Are We Sure About Mind?

And if we think we are, then with whom might we share the ‘mind space’? Could it include, for example, animals? These and other questions relating to mind will be pursued in discussions at a workshop sponsored by the Philosophical Society’s Northern Group on 6th … Continue reading

A Record of Philosophy

Saturday 8th September saw a convening of the French philosophy conference at Conway Hall in London. If you missed it that’s unfortunate, but even if you did you can nevertheless listen to recordings of the talks on the Philosophy@Newcastle website. These include: Sexual Desire in … Continue reading

Day Conference on French Philosophy

10am – 5pm, Saturday September 8th 2018 Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, WC1R 4RL https://conwayhall.org.uk The aim of this conference is to discuss the development of and the fault-lines within the French philosophical tradition — its breadth and richness, its style, and its … Continue reading

Can Philosophy Help Psychiatric Patients?

A workshop to be held in Newcastle on 2nd June 2018.  In recent times the concept of mind has been at the centre of philosophical reflection. It is widely recognised, despite active and turbulent controversies, that we are working towards a non-reductive, yet non-dualist account … Continue reading

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

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