The philosophy of the digital age

| humanities, philosophy

Is the Internet one or many things and is the advent of the ‘Information Age’ something to be welcomed or feared? These are some of the questions that will be asked at an event at the University of Dundee examining the role of philosophy in helping us to understand our digital lives. ‘Digital Subject UK’ takes place at the Dalhousie Building on Wednesday, 1st April. The event is a collaborative initiative between the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy at Dundee, and the 'Sujet Digital' research network centred on the University of Paris VIII. The intensive one-day workshop w...

Humanities students form new DUSA exec

| humanities, politics, students, history, philosophy

The results of the recent DUSA Exec elections have placed Humanities students in key roles for the next academic year: Tim Hustler, studying Politics, will be next year's President with Leia Farnan (International Relations & Politics) as his Deputy President.  Vice President (Communications and Campaigns) will be Dominic Younger, who's studying Philosophy & Politics, whilst Thara Packiahrajah (History & Politics) is taking on the role of Vice President (Student Welfare). They will take over from the current Exec in the summer, where Iain MacKinnon (International Relations & Politics) h...

Philosophy Seminar Series restarts

| philosophy, humanities

The Philosophy Seminar Series "Gender Difference and Ontological Difference" restarts tomorrow, Wednesday 28th January. Dr Catherine Heeney, from the University of Edinburgh, will be speaking on Ethics and the Sharing of Human Biomedical Data: A Deleuzian Approach. You can see the full programme on our Events webpage. These seminars take place on alternate Wednesdays during semester 2 in Dalhousie Building Room 2F11, and are jointly organised between The Royal Institute of Philosophy & The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy.   All welcome....

Call for papers: Joint Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy, Sep 2015

| humanities, philosophy

The Joint Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy, SEP-FEP 2015, will be hosted by the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy at the University of Dundee in September.   The SEP/FEP conference is the largest annual event in Europe that aims to bring together researchers, teachers, and students from different disciplines, interested in all areas of contemporary European philosophy. Abstract proposals for papers and panels are invited in all areas of contemporary European philosophy by the deadline of 15 May 2015. Submissions that address the c...

Gilles Deleuze and Moving Images

| Philosophy, humanities

Susana Viegas, a postdoctoral fellow working with Professor James Williams in Philosophy, has edited her latest journal issue.Gilles Deleuze and Moving Images is the recent issue of the 'Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image', an international peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the philosophical inquiry, not just into film, but into cinema in the broadest sense, that is, including video, television, and new media.Susana is an FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Rethinking the Moving Image and Time in Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy (IFILNOVA, New Uni...