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News from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading

AHRC Research Network (2014-2016)

The Centre for Cognition Research and the Philosophy Department at Reading University will host a major AHRC funded international network (c. £27,000 over two years) between the University of Reading and Peking University, China, on the topic of ‘Pervasive context-sensitivity … Continue reading

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Spring Term Research Seminars start today 11th February 2014

We are pleased to welcome Professor Caspar Hare (MIT) to give this term’s first research seminar on “Procreation: Before and After”, 2pm, HumSS 301. All staff and postgraduate students are welcome to attend research seminars and work in progress meetings. … 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: http://philosophybites.com/2014/01/emma-borg-on-language-and-context.html (In the nine days since its release this podcast has been downloaded nearly 30,000 times!)  

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What Is Wrong With Slavery?

Wednesday 16 October 2013 8.00 – 9.30pm – Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, Reading University Professor David Owens Department of Philosophy Since the dawn of civilisation most human societies have allowed one adult human being to own another. We now think … Continue reading

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Reading Center for Ethics and Political Philosophy

REAPP Launch Event Date of Event 7th December 2013 – 10:30-18:30 Palmer Building G10 & Foyer On 7 December we will be launching ‘Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy’ (REAPP) with a one-day conference on the theme ‘Institutions and Individuals’. We … Continue reading

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Philosophy Open Days

The Philosophy Department welcomes students interested in Studying at Reading to the University’s Open Days on June 21st, June 22nd, September 21st and October 26th. Come along and meet staff and students in the Foyer of the Humanities Building. Listen to talks … Continue reading

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Philosophy Day

Tuesday 11th June 2013 AMS Lecture Theatre, Knight Building Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading 12 – 1 – Faculty Talk: Alex Gregory – ‘The Organ Lottery’ 1-1.30 – Sandwich Lunch (provided) 1.30-2.30 – Philosophical Pictionary 2.30-3.30 – Roundtable on ‘Words, … Continue reading

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CCR Talk: Andrew Glennerster and James Stazicker on ‘Could the mechanisms that underlie motor control be responsible for perception?’

         Serious interdisciplinarity.  

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Centre for Cognition Research Blog

The Centre for Cognition Research (CRR) has a new blog. If you would like to keep up to date on news and events for the Centre please see: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/centre-for-cognition-research/  

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Ratio Conference, 20th April: Perceptual Experience

We’ll be hosting the annual Ratio one-day conference on 20th April 2013. This year’s topic is perceptual experience, and we’ll have an exciting group of speakers: Dr. Thomas Crowther (Heythrop College), ‘The Perception of Activity’ Prof. Fiona Macpherson (University of Glasgow), topic TBA … Continue reading

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