On 11th June 2020, PhD students in PPR came together to discuss the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter protests that have followed, and the events leading up to the removal of controversial slave trader statues in the UK and beyond. I organised the discussion in my capacity as PGR Representative to the PPR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Former students and current PhD students in their first, second, third, and fourth years participated in the discussion.
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad delivered a Royal Institute of Philosophy London Lecture on Social Epistemology, entitled ‘Agreeing to Disagree’ on 24th January at Foyle’s Bookshop
Dr Neil Manson has been appointed to the UK Biobank Ethics Advisory Committee
Politics ranked 8th in the times and Sunday Times subject rankings!
Four departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, recognising their work in advancing gender equality.
Many see the search for universal truths about the world as the noble aim of philosophy. Yet our universities largely dismiss non-Western philosophy, and critics argue that British students are taught a narrow analytic approach. Are great ideas independent of time, place and tradition? Do African conceptions of the self or Chinese Mohist logic offer equally valid insights? Do we need to wake up to Western prejudice, or is there only one right way to think?
The Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion at Lancaster University invites applications for funded PhD places in philosophy, through the AHRC’s North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership competition
We are pleased to announce that In the new Times and Sunday Times/Good University Guide 2018, the three subject areas are in the top ten, with two of the subject areas in the top five for the UK.