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Events at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading

Persons and Other Animals

The Philosophy Department is hosting a public event entitled ‘Persons and Other Animals’ on Wednesday 19th November 2014, 6-9pm. This event is part of the ‘Being Human’ festival – the UK’s first national festival of the humanities. For further details, see: Planet … Continue reading

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11th International Student Philosophy Conference

See short clips from the 11th International Student Philosophy Conference, Zagreb, including contributions from Farbod, here:

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Spring Term Research Seminars start today 11th February 2014

We are pleased to welcome Professor Caspar Hare (MIT) to give this term’s first research seminar on “Procreation: Before and After”, 2pm, HumSS 301. All staff and postgraduate students are welcome to attend research seminars and work in progress meetings. … Continue reading

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Why study philosophy? From one of our Reading philosophy alumni

I can’t think of a better degree than philosophy for anyone who wants to stretch themselves, learn to form cogent arguments and to think big picture. The beauty of philosophy is that it encourages you to dig a bit deeper, … Continue reading

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WITTGENSTEIN FORUM seminars take place on Tuesdays (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) at 4-6 p.m., in Palmer G04. All staff and students are welcome to attend. Spring Term 2014 Week 2:  21st January: Scott Normand: Surveyability and Proof   … Continue reading

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Conference: Semantics and Science

The Ratio conference this year, which will also be the inaugural conference for the Centre for Cognition Research, will be on the topic of ‘Semantics and Science’. It will take place 21-22nd March. For details, please see the attached flyer: CCR … Continue reading

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Centre for Cognition Research Talk: Gergely Csibra (23rd Jan)

Prof. Gergely Csibra (Cognitive Development Centre, Budapest) Thursday 23rd January, Psychology 127, 2.30-4pm ‘Non-verbal generics’ All human languages allow for making generic statements about kinds, which fosters the acquisition of generic knowledge by linguistic communication. I present recent findings that … Continue reading

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Spring Term Graduate Class

Prof. David Oderberg is running this term’s Graduate Class on The Metaphysics of Good and Evil. The schedule can be found here. The class runs on Thursdays in HumSS 73 from 2-4pm.

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Philosophy Society speaker meetings start Tues 21st Jan

We have a great line up of Philosophy Society speakers this term, all at 2pm in HumSS 301: Tuesday 21st Jan, Robbie Williams (Leeds), Rational Illogicality Tuesday 4th Feb, Antony Duff (Stirling), Emotion-based Criminal Defences: Fear, Anger – Compassion? Tuesday 18th Feb, Stephen … Continue reading

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Podcast by Prof. David Oderberg on the morality of reputation and judgment

Prof. David Oderberg is interviewed by David Edmonds (one of the producers of Philosophy Bites) on his new article ‘The Morality of Reputation and the Judgment of Others’ in the Journal of Practical Ethics 1 (2013).

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