Category Archives: Professional Activities

Talk at Kingston University

I  went down to Kingston University last Thursday to give a talk at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy on Foucault’s archaeology, mathematics, and ethics. You can link to a recording of the talk at the address below – if … Continue reading

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Giorgio Colli – The Birth of Philosophy

This year, I’m basing the undergraduate course Ancient Philosophical Texts around Giorgio Colli’s wonderful little book, La nascita della filosofia, which I’m translating as we go along. Here is a taste… The Labyrinth is presented, then, as a human creation, a creation … Continue reading

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Warwick Conference – Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault

Got back from the conference at Warwick University earlier this evening. It was a fine event, and thanks go to Matthew Dennis and Sander Werkhoven, who did all the heavy lifting for the organisation. Well done! There’s clearly a real … Continue reading

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Raw

I’ve just received my author’s copy of Raw: Architectural Engagements with Nature. (eds. Bøe, Faber, Strandhagen, and published by Ashgate.) I must say it is a beautifully produced book. ‘Architecture’ is used broadly, to cover any worked on environment, and … Continue reading

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Philosophy After Nature

The annual joint SEP-FEP conference was held at the University of Utrecht earlier this month. On the theme of ‘Philosophy After Nature,’ there were a good number of interesting presentations. The headline speaker was Michel Serres. Sadly, his health did … Continue reading

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Warwick conference on the Cultivation of the Self

The conference ‘Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault’ begins next week. It forms part of a wider project addressing the prospects for an ethics of self-cultivation. I shall be speaking on the theme of ‘Truth-telling and critique in Foucault’s account of … Continue reading

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Nihilism in Macclesfield

Last week, I had the pleasure of addressing a packed meeting of the Macclesfield Society for Literature and Philosophy on the theme of ‘Nietzsche and Nihilism Today’. The discussion was following the talk was excellent – so thank you, Macclesfield.

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Appreciation article published

Ole Martin’s and my piece in The Journal of Value Inquiry has just appeared. Rather pleased with it, I think it serves as a nice little introduction to the kind of aesthetics work we are doing. ‘Categories and Appreciation — … Continue reading

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Event at Manchester Metropolitan University – life, health, geological consciousness

Doctoral Studies Symposium: European Philosophy Group Department of History Politics and Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Language and Social Science, Manchester Metropolitan University. Held in collaboration with Staffordshire University and the AHRC Northwest Doctoral Training Programme. Wednesday May 7th 2014 Geoffrey Manton Room 365. … Continue reading

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Gaston Bachelard and the Discontinuity of Time

In an earlier post you will have learned that… In December 2012, David Webb presented a paper at the conference ‘Bachelard 50 ans après,’ held at the excellent Centre for the Philosophy of Science, at the University of Lisbon. The paper, … Continue reading

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