In 1997, Quassim Cassam published his first authored book Self and World, exploring the connections between self-consciousness, spatial representations, and bodily awareness. It is a seminal work in the Kantian-Strawsonian tradition, which became out of fashion at the beginning of this century. However, it cannot be denied that there is much to be learned and reconsidered in this work, and the 20-anniversary seems to be an apt time for us to take stock and further pursue the relevant issues. This event brings together perspectives from different traditions, including the Kantian, the phenomenological, the analytic, and the empirical. It is an attempt to understand the contemporary relevance of Cassam’s seminal work, and to explore the future of the Kantian-Strawsonian tradition in general.
Apply now for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship with Warwick Philosophy Department. All details available online, deadline 15th December 2017.
All Philosophy UG students at Warwick, we want to hear about your experience of the department, please take 5-10 minutes to complete our survey:
The aim of the survey is to help the department understand how undergraduates experience their learning environment and what improvements may be needed to achieve equality of opportunity.
This survey concerns your experience as an undergraduate student in philosophy at Warwick and your views as regards learning and progression, professional development, career opportunities, and workplace culture. In particular, the survey will explore whether all students feel like they receive equal treatment and opportunities with respect to the above aspects of their student life, and whether and how factors such as gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, first or native language, nationality, social and economic background have an impact on their experience.
Your responses will contribute towards improvements in the department, benefitting everyone who works and studies here. The results will directly inform the department’s Athena SWAN 4-year action plan.
For information about the Athena Swan charter see: http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/
Information about the Department of Philosophy’s Athena Swan Bronze award, and associated actions, can be found at: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/people/eqandwelfare/
We are delighted to announce that University of Warwick Philosophy Department has been awarded a Bronze Athena Swan award by the Equality Challenge Unit.
The Department is amongst the first Philosophy Departments in the UK be successful in achieving such an award and we look forward to working on our detailed and lengthy action plan over the coming months and years.
We are committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment in our department and to making a positive contribution to the culture of the discipline of Philosophy in the UK.
Our priorities include improving gender balance on our postgraduate programmes, proactively identifying and encouraging female applicants for academic positions, implementing a formal mentoring programme to support early- and mid-career researchers, and continuing a conversation with our undergraduate and postgraduate students about issues affecting the culture of our department and our discipline as a whole.
Our Athena swan Submission and Action Plan can be found here along with details of past and forthcoming events and activities.
The Department has also subscribed to the British Philosophical Association / Society for Women in Philosophy Good Practice Scheme more details of which can be found here
Matthew Dennis wins ASCP Postgraduate Essay Prize
Matthew Dennis (a joint Warwick-Monash PhD student) has won the Australian Society for Continental Philosophy's Postgraduate Essay Award for his article entitled 'On the role of philosophy in self-cultivation: reassessing Nussbaum’s critique of Foucault’