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Last Days of Friedrich Nietzsche

February 19, 2007

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Who ever would have thought that this footage existed? Assuming it is authentic, it has a rather macabre feel…Just in case you were wondering, this is Nietzsche toward the end.  I’m not sure why Einstein pops up at the end of the clip. Advertisements

CFP: Continuum Press

February 13, 2007

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The Editors of an ambitious new series on contemporary social and political issues welcome book proposals from suitably qualified individuals (normally a PhD in Philosophy or related discipline). The series, published by Continuum Press, will address such topics as terrorism, extremism, multiculturalism, wars of intervention, advancements in technology, civil liberties, globalization, the rise of the […]

Pseudo-Science on Channel 4

February 12, 2007

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A great article by Ben Goldacre can be found here. Most people are, of course, quite ignorant of the details of science. As someone who is doing a PhD, it obviously rankles me to see someone who bought theirs on the internet being recognised as some sort of authority. The interesting thing is that the […]

Philosophy in Nurseries

February 8, 2007

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6330631.stm http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/05/nphilo105.xml “Teachers will use pictures and stories to stimulate debate, rather than imparting theories or the views of particular philosophers.” Well, that’s pretty much fair enough seeing as most undergraduates don’t really engage with particular philosophies in any depth. However, what are they going to be talking about? Here are the ten ‘themes’: Happiness […]

CFP/Conference – Philosophy of Communication

February 5, 2007

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“The Philosophy of Communication Section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association, www.ecrea.eu) was established in the fall of 2006. We aim to provide a European platform for a wide range of research interests at the intersection of philosophy, communication studies and communication theory. The founders and current board members, Prof. Dr. Colin Grant […]

CFP – Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy

February 5, 2007

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CFP: Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy – Submissions for volume 3 now being taken. The editors of Parrhesia are now pleased to advise that volume 2 is online and submissions for volume 3 are now being considered. Parrhesia is dedicated to publishing the latest work in the areas of continental philosophy and literary theory, […]

Zizek on ‘NiteBeat’

February 3, 2007

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I don’t think it’s accurate to describe Zizek as “a Dennis Leary from Slovenia”.