University of Reading Visiting Speaker Sessions

Autumn Term 2021 [Online]
Platform: MS Teams
Thursdays 2-4pm [9th Dec 2021: 3-5pm]

Talk details will be continuously updated on this page.

10 minutes into the talk, guests will no longer be permitted entry.

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To access Alastair Norcross’ talk, just click here.

Date Speaker Title Abstract
30/9/2021 Christopher Bennett (Sheffield) Desert and Dissociation Abstract
7/10/2021 Yujia Song
Smithean Sympathy: Entangled Emotions Abstract
14/10/2021 Christopher Janaway
Different kinds of willing in Schopenhauer Abstract
21/10/2021 Francey Russell (Barnard/Columbia) The Mind’s Opacity and the Mind’s Reality Abstract
John Cottingham Lecture: Sir Anthony Kenny  

Executive Freedom in Descartes

[Book a place here]

4/11/2021 READING WEEK



Farbod Akhlaghi
Is the Debate between Naturalists and Non-Naturalists an Ethical Debate? Abstract
18/11/2021 Petter Sandstad
Forms as Causes and Explanations Abstract
25/11/2021 Lucy McDonald
Intimacy: A Closer Look Abstract
2/12/2021 Emma Borg
In Defence of Individual Rationality Abstract
Alastair Norcross
Contextualist Scalar Consequentialism, Determinism, and the Non-Identity “Problem” Abstract


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