News in Philosophy

What's your story? - The story of our self is largely fictional, which can both help and hinder us

What's your story? - The story of our self is largely fictional, which can both help and hinder us

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Professor Lisa Bortolotti writes about self-narratives and the stories we tell ourselves for IAI News. Self-narratives are the means by which people establish continuity between their past, present, and future experiences and impose some coherence on their disparate traits and features.
Date:
Wednesday 19 September 2018
PERFECT researchers at UK Festivals

PERFECT researchers at UK Festivals

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It is a busy time for public engagement at project PERFECT!
Date:
Thursday 13 September 2018
International visitors for project PERFECT

International visitors for project PERFECT

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Chris Moulin (Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition, Grenoble) and Krystyna Bielecka (Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw) will be visiting the University and giving seminars.
Date:
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Director of Centre for the Study of Global Ethics' evidence published in Government Committee report

Director of Centre for the Study of Global Ethics' evidence published in Government Committee report

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Evidence submitted by Dr Jonathan Parry to an inquiry undertaken by the Parliamentary International Development Committee (IDC) into Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Aid Sector has been published as part of the full report.
Date:
Friday 7 September 2018
Climate ethicists flying to conferences? The middle ground regarding voluntarily offsetting emissions

Climate ethicists flying to conferences? The middle ground regarding voluntarily offsetting emissions

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Carbon offsetting allows you to 'neutralise' your CO2 emissions by preventing the same amount you use being emitted elsewhere (eg. flights). Dr Wouter Peeters writes for the Justice Everywhere blog arguing that under some conditions, emitting-and-offsetting should be morally acceptable.
Date:
Wednesday 5 September 2018
The Bright Side of Memory Errors

The Bright Side of Memory Errors

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Kathy Puddifoot and Lisa Bortolotti present the benefits of those mechanisms that produce distorted memories in an article just published in The Philosopher's Magazine.
Date:
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Optimism and the good life

Optimism and the good life

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Professor Lisa Bortolotti writes about optimism, success and the 'good life' for IAI News. Lisa co-led a project on the costs and benefits of optimism, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, from 2015-16.
Date:
Tuesday 21 August 2018
Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

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Eight leading universities in the Midlands are joining together to train the next generation of highly-skilled arts and humanities researchers, thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Date:
Wednesday 15 August 2018
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