Author Archives: Department of Philosophy

The National Student Survey results for 2022

The 2022 National Student Survey results are out and we achieved a 95% satisfaction score for BA Philosophy! Congratulations to the Department and thank you to all our students for their positive and constructive feedback. http://www.reading.ac.uk/philosophy 

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Ethical Reading Essay Competition

  Congratulations to Daisy Theophilus (Finalist, BA Ethics, Value and Philosophy) on winning the Ethical Reading Essay Competition, with an excellent essay on the ethics of sweatshops. Daisy was awarded £250 in the presence of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Robert … Continue reading

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Is it wrong to steal from large corporations?

Is it wrong to steal from large corporations? Prof. Emma Borg debates the ethics in this new article in The Conversation.   https://theconversation.com/is-it-wrong-to-steal-from-large-corporations-a-philosopher-debates-the-ethics-182193

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‘Is Prime Matter Energy?’

Prof. David S. Oderberg’s article ‘Is Prime Matter Energy?’, published in January 2022, has entered the list of the top ten most downloaded of all articles ever published in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy . The article is on open … Continue reading

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Open Research Champions Programme

Congratulations to Sarra Bouabdeli (PhD student in Philosophy), who has been appointed by the University as an Open Research Champion. Open Research Champions are staff and students connected with research who volunteer a small amount of their time to promote … Continue reading

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International PhD Studentships, deadline 31 January 2019

http://www.reading.ac.uk/graduateschool/prospectivestudents/gs-internationalstudentships.aspx

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Ten Years after Lehman: Professor Emma Borg on the Financial Crisis

On Reading’s Connecting Research blog, Professor Emma Borg considers how we might avoid another financial crisis.

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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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