Departmental Seminar 2018-19

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 Niall Connolly.  All are welcome!

Spring 2019

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 CANCELLED 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 Please note change of venue: Humanities Research Institute
3 May Megan Blomfield (Sheffield) Epistemic injustice in asylum claim credibility assessments
10 May Ellen Clarke (Leeds) On biological individuality

Autumn 2018

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