The Departmental seminar is central to the academic life of the Department, and runs most weeks in term time on Fridays 2.30 - 4.30pm. This semester the seminars will be held online.
Speakers send their paper in advance and speak for around 45 minutes, followed by discussion.
Papers are normally available three days before the meeting. For more information contact Max Khan Hayward (firstname.lastname@example.org). All are welcome!
|Date||Speaker||Title of paper|
|12th February||No Seminar|
Vanessa Wills (George Washington)
|The 'White Privilege' Concept in Marxism and in Critical Race Theory|
Stephen Darwall (Yale)
Transformative Knowledge of Love and Respect: The Cases of James Baldwin and Frederick Douglass
|5th March||Margot Strohminger (Australian Catholic)||What’s the difference between supposing and imagining?|
Adriana Clavel-Vasquez (Oxford)
|Controlling (mental) images and the aesthetic appreciation of racialized bodies|
Candice Delmas (Northeastern)
|Uncivil disobedience from Black
Lives Matter to the Capitol (2pm)
|26th March||Laura Valentini (LMU Munich)||Normative Powers|
|23rd April||Jimmy Lenman (Sheffield)||
Confucius or Plato?
|30th April||Jules Holroyd (Sheffield)||Bad Praise|
Muhammad Ali Khalidi (CUNY)
|Language & Social Ontology|
|14th May||Jessica Leech (KCL)||Martha Kneale's Necessary A Posteriori|
|21st May||No Seminar||Reading Week|
Please note that events are subject to change. Updates are to follow.
Date Speaker Title of paper 9th October David Enoch (Hebrew University)
Why Care about Morality, Robustly Realistically Understood
Caspar Hare (MIT) Pleasing the Crowd Within 23rd October Liz Camp (Rutgers)
Perspectival Complacency, Perversion and Amelioration
30th October Justin Clarke - Doane (Columbia) Russell's Regressive Method in Mathematics and Philosophy 6th November William Paris (Wesleyan) Looking for Tomorrow in Yesterday: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Utopia of The Souls of Black Folk. 13th November No Seminar Reading Week 20th November Thi Nguyen (Utah) Value Capture and Value Collapse (4pm) 27th November Carrie Fidgor (Iowa)
What Could Cognition Be, If Not Human Cognition?
4th December Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Sheffield) Now and Then: Thinking about Time 11th December Margot Strohminger (ACU) Supposition, Imagination, and Offline Belief (Time TBC) 18th December Harjit Bhogal (Maryland) Strikingness (3pm)
Date Speaker Title of paper 14 February Seiriol Morgan (Bristol) On Entitlement 28 February Tom Stern (UCL) Nietzsche's Ethics 6 March Natalie Ashton (Stirling)
Productive Online Environments: Why Twitter is (Epistemically) Better than Facebook
Minorities And Philosophy (MAP) Annual Lecture
Please note change of venue to Hicks Lecture Theatre 5
20 March Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Sheffield) 'Now' Thoughts 27 March Boudewijn de Bruin (Groningen) Self-Fulfilling Epistemic Injustice 3 April Carrie Figdor (Iowa) Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Psychology 1 May Dan Watts (Essex) Kierkegaard on the Limits of Reason and the Freedom to Judge 15 May Jessica Leech (King’s College London)
Martha Kneale on Why Metaphysical Necessities Are Not A Priori
Annual Women in the History of Philosophy lecture
Date Speaker Title of paper 4 October Manolo Martinez (Barcelona) Imperative Transparency 18 October Max Hayward (Sheffield) Terrestrial Ethics 25 October Tatjana von Solodkoff (University College Dublin) Fragrant Games - Playing With Perfumes 1 November Louise Hanson (Durham) How To Be An Epistemic Constitutivist 8 November Oliver Hallich (Duisburg-Essen) The Dark Side of Forgiveness 29 November Margot Strohminger (Oxford) Skepticism About Cases in Philosophy, Near and Far 13 December David Owens (Kings College London) The Wrong of Untruthfulness
Date Speaker Title of paper 8 February Peter Graham (University of California Riverside) Are the Norms of Assertion Social Norms? 22 February Nick Hughes (Durham) Epistemic Dilemmas and the Fixed-Point Thesis 1 March Briana Toole (CUNY) Minorities and Philosophy Annual lecture: Holding Resistance Hostage: When Resistance Is Futile 8 March Mari Mikkola (Oxford) Self-Trust and Discriminatory Speech 22 March Chris Cowie (Durham) Responding to The Negative Repugnant Conclusion 29 March Tatjana von Solodkoff (University College Dublin) Cancelled 5 April Chris Meyns Annual Women in the History of Philosophy lecture: Rose Rand (1903–1980) from the Archives: Real and Unreal 3 May Megan Blomfield (Sheffield) Epistemic injustice in asylum claim credibility assessments 10 May Ellen Clarke (Leeds) On biological individuality
Date Speaker Title of paper 12 October Dr Chris Marshall (Sheffield) Killing Innocent Threats and Ducking Harm 19 October Dr Jack Woods (Leeds) Disagreement about Logic: How and When 26 October Prof. Janet Radcliffe-Richards (Oxford) TBA 2 November Prof. Samir Okasha (Bristol) Inter-temporal choice and the metaphysics of time 16 November Dr Jessica May Isserow (Leeds) Pluralism about moral worth 23 November Prof. Robert Stern (Sheffield) Beast or Neighbour? Logstrup and Levinas on the Relation Between Ethics and Politics 30 November Dr Nils-Hennes Stear (Southampton) Is Aesthetic Immoralism Obviously True 7 December Dr Susanne Burri (LSE) Risk Imposition and Duties of Care
Date Speaker Title of paper 16 Feb Marika Rose (Winchester) Minorities and Philosophy Annual lecture: "Slaves and Tyrants: Freedom and Domination in the Vindication of the Rights of Women" 2 March Robert Stainton (Western) Meaning Pluralism, Linguistic Register and Slurs 9 March Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Sheffield) Homo Aestheticus 16 March Hili Razinsky (Lisbon) Ambivalence - cancelled due to proposed UCU industrial action. 20 April Teemu Toppinen (Helsinki) From Duty for the Right Reasons 27 April Robert Briscoe (Ohio) Virtual Representation in Pictorial Space 4 May Sandrine Berges (Bilkent) Annual Women in the History of Philosophy lecture: "The Republican Family in the Revolution: Adapting and Subverting Rousseau" 11 May Mathieu Doucet (Waterloo) Culpable ignorance and mental disorders
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