Author Archives: Rachael Wiseman

About Rachael Wiseman

Rachael is an Addison Wheeler Research Fellow at Durham University. She works on philosophy of action, especially Elizabeth Anscombe's, and her research project -- Integrity, Speech and Action -- is developing a taxonomy of pretense and lying, and examining the kinds of deceit that are a threat to integrity.

Bodily Integrity Network virtual reading group

We are starting a virtual reading group for the bodily integrity network, and warmly welcome anyone who wishes to participate. We will take turns to set a reading for each month and invite conversation and discussion via the website comments. … Continue reading

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Philanthropy podcasts — take part

Do you have 2 minutes to spare this week?! We are making a series of short podcasts to be broadcast on the w/c June 8th , as part of the launch of the Hannah Directory 2015, on the topic of … Continue reading

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“Gandhi is like the Occupy Movement”

Interview with Norman Finkelstein on Democracy Now drawing some lessons for the contemporary left and for Palestinians in the occupied territories from the lessons of Gandhian non-violence. Gandhi is the subject of today’s Portraits of Integrity meeting.

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Bodily integrity project

We are really excited to start work on a new project today, under the umbrella of the Integrity Project. The Bodily Integrity project is a collaboration between Dr Clare MacCumhaill, Dr Luna Dolezal, Dr Rachael Wiseman. It explores the theme … Continue reading

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Gandhi seminar, Friday 22nd May

In the next seminar in our ‘Portraits of Integrity’ series Dr Stefan Rossbach (University of Kent) will introduce selected readings from Gandhi and will lead a discussion of his life and philosophy. More details, including an excellent introduction and readings … Continue reading

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Ideology and Integrity

A comment piece from the New York Times, Ideology and Integrity, discussing the importance of ‘intellectual integrity’ in our politicians. Highly relevant in the UK, which goes to the polling booths on Thursday. Here’s an extract: You see, you shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy in political debate

A comment piece by Owen Jones in today’s Guardian. I think it’s rather optimistic to think that this is a tactic only gone in for by the right: The modus operandi of the right is to target anyone vaguely leftish and … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy or cynicism?

A comment piece by Giles Fraser in this week’s Guardian comparing hypocrisy to cynicism. Here’s an extract: Hypocrisy is an accusation often levelled at two groups in particular: lefties and the religious. And the thing that both these groups have … Continue reading

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Portraits of Integrity Conference

We are pleased to announce a 2-day conference, Portraits of Integrity, to take place in Newcastle on December 11-12th 2015. Further details and speakers to follow. Please do get in touch if you are interested in presenting your work, or would like to hear about ways … Continue reading

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30th January — Bernard Mandeville and Adam Smith workshop

The first Portraits meeting of the 2015 is next Friday, 30th January. We’re looking at Bernard Mandeville and Adam Smith with Dr Leanne Stokoe. Readings and intro are all available here. Drop us a note if you’d like to join … Continue reading

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