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 ( 

Past events

Fergus Green: ‘The problem of legal transitions: The role duties to reform unjust laws'.

30 Oct 2018

Abstract: The Problem of Legal Transitions: The Role of Duties to Reform Unjust Laws Should slave-owners have been compensated upon the abolition of slavery?...

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Hayden Wilkinson (ANU): Infinite aggregation and risk

16 Oct 2018

How should we evaluate worlds containing infinite populations? This is a crucial question for ethical consequentialists - their judgements of acts are...

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Christopher Hunter-Lean (ANU): Invasive species and naturalized function in ecology

9 Oct 2018

Within and outside the academe there is a growing chorus of dissenters arguing that we should not control invasive species. They believe we should disregard...

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Philsoc seminars: Lachlan Walmsley (ANU) and James Willoughby (ANU)

2 Oct 2018

James Willoughby, "Revising The Revisionist Story" (3.30pm - 4.30pm) Revisionist philosophical theories face an up-hill battle. They deviate from the way the...

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Ten-Herng Lai, 'Political vandalism as counter hate speech' (Pre-submission talk)

25 Sep 2018

Abstract: This paper has two aims. The first is to show that state-sponsored political symbols, including statues, monuments, the naming of locations, etc.,...

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Philsoc Seminar (18/09): Toby Solomon & Jeremy Strasser (two talks)

18 Sep 2018

This Philsoc seminar will be a Work-In-Progress session consisting of two talks, given by Toby Solomon and Jeremy Strasser. Please note that everyone (...

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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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