Philsoc seminars


James Edgar Lim
Philsoc seminars

The ANU Philosophy Society is a group of academics and graduate students in Philosophy and other disciplines, who meet regularly, giving seminars and discussing them.

All philosophy events at ANU, including Philsoc talks, are announced on the philsoc mailing list. Subscribe to the philsoc mailing list.

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You can submit a paper by emailing the Philsoc convenor, currently James Edgar Lim (

Past events

Ross Pain and Szymon Bogacz (ANU): Philsoc seminar - TPR's

16 Apr 2019

Ross Pain: Thesis Proposal Review (3.30-4.30pm) In this paper I examine the inferential framework employed by Palaeolithic cognitive archaeologists,...

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Timothy Williamson (ANU): 'Causation, Determinism, and Decision' (co-authored with Alex Sandgren)

9 Apr 2019

Many philosophers believe that Causal Decision Theory (CDT) is the correct normative theory for agents whose choices provide them with evidence about the...

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Matt Kopec (ANU): Some strategies for building more inclusive philosophy courses and classrooms

2 Apr 2019

In this pedagogy focused PhilSoc meeting, I’ll talk through some strategies I’ve employed in various courses over the past decade or so in an attempt to make...

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Elizabeth Kahn (Durham University): 'Social Structural Standards as Human Rights

19 Mar 2019

Social Structural Standards as Human Rights The Universal Declaration of Human Rights identifies a broad range of rights that its writers agreed deserved...

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Susan Pennings: ‘The Capability Approach and Chronic Pain’ (Pre-submission)

4 Dec 2018

Abstract: Many philosophers have argued that a key advantage of the application of the Capability Approach to distributive justice is that it can...

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Alex Sandgren and Koji Tanaka: ‘Two kinds of logical impossibility’

13 Nov 2018

Abstract: In this paper, we argue that a distinction ought to be drawn between two ways in which a given world might be logically impossible. First, a world w...

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David Kalkman (ANU): Would you like Grice with that? Grades of speaker meaning and their comparative ramifications

6 Nov 2018

Would you like Grice with that? Grades of speaker meaning and their comparative ramifications. Human communication is unique. We talk about abstract entities...

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