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Philosophy Café podcast. Conceptual art - a contradiction in terms?

5 December 2011

Can conceptual art be truly described as 'art'? Professor Aaron Ridley considers the issues raised by the twentieth century's most important philosopher of art, R.G. Collingwood. He discusses whether an unmade bed, or a woolly teapot, 'really' count as art in this session of the University's Philosophy Cafe. You can listen to to a podcast of the talk in the right hand section of this page.

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Philosophy alumnus features on BBC Breakfast

17 November 2011

Southampton graduate, Simon Nash, appeared on the BBC Breakfast Show this morning to discuss business start-ups during a job starved recession. This is not the first time Simon has featured on the programme, in early 2010 he was also interviewed as part of a theme on student start-up companies.

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Southampton philosopher, Ray Monk, to appear on Radio 4

14 November 2011

Southampton philosopher, Professor Ray Monk, is to appear on the Radio 4 programme, Great Lives, hosted by Matthew Parris. Ray will be discussing, with Raymond Tallis, the fascinating life of one of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers, Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Philosophy Café podcast - Is morality objective?

11 November 2011

At our most recent Philosophy Café Dr Jonathan Way discusses; what is the nature of morality? Is it merely subjective or relative, subject to change according to the customary behaviour of a society? You can listen to a podcast of the talk in the right hand section of this page.

Dr Fiona Woollard

Southampton philosopher visits Harvard

24 October 2011

Dr Fiona Woollard has been apointed as a Visiting Fellow in Harvard from October to December 2011.

Philosophy at Southampton #2 in the Russell Group universities for student satisfaction

27 September 2011

In the 2011 National Student Survey, Philosophy at Southampton was ranked 8th nationally for overall student satisfaction.

National recognition for Philosophy

20 July 2011

The Royal Institute of Philosophy, a charitable foundation, has appointed Philosophy at Southampton as its newest branch.

Aims and Norms: Action, Belief, and Emotion

6 July 2011

Workshop Series Announcement

Southampton graduate accepts tenure-track position

17 May 2011

Allison Merrick, who recently completed her PhD in Philosophy at Southampton, has been offered - and accepted - a tenure-track position with the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


AHRC Research Network ‘Challenges to Biography’

13 April 2011

A Southampton Philosophy academic is working collaboratively with colleagues in History on an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project to provide a cross-disciplinary forum on biography.

Dr Fiona Woolard

Fiona Woollard awarded Mind Research Fellowship

9 March 2011

Philosophy lecturer Fiona Woollard has been awarded a Research Fellowship by the Mind Association.