We are a truly international department. See for yourself with our international news updates below. Further international information can be found on the School of the Arts international pages.
This has been a month filled with international activities and events at Philosophy.
- Vid Simoniti spoke on 'The Nature of Satire' at the symposium opening the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts on 8 June. Together with art historian James Fox, Vid organised the Forum on 'Art and Moral Conscience' at the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park in Canada, held on 24-26 June 2019.
- Between 19-21 July, Becky Davnall was at 'Kultur Symposium Weimar' (https://www.goethe.de/prj/kwe/en/index.html) in Weimar, Germany, participating in a panel discussion called 'Entering Unknown Worlds' about alternative video game narratives. And from 27th-28th she was at the 'Autonomous Vehicle Ethics: Beyond the Trolley Problem' workshop (https://www.cevast.org/workshop/) with the the Karel Čapek Center for Values in Science and Technology (CEVAST), presenting 'When the Car Knows Too Much'.
- Yiota Vassilopoulou and Daniel Whistler’s workshop, 'Thinking: Scenes from Its Philosophical History', took place on 11-12 June, with an array of invited international scholars. Yiota spoke about Plotinus and art. More details on https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/philosophy/news/stories/title,1142684,en.html.
- Daniel Hill hosted Professor Mark W. Elliott for the 2019 Lecture of the Jonathan-Edwards Centre, UK (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/philosophy/research/research-projects/jonathan-edwards-centre/). Prof. Elliott spoke on ‘Johnathan Edwards and his “biblical Aesthetic”.’
- Xiaoyan Hu presented her paper 'Some Kantian Resonances to the Reconciliation of Aesthetic Autonomy and Moral Relevance in the Context of Classical Chinese Art' at the European Society for Aesthetics 2019 Annual Conference on 12th – 14th June 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. This paper was shortlisted for the ESA 2019 Essay Award.
- Greg Miller was on the podcast 'The Partially Examined Life' discussing David Chalmers’ ‘Consciousness and its place in Nature’ (https://partiallyexaminedlife.com/2019/06/24/ep218-2-chalmers-consciousness/).