Departmental News Update

It’s been a busy term so far for the philosophy department! Here is some of our recent news:

  • James Andow is headed to the 1st Experimental Philosophy Germany conference at the end of November to present some experimental results concerning moral intuitions. Shortly after that, he’ll be giving a Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture in Keele on ‘A Genealogy of Intuition-mongering’.
  • Professor Helen Beebee, of the University of Manchester, this week gave a talk to the department and Philosophy Society about women in philosophy: why are there so few, and what can be done to change this?
  • Emma Borg is hosting a masterclass at Peking University, on semantic minimalism and other theories, and presenting a paper at the ‘Pervasive Context’ conference also at Peking: ‘Explanatory roles for minimal content?’ She will also be giving a keynote talk at CONTEXT 2015: The Ninth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modelling and Using Context in Cyprus, on ‘minimal content, communication and acquisition’.
  • Jonathan Dancy will be running our graduate class this term (on practical reasoning), and will again hold an intensive two-day masterclass for graduate students during the coming Summer term.
  • Luke Elson presented a paper to the the Choice Group at the London School of Economics this week.
  • Maximilian de Gaynesford’s new book ‘The Rift in the Lute: Attuning Poetry and Philosophy’ will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.
  • David Oderberg will be giving a talk at Winchester school in November on the topic of essentialism.
  • John Preston will be returning to China this November, to speak at a conference at Sun Yat-sen University, and to give a paper at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • We welcome Sami Rissanen, from Finland, who will be working for us as a Graduate Teaching Assistant while he does his PhD.
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