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August 2017

Pragmatism and the Analytic – Continental Split

August 9 - August 11
Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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This three day conference aims to prompt consideration of the divisions between so called 'analytic' and 'continental' philosophy, and particularly to discuss what relation the pragmatist traditions bears to this divide. Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order): Dr. Michael Bacon (Royal Holloway) Prof. Shannon Dea (University of Waterloo) Dr. Jeremy Dunham (University of Sheffield/Durham) Prof. Christopher Norris (Cardiff University) Dr. Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (University of Sheffield) Prof. Robert Stern (University of Sheffield) Prof. Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt University) Prof. James Williams (Deakin University)…

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June 2017

The Philosophical Significance of Molyneux’s Question

June 5 - June 6

‘The Philosophical Significance of Molyneux’s Question’ will be, in the first instance, a two day conference in York on June 5th and 6th 2017. It is funded by a grant from the New Directions in the Study of the Mind project, awarded to Louise Richardson (York) and John Schwenkler (Florida State). You can read more about our project here: spinperceptionnetwork.wordpress.com/…/abstract

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April 2017

British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference

April 6 - April 8
The Diamond, University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Rd
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RD United Kingdom
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Keynote speakers: Angie Hobbs (Sheffield) 'Socrates, Eros, and Magic' Luc Foisneau (EHESS, Paris) 'Hobbes on Democracy and Authority Rule' Dina Edmundts (Freie Universität zu Berlin) 'Causality and Freedom in the Third Antinomy of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason'

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June 2016

Løgstrup and Levinas Conference

29/06/2016 - 01/07/2016
Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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The aim of the conference is to explore the philosophical links between the two thinkers, looking both at shared ground but also potential differences. Themes include the backgrounds to both in Heidegger and others; their respective treatments of ethics and religion, and of ethics and politics; their conception of the place of the other person in ethics, and his or her demands on us; their phenomenological methodologies; how they relate to other figures in the ethical tradition such as Kant…

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May 2016

Edward Herbert on Reason, Religion and Toleration

13/05/2016 - 14/05/2016
Humanities Research Centre, University of York,

The University of York will host a conference on Edward Herbert on reason, religion and toleration on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May. The conference is supported by the Morrell Centre for Toleration, the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. For further details please see the conference website: https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/edward-herbert/

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Ancient Philosophy Workshop – YAPN/CHiPHi Summer Meeting

06/05/2016
University of Sheffield,

The summer meeting of the Yorkshire Ancient Philosophy Network will take place in Sheffield on Friday 6th May, 2016. We will meet for opening tea and coffee in Room B23 in the Department of Philosophy, 45 Victoria Street, Sheffield S3 7QB 9.30-10.00    Tea/Coffee The morning Reading Group and the afternoon papers will take place in Room 127, The Information Commons, University of Sheffield. This is a very short walk from the Philosophy Department. 10.00-12.00    Reading Group Aristotle Rhetoric…

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December 2015

Philosophy and Literature Reading Group

10/12/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room B09, Dept of Philosophy, 45 Victoria Street
Sheffield, S3 7QB United Kingdom
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On Thursday 10th December we will be holding the third of our series of reading groups, run in collaboration with the Sheffield Centre for 19th Century Studies, exploring the relationship between nineteenth-century literature and philosophy. This time we will be discussion Chapter 1 of Dickens's Hard Times, and a lecture by R. W. Emerson called 'Humanity of Science'. The meeting will be in B09 in Victoria Street, from 5.30-7.00pm. All welcome.

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November 2015

Workshop on Phenomenology

11/11/2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday 11th November 2015. The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York. Speakers: 1-2.15 Tom Baldwin (York): 'The Double Role of the Body and Language in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology'; 2.15-3.45 Kathleen Lennon (Hull): 'De Beauvoir and Old Age'; 4-5.30 Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Sheffield): 'Image: For the Eye and in Mind'. For further details, email Keith Allen: keith.allen@york.ac.uk  

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Philosophy and Literature Reading Group

05/11/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dept of Philosophy, 45 Victoria Street
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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On Thursday 5th November we will be holding the second of our series of reading groups, run in collaboration with the Sheffield Centre for 19th Century Studies, exploring the relationship between nineteenth-century literature and philosophy. This time we will be taking on George Eliot and G. W. F. Hegel on theories of tragedy, specifically Antigone. The meeting will be in B09 in Victoria Street, from 5.30-7.00pm. Reading: Eliot: here Hegel: Hegel's Aesthetics, translated by T. Knox, 2 vols (Oxford: Oxford…

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October 2015
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Philosophy and Literature Reading Group

01/10/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room B09, Dept of Philosophy, 45 Victoria Street
Sheffield, S3 7QB United Kingdom
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Byron, Manfred and Nietzsche, Ecce Homo This will be the first of a series of monthly reading groups that aim to take selections from paired literary and philosophical texts as a starting point for free-ranging interdisciplinary dialogue. No prior expertise in either discipline required. Copies of the reading provided on request: please email Anna Barton, a.j.barton@sheffield.ac.uk, or Bob Stern, r.stern@sheffield.ac.uk Held in conjunction with The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies, Sheffield

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