School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Philosophy Seminars and Events

The First Annual Australasian Experimental Philosophy Workshop

will be held on Friday 9 September from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm in Murphy 305.


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 Old Kirk (OK)501.

Date Speaker and Topic
14 July Douglas MacLean (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), 'Pain and Suffering: Can it be good to suffer?'
15 July Goldsmith Lecture (see below)
21 July Neil Sinhababu (National University of Singapore), 'From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden'
28 July Ramon Das (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Evolutionary Debunking of Morality and Companions in Guilt'
4 August Simon Keller (Victoria University of Wellington), 'A Right to Mental Health'
11 August Stuart Brock (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Philosophical Progress'
18 August Eirik Harris (City University of Hong Kong), 'The Shenzi Fragments and Early Chinese Political Philosophy'
8 September Serene Khader (Brooklyn College), 'Self-Respect Under Conditions of Oppression'
15 September Justin Sytsma (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Religion, Philosophy, and Analytic Thinking'
22 September Dirk Baltzly (University of Tasmania), TBD
29 September Sondra Bacharach (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Feminist Street Art'
6 OctoberPhD Student Presentations

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