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Emma Williams’s “To Catch and Let Go" Published

February 1, 2018 - 9:15am to May 20, 2018 - 9:15am

Emma Williams’s “’To Catch and Let Go’: David Bakhurst, Phenomenology and Post-phenomenology”, appeared in Journal of Philosophy of Education 52(1): 87-104.

David Bakhurst's "Activity, Action and Self-Consciousness" Published.

January 1, 2018 - 9:10am

David Bakhurst’s “Activity, Action and Self-Consciousness”, appeared in the Hall of Fame issue of Educational Review, 70(1): 91-99, together with Alex Levant’s discussion of Bakhurst’s 2009 article “Reflections on Activity Theory”.

Koichiro Misawa’s “Humans, Animals and the World We Inhabit" Published

November 1, 2017 - 9:05am

Koichiro Misawa’s, “Humans, Animals and the World We Inhabit: On and Beyond the Symposium ‘Second nature, Bilding and McDowell: David Bakhurst’s The Formation of Reason’”, appeared in Journal of Philosophy of Education 51 (4): 744-759.

London Workshop: Teaching and Learning

May 5, 2017 - 10:00am to May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

Date: Friday 5 May – Saturday 6 May, 2017.
Organizers: David Bakhurst (Queen’s University at Kingston, UCL Institute of Education) and Jan Derry (UCL Institute of Education)
Venue: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, UK, Room 802

Speakers: Adam Carter (Edinburgh), Katherine Hawley (St. Andrew’s), Giuseppina Doro (Keele), Ben Kotzee (Birmingham), David Bakhurst (Queen’s, Canada/UCL Institute of Education, Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh), Jan Derry (UCL Institute of Education) and Paul Standish (UCL Institute of Education).

This workshop will examine new developments in the epistemology of teaching and learning, inspired by advances in social epistemology, and explore their metaphysical and ethical consequences. Issues will include: teaching and testimony; the cultivation of know-how and practical knowledge; learners as cyborgs; epistemic dependence and intellectual autonomy.

The workshop will run all day Friday 5 May. There will be one or two further talks on the morning of Saturday, 6 May, which will also be part of a one-day conference on Knowledge, Mind and Understanding at UCL Institute of Education, organized by Jan Derry. The full schedule is available here (presently TBA).

All are welcome. The workshop is free of charge, but Please Register. For further information, contact David Bakhurst (

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Kingston Workshop: Teaching and Learning

March 10, 2017 - 9:00am to March 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada, Friday-Saturday March 10-11, 2017. 

Registration is now closed. Further information from:

The workshop will comprise talks from six visiting speakers: Andrea Kern (Leipzig/Pittsburgh), Sebastian Rödl (Leipzig/Pittsburgh), Will Small (Illinois), Joseph Dunne (Dublin), Henrike Moll (Psychology, USC) and Jonathan Dancy (UT Austin).  Andrea Kern will also be giving the Philosophy Department colloquium that week on Thursday at 4 pm.

This is the first of two workshops on similar themes. The second will take place in London, UK, at UCL Institute of Education, 4-6 May, 2017. Registration is open for the London workshop. Further details and registration form here.