News in Philosophy

What does it take to be a brain disorder?

What does it take to be a brain disorder?

Description
Anneli Jefferson summarises her paper on the nature of brain disorder, recently published in Synthese.
Date:
Tuesday 13 November 2018
PERFECT talks: October to December 2018

PERFECT talks: October to December 2018

Description
Researchers from Project PERFECT will be giving a series of talks from October to December 2018.
Date:
Thursday 8 November 2018
New blog looking at the philosophy, history and popular image of time travel

New blog looking at the philosophy, history and popular image of time travel

Description
Dr Nikk Effingham (Department of Philosophy) has started a new blog exploring the philosophy, history, and popular perception and portrayal of time travel. The blog will also dip into some speculative physics, for example, how might we time travel if it were physically possible?
Date:
Monday 5 November 2018
10 place rise in THE World University Rankings 2019

10 place rise in THE World University Rankings 2019

Description
We are now ranked 70 in the subject ranking for arts and humanities, which covers art, performing arts, design, languages, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology.
Date:
Thursday 1 November 2018
Dying for the perfect butt - why is there a rising demand for the deadliest cosmetic procedure?

Dying for the perfect butt - why is there a rising demand for the deadliest cosmetic procedure?

Description
Professor Heather Widdows writes for Psychology Today about recent media reports that a second British woman has died following 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery. Heather discusses the increasing desire for a 'bigger butt' and why this form of cosmetic surgery is so dangerous.
Date:
Monday 29 October 2018
World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Description
Project PERFECT contributes to World Mental Health Day.
Date:
Friday 19 October 2018
Delusions in Context

Delusions in Context

Description
Last week Palgrave Pivot published a new book on delusions, Delusions in Context, edited by Lisa Bortolotti with contributions by Richard Bentall, Rachel Upthegrove, and Phil Corlett, which is available online to download.
Date:
Friday 19 October 2018
Philosopher champions Out of Blue film

Philosopher champions Out of Blue film

Description
A University of Birmingham academic, Professor Lisa Bortolotti, has applauded the director of the new feature film Out of Blue, Carol Morley, for challenging the widely-held notion that mental illness is a wholly damaging condition that defines the person experiencing it.
Date:
Monday 15 October 2018
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