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More to our minds than grey matter, show suggests

The theory that cognition – the ability to think and feel – extends beyond the brain to people’s bodies, objects, and even institutions is explored in a new exhibition.

New appointments in Philosophy

Eight new permanent faculty members have been appointed this academic year (2019/2020)

Responsible debate and intelligent ageing explored at Festival of Politics

Political philosopher Matthew Chrisman and the psychology research project on the Lothian Birth Cohorts will feature in the 2019 Festival of Politics (10-12 October)

Ethics of data and AI are focus of appointment

Professor Shannon Vallor
One of the US’s leading experts on the impact of artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies on people’s lives is set to join the University

Philosophy graduates launch tech ethics consultancy

Olivia Gambelin and Anna van Oosterzee
Olivia Gambelin and Anna van Oosterzee launched Ethical Intelligence, a consultancy to help businesses navigate the growing ethical challenges of using artificial intelligence

Philosophy course in Top 100 Free Online Courses of All Time

‘Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Examined Life’ is listed in Class Central’s top 100 online courses

Carnegie Trust awards funding for Artificial Intelligence workshop series

An interdisciplinary group of scholars, including Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Dr Mark Sprevak, has been awarded funding from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland under its inaugural Carnegie Research Workshops scheme

Professors elected members of Academia Europaea

Academia Europaea logo
Michela Massimi, Geoff Pullum and Simon Kirby have been elected as members of the Academia Europaea, the pan-European academy of humanities, letters and sciences

Innovation awards celebrate entrepreneurs

Students, staff and recent graduates have been recognised in the University’s innovation awards

Drinking Coffee, Thinking Coffee: philosophical discussions over coffee

Hot milk pouring from a steel jug into a cup of coffee
Philosophy researchers are teaming up with baristas to marry philosophical discussions and coffee tastings