Philosophy seminars and events

Philosophy Programme seminars

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.

Ramon Das is the coordinator of the series for 2018.

All talks to be held Thursday from 2:10-4:00pm in MY 617 unless otherwise noted.

7 March - Josh Glasgow (Sonoma State)

“Devaluing Importance”

8 March - Adina Roskies (Dartmouth)

“Neuroethics and Agency”

14 March - Amy Austin (VUW)

“Philosophy for Children: Democratic Pedagogy”

28 March - Noam Zohar (Bar Ilan Univ.)

“Debating Forced Medical Feeding: Israeli Responses to Hunger Strikes”

11 April - Bessie Olsen (VUW)

“What is logic about? Or what do teachers say logic is about?”

9 May - Karen Green (Melbourne)

“Catharine Maclaulay’s republicanism and contemporary democratic malaise”

16 May - Lisa Ellis (Otago)


23 May - Ewan Kingston (Duke)

“Generalised Consumer Responsibility: A Critique”

30 May - Snita Ahir-Knight (VUW)


6 June - Nomy Arpaly (Brown)


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