Research librarian Andrea Meyer Ludowisy recalls the thrill of being invited to talk about Professor William Rose, a translator and proponent of a new psychoanalytical approach to German studies, and Sigmund Freud’s influence on his work. Professor Rose’s literary archive is held by Senate House Library,
A good deal of the research carried out at the Institute of Philosophy (IP) is collaborative, involving a range of national and international partners at a number of different universities and cultural institutions. Its aim is to demonstrate the immense reach of philosophy by sharing research with as wide a set of audiences as possible. […]
On 9–10 June, for London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend, the University of London held a series of tours and talks on ‘Leading Women’ associated with Gordon Square and its gardens. These included Dr Elizabeth Dearnley’s introduction to the code-breaker and garden historian Mavis Batey and – here – Dr Philip Carter on Virginia Woolf and […]
Following two successful New York City conferences in 2014 and 2016, the International Society for Heresy Studies is holding its third biennial conference at Senate House, hosted by the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
‘All men by nature desire to know,’ wrote Aristotle. But in this post-truth era where fake news abounds, emotions trump facts, and the truth has allegedly ceased to matter, we might wonder, says Dr Michael Hannon, how important is knowledge in daily life.
Dr Gulzaar Barn explores the ethics of the buying and selling of ‘bodily labour’ such as commercial surrogacy, live organ donation and paid participation in clinical trials, and how concern about these services might make the body out of bounds.
Image: Étienne Delaune (c. 1518–1583), Plate 14 from the series The Genesis showing the building of the Tower of Babel. Engraving, 1550–1572. © The Trustees of the British Museum Ahead of their sell-out live discussion at the British Museum on 26 January scientists Sir Colin Blakemore and Professor Tom McLeish, examine what the cognitive impetus which drove the emergence […]
When: Friday 8 December, 6-7pm Who: Institute of Philosophy Where: The Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Evolutionary psychology casts the human mind as a collection of cognitive instincts – organs of thought shaped by genetic evolution and constrained by the needs of our Stone Age ancestors. This picture was plausible 25 years […]
Dr Mattia Gallotti, manager of ‘The Human Mind Project’ at the School of Advanced Study, discusses the launch of the first Grand Challenges Public Consultation on the key questions in the study of the mind. Open to early-career and established researchers, and the general public, the Grand Challenge is a chance for everybody to suggest […]
Moral philosopher Dr Simon Beard, discusses existential risk mitigation and why he is standing in next month’s general election. Tell us about yourself I recently completed my PhD in philosophy from the London School of Economics, and am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk in Cambridge. […]