Spring 2010 Reading Groups Contact
Hegel
The Hegel reading group is focused on reading Hegel's work The Phenomenology of
Spirit, which is one of Hegel's richest and most exciting works. We are working
through the text, section by section and reading a piece of secondary
literature along side each section - to both get a feel for Hegel himself, as
well as what some thinkers have and do think continue to think about his ideas.
We meet every Tuesday 4.30-5.30 in room B09 (in the Philosophy Department).
Jan Kandiyali
j.kandiyali@sheffield.ac.uk
Croce's Aesthetics
We'll be working our way through Croce's 'Aesthetics as the Science of Expression'. We meet on Fridays at 12 in Rob Hopkins's office.
James Wakefield
JRWakefield1@sheffield.ac.uk
Schiller's Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man
We meet on Thursdays at 1 in Chris Bennett's office.
Chris Bennett
c.bennett@sheffield.ac.uk
Methods in Philosophy
We will be discussing issues in the current debate about philosophical methods including, for instance, the role of intuitions, the use of empirical studies and the relevance of concepts. We will meet on Tuesdays 2, in DO1.
Inga Vermeulen
I.Vermuelen@sheffield.ac.uk
Kathy Puddifoot
K.Puddifoot@sheffield.ac.uk
Feminism & Evolutionary Psychology
We will be looking at theories in evolutionary psychology involving issues of feminist concern, for example mate choice, inter-gender violence, life history issues (eg. promiscuity, childcare), 'maternal instinct' and other such things.
The reading group will meet on Thursdays from 12-1pm, room B23.
Suilin Lavelle
J.Lavelle@sheffield.ac.uk
Philosophy of Maths and Logic
We meet on Thursdays, 2pm in B23. We are currently reading papers on Absolute Generality.
Sam Roberts
SRRoberts1@sheffield.ac.uk

Autumn 2009 Reading Groups Contact
Croce's Aesthetics
We'll be working our way through Croce's 'Aesthetics as the Science of Expression'. We meet on Fridays at 12 in Rob Hopkins's office.
James Wakefield
JRWakefield1@sheffield.ac.uk
Morality and the Emotions
This semester we will be reading a series of papers investigating the emotions and their possible links to moral behaviour and moral epistemology. We will be meeting on Fridays at 10am in B14.
Chris Bennett
C.Bennett@sheffield.ac.uk
Evolutionary Approaches to the Mind
Evolutionary approaches to the mind tend to get pigeonholed as "Evolutionary Psychology" where this is given a rather specific and narrow interpretation. The reading group will look at a variety of different sorts of evolutionary approaches to the mind as well as critics of these approaches. The reading group will meet more or less weekly on Fridays at 10-11am. Our first meeting will be Friday 30th October.
Suilin Lavelle
J.Lavelle@sheffield.ac.uk
Feminism
To see what the Feminism reading group is working on now check out the Feminist Philosophy Blog.
Jenny Saul
j.saul@sheffield.ac.uk
Hegel
The Hegel reading group is focused on reading Hegel's work The Phenomenology of
Spirit, which is one of Hegel's richest and most exciting works. We are working
through the text, section by section and reading a piece of secondary
literature along side each section - to both get a feel for Hegel himself, as
well as what some thinkers have and do think continue to think about his ideas.
We meet every Tuesday 5-6 in room B09 (in the Philosophy Department).
Chris Cork
pip08cgc@sheffield.ac.uk
Political Philosophy
The political philosophy reading group, meets on Fridays at
11.10am in D01 in the department. We're reading David Miller's National
Responsibility and Global Justice this term, a chapter a week.
Megan Kime
m.kime@sheffield.ac.uk