Autumn 2015 Speaker Calendar

We have a packed programme of talks this term! All staff and students are welcome to all events. Updated 29 September.

Please email luke.elson@reading.ac.uk with any questions.

Week 1

  • Debate: Luke Elson and Philip Stratton-Lake, Must all Reasons Stem from Desires?
    Tuesday 2-4pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS

Week 2

  • Research Seminar: Elanor Taylor (Iowa State), Against Explanatory Realism.
    Tuesday 2-4pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS
  • Wittgenstein Forum: Harry Tomany, Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Mathematics: The Intermediate Period.
    Tuesday 4-6 pm, in URS 2n13.

Week 3 (note time change)

  • Work in Progress: Brad Hooker, A Theory of Fairness.
    Tuesday 4-6pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS

Week 4 (note special event)

  • Research Seminar: Helen Beebee (Manchester), Metaphysics.
    Tuesday 2-4pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS
    and: Special Event: Helen Beebee, Women in Philosophy. (4:30pm – 6pm in the same room)
  • Wittgenstein Forum: Felix Hagenström (Southampton), Wittgenstein, Grammar & Idealism.
    Tuesday 4-6 pm, in URS 2n13.

(Note that the Special Event and Wittgenstein Forum meeting clash.)

Week 5

  • Philosophy Society: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke), Contrastive Mental Causation.
    Tuesday 2-4pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS

Week 6

  • Wittgenstein Forum: Robert Rabinowitz (London), Why coherence is relative and logically impossible things can happen.
    Tuesday 4-6 pm, in URS 2n13.

Week 7

  • Research Seminar: Joanna Burch-Brown (Bristol), Invention in Action.
    Tuesday 2-4pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS

Week 8

  • Philosophy Society: Michel Le Du (Strasbourg), What is it Like to Be a Relativist?
    Tuesday 2-4pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS
  • Wittgenstein Forum: Michel Le Du, Secondary Meaning.
    Tuesday 4-6 pm, in URS 2n13.

Week 9

  • Work in Progress: Emma Borg, What is the basis of social cognition? On behaviour-reading, mindreading and nativism.
    Tuesday 2-4pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS

Week 10

  • Research Seminar: Simon Kirchin (Kent), Concepts, Action-Guidance and Motivation: Ethics, Aesthetics and Motivation.
    Tuesday 2-4pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS
  • Wittgenstein Forum: Severin Schroeder, Convention & Necessity.
    Tuesday 4-6 pm, in URS 2n13.

Week 11

  • Work in Progress: James Stazicker, Self-Knowledge, Perceptual Evidence, and the Significance of Consciousness.
    Tuesday 2-4pm, in the Van Emden Lecture Theatre in HumSS
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