Programmer Levi Bryant
The New Centre’s Critical Philosophy Program is devoted to developing philosophy adequate to the problems and questions posed by the 21st century. The rise of the Anthropocene, which threatens global catastrophe, developments in physics, neurology, and biology, transformations in global capitalism and the way in which the military, media, and economic systems are now intertwined and exceed the boundaries of nation-states have all generated new conceptual challenges for philosophy. These transformations have posed a set of questions about the nature of reality, knowledge, and ethics that cannot fully be addressed by the resources of traditional philosophy alone and require new philosophical concepts. Students in the Critical Philosophy Program will attend seminars in critical contemporary philosophy seldom taught in university graduate programs. In addition, students will take seminars devoted to the history of philosophy and how that history might be appropriated in terms of the present and future conditions. Above all, students will be encouraged to develop research projects of their own devoted to thinking ontology, epistemology, and ethics within the frame of the contemporary.
REQUIREMENTS: The New Centre’s Critical Philosophy Certificate Program aims to either complement graduate degrees from accredited colleges and universities in a range of possible fields or to prepare students for the more advanced levels of research and practice expected once accepted into them. All certificate-seeking students will complete twelve credits of seminars with The New Centre, with a minimum of six within the Critical Philosophy program, and a maximum of six exchangeable credits from other certificate programs. One of the required six within Critical Philosophy will consist of a directed study either with the Programmer or with another relevant affiliate, oriented around publication. The award of a certificate requires the proposal, production, and publication of at least one full-length academic essay in a reputable online or print periodical venue, derived from the ongoing credit requirements of The New Centre’s seminars. Additionally, all Critical Philosophy certificates require the identification of and engagement in at least one job shadowing project involving interviewing figures in the field about how they successfully arrived in their positions, lasting a minimum of two weeks during the course of the program requirement completion. All certificate students will be closely assisted by the certificate programmer in the completion of these requirements, as well as in liaising with potential publication and internship venues. If you are already working in the field, you do not need to complete the job shadowing requirement.
To apply, complete The New Centre's Application Form