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 .

IP in the Media

Wednesday 14 January 2015
Professor Barry C Smith , Director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP) and Jane Winters , Professor of digital history and head of digital publications at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) , have been interviewed by the Times Higher Education magazine.

Normativity: New Directions, 6 February 2015

Thursday 18 December 2014
Normativity: New Directions Institute of Philosophy Organised by SoNG: the Southern Normativity Group Friday 6th February: 10am-6.30pm,  Room G22/ G26 (Ground Floor), Senate House

The New Philosophy of Photography, 13-14 February 2015

Wednesday 10 December 2014
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY The New Philosophy of Photography Fri 13 – Sat 14 February 2015, 09:30 - 18:00, Room 349, Senate House James Welling, Glass House 9818 (2009) Image © James Welling, courtesy of the artist  A collaboration between the London Aesthetics Forum and the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts at the University of Warwick.

IP Conference: Second Symposium on the Foundations on Mathematics, 12-13 January 2015

Wednesday 10 December 2014
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY IP Conference: Second Symposium on the Foundations on Mathematics 12 January 2015, 09:30 - 13 January 2015 18:00 Speakers: Sy-David Friedman (Kurt Gödel Research Center for Mathematical Logic, University of Vienna), James Ladyman (Bristol), Toby Meadows (Aberdeen), Victoria Gitman (City University of New York) Room 349 (Third Floor), Senate House PROGRAMME DETAILS AND REGISTRATION Supported by Birkbeck and Mind Association. Registration to follow. Enquiries .