School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Philosophy Seminars and Events

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.

Justin Sytsma is the coordinator of the series for 2016.

Unless otherwise noted(*), all talks to be held Thursdays from 2.00 - 4.00 pm in New Kirk (KK) 107.

Date Speaker and Topic
3 March Glen Pettigrove (University of Auckland), 'What virtue adds to value'
10 March Simon James Hope (University of Stirling), 'Human Rights as one thought too many? The Maori Case'
17 March Kim Sterelny (ANU, Victoria University of Wellington) 'Is there a theory of human nature that is both substantive and defensible?'
7 April Peter Wenz (University of Illinois at Springfield) 'Functional inefficiency: The unexpected benefits of wasting time and money'
14 April Cei Maslen (Victoria University of Wellington, 'Are causes simultaneous with their effects?
21 April Jonathan Weinberg (Arizona), 'A Critical Defence of Local Debunking in Ethics'--Virtual Seminar
5 May Grant Tavinor (Lincoln University), 'Value and virtual achievement; or, How to value and enjoy pointless things'
12 May Fred Kroon (University of Auckland), TBD
19 May Mark Alfano (Delft University of Technology), TBD
26 May Joe Ulatowski (University of Waikato), 'The objective of truth, a core truism?'
2 June Neil Levy (Macquarie University), TBD

We host various events throughout the year. There are currently no upcoming events, check for University wide events at Victoria Events.