School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

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 2014.

Unless otherwise noted(*), all talks to be held Thursdays from 2.00 - 4.00 pm in Murphy 103.

Date Speaker and Topic
6 March David Chalmers 'Why isn’t there more progress in philosophy?' (Australian National University/New York University)
13 March Philip Pettit and Tori McGreer 'Responsibility and Reason-Responsiveness: The Hard Problem' (Australian National University/Princeton University)
20 March Hartley Slater 'Prior’s Individuals' (University of Western Australia)
27 March Jussi Haukioja 'Thought Experiments and Real Experiments in Semantics' (University of Turku)
3 April Paisley Livingston 'Bolzano and Beauty' (Lingnan University)
10 April Alan Weir 'Properties and Relations are Fusions' (University of Glasgow/Taylor Fellow, Otago)
17 April Andrew Moore 'Ethics and Public Policy' (Otago University)
18 April - 4 May


8 May Tim Mulgan 'Ethics for Possible Futures' (University of Auckland)
15 May Angela Mendelovici 'Intentionality is Not a Relation' (University of Western Ontario)
22 May Bill Fish TBA (Massey University)
29 May Justin Sytsma 'On Being in Pain' (Victoria University of Wellington)
5 June Raamy Majeed 'Conceptual Instability and the New Epistemic Possibility' (University of Otago)

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