Talks About Coffee

Talks About Coffee

We’re doing a couple of public talks that combine our love for experimental philosophical aesthetics and coffee, in association with Food&_.

01. what we talk about when we talk about coffee

Date: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00
Location: Colours May Vary, Duke Street, LS9 8AG, Leeds

How much can you learn from others about what a cup of coffee tastes like? Join Aaron Meskin and Laynes Espresso for a discussion of the language we use to communicate about coffee. Tastings included. Alongside the tasting and discussion, Colours May Vary will be exhibiting a collection of Justin Slee’s photography exploring the Leeds coffee scene featuring Laynes Espresso, Mrs Athas, and Opposite Cafe.

Tickets: £5.00 available here

02. the ethics and aesthetics of coffee

Date: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00
Location: Colours May Vary, Duke Street, LS9 8AG, Leeds

Join Shen-yi Liao and Laynes Espresso for a coffee tasting as Sam discusses the ethics and aesthetics of food and drink. Alongside the tasting and discussion, Colours May Vary will be exhibiting a collection of Justin Slee’s photography exploring the Leeds coffee scene featuring Laynes Espresso, Mrs Athas, and Opposite Cafe.

Tickets: £5.00 available here

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Minorities and Philosophy Workshop @ Leeds

There will be a Minorities and Philosophy workshop at University of Leeds this coming Monday. (As regular blog readers can attest, this is a project we’re very enthusiastic about.) Here is the essential info:

Monday, February 16th, 15:00-17:00

IDEA CETL
University of Leeds
8-12 Fenton Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT

Nicole Hall (Edinburgh) on “sexiness” and implicit bias
Heather Logue (Leeds) on the metaphysics of gender
with discussion to follow

Call for Abstracts: Experimental Philosophy UK

6th Conference of Experimental Philosophy Group UK: Joining Forces of Philosophy and the Empirical Sciences to Tackle Social Injustices

29-30 June 2015, University of Nottingham

Deadline for Submissions: 31 March 2015

Experimental Philosophy Group UK invites the submission of abstracts for posters and papers to be presented at their upcoming conference. We welcome contributions from researchers (from all disciplines) who are engaged in or interested in the investigation of philosophical topics using empirical methods.

We especially encourage contributions that concern this year’s main theme, ‘Joining Forces of Philosophy and the Empirical Sciences to Tackle Social Injustices’. We intend to bring together philosophers, psychologists and social scientists whose research touches on the issue of social injustice — what it is and how it can be combated. The conference will provide a platform for knowledge exchange as well as networking and help establish new collaborative research projects. Contributions may include, amongst others, empirical research on discrimination (e.g., racial, gender or religious discrimination), social mobility and accessibility to public resources or philosophical analyses of terms like ‘justice’ or ‘fairness’.

Despite this focus, all high-quality contributions from the wider field of experimental philosophy are welcome. This may include submissions presenting recently completed experimental work, engaging with the work of this year’s keynote speakers, proposing new experimental work, discussing existing empirical studies, introducing novel approaches or raising methodological questions.

Submissions are encouraged from all levels of academia. Abstracts of up to 500 words are to be sent as PDF or Word documents to experimentalphilosophyuk@gmail.com by 31st March 2015. The subject line of the email should read ‘SUBMISSION [YOUR NAME]’. In the body of the email please state your name, affiliation and in which category (talk or poster) you wish your submission to be considered. Talks should be about 20 minutes long and will be followed by a brief discussion. Those whose abstracts for talks are not accepted will be automatically considered for a poster. Presenters should be prepared to obtain funding from their home department, or to fund themselves.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Kimberley Brownlee (University of Warwick), Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh), Ron Mallon (Washington University in St. Louis)

Primary organiser: Andreas Bunge (Nottingham)
Co-organisers: James Andow (Reading), Bryony Pierce (Bristol), Robin Scaife (Sheffield)

Registration for the conference will open soon (£25 standard fee, £15 concessionary rate). The link to the registration page will be found at:
http://sites.google.com/site/experimentalphilosophygroupuk

The conference benefits from the financial support of the Mind Association and the Society for Applied Philosophy.

Looks to be a great conference. Note also that Ron Mallon will be a keynote speaker at the Race and Aesthetics conference in May!