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William Simpson has won an "Expanded Reason Award" for his doctoral thesis

last modified Jul 09, 2020 11:51 AM


William Simpson has won an "Expanded Reason Award" for his doctoral thesis, "What's the matter? Toward a neo-Aristotelian ontology of nature". This international research prize of 25,000 Euros is awarded by the University Francisco de Vitoria in collaboration with the Joseph Ratzinger Vatican Foundation. The award ceremony was to have taken place this September in the Vatican, but will likely take place in December under the circumstances.

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

Virtual Open Days on 2 and 3 July 2020: information and how to book your free place

last modified Jun 30, 2020 02:41 PM


For information about the Virtual Open Days on 2 and 3 July 2020 and to book your free place visit: 
www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/events/cambridge-open-days 

Clare Chambers on BBC Radio’s Rethink

last modified Jun 25, 2020 10:17 AM

Dr Chambers features in an episode of the BBC Radio series Rethink, a series of essays and discussions across BBC Radio 4, 5 Live and the World Service that looks at how the world might change after the coronavirus pandemic. Clare Chambers considers how our relationship with our bodies, and our appearance has been affected by the lockdown. Her essay featured and was discussed in Woman’s Hour at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000k906

The whole series, including contributions from Jarvis Cocker, Tara Westover, Tim Berners-Lee, and the Pope, can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08gt1ry/episodes/player

With great sadness we announce the death of Prof. Hugh Mellor 1938-2020

last modified Jun 30, 2020 10:14 AM

With great sadness we announce the death of Prof. Hugh Mellor 1938-2020, who passed away at Addenbrookes Sunday 21st June, from complications arising from lymphoma. Prof. Mellor contributed with the greatest distinction to many fields, including Metaphysics and Probability Theory, and has had a long and close association with the Philosophy Faculty. He taught in the Faculty from 1965 to 1999, where he was Professor from 1986 to 1999, continuing thereafter as Emeritus Professor. He also has a strong association with History and Philosophy of Science, having done his PhD with Mary Hesse, awarded in 1968. He was a Fellow of Pembroke College from 1964 to 1970 and of Darwin College from 1971 to 2005. He was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the University from 2000 to 2001. He continued to be a great friend to the Faculty throughout his life, a formidable and lively presence at Philosophy Faculty events, and his warmth, energy and irreverent wisdom have been an encouragement to us all, from students to senior colleagues. He will be very greatly missed.

You can read more about Prof. Mellor and his work in this piece by Prof. Tim Crane, written for the Faculty Newsletter in 2009, just after Prof. Mellor's 70th birthday.


OBITUARIES

The Times
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/professor-hugh-mellor-obituary-hft23p3d0

Le Monde
https://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2020/06/27/la-mort-du-philosophe-britannique-hugh-mellor_6044389_3382.html

Flickering Shadows: Huw Price launches a new series of online essays about a 1973 discussion about Truth between the Oxford philosophers P F Strawson and Gareth Evans

last modified Jun 08, 2020 12:06 PM

Flickering Shadows: Huw Price launches a new series of online essays about a 1973 discussion about Truth between the Oxford philosophers P F Strawson and Gareth Evans:

https://316am.site123.me/articles/.c/flickering-shadows-truth-in-16mm