Postgraduate Seminar 2015-16
This seminar is open to all graduate students in the Department of Philosophy. It runs throughout both semesters, and the students run their own series over the summer. Each week a student presents a paper, followed by discussion. A handout, abstract, or draft of the paper is usually circulated in advance. Anyone from outside the department wishing to attend should email the Director of Graduate Studies, Komarine Romdenh-Romluc.
Wednesdays 3-5pm, Portobello Centre 57C
30th September - Stephen Ingram "Epistemology Shmepistemology: Moral Error Theory and the Problem of Epistemic Normativity"
7th October - Jenny Saul ‘A puzzle about academic freedom’
14th October - Komarine Romdenh-Romluc ‘Hermeneutical Injustice: blood sports, the English Defence League, and the naked rambler’
21st October - Ashley Pennington 'Beating a Dead Horse: Analyzing Uptake and Sincerity in Performative Utterances'
28th October - Stephen Bolton 'Columnar Higher-order Vagueness and the ‘Incoherence’ Objection'
4th November - Trystan Goetze 'Hermeneutical Realism, Hermeneutical Responsibility’
11th November - Charlie Crerar 'Vice responsibilism: Motivations, orientations, and the assymmetry with virtue'
18th November - Siobhan Moriarty ‘Understanding existence statements’
25th November - Adriana Clavel Vazquez ‘Emotional realism and the affective practical ethical assessment of fictional narratives’
2nd December - Simon Barker 'Epistemic Legitimacy, Epistemic Injustice – A modest proposal’
9th December - Neil Williams 'In Defense of Pluralism in Pragmatism'
16th December - Graham Bex-Priestley ‘Putting Free Will Into Context’
20th January - Joshua Thomas 'Immortality and Meaning in Life'
27th January - Simon Stubbs 'What’s So Bad About Semantic Instrumentalism?' This seminar will be held in Arts Tower LT8.
3rd February - Ahmad Fattah 'Liberal politics and moral disagreements' This seminar will be held in Hicks LT4.
10th February - James Lewis ‘Broadening the idea of a second-personal reason’.
17th February - Carlos Felippe ‘Virtue Ethics and Self-Effacement’
24th February - Josh Matthews 'Indeterminacy and Non-Classical Theories of Mind'
2nd March - Giulia Casini 'Counterfactuals Without Possible Worlds'
16th March - Isela Gonzalez Vazquez - 'Overview of a Case for a Socially Responsible Philosophy of Science'
13th April - David Strohmaier 'Group Agency'
20th April - Lewis Brooks - 'Moral Expressivism and Creeping Minimalism'
27th April - Diego Feinmann 'Relevance Theory and Fodor’s Atomism: Re-Thinking a Difficult Marriage'
4th May - Harry Cusworth ''Don’t do that! That’s F*****g gross': An investigation into the relationship between disgust, morality and swearing'
11th May - Richard Hassall 'Projectibility of Natural Kinds in the Special Sciences: The Role of Causal Relations'
18th May - Graham Bex-Priestley ‘Error and the Limits of Quasi-Realism'
25th May - CANCELLED
Friday 27th May - Gonzalo Nunez Erices 'The Boundaries Around us: Surfaces as Ontological Parasites'
1st June - Josh Black - 'Peirce on Exact Truth and Force Equivalence'
8th June - Robbie Morgan - Title TBA