Past events

07
Dec
2017

Gerard Vong (Emory): Diagnosing a Methodological Error in Distributive Fairness Debates: Lotteries, Pluralism and An Impossibility Result

Preceded by a pre-talk for graduate students, 1:30PM Benjamin LibraryAbstract and simplified thought experiments are an important methodological tool in...
30
Nov
2017

Helen Frowe (Stockholm)

Abstract forthcoming.
28
Nov
2017

Anchoring Narratives

Philosophers and scientists often engage in historical reconstruction, outlining sweeping narratives on topics such as the evolution of cognition, language,...
23
Nov
2017

John Broome (ANU)

Abstract: Philosophers often fail to separate rationality from normativity as sharply as they should. One reason is that the word 'reason' can be used to...
13
Nov
2017

Sam Shpall (Sydney): Against Romanticism

Romantic views hold that love is an outlier in moral psychology because of its immunisation from rational norms. Such views are historically robust,...
09
Nov
2017

Nick Smith (Sydney): The Grandfather Paradox: You're Doing it Wrong

The most important objection to the logical possibility of backwards time travel (btt) is the so-called Grandfather Paradox (GP). Lewis presented a solution to...

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