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News from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading

Departmental News Update

It’s been a busy term so far for the philosophy department! Here is some of our recent news: James Andow is headed to the 1st Experimental Philosophy Germany conference at the end of November to present some experimental results concerning … Continue reading

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Second Southampton and Reading Joint MA Masterclass and SWW DTP Information Session

Wednesday 4th November, 13:00-17:30 University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Palmer Building G01 Speakers: Philip Stratton-Lake (Reading) and Alex Gregory (Southampton) There will be an information session on AHRC applications and PhD study in general. Staff will be available throughout the … Continue reading

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Autumn 2015 Speaker Calendar

We have a packed programme of talks this term! All staff and students are welcome to all events. Updated 29 September. Please email luke.elson@reading.ac.uk with any questions. Week 1 Debate: Luke Elson and Philip Stratton-Lake, Must all Reasons Stem from … Continue reading

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Mosquera awarded Doctoral Scholarship

We’re delighted to announce that Reading PhD student Julia Mosquera has been awarded one of two competitive Society for Applied Philosophy doctoral scholarships (worth £10,000) for the coming academic year. This is a significant recognition of Julia’s work, and the competitive relief from … Continue reading

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John Preston at the Philosophy Summer School in China

This Summer, Professor John Preston was Director of the Philosophy Summer School in China, which this year was on Philosophy of Science, and took place at Huaqiao University, in Xiamen, China. The three other members of staff were Prof. Ashley … Continue reading

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Summer Research Activity

This Summer has been a busy one for Reading Philosophy’s academics! Here are the details of what just a couple of them have been up to. Dr James Andow’s article ‘Expecting Moral Philosophers to be Reliable‘ was published in Dialectica … Continue reading

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PhD student Geraldine Ng’s conference presentation in Oxford

On Saturday, Reading philosophy PhD student Geraldine Ng presented her paper ‘Practical Agents and the Social World’ at a large conference in Oxford marking 30 years since the publication of Bernard Williams’s book Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Ng … Continue reading

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Podcasts by Hooker and Oderberg

After publishing articles in the Journal of Practical Ethics, Reading’s Professors Brad Hooker and David Oderberg recently gave informal interviews about the content of their papers. Brad’s paper is about The Elements of Well-Being, and David’s is about The Morality … Continue reading

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Planet of the Apes

You can watch a trailer for Professor Emma Borg’s public lecture entitled ‘Planet of the Apes’ at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auf8eUYTKdw. For further details, and to book a free place at the talk, please go to: Public Lecture Series

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Pervasive Context: Call for Papers

The Department is hosting an AHRC Research Network on the topic of ‘Pervasive Context’, which will involve running two conferences. For further details on the project, including a call for papers for the conferences, see: Pervasive Context

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