Humans are ready to take advantage of benevolent AI

Monday 7 June 2021
  Image: @cvbe   Picture yourself driving on a narrow road in the near future when suddenly another car emerges from a bend ahead. It is a self-driving car with no passengers inside. Will you push forth and assert your right of way, or give way to let it pass? At present, most of us behave kindly in such situations involving other humans. Will we show that same kindness towards autonomous vehicles? Do we compromise for an AI?

Call for papers - Jacobsen Prize in Philosophy 2021

Monday 16 November 2020
  1. The J A B Jacobsen Prize of the value of £750 is awarded from funds donated to the University by Mr Jacobsen, who was concerned to propagate a better understanding of life as a universal concept, in the interests of minimising egocentricity, nationalism, and sectarianism. 2. Essays should have a title and may be on a topic in any area of Philosophy. A candidate may submit only one essay. If the Jacobsen Committee so advise, the Prize may be shared.   3. The Prize is open to all current research students of the University of London.  

IP Director Barry Smith part of consortium awarded £2.8m to create a Future Leaders Fellowships Development Network

Tuesday 20 October 2020
The University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS) is a key partner in the Future Leaders Fellowships ( FLF ) Development Network, which will provide training and development to 210 new fellows and 40 early career researchers and innovators.  The £2.8 million contract was awarded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to a consortium led by the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Academic Development following a competitive tender process. The programme is funded for three years. 

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Monday 17 August 2020
The Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study is inviting proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the 2020 round of the prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme.  

IP Professor Nicholas Shea awarded the 2020 Lakatos Prize

Monday 6 July 2020
Congratulations to Institute of Philosophy colleague, Professor Nicholas Shea, who has been awarded the prestiigious 2020 Lakatos Prize for his book,  Representation in Cognitive Science . This is a landmark work in understanding how the brain represents features of an agent’s external and internal environment. Work on the book began with an AHRC grant under the Science in Culture Theme.

Prof Tommy Curry on Racism as a Misandric Aggression

Tuesday 23 June 2020
The Practical, the Political and the Ethical seminar series Racism as a Misandric Aggression: Assessing the Consequence of the Man-Not Concept   Tommy J. Curry (Edinburgh) Original seminar date 19 June 2020, 4.00pm - 6.00pm     Watch the recording of this seminar Abstract

Aegina Summer School Cancelled.

Monday 11 May 2020
Unfortunatly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Aegina Summer School on Social Cognition has been cancelled. We hope you understand why we have to take this descision.