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About Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis teaches Philosophy at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, MMU

“Call for Abstracts

2nd Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University

26th – 27th January 2023

The theme for 2023 is open. So, please write on anything you philosophically desire!

Fellow undergrads – whether you’re in your First Year or Second Year or Final Year –, please submit an abstract of 200-250 words to us by 5th December 2022. We will inform you by 23rd December 2022, if you have been chosen to present.

Undergrad students selected to present at the conference will speak for 20 minutes. So, papers should be between 1500 and 2000 words.

Conference Information: https://undergradconferenc.wixsite.com/undergradconfmmu

4 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Adrian Moore (University of Oxford)

Adrian Moore is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. His publications include: The Infinite (Routledge, 3rd edition, 2019); Points of View (OUP, 1997); Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty: Themes and Variations in Kant’s Moral and Religious Philosophy (Routledge, 2003); The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics: Making Sense of Things (CUP, 2012); Language, World, and Limits: Essays in Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics (OUP, 2019); and Gödel’s Theorem: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2022). Moore is Bernard Williams’s literary executor. He is Philosophy Delegate to Oxford University Press, and Co-Editor of MIND.

Dr. Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (University of Sheffield)

Komarine Romdenh-Romluc is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at University of Sheffield. Her principal research interests are in the body, and what it is to be the sort of embodied creatures that we are. That led her quite early on in her academic life to the phenomenological tradition, and its rich history of thinking about embodiment. Romdenh-Romluc has written extensively about Maurice Merleau-Ponty,and is currently writing a book about Frantz Fanon’s philosophy.

Prof. Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham)

Yujin Nagasawa is H.G. Wood Professor of the Philosophy of Religion and Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism (OUP, 2017), Miracles: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2017), The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction (Routledge, 2011) and God and Phenomenal Consciousness (CUP, 2008). Nagasawa currently leads the Global Philosophy of Religion Project, a major research initiative funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

TBC!

Talks in Term 3

Research Group for Critical Theory and Practice & Department of Philosophy

Events

Spring/Summer 2022

Term 3

Week 1 —Wednesday 27th April 2022 – Tom Greaves (UEA), ‘The Elemental and the Ephemeral’, 5pm–7pm, HDB3.76

Week 2 — Wednesday 4th May – Isabel Millar (Kent/GCAS), 5pm–7pm, HDB3.76

Week 4 — Wednesday 11th May 2022 – Arthur Bradley (Lancaster), ‘In the Theatre of Sovereignty’, 3pm–5pm [n.b. the earlier time], HDB3.76

Find more details about the Research Group in Critical Theory and Practice here: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuhri/research/faculty-research-groups/

Subscribe to the mailing list for the Research Group here: https://lists.ncl.ac.uk/wws/info/critical-theory-practice

For the Department of Philosophy: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/philosophy/

Frank Ruda visits Newcastle (9th February 2022) and the Faculty Research Group in Critical Theory

Dear All,
Just to let you know, for anyone interested in theory, continental philosophy, and so on, that the Faculty Research Group in Critical Theory and Practice is now up and runnning, with its own website https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuhri/research/faculty-research-groups/

Do subscribe to the mailing list, if you want to keep abreast of our activities, and to contribute something or get help with something you want to organise or see happen, https://lists.ncl.ac.uk/wws/info/critical-theory-practice.

And for a first event, we have Frank Ruda visiting us on the 9th February, in the late afternoon. More precise details pinned up around the Philosophy department, and to be announced via the subscription list soon.

Undergraduates! Publish your Essays!


Epistemai, the University of Minnesota’s undergraduate philosophy journal, is now accepting paper submissions for our 2021 edition.

We’re looking for excellent undergraduate papers from any philosophical tradition and discipline. Selections will be made based on originality, engagement with the source material, depth of argument, maturity of vocabulary, clarity, conciseness, and accessibility of thoughts and language. We welcome submissions from diverse philosophical backgrounds and on a broad variety of topics.

Submission criteria and process:
• Must be written by an undergraduate.
• Max length of 15 pages or 3,000 words.
• Include a 100-200 word abstract summarizing your paper and page numbers.
• Chicago style citations are preferred.
• Cannot be published elsewhere.
• Include a cover page with all personal information (do not include name anywhere else in the paper): your name, your email, and your undergraduate institution name.
• Submit your paper electronically by February 1, 2022 by filling out and uploading a .docx or .docs (must be editable) to our google form [https://forms.gle/8C8G3nosGDhgLxBr9].

Papers will be selected by early spring. You will be notified as to our decision at that time.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Contact Wangechi Mwaura at mwaur006@umn.edu with any questions.

MA in Philosophy of Nature, Information, and Technology, at Staffordshire

MA IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY – DISTANCE LEARNING

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

AVAILABLE FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME (START IN SEPTEMBER OR JANUARY)

The MA in the Philosophy of Nature, Information and Technology is a new programme taught by senior staff with extensive experience of distance learning. The course examines approaches to understanding the world as a complex network of material relations. It will combine an introduction to ontological perspectives on information and communication with work on new materialisms and posthumanism, and will address work by philosophers including Michel Serres, Donna Haraway, Karen Barad, Stacy Alaimo, Rosi Braidotti, N Katherine Hayles, Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and others. Its aim is to encourage new thinking on the material world and the connections between nature, knowledge, and social and political life. Students will be encouraged to address contemporary problems such as the climate crisis, the relation between science and politics, and data-driven surveillance culture.

We welcome students from around the world and offer an intellectually challenging but friendly and supportive environment in which to study.

Further details: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/philosophy-nature-information-technology-ma

If you have any queries, please contact David Webb, d.a.webb@staffs.ac.uk.

Testimonials
“My experiences so far have been overwhelmingly positive. The tutors are very helpful, the modules generally well designed, and the literature interesting and intellectually stimulating. I’ve benefitted from other students’ insights, too, who, along with the tutors, have helped me gain traction on issues in continental philosophy. Philosophy at Staffs promotes a very convivial atmosphere for learning.”

“Having spent a year of distance learning studying analytical philosophy at another university, I wanted to get a solid grounding in European philosophy so I transferred to do my second year of the MA with Staffs. I am delighted that I did so, not least because of the quality of tuition and the participation of the other students on the lively discussion forums but also because you are challenged and encouraged at every stage to develop your thinking. It was demanding, of course, and the academic standard is very high. But having just finished, I am now confident that I have the skills and knowledge to continue in philosophy whenever I decide to. Thoroughly recommended.”

“Staffordshire’s Distance Learning M.A. In Continental Philosophy has been the perfect solution to mediate my work schedule and desire to continue learning philosophy! Dr. Webb and Dr. Burnham have been excellent teachers and guides in each module that I’ve taken – and I’m extremely pleased with their critical, yet thoughtful, engagement with students.”