Prof Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open University)Speaker's Biography
Sometimes Sophie Grace Chappell works in feminist philosophy, political philosophy, ancient philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of religion, metaethics, aesthetics, philosophy of literature, or on the philosophy of personal identity. Or indeed on various other things that happen to interest her; here she is, for instance, talking about Alan Turing on youtube.
Her main current research project is, as usual for her, in ethics. With the support of a three-year Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship (2017-2020, £142,000), she is just beginning a new book, provisionally entitled Epiphanies: an ethics and metaethics of experience. At least part of this will be about the relation between theory and experience in ethics, and in particular about the transformative power of what James Joyce, Gaston Bachelard, Emmanuel Levinas, and others have called “epiphanies”—flashes of insight or revelation that change the way we see the world, the way we understand ourselves, and the way we respond to other people. Iris Murdoch's hawk, in The Sovereignty of Good, is one famous example of an epiphany; Louis Macneice's poem "Snow" captures another; when Wordsworth, in The Prelude XII.176 ff., talks about "spots of time/ that with distinct preeminence retain/ a renovating virtue", he is evidently talking about the same phenomenon.
Further information: http://fass.open.ac.uk/people/tc2973From: May 15, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Prof Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open University) will deliver this year's RIEL Annual Lecture on:
'What Transgender Could be'
Prof Chappell will begin with an autobiography, and discuss what she believes transgender could not be and will offer some alternative accounts of what she believes fits the phenomenology of what trans women might want to helps us to see what transgender can be.
The lecture is open to all, free to attend and refreshments will be provided.
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