Department of Philosophy

Contemporary Philosophy

Project summary

Drawing on research expertise within the Department of Philosophy at University of Nottingham, Katharine Jenkins developed a project exploring contemporary philosophy and its engagement in society. 

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The project included three free public philosophy events, each consisting of two short talks from different philosophers or public thinkers (eg, writer-activists) plus audience discussion, on topics of social importance and public interest.

The topics were:

  1. Gender Identity
  2. Racism
  3. Disability and Illness.

The sessions created a space for collaborative discussion of issues of contemporary significance, informed by the expertise of professional philosophers but with space for audience contribution. 

Who's involved

Katharine Jenkins



Department of Philosophy

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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