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The Best of Bristol Lectures

Professor James Ladyman

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James Ladyman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, co-editor of The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science and formerly the Honorary Secretary of The British Society for the Philosophy of Science.

He was part of the Best of Bristol Lectures in 2010 and 2011 and gave brilliant lectures entitled 'Philosophy - why bother?'

Professor Ladyman has authored three books, more than 30 articles, numerous book reviews and is currently writing the fourth book - Philosophy and Physics. His 2002 book - Understanding Philosophy of Science, was awarded the Choice Outstanding Academic Text Award. In 2005, James Ladyman received the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in Philosophy.

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James Ladyman speaking at the Centre for Inquiry UK event on science and pseudoscience at Conway Hall, London. Filmed by Jon Bagge.


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Professor Ladyman shows his passion for philosophy, and as a person, shows genuine concern for everyone he comes across. Everyone is respected by him from the university porters and cleaners, to undergraduates, postgrads and postdocs. I found this a massive change to other lecturers who often seem too busy for undergraduates or anyone else, or even their own doctoral students. He has also spoken critically about many of the changes going on in higher education, and shows a very sharp mind in research seminars. I heard from mathematician friends that he used to sit in on set theory lectures, and that he teaches at the Aikido club. Universities need people who love learning and are kind hearted such as this particular professor. by Tom - 27/09/2012 - 13:51
Prof Ladyman gave a brilliant lecture at Best of Bristol Lectures in 2010 entitled 'Philosophy - why bother?'. Everyone at Bristol should have the chance to be inspired by this man! by - 09/10/2011 - 08:38

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