Aristotle on the body politic

‘The city-state is prior in nature to the household and to each of us individually. For the whole must necessarily be prior to the part; since when the whole body is destroyed, foot or hand will not exist except in an equivocal sense, like the sense in which one speaks of a hand sculptured in […]

Why art is nothing special: Inner imaginary experience, concrete imagination, intuitive skills and aesthetic pleasure in everyday life [Talk date: 16 October 2015]

Why art is nothing special: Inner imaginary experience, concrete imagination, intuitive skills and aesthetic pleasure in everyday life [Talk date: 16 October 2015]

As part of the Crag inaugural gathering (16 October 2014), we were happy to receive Martin Fortier who spoke about artistic cognition in everyday life. Martin’s invitation from Paris was made possible with the support of the French Institute in the UK in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh (DELC, LLC).Read the detailed abstract of […]

Creation and creativity through the eyes of a (quantum) scientist, a talk by Adam Kirrander [25 February 2015]

Creation and creativity through the eyes of a (quantum) scientist, a talk by Adam Kirrander [25 February 2015]

Crag Seminar 25 February 2015: Lecture Theatre G.03 – 5.30 50 George Square The University of Edinburgh Creation and creativity through the eyes of a (quantum) scientist Adam Kirrander School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh Audio of the talk and Q&A here I discuss the act of creation from the perspective of a practicing scientist, […]

A Study of Order and Creorder

Capital as Power. A Study of Order and Creorder Nitzan, Jonathan and Bichler, Shimshon. (2009). RIPE Series in Global Political Economy. London and New York. Routledge. (Book; English). FROM THE BACK COVER Conventional theories of capitalism are mired in a deep crisis: after centuries of debate, they are still unable to tell us what capital […]

Communities of interest

EXTERNAL AND SHAREABLE ARTIFACTS AS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL CREATIVITY IN COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST GERHARD FISCHER Center for LifeLong Learning & Design (L3D) Department of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science University of Colorado Abstract. Complex collaborative design activities cannot be solved by individuals or by a single group. Communities of interest (defined by their […]

Quentin Skinner: “A Genealogy of Liberty”

Quentin Skinner presented his lecture as the 2008-2009 Una’s Lecturer at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley. Skinner is Barber Beaumon Chair in the Humanities at Queen Mary College, University of London, and Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of more than 20 books, and […]

Slavoj Žižek: What is freedom?

Slavoj Žižek asks whether we are free to live our lives as we want, or is our existence pre-determined? Is love ultimately all you need….? Žižek discusses freedom on the Guardian website here.

Your Brain is Built for Politics

*Neuropolitics Presentation: Your Brain is Built for Politics CMB Staff Room, Mon 8 Dec 1pm* Darren Schreiber, University of Exeter, introduces his fascinating new book in a talk which will have wide-ranging appeal: for political psychologists; electoral and political behaviour scholars; cognitive neuroscientists; computational modellers; fMRI users and generally for anyone interested in the relationship […]