“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

Conference on “Wakeful Consciousness” @ KCL by the Centre for Philosophy & Art 14-15 June 2022!

What is it to ‘be awake’?

You can book tickets for this event via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wakeful-consciousness-tickets-341161331727

‘Speculation’ by Resident Artist Alison Hand

About this event

In recent decades there’s been a tremendous growth in the amount of interdisciplinary and collaborative work on consciousness and action. However, in that work the following questions have been largely neglected: What it is to be awake? What is it that changes when you surface from sleep and dream? What does wakeful consciousness explain? At this conference, these questions will be addressed from the perspectives of science, philosophy, art, and the law. Researchers from these different disciplines will be discussing what it is to be awake, and considering how the study of sleep, dreams, and parasomnias can help further our understanding of wakeful consciousness.

SCHEDULE

*Day 1 – 14th June Bush House (NE) -1.01*

11.30 – Welcome / Introduction – Matthew Soteriou (King’s College London) & Tom Crowther (University of Warwick)

11.45 – 12.45 Joachim Aufderheide (King’s College London)

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch (served in -1.01)

13.30 – 14.30 Claire Hogg (University College London)

14.30 -15.30 James Stazicker (King’s College London)

15.30-16.00 – Tea/Coffee Break

16.00 –17.00 Antonio Zadra (Université de Montréal)

19.00 – Speakers’ Dinner (London Venue)

*Day 2 – 15th June Bush House (NE) -1.01*

13.30 – 14.30 Ivana Rosenzweig (King’s College London)

14.30 – 15.30 Alison Hand (The Art Academy, London)

15.30-15.50 Tea/Coffee Break

15.50- 16.50 – Round table

17.00 Conference close

You can also find out more about the Centre for Philosophy and Art here!: https://philosophyarts.co.uk/

Valedictory Lecture by Professor Chris Hughes – KCL Philosophy Department

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”

Speaker: Professor 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

“Why Stoicism isn’t just about you” by Nancy Sherman in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in The New Statesman

Check out the latest from the Agora, “Why Stoicism isn’t just about you” by Nancy Sherman!

“Stoicism is often seen as an individualistic philosophy – about self-reliance and detachment – but its techniques are really about pursuing the common good.” — Nancy Sherman [Illustration by Poan Pen]

See this new article by Nancy Moore in @aj_wendland‘s Agora series @NewStatesman. Nancy Sherman is University Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. She is the author of Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience (OUP).

@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.

New Blog Post at the Philosophy & Medicine Project by Dr. Matilda Carter – ‘Still There: Dementia, Substitute Decision-Making and Authenticity’

Check out this new blog post by Dr. Matilda Carter, Lecturer in Philosophy at KCL, in the Philosophy & Medicine Project’s blog!: https://www.philosophyandmedicine.org/philmedblog/matilda-carter-still-there-dementia-substitute-decision-making-and-authenticity

You can also read other posts on the Philosophy & Medicine Project’s blog here: https://www.philosophyandmedicine.org/philmedblog

The Philosophy & Medicine Project’s blog features posts from members and friends of the project. If you’re interested in writing one, please do feel free to get in touch with the Philosophy & Medicine Project team at philandmed@kcl.ac.uk!

And you can check out more from the Philosophy & Medicine Project on their:

Websitewww.philosophyandmedicine.org

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/philandmed

and YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwZgH0yLR2F26PdNeN2-wQ