Philosophy

Monash Philosophy public lecture raises questions about Tibetan Buddhist fear of death

The 2018 School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies public lecture in Philosophy has been presented by Professor Shaun Nichols, the Sherwin Scott Chair of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. Prof. Nichols, a world leader in experimental philosophy, spoke on “The Elusive Self in Life and Death” to an audience of more than 80…

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Future Fellowship success for Monash Philosopher

Associate Professor Toby Handfield (Philosophy) has won an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT180100067, $1,039,125) for a project on “The Evolution and Economics of Sacred Value”. Assoc. Prof. Handfield’s project aims to use a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate sacred value, a type of extreme moral commitment held by an individual or group. Conflict and violence often…

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Event: Mini-Workshop on Early Modern Philosophy

Mini-workshop: Early Modern Conceptions of Virtue Date: Friday, 3 August, 12.30-4pm   This mini-workshop forms part of an ARC-funded Discovery Project on women and liberty in the early modern period (DP140100109).   12.30-12.45pm (N602, Menzies) Jacqueline Broad: Introduction   12.45-1.30 (N602, Menzies) Rosalind Volpato (Monash) Title: “Concepts of Judgement and Self-knowledge in Descartes and Poullain”…

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Event: Philosophy Workshop on the Self

Event: Philosophy Workshop on the Self Date: Wednesday, 8 August Venue: E561, Menzies 10am Coffee 10.10-11am Shaun Nichols 11-11.50 Stephen Gadsby 11.50-12.40: Lorijn Zaadnoordijk 12.40-1.30: Lunch 1.30-2.20 John Bigelow 2.20-3.10 Kelsey Palghat 3.10-4 Mateusz Wozinack 4.30-5pm: Wrap up by Tim Bayne and Monima Chadha Each Speaker will have 30-35 mins for presentation followed by discussion.…

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Monash philosophers win government support for human rights module

Monash Philosophers Dr Linda Barclay and Dr Suzy Killmister, together with the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University, have won a contract with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This contract provides support for Dr Barclay and Dr Killmister to teach a module on “Philosophy and the Politics of Human Rights”…

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Monash Warwick Alliance Funding for Philosophy and Psychology

Congratulations to Professor Jakob Hohwy (Philosophy) in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies who has been a successful co-applicant in the Monash Warwick Alliance Accelerator Fund Scheme. Together with Antonio Verdejo-Garcia (Monash, Psychology), John Michael (Warwick, Philosophy), Lukasz Walasek (Warwick, Psychology), and Sakari Lemola (Warwick, Psychology), Prof. Hohwy has won $314,000 over three years for a…

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