Department of Philosophy

Contemporary Philosophy

Project summary

Drawing on research expertise within the Department, Katharine Jenkins will be developing a project exploring contemporary philosophy and its engagement in society. 

philosophy politics

The project will include 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 are:

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

The overall aim of the sessions will be to create 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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