Is moral responsibility compatible or incompatible with determinism (the view that, given what's happening now, what happens next is always guaranteed)?
What's really required in order to be responsible?
Dr Patrick Todd explains his latest research on Free Will and Moral Responsibility in a new edition of the University's Research in a Nutshell series.
This project aims to unify disparate strands of research being conducted across Philosophy, Law and Politics into questions about the nature of norms, rules and laws—those that govern institutions, actions and thought—and how these connect to reasons, responsibility and prescriptive language.
Prof Machery is Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on the theoretical issues that are raised by psychology and cognitive science.
"The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva...The sheer complexity of the LHC experiments, and of LHC data acquisition and processing, poses tremendous challenges and affects the way knowledge is acquired. Since any analysis and interpretation of LHC data involves theoretical models and computer simulations, can one still consider such experimental results indisputable facts of nature?".
Prof Duncan Pritchard and Dr Orestis Palermos discuss whether the use of Google should we allowed during exams. Have a look at the full paper!
On the 29th of May, our own Prof Michela Massimi will be speaking at the HowTheLightGetsIn2015 Festival, the world's largest philosophy and music festival.
Last Friday, 13th of February, Eidyn has been invited to take part in Museum Lates: Game Masters at the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)...what a night!!!
3.30 hours of event, more than 100 people taking our Turing Test, challenging their views, reading the research behind it and chatting with Dr Mark Sprevak and Dr Francesca Rossi about what intelligence is and, more importantly, how to find out when you're chatting with a computer and not with a human
Professor Andy Clark is part of ‘Open MIND’, the new open access collection of research publications on the mind, brain, and consciousness now available to everyone.
Edited by Prof Thomas Metzinger and Dr Jennifer Windt, ‘Open MIND’ documents the state-of-the-art research in the field of philosophy, cognitive science and neuroscience. It consists of 39 original articles, each of which is followed by a commentary and a reply.
We are very proud to let you know of last year's fantastic PhD placement success. Below you can find a list of students who have done their PhDs with us together with information about where they are working now:
Sebastian Kohler, currently a fixed-term lecturer at Princeton University, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Duisburg-Essen
Cameron Boult has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Leuven
Come and meet our most promising junior philosophers showcasing their exciting and thought-provoking research in 5-minute presentations at this vibrant event.
From Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Language to Epistemology and Ethics - join us and be inspired by the future of philosophy!
Monday 24th of November, 6pm, Informatics Foru