Philosophy Seminars and Events
"Without Philosophy thoughts are cloudy and indistinct: Its task to make them clear and to give them the sharp boundaries." (Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus)
The Philosophy Programme hosts a regular seminar series during Trimesters 1 and 2 with papers presented by visiting speakers and academic staff from within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria. All are welcome to attend.
Stuart Brock is the coordinator of the series for 2013.
Unless otherwise noted(*), all talks to be held Thursdays from 2.00 - 4.00 pm in Murphy 103.
|Date||Speaker and Topic|
|18 July||Dan Weijers (Victoria), 'The ethics of prediction markets on terrorism: repugnance, moral psychology, and the war on terror'|
|25 July*||John Perry (Stanford University), TBA|
|1 August*||Lara Buchak (Berkeley), TBA|
|8 August||Koji Tanaka (University of Auckland), 'Why Logic doesn't Explode'|
|15 August||Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University), 'Speech Act Embedding'|
|22 August||Brian Leiter (University of Chicago), 'The Innocence of Becoming'|
|12 September||Andrew Moore (Otago University), Pleasure, Phenomenology and Intentionality'|
Seth Lazar (Australian National University), 'Ethics and Expectations:Part I'
"* Seth Lazar, TIME: 1:00pm-2:45pm, LOCATION: WR10/201".
|26 September||John Bigelow (Monash University), 'An Eleatic Theory of Universals'|
|3 October||Anthony Eagle (University of Adelaide), 'The Past can be Changed'|
|10 October||Michael Gilchrist (Victoria), Thesis Presentation: Deflationary Metaphysics|
|17 October||"Staff Meeting"|
|Date||Speaker and Topic|
|1 March*||Garrett Cullity (University of Adelaide), 'Normative Derivations' [OK406, Wood Seminar Room]|
|7 March||Programme Meeting (Teaching Schedule 2014)|
|14 March||Dave Ripley (Melbourne University), 'Getting lost in the woods: logical approaches to confusion and collapse'|
|21 March||Simon Keller (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Posthumous Harm Again'|
|4 April||Christina Van Dyke (Calvin College), 'Street's Darwinian Dilemma'|
|11 April||Nick Agar (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Moral Enhancement?'|
|19 April*||Philip Pettit (Princeton University), MAURICE GOLDSMITH LECTURE [Pipitea Campus]|
|2 May||Kim Sterelny (Australian National University), 'Prospects for Moral Realism'|
|9 May*||Kelly Trogdon (Lingnan University), 'A Puzzle for Phenomenal Concepts'|
|16 May||Emma Wood (Victoria University of Wellington), THESIS TALK: A New Moral Success Theory|
|23 May||Brad Monton (University of Boulder) ' Yes there is a metaphysical difference (between presentism and eternalism)'|
|30 May*||Ben Blumson (National University of Singapore), 'Fact, Fiction and Fantasy'|
|6 June||Alex Miller (Otago University), 'Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, section 219'|
We host various events throughout the year. There are currently no upcoming events, check for University wide events at Victoria Events.