The latest news from the Philosophy department

New book from AI expert Philosophy Professor Shannon Vallor

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In The AI Mirror: Reclaiming Our Humanity in an Age of Machine Thinking, Professor Vallor argues that AI could be a way to reclaim our human potential for moral and intellectual growth.

Philosophy Professor Elected to German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

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Professor Michela Massimi has been recognised by one of the world’s leading scholarly societies.

Academics and industry unite for responsible AI

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Philosophy Professor, Shannon Vallor, is co-directing a national research programme inviting UK-based researchers to apply for collaborative projects across the AI ecosystem.

Philosophy PhD graduate makes history

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Dr Miron Clay-Gilmore becomes first Black philosopher to earn a doctorate on Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies in the University’s history.

Professor Michael Cholbi honoured by Royal Institute of Philosophy for essay on emotions

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Personal Chair in Philosophy named as joint winner of the annual prize for his essay ‘Empathy and Psychopaths’ Inability to Grieve’

Philosophy Professor’s Book Wins Prestigious Lakatos Award

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Michela Massimi wins the prize for her book, “Perspectival Realism”.

Philosophy tutor wins teaching award

Philosophy PhD candidate and Student Tutor of the Year, Camden McKenna, on winning a EUSA Teaching Award, inspiring students and overcoming adversity.

Philosophy lecturer to appear alongside thrilling speaker line up at sell-out philosophy and arts festival

Dr Mazviita Chirimuuta will join a host of scholars not to mention musicians and comedians at the HowTheLightGetsIn festival this weekend.

End of life ethics experts back Assisted Dying Bill for Scotland

Philosophers and ethical experts, including Edinburgh Professors Michael Gill and Michael Cholbi, announce their support for the Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults Scotland Bill today.

Alfred Edward Taylor Lecture

25th A. E. Taylor Lecture: Stoic everlasting recurrence