The First Person, Action, and Perception: Dr Eylem Ozaltun, Koc University, Istanbul, is visiting the Warwick Mind and Action Research Centre until the end of May, to work on a project with Prof Naomi Eilan, funded by a Newton Mobility grant.
Special issue of Changing English on the Uses of Poetry, guest edited by Karen Simecek (Warwick) and Kate Rumbold (Birmingham) now available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccen20/current. This special issue brings together researchers in Philosophy, Psychology, Education Studies and English Literature to reflect on the value of poetry and the role it should play in education.
New AHRC Project: 'Time: Between Metaphysics and Psychology'
From January 2017, Warwick will be hosting a new interdisciplinary research project Time: Between Metaphysics and Psychology, funded by an award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The aim of the project is to bring debates about the metaphysics of time, which often invoke claims about our experience of time, into contact with actual research in psychology on the origins and nature of our everyday understanding of time. The three-year project, which will be lead by Christoph Hoerl (Philosophy, Warwick) and Teresa McCormack (Psychology, Belfast), will involve two 2-year postdocs (one in philosophy, one in psychology), a series of workshops and public engagement activities, as well as collaborations with a range of performing arts groups.
Two articles by Eileen John have been highlighted as contributions to aesthetics:
'Literature and Disagreement' as one of the top five articles in aesthetics in 2014, by Aesthetics for Birds and 'Meals, Art, and Artistic Value' as Article of the Year 2015 by the Slovak and Finnish Aesthetics societies.
The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that Dr Alisa Mandrigin, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department has been awarded a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Research Award for 2016 (one of only 29 awards made from a high-calibre field of applications). This scheme provides funding of up to £15,000 to distinguished Early Career Researchers to assist their career development through organising interdisciplinary events for other Early Career Researchers and Alisa’s project will run from April 2016 to March 2017.