News in Philosophy

How to reason with flat earthers (it may not help though) - Nikk Effingham writes for The Conversation

How to reason with flat earthers (it may not help though) - Nikk Effingham writes for The Conversation

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Dr Nikk Effingham writes for The Conversation on using philosophy to debunk flat earth theories.
Date:
26/04/2018
Skin-lightening creams are dangerous – yet business is booming. Can the trade be stopped?

Skin-lightening creams are dangerous – yet business is booming. Can the trade be stopped?

Description
Herjeet Marway's recent journal article on the ethics of genetically selecting for fair skin is quoted in The Guardian in this piece about the dangers of skin-lightening products.
Date:
26/04/2018
I Feel Pretty and the truths of the beauty myth

I Feel Pretty and the truths of the beauty myth

Description
Heather Widdows' new book, Perfect Me, is mentioned in pieces by The Atlantic and the New York Times in relation to the forthcoming film I Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer.
Date:
26/04/2018
Why do we need a diagnosis to see mental disorders as real?

Why do we need a diagnosis to see mental disorders as real?

Description
Professor Hanna Pickard, writing for the Institute of Art and Ideas, says the need for diagnosis of mental disorders before showing compassion shames us all.
Date:
20/04/2018
Is beauty only skin deep? Heather Widdows discusses the beauty ideal for the Radical Philosophy podcast

Is beauty only skin deep? Heather Widdows discusses the beauty ideal for the Radical Philosophy podcast

Description
Professor Heather Widdows discusses the pressures to be 'beautiful' and the connection between beauty and philosophy for the Radical Philosophy podcast, an Australian radio programme.
Date:
20/04/2018

Public Lecture on Structural Injustice by Jonathan Wolff

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Confirmed: abstract and venue for the Centre's annual public lecture by Jonathan Wolff
Date:
06/04/2018
Professor Yujin Nagasawa gives an introduction to the history and philosophy of miracles in a Talks at Google event

Professor Yujin Nagasawa gives an introduction to the history and philosophy of miracles in a Talks at Google event

Description
In this talk Professor Yujin Nagasawa considers how we define miracles and what makes us believe in miracles in the modern world.
Date:
23/03/2018
Moral self image and moral decision making

Moral self image and moral decision making

Description
Watch Dr Anneli Jefferson talk about moral decision making at the LSE's Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science Choice Group.
Date:
19/03/2018
PERFECT talks: March and April 2018

PERFECT talks: March and April 2018

Description
Researchers from Project PERFECT are presenting their research in March and April 2018.
Date:
16/03/2018

Are we becoming too preoccupied with beauty?

Description
Professor Heather Widdows discusses the degree to which society expects us to pursue the beauty ideal and the pressure to conform.
Date:
14/03/2018
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