News in Brief – March 2021

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Featured News

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers

Vid Simoniti is a BBC New Generation Thinker! 

Image: Into Yourself, Fall © Acute Art

Vid Simoniti was on Radio 4 to discuss how technology is transforming the art world. Listen here 

Finding meaning in the face of Covid-19

Finding meaning in the face of covid-19 – by Michael Hauskeller

Free-riders, collective benefit and the philosophy of mandatory vaccination

Free-riders, collective benefit and the philosophy of mandatory vaccination – by Thomas Schramme

Dr Katherine Furman

Why Covid dissidents need to be understood, not demonised – Katherine Furman in the Irish Times. Katherine was at the online conference 'How should a liberal democracy react to conscientious objection claims?' hosted by the Royal Irish Academy.

Empathy, Understanding, and Translation

Empathy, Understanding, and Translation – by Thomas Schramme


Other News

Yiota Vassilopoulou has been appointed as the new SOTA Director of Postgraduate Research

Michael Hauskeller has joined the editorial team of The Philosophers’ Magazine as a commissioning editor

Laura Gow presented her paper 'Beyond Adverbialism: A New Non-Relational Theory of Perceptual Experience' at the *Spring of Consciousness* seminar series

Vid Simoniti’s 6-episode podcast series "Art against the world", in collaboration with Liverpool Biennial, is online: 

Rob McKenna explained the point of philosophy at Charterhouse’s ‘Network Summit’:

Michael Hauskeller was interviewed for the Harvard podcast series “Ministry of Ideas”. The podcast has not been released yet, but has been officially announced:

Other Publications

Elizabeth Ventham, 'Attitudinal Theories of Pleasure and De Re Desires' in Utilitas