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 2015.

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

Date Speaker and Topic
16 July Larry Temkin (Rutgers University), 'Rethinking the Good - A Small Taste'
30 July Jeremy Waldron (New York University), 'What have philosophers got against dignity?'
6 August Simon Keller (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Moral Blackmail: A User's Guide'
13 August* Jim Tabery (University of Utah), 'Understanding the Impact of Science in the Courtroom: The Case for Methodological Pluralism'
20 August Hannah Clark-Younger (Victoria University of Wellington/University of Otago), 'A Dynamic Logic of Commands and Questions'


10 September Edwin Mares (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Value Revision'
17 September* Jonathan Weinberg (University of Arizona), 'A Critical Defence of Local Debunking and Ethics'
1 October PhD Student Presentations
8 October PhD Student Presentations
15 October Tim Bayne, (University of Manchester), TBC

* Video conference.

** Video Conference

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