A 17 years old US teenager with severe autism enrolled in our own Introduction to Philosophy MOOC says it was a genuine life-changing experience! The ongoing contact with professors and with other students really made the difference!
The Computational Mind Reading Group starts this Wednesday (18th Sept) in Dugald Stewart Building, room 1.01. The group will read and comment S. Russell and P. Norvig.Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 3rd edition, 2010.
The Workshop will explore the different varieties of 'externalism' both in epistemology and philosophy of mind. Indicatively, some of the specific topics to be addressed will be the connections between 'content externalism' and 'vehicle externalism', 'content externalism' and ' epistemological externalism',and 'vehicle externalism' and 'epistemological externalism'.
Our "Introduction to Philosophy" MOOC has nearly 115K enrolments already!!! Don't miss the opportunity to join such a great on-line course! Registration is still open!
Our 'Massive Open On-Line Course' ( 'MOOC') in Philosophy, entitled "Introduction to Philosophy", begins on the 14th of October 2013, and registration is still open. The course has modules in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics, and metaphysics. Several faculty members who run Eidyn research projects are involved, such as Dr Matthew Chrisman, Dr Allan Hazlett, Dr Suilin Lavelle, Dr Michela Massimi, and Prof Duncan Pritchard.
The textbook "Philosophy for Everyone" associated with our Introduction to Philosophy MOOC is now out. Have a look!
Professor Peter Fosl is currently visiting Eidyn as David Hume Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) - University of Edinburgh.
We're delighted to announce that Dr Francesca Rossi has joined Eidyn as our new Knowledge Exchange Officer. She's replacing Dr Jonas Christensen who has taken up a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Aarhus.
Dr Suilin Lavelle (Philosophy) and Dr David Carmel (Psychology) have launched a new Eidyn pilot research project in experimental philosophy. This has been part-funded by a grant from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Challenge Investment Fund (c. £9K).
The Edinburgh Department of Philosophy will (subject to the usual administrative hurdles--e.g., vizas) soon be welcoming an astonishing 12 new faculty, all of them led by the establishment of the new Eidyn research centre. These are all full-time (unless indicated otherwise):
Professorial Fellows (0.2 FTE)
- Prof Sanford Goldberg
- Prof Robert Rupert
- Prof Geoff Sayre-McCord