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About bat020

bat020 is a journalist writer and activist based in London. interests include philosophy, Marxism, mathematics, technology and dance music. go to for long posts, @bat020 for short ones, for somewhere in between.

Reactions from the New Statesman and Leiter Reports

Here’s Simon Reid-Henry in the New Statesman on why the attack on Middlesex philosophy is part of a wider assault on the humanities: The philosophy department at Middlesex is a case in point. This is one of the leading lights … Continue reading

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Petition to save Middlesex philosophy

Please take a moment to read this petition to save Middlesex’s philosophy department. You can sign it online at the GoPetition site. The abrupt closure of the Philosophy programmes at Middlesex University is a matter of national and indeed international … Continue reading

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Middlesex University announces the closure of its top-rated department: Philosophy

Late on Monday 26 April, the Dean of the School of Arts & Humanities, Ed Esche, informed staff in Philosophy that the University executive had “accepted his recommendation” to close all Philosophy programmes: undergraduate, postgraduate and MPhil/PhD. Philosophy is the … Continue reading

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