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Transdisciplinary Problematics: Anti-humanism and Gender Study

Event Date 17 – 18 May 2012 Day 1:  Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London WC1. Day 2:  Large Common Room, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy Presents: Transdisciplinarity and the Humanities: Problems, Methods, Histories, Concepts 2011–2013 (AHRC 914469) Workshop 3          Case Studies 2. Transdisciplinary Problematics: Anti-humanism and Gender Study This two-day …

Victorian Sentimentality – a panel discussion

Event Date: 17 May 2012 Room B06 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck Arts Week Victorian Sentimentality Panel discussion:  The curators (Nicola Bown, Vicky Mills, Alison Smith) of a new display opening at Tate Britain this week talk about the display which aims to shed new light on this much misunderstood and …

Jokes, Laughter, Literature

Event Date: 15 May 2012 Birkbeck College Room 124, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H Birkbeck Arts Week Jokes, Laughter, Literature Short talks and discussion: What are the links between literature and jokes? What makes us laugh when we read? What do we do when we don’t understand a joke? The four speakers have research interests across a wide historical range, from …

Neuroscience, Responsibility and the Law

Event Date: 14 and 15 May 2012 Senate House Room S261 University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Institute of Philosophy presents Neuroscience, Responsibility and the Law DAY 1 (Monday 14 May) Al Mele: Free will and substance dualism: the real scientific threat to free will? [AUDIO HERE] ———————————————– Marcel Brass: Who is in control? Brain correlates of …

Helen Cowie – Doing a Roaring Trade: Travelling Menageries in 19th-Century Britain

Event Date: 14 May 2012 Birkbeck College Room B13, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H Birkbeck Arts Week  Romantic Objects Lecture: Dr. Helen Cowie (University of York) Doing a Roaring Trade: Travelling Menageries in 19th-Century Britain Helen Cowie’s research project explores the collection, study and exhibition of exotic animals (c.1750-1880), how contemporaries conceptualised rare animals, where they encountered them and what …

Frank Jackson – Leibniz's Law and the Philosophy of Mind

Event Date: 14 May 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Frank Jackson (Princeton University) – Leibniz’s Law and the Philosophy of Mind We draw some metaphysical conclusions about colour and belief from some epistemological commonplaces. It turns out that this requires us to challenge orthodoxy on the causal efficacy of mental properties …

BA Taster: English, Humanities, Theatre Studies, or Creative Writing

Event Date: 14 May 2012 Birkbeck College Room 415, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E7HX Birkbeck Arts Week Department of English and Humanities Are you interested in taking an undergraduate degree in English, Humanities, Theatre Studies, or Creative Writing? Then come to this taster evening, run by the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London, to hear brief …

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The Personal and Subpersonal

Event Date: 11 – 12 May 2012 Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Institute of Philosophy presents The Personal and Subpersonal The 5th Mind Network workshop will take place at the Institute of Philosophy in London. The meeting is organised by Barry Smith. ————————————————— Friday 11 May 2012 Introduction by Ophelia Deroy (IP) . ————————————————— Tim …

Daniel Dennett – Practical and 'Theoretical' Free Will

Event Date: 10 May 2012 Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Institute of Philosophy presents  Professor Daniel Dennett (Tufts)  – Practical and ‘Theoretical’ Free Will Daniel C. Dennett, the author of Breaking the Spell (Viking, 2006), Freedom Evolves (Viking Penguin, 2003) and Darwin’s Dangerous Idea (Simon &Schuster, 1995), is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher …

Edmund Herzig – For God, King and Country: Monarchy, Religion and Nationalism in Modern Iran

Event Date: 1o May 2012 
 Royal Asiatic Society 
Stephenson Way 
London NW1 2HD   Professor Edmund Herzig (University of Oxford) For God, King and Country: Monarchy, Religion and Nationalism in Modern Iran —————————————————- Introduction by Dr Gordon Johnson (President, Royal Asiatic Society) . —————————————————- Talk —————————————————- Questions —————————————————- share this entry: