The Linguistic Creation of Reality, a Crag talk by Dr. Christopher Beedham

The Linguistic Creation of Reality, a Crag talk by Dr. Christopher Beedham

CRAG conference 2015 3 December 2015 University of Edinburgh LLC – 50 George Square – 6 pm Christopher Beedham, Keynote Speaker at the Crag Confluence 2015, 3-5 December 2015 The Linguistic Creation of Reality, in Grammar and Ideology Christopher Beedham, Dept. of German, School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews, Scotland Abstract This paper […]

One World Anthropology, a talk by Tim Ingold at the Crag Confluence 2015

One World Anthropology, a talk by Tim Ingold at the Crag Confluence 2015

One World Anthropology Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen Keynote speaker at the Crag Confluence 2015 4 December 2015 – 6 pm LLC – 50 George Square – The University of Edinburgh As philosophical fashions lurch from one extreme to the other – from the hyper-relativism of the cultural construction industry to the ever-multiplying essentialisms of […]

Towards a New Frontier of the Self: A Genealogy of Esprit de Corps

Towards a New Frontier of the Self: A Genealogy of Esprit de Corps

The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Joint Conference 2015 (Dundee, 4 September 2015, 10 am) presents: Luis de Miranda The University of Edinburgh Towards a New Frontier of the Self? A Genealogy of Esprit de Corps In a planet that might count ten billion humans in 2100, modern individualism and its […]

First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of neurological disease. Though not conscious the miniature brain, which resembles that of a five-week-old foetus, could potentially be useful for scientists […]

INTERVIEW: NICHOLAS TAMPIO ON DELEUZE’S POLITICAL VISION

INTERVIEW: NICHOLAS TAMPIO ON DELEUZE’S POLITICAL VISION

Nicholas Tampio, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, about his new book, Deleuze’s Political Vision, which comes out later this summer from Rowman & Littlefield. Professor Tampio tackles Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus, mining it for its political and ethical possibilities. Using imagination as his theoretical impetus, Tampio tells us how our […]

Daniel Dennett on the birth of words

Pruning the neurons, competence without comprehension, the soul of white ants, eukaryotes, memes as rogue cultural variants, words are memes that can be pronounced, memes are thinking tools, words are not unlike viruses, free-floating rationales, ‘deep learning’, genetic algorithms, we are living in the post-intelligent design era, affordances… Here are just a few seconds of […]

French institute UK announces sponsorship of CRAG 2015

French institute UK announces sponsorship of CRAG 2015

Catherine Robert, the Higher Education Attaché for the United Kingdom at the French Institute UK has announced that they will be among the sponsors the CRAG – Creation of Reality Group conference, in order to allow the participation of 2 young researchers from French academic institutions. CALL FOR PAPERS OF THE CRAG CONFLUENCE 2015 HERE