News in Philosophy

The opioid overdose crisis: religion, responsibility, blame and shame

The opioid overdose crisis: religion, responsibility, blame and shame

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Professor Hanna Pickard is a guest on the 'In Sickness and In Health' podcast, talking about whether we hold people responsible without blame and shame in questions of addiction.
Date:
18/07/2018
Ethics, beauty and the Handmaid's Tale

Ethics, beauty and the Handmaid's Tale

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Heather Widdows is interview by the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England for its Appearance Matters podcast. Heather talks about how beauty has become a moral and ethical issue, and how women (and increasingly men) feel the pressure to conform to the beauty ideal.
Date:
16/07/2018
Rethinking justice: The clinical model of responsibility without blame

Rethinking justice: The clinical model of responsibility without blame

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Professor Hanna Pickard writes for the Howard League for Penal Reform's research bulletin about responsibility in matters of criminal justice. Hanna talks about her research and the 'Responsibility without Blame' project.
Date:
12/07/2018
Monothematic Delusion: A case of innocence from experience

Monothematic Delusion: A case of innocence from experience

Description
Ema Sullivan-Bissett, Lecturer in Philosophy writes this recent blog post on delusional beliefs, distorted memories, confabulatory explanations, unrealistically optimistic predictions, and implicit biases.
Date:
09/07/2018
Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher's take

Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher's take

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Nikk Effingham writes for The Conversation about a recent Twitter debate between Piers Morgan and Brian Cox about the existence of God.
Date:
05/07/2018
Are beauty ideals so dominant and demanding that we feel a duty to be beautiful?

Are beauty ideals so dominant and demanding that we feel a duty to be beautiful?

Description
Report from the Professor Heather Widdows' talk at the Hay Festival, on whether we feel a duty to be beautiful.
Date:
29/06/2018
Can beauty be an ethical idea? What did being handsome mean in 18th century England?

Can beauty be an ethical idea? What did being handsome mean in 18th century England?

Description
Professor Heather Widdows joins the discussion on BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' about bodies in the past and in the present. Skip to 33.35 to hear Heather, though the whole programme is well worth listening to.
Date:
28/06/2018
Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal - book launch report

Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal - book launch report

Description
Report from the book launch of Professor Widdows' latest book on the beauty ideal.
Date:
28/06/2018
How validating their distorted memories helps people with dementia

How validating their distorted memories helps people with dementia

Description
Lisa Bortolotti writes for aeon.
Date:
26/06/2018
PERFECT talks: May to September 2018

PERFECT talks: May to September 2018

Description
Researchers from Project PERFECT will be giving a series of talks from May to September 2018.
Date:
18/06/2018
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