Research Projects and Groups

Projects

How Does it Feel? Interpersonal Understanding and Affective Empathy

How Does it Feel? Interpersonal Understanding and Affective Empathy

Professor Thomas Schramme has been awarded £350,000 for the project.

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The Psychology and Epistemology of Political Cognition

The Psychology and Epistemology of Political Cognition

How do people form views about contentious political issues such as the costs and benefits of immigration? What about scientific issues that are relevant to public policy such as climate change? 

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Jonathan Edwards Centre

Jonathan Edwards Centre

It exists to promote research into all aspects of the thought of America’s greatest-ever philosopher-theologian, Reverend Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758).

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Philosopher in Residence

Philosopher-in-Residence

The Philosopher-in-Residence scheme aims to help deliver an exciting programme of situated research through the professional development series “THINKING MATTERS”.

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Life, Death, and Meaning

Life, Death and Meaning

Can we see the value in things only if they are fragile and bound to perish? Why should it be necessary for life to have not only a beginning, but also an end? Would that imply that for the world as a whole to have meaning, it too will have to end one day? And why should we need a final purpose, instead of an open-ended sequence of purposes to find meaning in life? 

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Women in Parenthesis

Women In Parenthesis

Women In Parenthesis explores the contribution of a remarkable group of philosophers who met as young women at Oxford University during World War II.

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The Integrity Project

The Integrity Project

The Integrity Project investigates the value of integrity, and the price of doing without it.

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Donation Research Network

Donation Research Network

The goal of the Network is to elicit and share boundary-crossing ideas and perspectives on the nature of donation.

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Needs-based Justice

Need-Based Justice and Distribution Procedures

The objective of the research group is to empirically contribute to establishing a positive and informed normative theory of needs-based justice. 

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Marriage and the State

Marriage and the State

In the UK, and in most countries, the state is deeply involved with the institution of marriage. Is this really the best relationship between the state and the institution of marriage, however?

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Managing Knowledge of Genetic Relatedness in Donor Conception

Managing Knowledge of Genetic Relatedness in Donor Conception

What kind of information should donor-conceived people be able to find out about their donor and donor-conceived siblings?

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AI, Consciousness & Robotics

Philosophy and the Future

Our pioneering Philosophy and the Future research theme focuses on the ethical, political, social, metaphysical and spiritual implications of climate change, technological and scientific developments, and emerging forms of social and political interaction.

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Olaf Stapledon Centre for Speculative Futures

The Olaf Stapledon Centre for Speculative Futures is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the University of Liverpool, bringing together researchers from various disciplines but focused primarily on English, Philosophy, and Special Collections & Archives. Read more.

Past Projects

Past Projects

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Groups

Aesthetics, Art and Literature

Aesthetics, Art and Literature

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Metaphysics, Language and Mind

Metaphysics, Language and Mind

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Religion, Ethics and Practical Philosophy

Religion, Ethics and Practical Philosophy

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