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.

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 October

PhD Student Presentations


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