Departmental Seminar 2017-18

Department Seminar photo

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 in Hicks Building Lecture Theatre 4.

Speakers send their paper in advance and speak for around 30 minutes, followed by discussion. Afterwards the discussion continues in a local pub.

Papers are normally available three days before the meeting; enquire in the Departmental Office. For more information contact Eric Olson.  All are welcome!

Spring 2018

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" Please note change of venue: Humanities Research Institute (HRI)
2 March Robert Stainton (Western) Meaning Pluralism, Linguistic Register and Slurs
9 March Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Sheffield) Homo Aestheticus
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" Please note change of venue: Diamond Workroom 1
11 May Mathieu Doucet (Waterloo) Culpable ignorance and mental disorders

Autumn 2017

Date Speaker Title of paper
6 Oct Glen Pettigrove (Glasgow) Character and Role
13 Oct Anneli Jefferson (Birmingham) Instrumentalism about Moral Responsibility Revisited
20 Oct Levi Spectre (Israel) Compartmentalized Knowledge
27 Oct Havi Carel (Bristol) Expanding transformative experience
3 Nov Tom Simpson (Oxford) Freedom from Surveillance
24 Nov Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge) Is Well-being Measurable?
8 Dec Paul Faulkner On Conversion