- Hutto and Gallagher appointed to School of Liberal Arts
March 28, 2019In January 2019, the University of Wollongong created a new School of Liberal Arts (SOLA). In partnership with the Ramsay Centre, SOLA will become home to a BA degree in Western Civilization. February 2019 saw the first academic appointments to SOLA. Daniel Hutto joined as Head of School and Shaun Gallagher, Lillian and Morrie Moss…
- Philosophy at Wollongong
March 27, 2019Philosophical activity at the University of Wollongong is now spread across two schools in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts: the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry and the new School of Liberal Arts. Although these Schools are organizationally distinct, the philosophers in both schools will continue to work closely with each other…
- Satne joins department as Senior Lecturer
February 25, 2019Philosophy at UOW is pleased to announce that Glenda Satne, previously a Vice-Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow at our department, has now joined us as a continuing Senior Lecturer per February 9. Satne specialises in Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Action. She has done extensive work on normativity and intersubjectivity, working under the…
- PhD student awarded funding to organise perceiving and cognising conference
April 9, 2019Inês Hipólito was awarded postgraduate conference funding by the Australasian Association of Philosophy to organise the conference "Perceiving and Cognising: Re-Drawing Boundaries".
- PhD student publishes on robots, virtue ethics, and social recognition
April 7, 2019Anco Peeters, together with Max Cappuccio and William McDonald, authored the paper “Sympathy for Dolores: Moral Consideration for Robots Based on Virtue and Recognition” which has been published in Philosophy & Technology. Peeters was interviewed on this topic earlier this year by The Stand. The abstract of their paper reads: This paper motivates the idea…
- Satne interviewed on normativity
April 6, 2019Glenda Satne was interviewed on her work on normativity. The interview, which can be watched online, is part of the “Into the Coast” philosophy series.
- PhD student speaks on epistemic value of diversity
April 4, 2019Nick Brancazio has been invited to speak on 12 April 2019 at "The Diversity Question in Feminist Philosophy of Science", the 49th annual philosophy symposium at California State University, Fullerton. She will be giving a talk entitled “An Enactive Understanding of the Epistemic Value of Diversity”.
- McGivern speaks on stories and arguments in science
April 3, 2019Patrick McGivern has been invited to speak at the workshop “Stories and Arguments in Scientific and Critical Thought” at Charles Darwin University, April 2019.
- Extended Consciousness and Predictive Processing by Kirchhoff and Kiverstein
April 1, 2019Michael Kirchhoff and Julian Kiverstein (University of Amsterdam) published their jointly authored book “Extended Consciousness and Predictive Processing: A Third-Wave View” with Routledge last month. The excerpt reads: In this jointly authored book, Kirchhoff and Kiverstein defend the controversial thesis that phenomenal consciousness is realised by more than just the brain. They argue that the…
- Inaugural conference on understanding others through narrative practices
March 30, 2019The School of Liberal arts is organizing its inaugural conference - Understanding Others through Narrative Practices - on Friday 5th April 2019 at the Research Hub in Building 19, main campus, University of Wollongong.
- PhD student edits special issue on Hilbert's 24th problem
March 29, 2019Inês Hipólito, together with Reinhard Kahle, edited a special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society entitled "The notion of ‘simple proof’ - Hilbert's 24th problem". This issue, including their introduction "Discussing Hilbert's 24th problem", has been published online. Hipólito, I. & Kahle, R. Discussing Hilbert's 24th problem. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal…