Philosophy News and Events
Philosophy News and Events
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:34:00 BST
The aim of this multi-day conference is to bring reflection on depiction and pictorial experience in the philosophy of perception and aesthetics into dialogue with relevant research and methodologies in the vision sciences
Dr Salim Hireche (University of Geneva) will join the Theoretical Philosophy Research Cluster from November 2017 to May 2018.
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:17:00 GMT
Dr Salim Hireche (University of Geneva) will join the Theoretical Philosophy Research Cluster from November 2017 to May 2018, hosted by Stephan Leuenberger. He is funded by a Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation to work on his project "Modality and Explanation - Necessitation in Causation and in Grounding".
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:30:00 BST
Dr Neil McDonnell will be taking up a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowship in Virtual and Augmented reality at the CSPE. This is a five-year research-focused position, which is expected to morph into a permanent post.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:39:00 GMT
The next Mind Network meeting will be held at the University of Glasgow on 3 March, 2017. The meeting will be focused on the research of Ema Sullivan-Bisset (Birmingham), Marcin Milkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences), and Michael Wheeler (Stirling).
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:37:00 GMT
In February 2017 Ben Colburn will be visiting the Sant'Anna Scuola Universitaria Superiore, in Pisa, to give a series of lectures on Contemporary Challenges to Human Rights. The lectures will draw on recent research, and on Colburn's experience as one of the founding conveners of the Glasgow Human Rights Network.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:52:00 GMT
CSPE has been awarded two grants from the New Directions in the Study of the Mind project based at the University of Cambridge funded by the Templeton Foundation for reserach on two projects: Synchronising the Senses and the Philosophy of Augmented and Virtual Reality. The latter has also been funded by a grant from the University of Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:56:00 GMT
Distinguished philosopher of mind Professor William G. Lycan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will be giving seminars on ‘The Intentionality of Smell’ and ‘“Propositional” Attitudes?’ on 7th and 8th March, respectively.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:08:00 GMT
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:34:00 BST
You are warmly invited to a conference in memory of Prof. Dudley Knowles. Dudley taught at Glasgow between 1973 and 2011 and our conference will be focused around topics of interest to him. The conference will be held on the 10th and 11th of September.
Workshop on Perception and Cognition: Top-Down Influences in Perceptual Experience, 8–9 September 2015
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:18:00 BST
The Rethinking the Senses project is pleased to announce a research-intensive interdisciplinary workshop on the subject of Perception and Cognition: Top-Down Influences in Perceptual Experience to be held on the 8th and 9th of September at the University of Glasgow’s Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience.
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:36:00 BST
The Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience (CSPE) is taking part in this year’s Glasgow Science Festival, with researchers from the Rethinking the Senses and Value of Suffering projects demonstrating the latest research on the science and philosophy of the senses. See event listings for details.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:37:00 GMT
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:28:00 BST
Contributors: Umut Baysan (Glasgow), Philipp Blum (Barcelona); Campbell Brown (Glasgow); Fabrice Correia (Neuchâtel); Ghislain Guigon Geneva), Katherine Hawley (St. Andrews) Fraser MacBride (Glasgow); Benjamin Schnieder (Hamburg)
Tue, 07 May 2013 12:54:00 BST
Principal Investigators Dr David Bain and Dr Michael Brady have been awarded a John Templeton Foundation grant of £362,372 for a new project: "The Value of Suffering: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of the Nature, Meaning, and Role of Affective Experience".
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:57:00 BST
An international conference on the topic of ‘Evaluative Perception: Aesthetic, Ethical, and Normative’ is to be held at the University of Glasgow on the 13th-15th of September 2013, under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:31:00 BST
Philosophy at the University of Glasgow is proud to be hosting Professor Tyler Burge as a Scots Philosophical Association Centenary Fellow. To mark Professor Burge’s visit, the University will be holding a two-day workshop exploring themes from Burge’s work on 15th-16th June, 2013.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:10:00 BST
Mon, 07 May 2012 12:00:00 BST
Dr Leuenberger has been awarded a Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland research grant, for a visit at eidos (University of Geneva) in the summer of 2012 to work on a project entitled "Grounds without Supplements".
Professor Macpherson to become Visiting Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:34:00 GMT
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:34:00 GMT
Fiona Macpherson has been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh International Exchange Programme Grant for Dr Derek Brown of Brandon University, Canada to visit the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience in Autumn 2012.
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:38:00 GMT
Graduate students in Philosophy, working with Professor Fiona Macpherson, have secured funding from a variety of sources to run the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience Graduate Conference on the Problems of Philosophy.
