Memories of the Future

Tomorrow (Friday 2 May 2014) Senate House will host an exciting 2-day interdisciplinary conference on the interrelation between the imagination of the future, memory and the future of memory. In this guest post Emanuela Patti (IMLR) talks about the forthcoming conference.   The Memories of the Future conference is about to start. Utopian visions of… Continue reading Memories of the Future

PoTW – Aesthetic Adjectives and Disagreements about Taste

This workshop will bring together researchers in aesthetics, philosophy of language and linguistics to consider a topic significant to all these domains: aesthetic adjectives, such as ‘beautiful’, ‘ugly’, ‘elegant’ and ‘unified’, and their role in disagreements about taste. Although theorists working on the semantics of adjectives have developed sophisticated theories about gradable adjectives generally and… Continue reading PoTW – Aesthetic Adjectives and Disagreements about Taste

PoTW – Virtues of the Table: an Evening Discussion on Ethical Issues raised by Food Choices

Join the Institute of Philosophy for a panel discussion on the Virtues of the Table: an Evening Discussion on Ethical Issues raised by Food Choices. The discussion will include: Julian Baggini is the editor and co-founder of The Philosophers’ Magazine. He is author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience, including The Virtues of the… Continue reading PoTW – Virtues of the Table: an Evening Discussion on Ethical Issues raised by Food Choices

The Human Mind Project Interviews: Robin Dunbar

The Human Mind Project launches on 12 December 2013 with a FREE public evening panel session held at Senate House, London. The project seeks to co-ordinate an international effort to define the major intellectual challenges in understanding the nature and significance of the human mind. Central to its success is collaboration across conventional disciplinary boundaries.… Continue reading The Human Mind Project Interviews: Robin Dunbar

Big Data in the Humanities: The need for Big Questions

What is Big Data and what is the usefulness of Big Data in the Humanities? These are some of the questions asked by Professor Barry Smith in a blog post on ‘Big Data in the Humanities’ written following his attendance at the IEEE Big Data Conference in Silicon Valley which took place in October 2013.… Continue reading Big Data in the Humanities: The need for Big Questions