Author Archives: Department of Philosophy

Dr James Stazicker: connecting philosophy and science

James’ research into consciousness and sensory perception is crossing the boundaries between philosophy and science, and is discovering pressing questions for humankind around artificial intelligence. James teaches a first-year module on artificial intelligence at the University of Reading, which is … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – Eva Van Herel

We continue to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay by speaking with Eva Van Herel, Executive Support Administrator for the School of Humanities. Join in the conversation using  #UoRWomen. Area of work Executive Support Administrator at the School of Humanities. How did you get into … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – Professor Emma Borg

Today is #InternationalWomensDay. To celebrate we are speaking to Professor of Philosophy, Emma Borg about her work in the philosophy of mind, language and pain. Join in the conversation using #UoRWomen. Research/teaching specialisation Philosophy of mind and language – in … Continue reading

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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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