Heritage in War is an AHRC-funded project, co-directed by Derek Matravers and Helen Frowe, combining aesthetics, value theory and the ethics of war.
The project has recently announced its first call for abstracts, for an upcoming interdisciplinary conference at Loyola University, New Orleans, in March 2020.
Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell has written a retrospective on Alan Turing for LGBT History Month, available here.
LGBT History Month takes place in February each year, focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, aiming to promote equality and diversity and increasing the visibility of the LGBT community.
Heritage in War is an AHRC-funded project, co-directed by Derek Matravers and Helen Frowe, combining aesthetics, value theory and the ethics of war. The project’s blog now has its first two posts!
You can find out more about the project here.
Our very own Jon Pike and Sean Cordell have published an article in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy arguing that Lance Armstrong was a cheat. The article critically discusses the opposing view that, roughly, “it’s not cheating if everybody’s doing it”.
The article can be found here.
John Shand has recently published a controversial piece, in Philosophy Now, on assisted dying: Putting Animals and Humans to Sleep. More on John can be found here.
Chris Yorke successfully defended his PhD, ‘Bernard Suits’ Utopia of Gameplay: A Critical Analysis’ in front of a formidable examination committee. From the left there is Jon Pike (supervisor), Chris, Professor Mike McNamee (Swansea), and Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open University). Congratulations to Chris, and we look forward to seeing more of it in print!
The Department spent the 18th and 19th of October, in the inspiring surroundings of Chicheley Hall, reading and discussing research papers.
David Johnson, who did his MA with us, has received funding to do his PhD at the Royal College of Art. He will be working on his dissertation, ‘Blind Aesthetics-Memory, Materiality and the Tactility of the Senses’. In the project he will test the idea that blindness can provide radical new insights into our understanding of the world and that the plastic arts can be a powerful way for blind people to express these insights. David is himself blind.
Many congratulations to David!
John Shand, a long-standing tutor and research associate of the department, has published a review of Martha Nussbaum’s new book, The Monarchy of Fear in the Times Higher Education Supplement. The review is available here.
To read it, you have to register with the THES, but doing that does not commit you to anything.
Henry Pollock, who did his MA with the OU (2013-2015), and who then went on to do his PhD in Leeds, has had his first paper published. It is called ‘Parfit’s Fission Dilemma: Why Relation R Doesn’t Matter’ and is now open access in Theoria.
Click here to find the paper.
Congratulations to Henry!