Professor Macpherson and the CSPE win SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for the Network for Sensory Research
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 19:03:00 BST
Fiona Macpherson and the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience have won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development grant for the Network for Sensory Research.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:43:00 GMT
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:38:00 GMT
Graduate students in Philosophy, working with Professor Fiona Macpherson, have secured funding from a variety of sources to run the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience Graduate Conference on the Metaphysics of Mind.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:23:00 GMT
The Abstracta in Concreta interdisciplinary research network provides a vital link between university based academics with interests in the philosophical and religious dimensions of material culture and their colleagues in the museum sector.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:49:00 GMT
On the basis of a monograph, Victoria Harrison (2000) The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness, Kluwer Academic Press and several subsequent research papers has developed a method of promoting inter-faith and inter-cultural understanding known as ‘exemplar reasoning’.
Dudley Knowles intervention concerning parental consent to the retention of children’s organs following post-mortem.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:02:00 GMT
In 2000-2001, whilst working on consent as an important element of a theory of political obligation, Professor Dudley Knowles, contributed to the public debate and official Government reports concerning parental consent to the retention of children’s organs following post-mortem.
Older News and Events
Older News and Events
- Conference: Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy 2012
31st March-1st April, Philosophy, University of Glasgow
Dorothea Frede: "The determinacy of human nature in the Nicomachean Ethics",
Sir Geoffrey Lloyd: "Phusis in the Hippocratic Corpus",
Peter Adamson: "Relativizing Aristotle's Physics: al-Razi on Place and Time",
George Boys-Stone: “‘The Second God is Also a Third One’: Numenius on the Soul”.
Queries and enquiries to Richard.King@glasgow.ac.uk
Information on accommodation in Glasgow
Maps and travel to Glasgow
- Grounding and Modality: Workshop on Saturday 23 April 2011
Venue: Caird Room, Philosophy, 69 Oakfield Avenue, University of Glasgow
10:30 – 12:15: Stephan Leuenberger (University of Glasgow), "Supervenience for Classes of Relations"
1:30 – 3:15: Fabrice Correia (Université de Genève), "Metaphysical Grounds and Essence"
3:45 – 5:30: Sonia Roca Royes (University of Stirling), "Conflation, primitive modality and the Humean intuition"
- Emotion and Perception Workshop
A workshop on Emotion and Perception took place at the University of Glasgow on 29-30 October 2010.
David Bain (Glasgow)
Michael Brady (Glasgow)
Richard King (Glasgow)
Fiona Macpherson (Glasgow)
Matthew Nudds (Edinburgh)
Bill Brewer (Warwick)
Alex Byrne (MIT)
Peter Goldie (Manchester)
Mark Kalderon (UCL)
Michael Nylan (Berkeley)
- Aristotle's Lagoon
On Sunday 17 January BBC4 broadcast Aristotle's Lagoon, a documentary about Aristotle's biology. The programme was co-written by the department's resident Aristotelian . It will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer for a week after any repeat broadcasts.
- Stephan Leuenberger
One of our staff, Dr. Stephan Leuenberger, has won a prestigious award, the Lauener Foundation Prize for Up-and-Coming Philosophers. See the organisation’s website for further details.
The award was presented to him on 3rd September 2009 in Geneva, although the Toblerone was later eaten by Professor Alan Weir.
Many congratulations to Stephan.
- National Student Survey 2009
The Department took fifth place in the most recent UK-wide National Student Survey, achieving a 95% satisfaction score. This exceeds both the University of Glasgow average of 90% and the Scottish HEI average of 86%.
The Department also scored highly in other key areas, notably staff performance, course interest and feedback for assessments.
Question Departmental score University average Scottish HEI average Staff are good at explaining things. 95 93 90 Staff have made the subject interesting. 87 87 82 Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching. 95 91 85 The course is intellectually stimulating. 93 91 85 Assessment arrangements and marking have been fair. 88 79 76 I have received detailed comments on my work. 85 57 55 The course is well organised and is running smoothly. 86 78 73 Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course. 95 90 86
RAE 2008 Results
In the latest 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, the profile for the Philosophy Department at Glasgow was:
4* 3* 2* 1* Unclassified 5% 50% 45% 0% 0%
4* is defined as ‘world-leading’, 3* as ‘internationally excellent’, 2* as ‘recognised internationally’ and 1* as ‘recognised nationally’.
That means Glasgow has risen substantially in the ranking from the last exercise. The majority of Glasgow’s research was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ and indeed we were one of only 5 UK departments to be rated at international standard in all areas, with nothing rated below 2*.
- Forum for Philosophy and Religion. The Department is playing host to the new Centre for Philosophy and Religion, the mission of which is to draw attention to and support innovative research undertaken by scholars who employ the tools and methods of analytic philosophy to study religious ideas. Any enquiries about the Centre can be directed to its director, .
- Previous Events (since 2006/2007)