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Natural disasters and opportunities foe action

Natural disasters and opportunities foe action

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Doctoral researcher Lauren Traczykowski, discusses the ethics of intervention for natural disasters and opportunities for action.
Date:
10/06/2014
Nuffield Council on Bioethics appointment

Nuffield Council on Bioethics appointment

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Professor Heather Widdows has been appointed a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
Date:
09/06/2014
CAL Philosophy Masters Scholarships

CAL Philosophy Masters Scholarships

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Up to three College of Arts and Law Philosophy Masters Scholarships are now open for applications for prospective philosophy and global ethics Masters students. Deadline: 20 June, 2014.
Date:
09/06/2014
Piketty and the vicious circle of inequality

Piketty and the vicious circle of inequality

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Dr Scott Wisor is the author of the Birmingham Brief on Thomas Piketty's book on rising inequality.
Date:
09/06/2014
Women are "One of Us"

Women are "One of Us"

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Professor Heather Widdows and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness are the authors of the Birmingham Perspective on the "One of Us" campaign.
Date:
09/06/2014
Desiring to believe and self-deception

Desiring to believe and self-deception

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Postgraduate student Martin Smith considers the relationship between self-deception, the desire to believe and rationality.
Date:
03/06/2014
New postdoctoral appointment in philosophy

New postdoctoral appointment in philosophy

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Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett appointed as post-doctoral research fellow on Professor Lisa Bortolotti's ERC funded project, PERFECT.
Date:
27/05/2014
Open position: Temporary Lecturer in Bioethics

Open position: Temporary Lecturer in Bioethics

Description
The Department of Philosophy and the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics are seeking to appoint a temporary Lecturer in Bioethics (two-year fixed term).
Date:
27/05/2014
Delusion: doxasticity, rationality and normativity

Delusion: doxasticity, rationality and normativity

Description
Doctoral researcher Rachel Gunn examines the nature of delusions.
Date:
08/05/2014
Global Justice and the Global South

Global Justice and the Global South

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Several members of the University of Birmingham's global ethics community recently travelled to India to participate in a conference at the University of Delhi.
Date:
06/05/2014
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