Philosophy taster session

This online taster session will give you an insight into what it's like to study Philosophy at university. You'll hear from our Philosophy academics, participate in a taster lecture and engage with current undergraduates who can answer your questions on student life and Philosophy at Sheffield.

Philosophy taster session

Problematic Praise

Philosophers have tended to assume that praising others is a benefit, and so haven't focused much attention on praise. This might be a mistake! We will consider some cases of problematic praise, and think about what might be going wrong. This can help us think more about what norms structure practices of attributing responsibility and praiseworthiness; what praise is, or does; and can inform how we think about whether holding each other responsible is justified at all.  

When: Monday 24th April 2023, 3.50pm - 5.15pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13


Please note that this is an approximate schedule and therefore is subject to change. 

Time Activity
3.50pm Log-in & get comfortable
3.55pm Welcome & introduction to the department - Admissions Tutor
4.05pm Taster lecture: Problematic Praise - Dr Jules Holroyd
4.50pm Q&A on the taster lecture, leading into
5.00pm Q&A about Philosophy at Sheffield -with Admissions Tutor and undergraduate student ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences

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