Eidyn is excited to announce that our Deputy Director Prof. Michela Massimi has been named the 2017 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medallist. Michela receives this prestigious award for not only producing excellent interdisciplinary research in the philosophy of science, but also disseminating that research to wider public audiences. Michela will deliver a lecture in association with the prize in Spring 2018. Many congratulations, Michela!
Announcing a new upcoming workshop on cognition and education this October!
Including a CALL FOR PAPERS from graduate students for an exciting pre-workshop before the event. Read below!
When: Friday, October 27, 2017, from 9:00-17:00
Dr. Laura Candiotto of the Eidyn research center led a series of workshops in elementary schools designed to get students thinking about how emotions -- like curiosity and intellectual courage -- function in the learning process. Laura led discussions among the students on several specific topics, including on the practice of philosophy, learning and discovery, and the value of questions.
Michela Massimi will lead half-day workshop at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on the 13th April in the morning, on the topic of Modelling Beyond Standard Model Physics
Eidyn’s own Michela Massimi together with science journalist David Malone will chair an important discussion on supersymmetric particles (SUSY) among world-renown CERN physicists. The discussion will take place this 13 April as part of this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival at the National Museum of Scotland.
Eidyn Director, Prof Duncan Pritchard, has a conference devoted to his new monograph, Epistemic Angst (Princeton UP, 2015) at the Sorbonne:
EIDYN is delighted to announce that Joshua Habgood-Coote (St. Andrews and Stirling) is the winner of the Scottish Outreach and Impact in Philosophy prize for 2016. The prize of £500 was generously funded by EIDYN and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH).
Richard Holton recently reviewed Andy Clark’s new book Surfing Uncertainty for the Times Literary Supplement.
Read Holton’s assessment of the book here, and Clark’s response here.
We are delighted to announce that our popular Philosophy and the Sciences MOOC is now available on-demand as two mini-MOOCs, one focussing on the physical sciences and one focussing on the cognitive sciences.
EIDYN is delighted to announce a new prize for impact and outreach in philosophy for Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) students and applicants.
The Scottish Outreach and Impact in Philosophy Prize 2016 will award a £500 cash prize to the best impact/ outreach proposal from a current SGSAH philosophy student or a 2016-17 applicant.
The prize is the brainchild of Dr Tillmann Vierkant, senior lecturer in philosophy of mind and cognition at the University of Edinburgh and a member of the SGSAH admissions panel.