We currently have a wealth of physiological and perceptual data on the body, but little theoretical tradition, and few scientific theories about what constitutes bodily awareness, what functions it may have, and what mechanisms may generate it. This is the theoretical gap that we would like to fill in a series of seminar meetings by tracking and developing new thinking about somatic experience, bodily awareness, and bodily self in physiology, psychology and philosophy.
We’re looking for people to take part in a social experiment at Union Street Café, part of the Gordon Ramsay Group, in Bankside (Zone 1). The experiment will be divided into two groups and commence across Sunday 7th February 2016 at 6pm and 8pm.
. The Aegina Summer School 2016 For further information and applications click here. . . . . . . .
On the 4th December the Insttitute of Philosopy celebrates10 years of promoting and facilitating high quality research in philosophy . To celebrate we will be hosting a series of talks from prominent philosophers on developments in Philopophy in the last 10 years. The programme of talks is as follows Chairs : Barry Smith (director, IP) ; Tim Crane (Cambridge) 2.05-2.20 Introduction (Tim Crane) 2.20-3.00: Helen Beebee (Manchester) Ten years for philosophers in the UK. 3.00-3.40: Tim Williamson (Oxford) Ten years of epistemology, metaphysics and logic.
Lying and Deceiving Conference Description
LEM - Logic, Epistemology & Metaphysics Forum 2015-16 Programme Winter Tuesday 27/10, 17:30- 19:30 - Room 246 Senate House Florian Steinberger (Birkbeck College, University of London) Title: What it might mean for logic to be normative
Identity Proposals are sought from UK philosophy departments (not including University of London) to organise a one or two day philosophy conference on a topic related to the notion of identity, broadly construed (i.e. metaphysics, philosophy of mind, political philosophy, etc.) The conference will be financially supported by the Institute, who will also provide the venue. Proposals – of no more than three pages – should contain: - a clear rationale for the theme or topic chosen; - a list of possible speakers;
Dr Ophelia Deroy, researcher at the Institute of Philosophy’s Centre for the Study of the Senses, has been promoted to a readership. This recognises Dr Deroy’s outstanding contribution to research in philosophy and cognitive neuroscience, notably through the ‘Rethinking the Senses' grant awarded by the AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council). Dr Deroy's publications in philosophy and cognitive science journals have placed her uniquely to contribute to the development of interdisciplinary projects, and she is now managing a new research project with Tate Galleries.
The Jacobsen Committee is delighted to announce the award of the 2015 Jacobsen Essay Prize to Samuel Kimpton-Nye (KCL) for the essay ´Leibniz on Counterpart Theory´.