Daniel Hausman (Wisconsin-Madison) talk at KCL

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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
17:30-19:00
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 (john.callanan@kcl.ac.uk or Clare Carlisle (clare.carlisle@kcl.ac.uk).

 

Active Maps – Dance Workshops

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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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/active-maps-dance-workshops-tickets-42502885274

Formal Methods Seminar: The Logic of Justification

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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

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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: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~jhphil/book.article.prize.html.

Warmest congratulations to Clare!

Interview with Michael Beaney

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The Irish Times: Do you let clichés and slogans do the thinking for you?

Joe Humphreys:

As the second World War approached, the British philosopher Susan Stebbing wrote of “an urgent need to-day for the citizens of a democracy to think well”. She said: “ Our difficulties are due partly to our own stupidity, partly to the exploitation of that stupidity, and partly to our own prejudices and personal desires.”

Her words are as relevant in 2018…

Paul Egré at the Formal Methods seminar

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Paul Egré (CNRS, Paris, http://paulegre.free.fr/) will give a talk on:

Vagueness and Moving Thresholds” (joint work with Steven Verheyen)

Thursday 25th, 14:00-16:00
Room 508 (Philosophy building).

All are welcome. If you are not from King’s, simply sign in and follow the signs to the philosophy building and then room 508 (you may need to ask your way around).

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British Journal for the History of Philosophy Editorial

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Mike Beaney’s editorial for the first issue of this year’s volume of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy has gone live: link.

He presents an analysis of the contents of the last 25 volumes of the BJHP, and compares what the BJHP and the Journal for the History of Philosophy (JHP) have published over the last 5 years. He discusses, in particular, the BJHP’s concern with broadening the range of articles it publishes on the history of philosophy.

Update: Prof. Beaney’s editorial has now become the subject of a post on the influential philosophy blog Daily Nous, here.