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CFP – Discourse

November 30, 2006

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Now in its eleventh year, the Discourse Editorial Staff is currently seeking submissions for the 2007 issue. The theme for this issue is contemporary issues in social and political philosophy. While well-written work dealing with the aforementioned topic is preferred, the Editorial Staff of Discourse remains open to the possibility of accepting work outside of […]

Whodunnit? Holmes’s Law

November 28, 2006

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Going through some of the back isssues of Inquiry has just turned up a publication from 1979 on the subject of Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy. Redher, Wulf “Sherlock Holmes – Philosopher Detective” Inquiry 22 pp.441-457 Redher points out that in A Study in Scarlet Watson notes that Holmes’ knowledge of philosophy is ‘nil’ while in […]

Perspectives on Science & Religion

November 24, 2006

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http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/history/news/science&religion.htm This conference is to be held at Lancaster Univerity between the 23rd and 26th July 2007 and is sponsored by the British Society for the History of Science. While I haven’t particularly been working on science or religion of late, I am tempted to use it as an opportunity to explore Habermas’s recent suggestions […]

Mistaken Identity

November 22, 2006

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This entry might be filed under what Wikipedia refers to as ‘disambiguation’. The internet – and especially Google – makes it easier than ever to know who shares your name and what they do, anywhere in the world. If you haven’t tried before, I suggest you Google your name and see what comes up. If […]

Heidegger: Avant Sein und Zeit

November 19, 2006

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Excerpt from an old documentary about Heidegger; in German with French subtitles.

10th International Graduate Conference in Philosophy (Essex)

November 16, 2006

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The call for papers for our conference next year went out yesterday. I have posted the text below, but you can also download a copy of the poster here. Two Hundred Years of the Phenomenology of Spirit: Call for Papers Few texts in the history of European philosophy have been as provocative – or divisive […]

Thoughts on Language (Orwell)

November 13, 2006

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Orwell, Politics and the English Language (1946) While I am perhaps more sympathetic than Orwell to the view that “any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like prefering candles to electric light”, I certainly endorse what he has to say about the benefits of clarity and economy of expression. In recent […]