Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why study philosophy? From one of our Reading philosophy alumni

I can’t think of a better degree than philosophy for anyone who wants to stretch themselves, learn to form cogent arguments and to think big picture. The beauty of philosophy is that it encourages you to dig a bit deeper, … Continue reading

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WITTGENSTEIN FORUM seminars take place on Tuesdays (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) at 4-6 p.m., in Palmer G04. All staff and students are welcome to attend. Spring Term 2014 Week 2:  21st January: Scott Normand: Surveyability and Proof   … Continue reading

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Conference: Semantics and Science

The Ratio conference this year, which will also be the inaugural conference for the Centre for Cognition Research, will be on the topic of ‘Semantics and Science’. It will take place 21-22nd March. For details, please see the attached flyer: CCR … Continue reading

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New Philosophy Bites podcast by Emma Borg

A new Philosophy Bites podcast by Emma Borg, on Language and Context, is now available: (In the nine days since its release this podcast has been downloaded nearly 30,000 times!)  

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Centre for Cognition Research Talk: Gergely Csibra (23rd Jan)

Prof. Gergely Csibra (Cognitive Development Centre, Budapest) Thursday 23rd January, Psychology 127, 2.30-4pm ‘Non-verbal generics’ All human languages allow for making generic statements about kinds, which fosters the acquisition of generic knowledge by linguistic communication. I present recent findings that … Continue reading

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Spring Term Graduate Class

Prof. David Oderberg is running this term’s Graduate Class on The Metaphysics of Good and Evil. The schedule can be found here. The class runs on Thursdays in HumSS 73 from 2-4pm.

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Philosophy Society speaker meetings start Tues 21st Jan

We have a great line up of Philosophy Society speakers this term, all at 2pm in HumSS 301: Tuesday 21st Jan, Robbie Williams (Leeds), Rational Illogicality Tuesday 4th Feb, Antony Duff (Stirling), Emotion-based Criminal Defences: Fear, Anger – Compassion? Tuesday 18th Feb, Stephen … Continue reading

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