philosophy

  • 23 Mar 2014

    I am looking forward to delivering my forthcoming lecture in the Swansea University Public Lectures in Theology series (24 March 2014, details below), and I am very appreciative to the University for giving me this opportunity.

  • 11 Feb 2014

    'Philosophy, Religion and Public Policy' is an important two-day conference at the University of Chester, established as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Philosophy and Religious Practices Research Network.

  • 14 Nov 2013

    The sixth and final presentation in the "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language" Gifford Lecture series was delivered by Dr Rowan Williams at the University of Edinburgh on Thursday 14 November 2013.

  • 7 Nov 2013

    In his second of six Gifford Lectures on Tuesday 5 November 2013, Dr Rowan Williams landed some rather effective blows on a deterministic view of language, which renders free will obsolete and ends up

  • 5 Nov 2013

    It was good to see Dr Rowan Williams back in his element yesterday (4 November 2013), giving the first of his six Gifford Lectures on 'Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language'.

  • 5 Nov 2013

    Noted scholar and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is delivering six lectures as part of the prestigious University of Edinburgh Gifford Lecture series this month. The first was last night and the second is tonight (5 November 2013).

  • 23 Feb 2012

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, former Oxford don and outspoken atheist Dr Richard Dawkins and philosopher Professor Anthony Kenny engaged in a public discussion of the origin of human life in Oxford today.

  • 15 Feb 2012

    As the place of religion in society once again hits the headlines in the UK, literary critic Professor Terry Eagleton, Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, is giving the 2012 Firth Lectures on the theme ‘Culture and the Death of God’.

  • 25 Jan 2012

    Definitions of what it means to be human have been sought out for centuries in many academic disciplines, says Kristel Clayville. Theology and philosophy have been at the forefront of this humanistic inquiry, but since Darwin's writing, biology and psychology have posited their own definitions.

  • 3 Nov 2011

    A new publication, launched by a former Bishop of Oxford and others, examines religious and ethical components to conscientious objection.