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February 27, 2017

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.

January 4, 2017

Eidyn Director, Prof Duncan Pritchard, has a conference devoted to his new monograph, Epistemic Angst (Princeton UP, 2015) at the Sorbonne: 

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December 23, 2016

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). 

November 19, 2016


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.
 

September 5, 2016

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.

August 31, 2016

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.

August 24, 2016

Eidyn's own Andy Clark has been listed among the 50 most influential living philosophers. See the full list here.

August 18, 2016

Our own Duncan Pritchard has created a suite of educational materials to help students studying for their Philosophy A Level. These materials cover the epistemology component of the Philosophy A Level, and were commissioned by the Royal Institute of Philosophy as part of a general programme to help Philosophy A-Level students. They are freely available here.

May 26, 2016

Expecting Ourselves: Embodied Prediction and the Construction of Conscious Experience

We’re excited to announce a new Eidyn project on embodied prediction and the construction of conscious experience. This new ERC funded (c. €1.4M) project will be spearheaded by Andy Clark over the next 4 years. “The goal is to deliver new insights into the nature, scope, mechanisms and (importantly) the very possibility of conscious experience.”

May 11, 2016

From the University of Pittsburg, Prof. Sandra Mitchell will be visiting the Eidyn research centre for three weeks, beginning the 23rd of May.