EWPG’s Spring Workshop on Philosophy of Love, Family and Relationships is on 22nd May 2018. Everyone’s welcome! This fancy poster contains the schedule for the event:
The EWPG New Enlightenment Lecture took place on the 5th of Decmber 2017. Helen Beebee discussed the commonly asked question, “What’s the Point of Philosophy?” Bebee discussed how it might not be be knowledge at all. In line with David Lewis, she proposed that the point of philosophy might be coherent, stable, comprehensive bodies of philosophical opinion. The talk was attended by a number of philosophy faculty members and postgraduate students of the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences of the University of Edinburgh.
Before the talk, some memebers of the philosophy faculty and many PPLS postgraduates gathered at a round table with Helen Beebee to dsicuss participation of women in philosophy and the possible ways to improve the status quo.
Later, PPLS postgraduates and faculty members joined Helen Beebee for dinner, and carried on with their discussion on minorities in philosophy and the purpose of philosophy.
‘What is the Point of Philosophy?’
EWPG is hosting New Enlightenment Lecture by Professor Helen BeeBee on December 5, 2017. Everyone is welcome!
We are planning to hold our annual Spring Workshop in April this year!
The theme of this year is “Philosophy of Education (Diversity of Philosophy)”
It will be held on 28th April 2017.
We’ll keep you updated more information very soon.
All the best,
A big thank to Simon Folk and various section editors for putting together this great Diversity Reading List!
In the Diversity Reading List website, you can find a collection of high quality texts in philosophy written from
But there’s more! For each entry you can find a brief summary of the text, specifying its difficulty as well as its possible use, e.g., whether you could use it as introductory reading, or as a specialised reading.
So, next time you are working on a syllabus, you should check this out!
The Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group is proud to announce its 6th Spring Workshop on The Objectification of Women on Friday 22nd April 2016 at University of Edinburgh.
This year we will be focusing on the general theme of objectification of the women, and how it relates to, for instance, pornography and motherhood. Each talk will be followed by a response from a postgraduate student.
Confirmed speakers are:
Katharine Jenkins (Sheffield, Cambridge, Nottingham)
Kathleen Stock (Sussex)
Fiona Woollard (Southampton)
Aidan McGlynn (Edinburgh)
CALL FOR RESPONDENTS:
We invite postgraduate students to submit expressions of interest to respond to the speakers’ talks. To express your interest, simply submit a short statement (max. 300 words) detailing your motivation to do so to the following address:
The deadline for submission is: 1st April 2016
The event will take place in the Appleton Tower, room LT3. This room is fully weelchair accessible. For further information on the venue you can see: http://www.docs.csg.ed.ac.uk/EstatesBuildings/Development/Access%20Guides/Appleton%20Tower%20Guide%20to%20Access.pdf
If you have any specific requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
Details will be online soon!
The 2015 New Enlightenment Lecture will be delivered by Professor Alison Wylie (University of Washington/Durham University) on 14th December 2015.
After a roundtable discussion on issues surrounding underrepresentation in philosophy, Professor Alison Wylie will give a lecture on “What Knowers Know Well: Why feminism matters, for archeology for example”.
*Everyone* is welcome (and encouraged) to attend!!
|15:00 – 15:50||Roundtable Discussion
Panel: Prof. Alison Wylie, Prof. Emily Brady, Prof. Susan Brison, Dr. Aidan McGlynn, Dr Suilin Lavelle.
|16:00 – 17:30||New Enlightenment Lecture given by Professor Alison Wylie|
|18:00||Dinner at Hotel Du Vin (for those who have registered online)|
The 2015 New Enlightenment Lecture is made possible by the generous financial support of the Scots Philosophical Association, and the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences and the Department of Philosophy.