Author Archives: David Webb

Conference: Kant, Judgement, and Recent French Philosophy

It should be possible to watch the conference on a live video stream. I’m told that once we start the live stream, a link will be generated. I’ll put this on here our blog page, with the details of the conference, … Continue reading

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Conference: Kant, Judgement, and Recent French Philosophy

Staffordshire University, 11th – 12th December 2015 We’re delighted to welcome Pierre Cassou-Noguès and Rachel Jones as key note speakers from Paris and Virginia respectively. We’ve also had a great response to the call for papers and the programme looks very … Continue reading

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On the politics of fear. Am I going mad?

Commentators struggling to explain the shocking and wholly unexpected outcome of the recent UK election have suggested that a significant part was played by fear. The electorate was encouraged to fear a minority Labour government supported by the SNP, to fear … Continue reading

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On Michel Serres

Chris Watkin is preparing a critical introduction to the work of Michel Serres. This will be a really valuable addition to what is still a lamentably thin literature on Serres. http://christopherwatkin.com/2014/08/29/forthcoming-book-michel-serres-a-critical-introduction/ Chris is also putting together a bibliography of Serres’s … Continue reading

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Visiting Research Fellows

Kelvin Clayton and Andrew Hill have been appointed as Visiting Research Fellows in Philosophy. Their work will primarily be connected to new The Character and Culture Research Group (if link is not working, see below).

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PhD Success

I’m sure you’d like to join me in congratulating Emma Cleary, who successfully defended her PhD thesis in her viva examination yesterday. Emma’s thesis is entitled ‘Jazz-shaped Bodies: Mapping City Space, Time, and Sound in Black Transnational Literature,’ and it’s … Continue reading

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The Character and Culture Research Group

The Character and Culture Research Group is a new project. It has arisen from a convergence of interests around virtue ethics, and in particular from a shared belief that virtue ethics may have a valuable contribution to make to the … Continue reading

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Student protest at Warwick University broken up by the police

Students at Warwick University have been protesting against the fees charged for higher education (the Vice-Chancellor of Warwick University is said to favour raising the annual fee to £16,000). In time honoured fashion, they occupied the University Senate Building, and … Continue reading

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Matt Harris – new publication

Congratulations to Matt Harris on the publication of another paper. This is an expanded version of the paper that Matt, who is working towards his PhD with us here at Staffs, presented at the conference on St Paul and Continental Philosophy … Continue reading

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Foucault Studies Vol 18

Foucault Studies Vol 18 has just appeared, with two translations of Foucault texts and a lot of other interesting material. The main theme is ethnographies of neoliberal governmentalities, but there’s an exchange on Colin Koopman’s book Genealogy as Critique, and … Continue reading

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