Launch at Oxford University in Spring 2024
'Bi-Symmetrics: The Journal of Symmetry & Asymmetry' is an open-access journal that explores the relationship between order and disorder from different academic perspectives, including particle physics, genetics, neuroscience, mathematics and philosophy.
The Journal is edited by Benedict Rattigan (Supervising Editor), Iain McGilchrist (All Souls College Oxford) and Denis Noble (Balliol College Oxford). It is scheduled to be launched in Hilary Term 2024.
Issue I includes papers by professors Brian Foster, Ken Peach, Amanda Cooper-Sarkar, L M Brown, Nicholas Wade and Peter L Read.
Details of the editors' livestream event can be found here:
Published by Routledge in 2023
Is our world ruled by order or by disorder? This is a question that has engaged philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. We can trace it back through the British Museum's collection to ancient Greek philosophers; Egypt's pharaoh dynasties, ancient Chinese Taoists and to Buddhism's origins in India.
Edited by Benedict Rattigan, Denis Noble and Afiq Hatta, The Language of Symmetry brings together a team of Oxford University professors to explain in everyday terms the role of symmetry in their fields of mathematics, music, logic, philosophy, physics, chemistry, astronomy and biology.
'Finding that there is a fundamental symmetry between order and disorder that can run through all our explanations is like discovering a clarification that was always waiting there to be revealed.'
Environmental ethics is about considering the moral and ethical relationship of human beings to non-human animals and the environment.
Our programs focus on motivating young people to serve the community, nature and the environment as a way of life; stimulating scholarly research on Albert Schweitzer's life and work; and increasing awareness of the philosophy of 'reverence for life' and its potential for a more peaceful and sustainable world.
We host an annual conference at Cambridge University, and publish a peer-reviewed journal.
The Schweitzer Institute for Environmental Ethics is registered with the Charity Commission as the Schweitzer Foundation UK (Charity 1187127).