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CFP – Universal Pragmatics

May 25, 2007

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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

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Many thanks to James Bohman and William Rehg for their work putting together the ‘Habermas’ entry at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/habermas/

Kant & Deleuze

May 22, 2007

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]