17. October 2019
The 2019 London Annual Lecture will be given by Philip Pettit on 25 October at 6 pm. His lecture is called, ‘My Three Selves’. Abstract: "Who or what is my self? An elusive will-o-the-wisp, as Hume took it to be? A focus of existentialist anxiety: a self to which I should be true? A moral barrier to altruism: a self I should keep in its place? Or perhaps there is no single answer to the question. Perhaps there are many selves to the person I am." The event will be held in the Old Theatre,...
14. October 2019
Susan Neiman will give the the 2019 Royal Institute of Philosophy / Royal Society of Edinburgh Lecture. The topic is "Justice and History". Monday 25 November 2019 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm The Royal Society of Edinburgh 22-26 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2PQ You can book a place here.
23. September 2019
The new editors of Philosophy have extended the deadline for this year's essay prize to 1 November. Full details here. 2019 Topic: The Significance of Paradoxes Philosophers of logic and language and metaphysicians of substance, space and time have long been interested in paradoxes but so to a lesser degree have philosophers of mind and moral philosophers, eg in relation to self-deception, weakness of will and moral dilemmas. Essays are invited on the philosophical use of paradox. Authors may...
06. September 2019
We are very happy to announce this year’s London Lecture Series, ‘How Do We Know? The Social Dimension of Knowledge’. The talks are in Foyle's bookshop. Full program here.
02. September 2019
The Royal Institute can offer up to £5,000 for a fully residential event lasting up to three days. However, we recognize that for both teachers and students in schools and colleges shorter events might be more appropriate and easier to arrange. For shorter events, we will be prepared to offer smaller amounts sufficient to cover travel expenses of speakers, hire of rooms, publicity materials, and other administrative costs on receipt of relevant costings. Food, travel and accommodation expenses...
12. August 2019
The new editors of Philosophy, Maria Alvarez and Bill Brewer, now welcome online submissions. Editorial policy: to promote the study of philosophy in all its branches: logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, social and political philosophy and the philosophies of religion, science, history, language, mind and education. Contributors are expected to avoid all needless technicality. https://tinyurl.com/y3hfp6nw
07. August 2019
The Royal Institute of Philosophy offers sponsorship of up to £5,000 for postgraduate conferences hosted by university departments of philosophy. Prospective postgraduate organisers are now invited to submit proposals for conferences in 2019 and 2020. Proposals should include some consideration of the approach taken to the topic and a list of potential speakers, including those who have agreed in principle to take part, as well as some idea of the subject or title of their lecture. Provisional...
29. July 2019
The Royal Institute of Philosophy seeks an assistant to the editors of Philosophy.
20. March 2019
The London Lectures have been bringing philosophers of international standing to London for decades. In 2019 the topic is epistemology. More details here when we have them.