About Michael Bavidge

Michael Bavidge was a lecturer in philosophy at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, Newcastle University. For ten years before he retired, he ran the Adult Education Programme at the university. He has written on psychopathy and the law, pain and suffering, and animal minds. With Ian Ground he wrote 'Do Animals Need a 'Theory of Mind?' which appeared in Against Theory of Mind edited by Ivan Laudar and Alan Costall (2009). Suffering and Choice in Pain, Suffering and Healing ed, Peter Wemyss-Gorman (2011).

Being and the Voice of Philosophy

Philosophy Workshop Sponsored by the PSE Northern Group Being and the Voice of Philosophy Saturday, 23rd September, 2017 10.30 am – 6.00 pm Methodist Hall, Alnmouth, Northumberland  This year’s guest speaker is Michael Lewis. He is a lecturer in philosophy at Newcastle University. Among his … Continue reading

The Philosopher Spring 2016 Vol CIV No 1

Thinking with Wittgenstein

Ian Ground, Vice-President of the British Wittgenstein Society, and Michael Bavidge, PSE President, will discuss Wittgenstein’s appeal to the imagination and how it encourages us to think of thought and language as a set of flexible and open-ended possibilities, rather than a fixed system. ‘One … Continue reading