Category Archives: Professional Activities

Professor Visiting

I was pleased last week to entertain my old friend and co-author Ole Martin Skilleas, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bergen. In addition to some good food and wine, we spent long hours at my dining room table, … Continue reading

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Laws as regularities that evolve – Lucretius, Serres, Smolin. UPDATE

Some months ago I wrote: “I’m starting work on a paper examining the conception of physical law in Michel Serres’ reading of Lucretius (to be published by EUP in a collection of work on contemporary encounters with Ancient metaphysics, edited … Continue reading

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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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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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Guide to The Communist Manifesto

Our good colleague, Dr. Peter Lamb, has just published a really fine reader’s guide to The Communist Manifesto. Find it here.

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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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REF results!

This morning the results of the ‘Research Excellence Framework’ for 2014 were released. The REF is a survey and evaluation of research production across all universities in the UK. The work done by us in philosophy was entered as part … Continue reading

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Collaborative commentary on BGE

I’ve just received my author’s copy of the collection Marcus Born put together on Beyond Good and Evil. It is an interesting idea: have a number of different philosophers each write a commentary on one chapter of the Nietzsche text. … Continue reading

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Franco-Norwegian workshop

I have just returned from the 6th Franco-Norwegian workshop on philosophy and wine. The theme this year was ‘Between Science and Aesthetics’. My paper was delivered as part of a panel on the phenomenon of ‘holiday wines’ with Gunnar Karlsen, … Continue reading

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Nietzsche Dictionary at last!

I’ve just received my author’s copies of the Dictionary. Rather pleased with myself (given how many year’s work it represents, I guess I had better be), and with the warm and appreciative puffs by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Graham Parkes. It … Continue reading

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