Past events

26
Apr
2016

Vincent Redhouse (ANU): Limits of Public Reason (Thesis Proposal Review)

I will present a chapter of my thesis in which I argue that liberal public reason does not appear to be able to justify the current coercive relationship...
21
Apr
2016

Toby Handfield (Monash): Honour, Violence, and Social Norms

Abstract: A surprising amount of violence is committed in the name of  "honour". Honour violence takes many forms, from so-called "honour killings", to bar-...
19
Apr
2016

Bronwyn Finnigan (ANU): Know-how and the practical mode of presenting a proposition

A sustained worry about how Jason Stanley’s (possible world) semantic analysis of know-how can integrate with philosophy of mind.
18
Apr
2016

Simon Keller (Victoria University Wellington): Mental Health and Well-Being

On many influential definitions of mental health, mental health is intimately connected to, or even identical with, well-being. What can theories of well-being...
14
Apr
2016

Alexander Sandgren (ANU): Witches and Intentional Identity

There is intentional identity when attitudes have a common focus, whether or not there is an object at that focus. For instance, there is intentional identity...
12
Apr
2016

Anna Taitslin (ANU College of Law): On the origin of terms of Duty, Obligation and Right in Roman law and beyond: could ‘Duty’ and ‘Obligation’ be distinguished?

In De Finibus 3.20 Cicero introduced a notion of duty – officium – translating Greek ‘appropriate action’ (kathekon) that had the Stoic connotation. In De Fin...
11
Apr
2016

Mark Alfano (Delft University of Technology): The Logic of Communities of Trust

Hobbes emphasized that the state of nature is a state of war because it fundamentally involves distrust. Exiting the state of nature and the conflicts it...

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