, Toronto: https://anchor.fm/kieran-setiya/episodes/Aaron-Wendland-e1fvvts/a-a7jvpub

Professor Kieran Setiya (@KieranSetiya)

Professor Kieran Setiya (MIT) works mainly in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind, and is the author of  Life is Hard, Midlife: A Philosophical Guide, Practical KnowledgeReasons without Rationalism, and Knowing Right From Wrong. In his Five Questions podcast, he asks philosophers 5 questions about themselves.

Dr. Aaron James Wendland (@aj_wendland)

Dr. Aaron James Wendland (@aj_wendland) launched and runs the philosophy column in The New Statesman called Agora, which is a space for academics to address contemporary social, political and cultural issues from a philosophical point of view. He is currently in Ukraine doing in-depth reporting on civilian life for the Canadian and International press. You can read our blog post on his recent article How ought civilians act in a war zone?” for The Toronto Star.

“Why is it so difficult to face grim realities?” by Quassim Cassam in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in The New Statesman

Check out the latest from the Agora“Why is it so difficult to face grim realities?” by Quassim Cassam.

Taking painful truths to heart often requires imagining the unimaginable. – Quassim Cassam [Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images]

Quassim Cassam is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Conspiracy Theories and Vices of the Mind: from the Intellectual to the Political.

This article is part of the Agora series, a collaboration between the New Statesman and Aaron James Wendland. Wendland is Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy at King’s College, London and a Senior Research Fellow at Massey College, Toronto. He tweets @aj_wendland.

“How ought civilians act in a war zone?” -Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy, @aj_wendland, reporting from Kyiv for The Toronto Star

Our own Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy, Dr. Aaron Wendland (@aj_wendland) reports from Kyiv, Ukraine, in the following article from The Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2022/06/24/air-raid-sirens-coffee-and-cake-how-life-goes-on-in-the-ukraine-russia-war-zone.html

“Amid the chaos and heartache of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, citizens still stopping to ‘take advantage of the simple pleasures in life’” – Aaron Wendland for The Toronto Star
Dr. Aaron James Wendland

Aaron James Wendland is Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy at King’s College London and a Senior Research Fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto. He is the editor of the New Statesman’s philosophy series, Agora, and he tweets @aj_wendland.

“Why the right to bodily integrity entails the right to abortion” by Hannah Carnegy in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in The New Statesman

Check out the latest from the Agora, “Why the right to bodily integrity entails the right to abortion” by Hannah Carnegy.

“No one is entitled to make use of another person’s body, even when another life depends on it.” – Hannah Carnegy [Photo by Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images]

Hannah Carnegy is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York. 

This article is part of the Agora series, a collaboration between the New Statesman and Aaron James Wendland. Wendland is Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy at King’s College, London and a Senior Research Fellow at Massey College, Toronto. He tweets @aj_wendland.

Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza elected to Academia Europaea

Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea’s Philosophy and TRS section!

You can read KCL’s news story here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/professor-maria-rosa-antognazza-elected-to-academia-europaea

Maria Rosa Antognazza
Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London

As a learned academy which embraces all fields of scholarly and scientific inquiry from one end of Europe to the other, the Academia Europaea embodies a set of values which have never been more urgently needed. I am delighted and humbled to have been elected to its membership.”

– Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza

The Academia Europaea is an academy of humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences around the world, for public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages. The aim of the Academy is to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research.

Membership of the Academia Europaea (MAE) is awarded to individuals that have demonstrated “sustained academic excellence”. Membership is by invitation only by existing MAE only and judged during a peer review selection process.

Maria Rosa Antognazza was also awarded the 2019-2020 Mind Senior Research Fellowship for work on her book Thinking with Assent: Renewing a Traditional Account of Knowledge and Belief (forthcoming with Oxford University Press). She served as Head of the King’s Philosophy Department from 2011/12 to 2014/15, is the Chair of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, and the President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion.

Warmest congratulations to Rosa!

“Can you really do more than moral duty requires?” by Roger Crisp in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in The New Statesman

Check out the latest from the Agora“Can you really do more than moral duty requires?” by Roger Crisp!

“Accepting low moral standards that we can easily exceed has caused a great deal of suffering throughout history” – Roger Crisp [Illustration by Luciano Lozano/Ikon Images]

See this new article by Roger Crisp in @aj_wendland‘s Agora series @NewStatesman. Roger Crisp is Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Uehiro Fellow in Philosophy at St Anne’s College, Oxford. He is the author of Sacrifice Regained: Morality and Self-interest in British Moral Philosophy from Hobbes to Bentham (Oxford University Press).

This article is part of the Agora series, a collaboration between the New Statesman and Aaron James Wendland. Wendland is Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy at King’s College, London and a Senior Research Fellow at Massey College, Toronto. He tweets @aj_wendland.

“Why public policy shouldn’t be guided by master numbers” by Anna Alexandrova in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in The New Statesman

Check out the latest from the Agora“Why public policy shouldn’t be guided by master numbers” by Anna Alexandrova!

“GDP and other indicators may tell us something about well-being, but they aren’t substitutes for moral and political decision-making” – Anna Alexandrova [Illustration by Alice Mollon/Ikon Images]

See this new article by Anna Alexandrova in @aj_wendland‘s Agora series @NewStatesman. Anna is Professor in Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She is also the author of A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being (OUP).

This article is part of the Agora series, a collaboration between the New Statesman and Aaron James Wendland. Wendland is Vision Fellow in Public Philosophy at King’s College, London and a Senior Research Fellow at Massey College, Toronto. He tweets @aj_wendland.

Reminder: Valedictory Lecture by Professor Chris Hughes on “Anselm, Meinong, Thought, Being, and Perfection” @KCL on June 1, 2022!

All are very welcome to attend KCL’s Philosophy Department’s Professor Chris Hughes’ Valedictory Lecture on the 1st of June, 2022.

Professor Chris Hughes

Valedictory Lecture: “Anselm, Meinong, Thought, Being, and Perfection”

SpeakerProfessor Chris Hughes

Date & Time: Wednesday 1 June, 16:00-17:45

Venue: Safra Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

All are very welcome! But please note that registration is required for attendees without a KCL ID card. 

You can register here: Professor Chris Hughes – Valedictory Lecture Tickets, Wed 1 Jun 2022 at 16:00 | Eventbrite