The workshop ‘Explaining Cancer’ is happening next Tuesday (1st November) at London School of Economics, which among other excellent speakers features our very own Sowerby Professor Elselijn Kingma. Read more below or visit LSE’s event page here.
Anya Plutynski is the winner of the 2021 Lakatos Award for her book Explaining Cancer. Finding Order in Disorder (OUP 2018). To engage fully with the winner’s work, we organise an expert workshop on the day of the Award Lecture. The workshop features four talks by experts on the cancer research who engage with themes from Plutynski’s book.
Date and Place: 1 November 2022, Lakatos Building, Room LAK2.06
Organiser: Roman Frigg
13.30 – 13.50 Anya Plutynski (Washington University in St. Louis): Précis of Explaining Cancer
13.50 – 14.40 Samir Okasha (University of Bristol): Cancer, Causality and Evolution: some reflections on Anya Plutynski’s Understanding Cancer.
14.40 – 15.30 Lucie Laplane (Sorbonne Paris I): Where does Philosophy of Cancer stand?
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 16.50 Elselijn Kingma (King’s College London): Cancer, screening, and the concepts of health and disease
16.50 – 17.40 Carl Cranor (UC Riverside): Varieties of Scientific Evidence for Policies”
The 2022 Annual Sowerby Lecture will be given on Thursday the 3rd of November, 6pm by Professor Hanna Pickard (Johns Hopkins University) on the Puzzle of Addiction. The lecture will be on the 8th Floor of Bush House and will be followed by a drinks reception. Find out more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/438551067047.
The Annual Lecture is preceded by a two-day workshop focusing on the Puzzle of Addiction and other aspects of Hanna Pickard’s work, with speakers including Richard Holton, Owen Flanagan, and Ellen Fridland. See the full schedule below, or find out more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/427893179017
On Friday 28th October from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the Anatomy Museum, KCL Minorities and Philosophy is hosting a panel on Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Philosophy!
We will be joined by current members of the department Dr Jessica Leech, Dr James Stazicker, Dr Alexander Franklin and GTA Chiara Zucchelli, along with KCL Alumnus Naomi Snow and anti-racist activist Annabelle Woghiren. Dr Jessica Leech is the Arts and Humanities Diversity and Inclusion Representative, and Dr Alexander Franklin teaches the ‘Philosophy of Race’ Module, assisted by Chiara, who founded the Phi Magazine in 2018. Naomi was funded to write a research project on ‘decolonising the Philosophy curriculum’ whilst an undergraduate, and Annabelle has consulted with social enterprises and public institutions on race equality, along with maintaining an education and community platform of over 115,000 on social media.
We’ll be asking questions like, ‘why is diversity important to academic philosophy, other than equal opportunity?’ and ‘why does diversity among Philosophy students dip at graduate level?’
Is it right to save your friend over a stranger? If the bedrock of morality is impartiality and love is essential partial (and favouring) – is Love immoral? When you are dreaming are you also sleeping? What if you are lucidly dreaming – aware that you are in a dreamworld and communicating with a sleep scientist in the ‘real’ world – are you dreaming and awake? Solve the puzzles with an expert guide – book your seat today.