The Philosophy Department's vision is to lead philosophical debates, contribute to the knowledge economy, and address global challenges from a philosophical perspective.
10 March 2021
To mark Women's History Month 2021, the Women in Philosophy Group from the Department of Philosophy recommend books that inspire them.
17 February 2021
Lucy Prior discusses the distinction between anxiety as a universally experienced normal emotion and as a clinical problem, arguing that medicalising anxiety could impact on the agency of young people.
11 February 2021
Rosa discusses her cross-disciplinary research into the meaning of delusions, informed by her day-to-day clinical practice as a consultant psychiatrist and by her phenomenological background.
04 February 2021
Philosophy experts at the University of Birmingham are set to work with long-running US TV series Closer To Truth - exploring the big religious questions facing philosophers today.
Should psychopaths be blamed for disregarding others? Can they feel empathy and genuine concern? Jane Kisbey argues that psychopaths find it hard to consider the future consequences of their actions.
03 February 2021
Joseph Houlders, supervised by Lisa Bortolotti and Matthew Broome, received an Honourable Mention for the prestigious Jaspers Award issued by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.
26 January 2021
The #EverydayLookism Facebook Live series is three live panel discussions taking place in February and March 2021
15 January 2021
Recent work by Birmingham Professor of Philosophy, Lisa Bortolotti.
10 December 2020
In a recent article for The Conversation, Lisa Bortolotti and Anna Ichino (University of Milan) discussed some of the mechanisms responsible for the spread of conspiracy theories on COVID-19
07 December 2020
Lisa Bortolotti and Kathleen Murphy-Hollies write for the IAI News.
24 November 2020
Birmingham Professor interviewed by the YouTube Channel The Dissenter which covers topics in science and philosophy. In the interview, Lisa talks about her latest book, The Epistemic Innocence of Irrational Beliefs.
12 November 2020
AHRC-funded studentships are now available for 2021 entry through the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
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