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BSHP Graduate Essay Prize competition 2020

The BSHP is accepting submissions to its Graduate Essay Prize competition between 1 and 30 November 2020


Prof. Jan Westerhoff, "For your eyes only: the Problem on Solipsism in Ancient Indian Philosophy"

The British Society of the History of Philosophy’s Annual Lecture 2020 will be given online by Jan Westerhoff, Fellow and Tutor in Theology and Religion at Lady Margaret Hall and Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Oxford University. Dr. Jessica Frazier (Trinity College, Oxford) will join us for the discussion.


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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