University of Sheffield Philosophy Undergraduate ConferenceUndergraduate Conference Poster 2018

The University of Sheffield Philosophy Undergraduate Conference is arranged every year by the Sheffield philosophy department and is a great chance for undergraduates to experience presenting one of their own papers to an interested group of peers.

We welcome students from all philosophy departments, and we welcome submissions from students at all levels of study.

28-29 April 2018

The Diamond, Workroom 3


  • Robbie Morgan (University of Sheffield) "What Makes an Attack Sexual?" (Content warning: discussion of sexual violence)
  • Jack Woods (University of Leeds) "Abductive Immodesty in Mathematics and Morality"

Preliminary programme

Saturday 28th April

10:30-11:00: Arrival and Welcome
11:00-11:45: An Analysis of Transhumanism and the Implications for Human Civilisation: Going Beyond the ‘Utopic’ and ‘Dystopic’ Narratives: James Keenan (University of Birmingham)
11:50 – 12:35: Pain Asymbolia and Pain: Wiktoria Kulik (University of Sheffield)
12:45 – 13:30: Adapting Kripke’s Modal Logic to Analyse Contextual Statements: Fraser Logue (Durham University)
14:30 – 16:00: Keynote Presentation: Abductive Immodesty in Mathematics and Morality: Jack Woods (University of Leeds)

Sunday 29th April

10:45 – 11:00: Arrival and Welcome
11:00 – 11:45: What is Physicalism: Gareth Pearce (University of York)
11:50 - 12:35: Can Virtue Ethics Provide a Useful Criterion for Moral Rightness: Alexandra Hall (University of York)
12:45 - 13:30: Consenting Adults? Faith Formations Less-than-Immaculate Conception: Catherine Kennedy (University of Sheffield)
14:30 – 16:00: Keynote Presentation: Robbie Morgan: What Makes an Attack Sexual (University of Sheffield)