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 2014.

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

Date Speaker and Topic
17 July Don Locke (Victoria University of Wellington), 'How do we behave? Does our consciousness cause our actions?'
24 July Stephen Finlay (University of Southern California), 'For its own sake'.
31 July Jay Shaw (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Meaning: A contemporary study'.
7 August PhD Student Presentations
14 August Ramon Das (Victoria University of Wellington), 'A Critique of Moral Error Theory'.
21 August PhD Student Presentations
28 August*** Mark Colyvan (University of Sydney), 'Looking High and Low for Explanation'


11 September Dom Lopez (University of British Columbia), 'Channel conditions: Philosophy and recent photography'. **
18 September Carrie Jenkins (University of British Columbia), 'The metaphysics of romantic love'.**
25 September Mike LeBuffe (University of Otago), 'Towards a Spinozistic Theory of prescriptive ethics'.
2 October Dan Halliday (University of Melbourne), TBA
9 October Justin Sytsma (Victoria University of Wellington), 'On being in pain'.
16 October Catherine Abu-Nemeh (Victoria University of Wellington), TBA

** Video Conference. Time and location to be advised.

*** To be held in New Kirk (KK)107


FHSS Learning and Teaching Seminar Series: Stuart Brock

Date: 8 September 2014

Time: 12.15 pm

Venue: Murphy LT220

Associate Professor Stuart Brock, Philosophy Programme, HPPI, will present a seminar on "How I use course signals/early alerts".

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