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.

Submit a paper

You can submit a paper by emailing the Philsoc convenor, currently James Willoughby (james.willoughby@anu.edu.au). 

Past events

The Scope of Scorekeeping

14 Aug 2018

14 August, 3:30-5:30pm Sir Rowland Wilson Building, Room 1.02 Josh Armstrong The Scope of Scorekeeping Wittgenstein famously remarked that words are deeds...

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Refugees and the Limits of Political Philosophy

31 Jul 2018

Refugees and the Limits of Political Philosophy Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution, but in practice many...

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Medieval Modal Spaces

25 Jul 2018

Bob Pasnau (University of Colorado) Medieval Modal Spaces The Aristotelian conception of modality tended, for much of its history, to be founded mainly on...

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Pursuit of Platonic Tethering to the Truth: An Outline of Learning-Theoretic Epistemology

24 Jul 2018

24 July, 3:30-5:30pm Sir Roland Wilson Building, 3.03/3.04 Note the unusual location. Hanti Lin (UC Davis) Pursuit of Platonic Tethering to the Truth: An...

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The Moral Significance of Introspection

17 Jul 2018

17 July 3:30-5:30pm Sir Roland Wilson Building, Room 2.02 Kranti Saran (Ashoka)   The Moral Significance of Introspection While the significance of...

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Barry Lam - The Use of Narrative in Public Philosophy

26 Jun 2018

For those interested in public philosophy, there is a question about how to go about doing it in a way that is highly impactful, accessible, but faithful to...

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Brett Calcott - Genetic Programs, revised and upgraded

19 Jun 2018

A commonly expressed idea in biology is that DNA contains a program or a set of instructions for building a complex multicellular organism.  A number of...

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