October 2013

Upcoming Public Lecture by Professor Gunnar Björnsson

Professor Gunnar Björnsson will give a Public Lecture on Thursday 24th of October 2013 in Lecture Theatre 270 (Old College) on "Shared responsibility: Climate change, structural injustice, and the many hands problem".

This Lecture is part of the 2013/2014 Northern Scholar Lecture series.

Our MOOCs "Introduction to Philosophy" and "Philosophy and the Sciences" on The Guardian!!!

The Guardian has recently highlighted Eidyn's "Introduction to Philosophy" and "Philosophy and the Sciences" MOOCs in "Study a Mooc with one of the world's top universities":

"We already run 50 online master's degrees, so this was a logical expansion," says Professor Jeff Haywood, Edinburgh's vice-principal. "It's an investment in pedagogic research. How am I going to teach introductory philosophy to 100,000 people? That's what I call educational R&D.

"Wittgensteinian Quasi-Fideism" - Upcoming Public Lecture by Professor Duncan Pritchard

On the 27th of November 2013 from 4-6pm in Lecture Room (University of Oxford), Professor Duncan Pritchard will be giving a public lecture about Wittgenstein on faith and reason. Here is the abstract:

12 New Eidyn Faculty Members!

The last few months have seen a flurry of new faculty hirings in support of Eidyn. Unless otherwise indicated, all of these faculty are now on the ground and active within Eidyn.

Professorial Fellows (0.2 FTE)

  • Prof Sanford Goldberg

  • Prof Robert Rupert

  • Prof Geoff Sayre-McCord


  • Dr Guy Fletcher

  • Dr Mikkel Gerken

  • Dr Alistair Isaac

Forthcoming GIFFORD LECTURES - October and November 2013

On Monday 28 October 2013 (5.30-6.30pm, Playfair Library, Old College) Baroness Onora O'Neill gives a Gifford Lecture in memory of Susan Manning (1953-2013): 'From Toleration to Freedom of Expression'.

From the 4th to the 14th of  November 2013 (5.30-6.30pm, Assembly Hall) Lord Williams of Oystermouth gives a series of Gifford lectures on 'Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language'.

Public Lecture - "How to Insult a Philosopher"

Curious about the best way to insult a philosopher?

Then come along to this extremely fascinating talk!

Our own Professor Mike Ridge will tell us that one of the best ways to insult and irritate a philosopher.