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CFP – Universal Pragmatics

May 25, 2007


ECREA Section for the Philosophy of Communication First Bi-Annual Conference 25 YEARS OF UNIVERSAL PRAGMATICS FACTS and FICTIONS 08-09 NOVEMBER 2007 | UNIVERSITY OF SURREY | GUILDFORD Rethinking communication theory seems to be in vogue again. Even though it is dangerous to seek to predict future theoretical trends, the field of communication theory seems likely […]

Habermas @ SEP

May 22, 2007


Many thanks to James Bohman and William Rehg for their work putting together the ‘Habermas’ entry at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Kant & Deleuze

May 22, 2007


Saturday July 7th, Greenwich University, Maritime Campus, Old Royal Naval College, London: 10am – 5pm ‘My book on Kant is different, I like it very much, I wrote it as a book on an enemy, in it I was trying to show how he works, what his mechanisms are…’ Gilles Deleuze, Letter to Michele Cressole […]

South Park Scientology

May 16, 2007


Scientology has been in the news more often than usual this week thanks to the Panorama controversy. Most people are of the impression that it is a celebrity cult, but don’t know much about the beliefs that Scientologists hold. This is understandable, given the lengths that they go to to control the dissemination of their […]

Neurological Ethics?

May 12, 2007


This science article from the Wall Street Journal discusses recent American research into a neurobiological basis for morality. “Knock out certain brain cells with an aneurysm or a tumor, they discovered, and while everything else may appear normal, the ability to think straight about some issues of right and wrong has been permanently skewed. “It […]

Habermas: The Basics

May 11, 2007


In this video, Jürgen Habermas outlines the broad contours of his work (deliberative democracy and communicatve rationality). The discussion isn’t very theoretical, but certainly gives a flavour of the Habermasian project.

CFP – Monsters and the Monstrous

May 8, 2007


Monsters and the Monstrous:  Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil Monday 17th September – Thursday 20th September 2007 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a […]