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Photographers surrounding protestor kicking shop vitrineCentre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics was founded in 2005. It researches the links between philosophy, critical theory, global ethics, other disciplines and the wider public.

Rigorous intervention in the public arena aims to extend the practice of philosophy beyond its academic boundaries. We host regular public events bringing debates in contemporary philosophy, politics and ethics to a wider audience. As an interdisciplinary centre CAPPE works with colleagues across the university, in the City of Brighton where we are based and with institutions across the globe. Our collaborative work and partnerships extend from Brighton to Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Ghent, Johannesburg, San Francisco, Verona and many other institutions.

The Centre is open both to collaborative proposals, whether small- or large-scale, and to proposals to join CAPPE as a Visiting Fellow from periods between one-week and a year. Anyone interested in working with us should contact the Director, Prof Bob Brecher: or Dr Mark Devenney:

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Our University of Brighton academic and postgraduate student members can be found on the profile pages

We also have the following members from Brighton and Sussex Medical School: Dr Arianne Shahvisi, Dr Peter West-Oram.


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    BA Visiting Fellowship - Kylie Thomas

    Newbury, D.


    Project: Grant

    Research Output

    Logics of Revolt: Laclau and Ranciere

    Devenney, M. & Woodford, C., 1 Jun 2021, (Accepted/In press) Populism and the People in Contemporary Critical Thought: Politics, Philosophy, and Aesthetics . Stagnell, A. & Payne, D. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

    Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut's Global Sixties

    Maasri, Z., Jul 2020, Cambridge University Press. (The Global Middle East)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

  • Open Access


    Interfere: Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics (Journal)

    Chris Griffin (Member of editorial board)

    1 Apr 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    Southern Philosophical Forum

    Viktoria Huegel (Organiser), Harrison Jonathon Lechley-Yuill (Organiser) & Jacopo Condo' (Organiser)

    7 Feb 2020

    Activity: EventsWorkshop

    Displacing Dialectics: Derrida on Hegel and Marx

    Chris Griffin (Presenter)

    31 Jan 2020

    Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation