In the first Philosophy research seminar of the calendar, Giuseppina D’Oro came down from Keele University to explain how – and how not to – argue for the manifest image.
You can listen to the talk here:
We are happy to announce the programme for the Department of Philosophy’s Values and Reason Research Seminar Series, for the academic year 2019/20.
Thursday 3rd October 2019: Carolyn Price (The Open University)
Wednesday 6th November 2019: Natalia Waights Hickman (University of Oxford)
Wednesday 4th December 2019: Constantine Sandis (University of Hertfordshire)
Wednesday 8th January 2020: Giuseppina D’Oro (Keele University)
Wednesday 5th February 2020: Solveig Aasen (University of Oslo)
Wednesday 4th March 2020: Anil Gomes (University of Oxford)
Wednesday 1st April 2020: Josh Habgood-Coote (University of Bristol)
Wednesday 6th May 2020: Ema Sullivan-Bissett (University of Birmingham)
Wednesday 3rd June 2020: Michael Frazer (University of East Anglia)
All of the seminars take place in the Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes, 2pm-4pm. If you would like to attend, please contact Mark Pinder.
In June’s Philosophy Research Seminar, Dr Antonia Peacocke from New York University spoke to us about how literature expands the imagination.
According to Dr Peacocke, poetic devices in literature can direct your attention to previously unnoticed phenomenal properties of your own experiences. allowing you to conceptualize those previously unnoticed properties. One upshot is that literature can help you form new phenomenal concepts to expand the range of your active phenomenal imagination.
In May’s Philosophy Research Seminar, Dr Paulina Sliwa from the University of Cambridge gave us a new perspective on “Hermeneutical Advice”.
You can listen to the talk below. The handout for the talk is here.
In March’s research seminar, Mark Pinder raised some objections to recent work by Jon Pike and Sean Cordell on issues about cheating in sport, to which Jon offered some rebuttals. They were asking how one should go about defending a theory of cheating in sport. Do you have to analyse the concept of cheating, or should you engineer it?
In February’s Philosophy Research Seminar, Dr Laura Gow from the University of Liverpool came to speak to us about whether Amodal Perception Really is Perceptual.
Audio from the talk can be found below, and you can also download the handout accompanying the talk.
In December’s Philosophy Research Seminar, Professor Christoph Hoerl from the University of Warwick came to speak to us about regret. The title of his talk was “No regrets. They don’t work… Suppose it’s just a point of view”. Audio from the talk can be found below.