Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics


Conferences and symposia

Politics of Fear; Fear of Politics. CAPPE international conference 2010

Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 September 2010   Keynote speaker: Joanna Bourke We live in a world that is dominated by fear. We are increasingly afraid to walk in our city streets, populated as they are by feral youths, drug-dealers and… Continue Reading →

The Politics of Space and Place. CAPPE international conference 2009

Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 September 2009 The publication from the conference The Politics of Space and Place (2012) is available free online. Summary of the conference  Building on the success of CAPPE’s previous annual conferences, this year’s was bigger… Continue Reading →

What’s the Big Deal about Democracy? CAPPE international conference 2008

Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th September 2008 It is widely assumed that it is simply self-evident that democracy is the best system of government that anyone has yet devised: admittedly imperfect, but better than anything else. But why? What exactly… Continue Reading →

Interrogating Terror. CAPPE international conference 2007

12-14 September 2007 Where once it was the ‘Cold War’ whose ideological demands and material determinations shaped the structures, priorities and directions of all our lives, today it is the ‘War on Terrorism’. ‘The End of History,’ the death of… Continue Reading →

Medicine and the Body Politic. CAPPE inaugural conference 2006.

21st Sep 2006 – 22nd Sep 2006 CAPPE’s inaugural, international, interdiscipinary conference addressed the politics of medicine, of health and of bodies in relation to contemporary political systems. It was concerned in particular with: the ethical and political consequences of… Continue Reading →

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