Author Archives: Douglas Burnham
As there is in many other subjects — history, art history, literature and many others — there are frequent calls within philosophy to move away from its preoccupation with the dead, white men of the European tradition. This piece in … Continue reading
Our good colleague, Dr. Peter Lamb, has just published a really fine reader’s guide to The Communist Manifesto. Find it here.
The tables for philosophy can be found here. You might be wondering why Staffordshire is not on it. Well, that’s easy: if you look at this page, you’ll see that the data is from 2012-13, and that it only includes … Continue reading
A lovely, quite open piece, which as the Guardian realises, tells us a lot about what is happening in Europe right now.
On Friday, George passed his PhD viva, and did so with a ‘sparkling’ and entirely convincing defense. Well done, Dr. Papandreopoulos (on the left; the out of focus one is Professor Burnham)!
Undergraduate teaching here kicks off next week, with courses on Heidegger’s Basic Problems of Phenomenology, the metaphysics of time, and on 19th Century philosophy and culture. Postgraduate teaching begins a little later, and this semester we are running courses on … Continue reading
Another article in the Guardian, this time about part-time postgraduate study. As a quick recap of how p-t study differs from full-time, and what specific opportunities or challenges it presents, this is a good article. Although it distinguishes between effectively … Continue reading
A good Guardian article giving top tips for Viva success. Surprising, one good piece of advice was not stressed: get your supervisory team to give you a ‘mock viva’, maybe a week or a month in advance. This is a … Continue reading
Good set of interviews on the Guardian web site about the relatively small proportion of women philosophers in UK universities. One observation to add, prompted by Patrice Haynes’ comments: in European philosophy, much of the work being done is not … Continue reading