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Propensities and Statistics Seminar: Two Notions of Holism, Elizabeth Miller, 24 February 2015

Friday 20 February 2015
Propensities and Statistics Seminar: Two Notions of Holism Elizabeth Miller (University of Birmingham) 24 February 2015, 17:15 - 19:00 Room 243 (Senate House) Convener and Project IP: Mauricio Suárez ( mauricio.suarez@sas.ac.uk ) Sponsored and Funded by the European Commission under a personal Marie-Curie grant to Prof. Dr. Mauricio Suárez (Complutense University of Madrid): Project number: 329430 “ProbPropCond” FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF. Further details. 

What makes us human?

Monday 19 January 2015
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP) , has been discussing the question, ‘What makes us human?’ for BBC Radio 4’s History of Ideas . During the show, which is hosted by Melvyn Bragg, Professor Smith explains that what makes us human is ‘the fact that we speak our minds and our capacity for language to do that, allows us to know our own and others minds in a way that no other animals do.' Listen to the full debate

Nicholas Shea Collaborates with the Institute of Philosophy on AHRC Fellowship Grant Project

Friday 16 January 2015
Nicholas Shea, Professor of Philosophy at King's College London, has been awarded a two year AHRC Fellowship grant for a project on 'Meaning for the Brain and Meaning for the Person'. He will be hosted at the Institute of Philosophy for part of the project and will collaborate with Professor Chris Frith and others at the IP. The project's starting point is the subpersonal representations that are widely studied on in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It aims to develop an account of the meaning or content of such representations.

Barry Smith 'Looking at Art: Fred Wiseman', BBC Radio 3

Thursday 15 January 2015
Professor Barry Smith, Director of the Institute of Philosophy, featured in a BBC Radio 3 programme 'Looking at Art: Fred Wiseman', aired on 14 January 2015. In this programme, presenter Philip Dodd invited documentary maker Fred Wiseman, philosopher Professor Barry Smith, curator Iwona Blazwick, artist John Keane and poet Kelly Grovier to explore the way that we look at art.  Listen to this lively and interesting discussion  here .

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