Hiring: Peter Sowerby Chair (Professor) in Philosophy and Medicine

The Philosophy Department at King’s College London is seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise and teaching experience in areas of philosophy with impact, application, and significance in relation to medicine, to lead the Peter Sowerby Project Philosophy & Medicine in its strategic, research, teaching, and organizational respects:: http://philosophyandmedicine.org/

The successful candidate will show evidence of excellence in research and will have the ability to teach to the highest professional standards at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the designing and convening of modules, lecturing, seminar teaching, providing formative feedback, supervising dissertations at all levels, and examining.
The successful candidate will have pastoral duties as a personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will undertake administrative duties as required by the Head of Department.

This is a permanent post, to begin on 1st November 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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The Philosopher Queens, available now for pre-order!

The Philosopher Queens, edited by former King’s Philosophy undergraduate Rebecca Buxton, and Lisa Whiting is available for pre-order here: https://unbound.com/books/philosopher-queens/

“For all the young women and girls sitting in philosophy class wondering where the women are, this is the book for you. This collection of 21 chapters, each on a prominent woman in philosophy, looks at the impact that women have had on the field throughout history. From Hypatia to Angela Davis, The Philosopher Queens will be a guide to these badass women and how their amazing ideas have changed the world.

“This book is written both for newcomers to philosophy, as well as all those professors who know that they could still learn a thing or two. This book is also for those many people who have told us that there are no great women philosophers.”

The chapter on Angela Davis, by Professor Anita L. Allen, is available for free here: https://thephilosopherqueens.co.uk/angeladavis

Philosophy in Prison x The View Magazine blog takeover

The charity, Philosophy in Prison, has collaborated with The View Magazine to curate a series of blog posts on women, philosophy, and prison, with contributions from King’s philosophers MM McCabe, Jessica Leech, Sarah Fine, and Mike Coxhead. The series also includes a piece by a participant from one of the charity’s courses at HMP Downview.

Philosophy in Prison, founded by MM McCabe, Bill Brewer, and Tom Harrison, promotes and delivers philosophical education in prisons. The View Magazine is a publication by and for women in prison, with paid content by women prisoners, women on license, and those affected by the incarceration of women.

You can read the posts, dated 5th-10th July 2020, here.

Migration in Political Theory among most visited works

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The collection Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership edited by Dr Sarah Fine and Prof Lea Ypi has been announced as one of the most visited works within political science on Oxford Scholarship Online. 

The volume which also includes Dr Fine’s paper Immigration and Discrimination was first published in 2016.

To see which other works have been most visited, click here.

UK Kant Society New Website

The UK Kant Society, of which our own Dr Jessica Leech is the Secretary, has a new website – ukks.co.uk.

The society exists to encourage study of all aspects of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, including relations to his historical predecessors, successors, as well as Kantian influence in contemporary philosophy.

While their annual conference has been cancelled this year, check ukks.co.uk/events for details of the Inaugural Online Lecture, to be delivered by Prof Patrick Frierson.

“Knowing My Place” – Public Lecture with Sarah Fine

Sarah Fine will be giving this year’s Lumsden lecture at the University of Nottingham. This is an annual event organised by the University of Nottingham’s PhilSoc involving a public lecture by a visiting academic.

Sarah works on political philosophy, in particular on issues of migration, citizenship, nationalism, race, and feminism.

Her talk – “Knowing My Place” – will take place at 2pm on 9th July. Sign up for the eventbrite and you will be sent a Jitsi link and password to attend the event.

Hiring: Lecturer in Philosophy (Mind and Psychology)

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The Philosophy Department at King’s College London is seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise and teaching experience in philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology. Competence and ability to teach at all levels in philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology are required. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching philosophy modules in Neuroscience and the Mind and Advanced Topics in the Philosophy of Mind to students following the BSc in Neuroscience and other undergraduate courses in the Health Schools. Research specialization in philosophy of mind and/or philosophy of psychology is also required.

This is a permanent post to begin on 1 September 2020.

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You should apply. We’re all very nice here.

Hiring: Lecturer in Philosophy

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The Department of Philosophy at King’s College London is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Philosophy to cover for staff on Leverhulme funded research leave. The successful candidate will be asked to teach BA and MA modules in moral and/or political philosophy and may be asked to teach some epistemology; to supervise undergraduate, MA and Postgraduate research students in moral and/or political philosophy; to carry out world-class research; to perform assigned administrative duties; and to assist with the pastoral support of students. The Lecturer will be supported through mentoring and training to develop their career.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract to begin on 1 September 2020 and end on 31st August 2021.

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Prof Maria Rosa Antognazza at the Aristotelian Society

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Prof Maria Rosa Antognazza will be presenting a paper this evening at the Aristotelian Society on The Distinction of Kind between Knowledge and Belief. The presentation, which will be hosted on Zoom, will be available later as a podcast. Both a draft of the paper and a link to the podcast are available here.

The Distinction of Kind between Knowledge and Belief. 


Drawing inspiration from a well-attested historical tradition, I propose an account of cognition according to which knowledge is not only conceptually and ontologically prior to belief; it is also, and crucially, not a kind of belief. In turn, believing is not some sort of botched knowing but a mental state fundamentally different from knowing, with its own distinctive and complementary role in our cognitive life. I conclude that the main battle-line in the history of epistemology is drawn between the affirmation of a natural mental state in which there is a contact between ‘mind’ and ‘reality’ (whatever the ontological nature of this ‘reality’), and the rejection of such a natural mental state. For the former position, there is a mental state which is different in kind from belief, and which is constituted by the presence of the object of cognition to the cognitive subject, with no gap between them. For the latter position, all our cognition is belief, and the question becomes how and when belief is permissible.