Job Ad: Teaching Fellow in Philosophy (Political)


The Philosophy Department at King’s College London is seeking an excellent philosopher with research expertise and teaching experience in political philosophy. Competence and ability to teach at all UG and PGT levels in political philosophy are required; the ability to offer some teaching in the philosophy of race and/or gender would be an advantage. Research specialization in political philosophy is required.

This Full Time post will be fixed term for 24 months.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday, 11 April 2018.

Full details and application form are available here. For any further questions, please contact Professor Bill Brewer at

GTA applications call for 2018-19


Applications are now open for 2018-19 Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions across the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. If you are a graduate student in philosophy at a UK higher education institution (whether it is King’s or not), you can apply to contribute to the teaching at King’s. Instructions and forms below. The deadline is March 5th, 2018.


  • Please complete the attached GTA application form (remember to quote both module codes and titles in your application form; these can be found in the attached list of modules available)
  • Please send the completed documents listed below to your primary supervisor via email (if you are a GTA not enrolled in King’s College London, you can ask a module convenor for to complete the academic reference form, as long as the module convenor has observed your class).
    • GTA application form
    • academic CV
    • academic reference form (see attachment)
  • Please ask your primary supervisor (or a module convenor) to complete the academic reference form and send it via email to joseph.o’ and by 9am on Monday 5 March 2018 (please note that due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to chase your academic referee on your behalf, so you’ll need to ask them to send you confirmation that they have sent your reference on time).
  • Please send the completed documents listed below (all together in the same email) to joseph.o’ and by 9am on Monday 5 March 2018:
    • StaffREg form (attached)
    • EqualityDiversity form (attached)
    • the GTA application form (attached)
    • academic CV (all forms together in the same email)
  • You will also need to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. The list of suitable documents is in the GTA application form (If you have a visa, please note that we cannot accept visas in expired passports. You will need to apply for a Biometric Residence Permit. Non EEA nationals must also provide a confirmation of studies letter).
  • Joe O’Connor (joseph.o’ will get in touch with applicants about providing the proof of eligibility to work in the UK AFTER the closing date of 9am on Monday 5 March 2018


What is a GTA _Rates for 2018-2019

Masterclass on Probabilistic Knowledge with Sarah Moss


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Prof. Sarah Moss (Michigan) will give a masterclass on Probabilistic Knowledge at King’s College London on March 6th-7th, 2018. The masterclass will include guest talks by Siliva Milano (LSE), Jason Konek (Bristol), Matt Mandelkern (Oxford) & Daniel Rothschild (UCL), Bernhard Salow (Cambridge) and Richard Holton (Cambridge). The keynote lecture of the masterclass is a joint session with LSE’s Choice Group.

The event is open to graduate students and researchers from any institution. Attendance is free but registration is required. To register fill in the form below.

Here is a pdf version of the programmeFinal location confirmed: though the strike is taking place and many of us would have preferred not to cross picket lines, the event will have to take place in KCL (venues below).

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Daniel Hausman (Wisconsin-Madison) talk at KCL



Prof. Daniel Hausman, a prominent US philosopher on topics at the intersection of philosophy and economics, will give a talk at KCL for the PPE programme:

“The Link Between Positive and Normative Economics”

Monday Feb 26th
Bush House, North-East wing, Room 9.03

The talk is open to all students (undergraduates very welcome) and staff. Attendance is free, no registration required. For more information contact Roberto Fumagalli. Continue reading

Yitzhak Melamed at KHOPS This Friday



February 16th 2018 (Small Committee Room, King’s Building)– Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins), Spinoza on Transcendence

King’s History of Philosophy Seminar will meet regularly through the academic year at King’s College London.  The Seminar aims to promote discussion of methods and approaches to the History of Philosophy as well as of thinkers and topics within the tradition.  We wish to encourage contextual and interdisciplinary perspectives, and welcome researchers in disciplines such as History, Theology, and Political Theory as well as Philosophy.  Meetings take place on Fridays from 11am to 1pm.  All welcome. For inquiries contact John Callanan ( or Clare Carlisle (


Active Maps – Dance Workshops



Sarah Fine invites everyone to the Active Maps dance workshops:

Thu 22 February 2018
15:00 – 17:00 GMT
Tutu’s, Level 4 Macadam Building. Strand Campus

Dr Fine collaborated on this performance workshop which allows the participants to create their own personal map. Lead by choreographer Sivan Rubinstein and live music composer Liran Donin the journey starts with a visual installation designed by Hamish McPherson where we look at the world as one home, and then through movement, sound and migration we create our very own global map which looks at the constantly changing nature of the world.

Register is free:

Formal Methods Seminar: The Logic of Justification



Thu Feb 8th, 14:00-16:00
Philosophy building, room 508
King’s College London

Sven Rosenkranz (LOGOS, ICREA, U Barcelona), will give a talk titled “The Logic of Justification – Reloaded” at the Formal Methods research seminar, King’s College London, this Thursday 2-4pm. Open to all graduates and scholars interested. Please sign in as a visitor at the entrance, follow the signs to the Philosophy building, follow the signs to the philosophy office, room 508 is just right of the office.

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Clare Carlisle wins prize for best article published in 2017 in the JHP



Clare Carlisle (Department of Theology & Religious Studies and Cognate Faculty in the Philosophy Department, as well as co-organizer of the King’s History of Philosophy Seminar) has won the prize for the best article to appear in the pages of the Journal of the History of Philosophy in 2017 with her article,  “Spinoza’s Acquiescentia“, JHP 55.2 (April 2017): 209-236.

The winner is selected by a committee of the Board of Directors from among the two dozen or so articles published over four issues each year, with the result approved by the entire Board.  There were 26 articles published in Volume 55 (2017).
The prize has been awarded annually since 2005. A list of previous winners can be seen here:

Warmest congratulations to Clare!