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Dr Chambers appointed to Nuffield Council on Bioethics

last modified Mar 23, 2020 04:58 PM

Dr Clare Chambers has been appointed as a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. It was established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, and since 1994 it has been funded jointly by the Foundation, Wellcome and the Medical Research Council. You can read more about the appointment here: 

https://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/news/nuffield-council-appoints-new-members

Alexander Bird has been elected to the Bertrand Russell Professorship, from 1 October 2020

last modified Feb 18, 2020 09:47 AM

The Faculty of Philosophy is delighted to announce that Prof. Alexander Bird has been elected to the Bertrand Russell Professorship of Philosophy, and will take up this role on 1st of October 2020. He will join the Faculty earlier, on 1st of July 2020, as Director of Research (part-time). Prof. Bird is currently the Peter Sowerby Professor of Philosophy and Medicine at Kings College, London.

Rae Langton spoke at Great St Mary's, 11.15 am Sunday 23 February

last modified Feb 24, 2020 10:03 AM

Prof. Rae Langton gave a Hulsean Sermon at Great St Mary’s at 11.15 a.m. on Sunday 23 February, on "Enlightenment and Empowerment in a 'Post-Truth’ World"

http://www.gsm.cam.ac.uk/chaplaincy/university-sermons/


All are welcome and there will be a wine reception afterwards. Members of the University attending should wear their gowns.



Sahanika Ratnayake has received an honorable mention for the 2020 Jaspers Award by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry

last modified Jan 29, 2020 11:28 AM
Sahanika Ratnayake has received an honorable mention for the 2020 Jaspers Award by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Her paper is entitled, “It's Been Utility All Along: An Alternate Understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and The Depressive Realism Hypothesis”  

For further information see: https://philosophyandpsychiatry.org/

Prof. Rae Langton was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, on 21st January 2020

last modified Jan 23, 2020 10:10 AM

Prof. Rae Langton was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, on 21st January 2020. This is in recognition of her work on the life and philosophical letters of Maria von Herbert, a young Austrian woman who lived in Klagenfurt from 1770-1803, and corresponded with Immanuel Kant. For more about von Herbert's fascinating and tragic story see e.g. ‘Duty and Desolation’ (1992) https://cambridge.academia.edu/RaeLangton