Author Archives: Department of Philosophy

Spring Term 2018 Visiting Speakers

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International PhD studentships: deadline 26 Jan.

The Department of Philosophy has been successful in the past with these highly competitive, university-wide PhD grants for international (non-EU) students. See here for further information.

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Chancellor’s Awards 2017: Amy Hodgman, BA Philosophy

The University of Reading Chancellor’s Awards are presented to our brightest and best students from across the University’s broad range of academic disciplines. We spoke to one of the Department’s winners, Amy Hodgman, about why she chose to study Philosophy, … Continue reading

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Autumn Term Visiting Speakers

Philosophy Department Speaker Series Autumn Term 2017 All talks are at 2-4pm. Thursday 28th September Chancellor’s Building, G12. Philosophy Society: Dr. Richard Rowland (ACU). ‘Skepticism about Blameworthiness: Normative not Metaphysical’ Thursday 5th October Miller Building, G05. Work in Progress Seminar. Dr. James Andow … Continue reading

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Philosophy Society visiting speaker: Dr Richard Rowland

Our first visiting speaker event this term is a meeting of the Philosophy Society, for a talk by Dr Richard Rowland (Australian Catholic University). Richard completed his PhD at Reading in 2013. Details below. All are welcome. 2-4pm on Thursday … Continue reading

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Spring Research News

Here’s our periodic update on what some of the staff in the department have been up to, research-wise! James Andow has recently published ‘Lay intuitions about epistemic normativity’ in Synthese, ‘Intuition-talk: Virus or Virtue?’ in Philosophia, ‘A Partial Defence of … Continue reading

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Two conferences! REAPP and Ratio

We are delighted to announce the first Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy Graduate/Early Careers Conference on 12th-13th June. Confirmed keynote speakers are Sarah Fine (KCL), Zofia Stemplowska (Oxford), and Fiona Woollard (Southampton). Please do consider attending, submitting an abstract or … Continue reading

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Department of Philosophy Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2016-17

Department of Philosophy, University of Reading Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2016-17 The Department of Philosophy at Reading is part of the thriving School of Humanities, which has a strong interdisciplinary tradition and attracts large numbers of undergraduate and graduate students from the … Continue reading

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Research News September 2016

Reading philosophy staff have had a busy Summer and start to the new academic year! Here is a snapshot of their activities. James Andow presented his research at the European Society for Aesthetics conference in Barcelona, the International Association for … Continue reading

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Miguel Sebastián British Academy visit

Dr Miguel Sebastián, from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, is visiting the Philosophy Department as part of his project about perceptual discrimination with Dr James Stazicker, funded by a British Academy Newton Mobility grant. Last week Miguel gave a … Continue reading

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