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Podcast: Leon Brunschvicg, The Forgotten Master

This special podcast episode follows a 2023 workshop, supported by BSHP, on the life and work of Léon Brunschvicg with a public-facing discussion about the central ideas and context of this work.

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18-19 April, Virtue in Aristotle, KCL

On April 18th and 19th, King’s College London will host a conference on the topic of virtue in Aristotle, with an emphasis on how this theme emerges in works other than the Nicomachean Ethics


As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, the BSHP is a member of the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme. The Scheme aims to assist UK philosophy departments, learned societies and journals in ensuring that they have policies and procedures in place that encourage the representation of women in philosophy.

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