Author Archives: Department of Philosophy

The University of Reading — Farm Animal Welfare Research

We’d like to offer our congratulations to our newest lecturer, Dr. Walter Veit, who has been awarded a grant of £21,084 to study farm animal welfare. Please click the link below to read more about the research.

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International PhD Studentships!

The University of Reading is offering international PhD studentships available to start in September 2024. We award these to highly qualified applicants for research within the areas of science, life sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and within the Henley … Continue reading

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‘Justification: Insights from Corpora’

Congratulations to Dr Jumbly Grindrod on his University Research Output Prize for his article ‘Justification: Insights from Corpora’. You can read about Jumbly’s research here. Oh, and congratulations by the way on Jumbly’s additional award of a University Research Fellowship for 2023-24! 👏🏻👏🏻  

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Rules to Live By: The Work of Brad Hooker

The Ratio Special Issue devoted to the work of Emeritus Professor Brad Hooker is now published on full open access! Many thanks to all the contributors and to Charlotte Newey and Luke Elson for their expert editing.  

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) Posters

Many congratulations to our students Kimberly, Joe, and Victoria for their excellent Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) posters on display at the UROP showcase on 11 November. Congratulations also to Dr. Nat Hansen, Dr. Petter Sandstad, and Prof. John Preston … Continue reading

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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. 

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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.

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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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