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International honour for Director of Censes Prof Sir Colin Blakemore

Wednesday 23 March 2016
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, neuroscientist and director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes) at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, has won the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award, given by the University of California, Berkeley, USA. It recognises distinguished international work by a UC Berkeley graduate, and is one of the university’s most prestigious honours.

Jacobsen Lecturer 2016 - Prof Hannah Ginsborg (Berkeley)

Wednesday 16 March 2016
We are pleased to announce that this year's Jacobsen Lecture will be delivered by Prof Hannah Ginsborg (Berkeley). The lecture, 'Going on as one ought: the normativity of meaning revisited' will take place in Senate House on Monday 16th May, 6pm - 8pm. The lecture is free to attend and is open to the public. Speaker Bio

3rd PLM Masterclass with Timothy Williamson - Call for graduate student applications.

Friday 19 February 2016
3rd PLM MASTERCLASS with Timothy Williamson   Institute of Philosophy, Senate House, University of London 18th & 19th  November 2016   Graduate students are invited to apply for the 3rd PLM Masterclass. PLM (Philosophy of Language and Mind) is a network of philosophical centres, institutes, and departments in Europe.

Mental Representation – Naturalistic Approaches - 2 day conference 20th & 21st May 2016

Tuesday 2 February 2016
What is the nature of representational content? Can a naturalistic theory or account be given of the content of mental representations? This conference will take stock of the new wave of work on that issue. There will be a particular focus on some of the simpler systems whose operation has been well-characterised by psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Topics to be addressed include: - What role if any do functions play in fixing representational content? - How should such functions be characterised? - What is the role of ‘exploitable relations’ in fixing content?

Bodytalk: a new theoretical seminar series hosted at the Institute of Philosophy

Monday 11 January 2016
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.

Institute of Philosophy 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Tuesday 24 November 2015
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.

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