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

Special Session

19 Sep 2017

Special Session speakers Donald Nordblom, Daniel Kilov, and James Willoughby.

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Lachlan Umbers, Compulsory Voting: A Defence

12 Sep 2017

Turnout is in decline in established democracies around the world. Where, in the mid-1800s, 70%- 80% of eligible voters regularly participated in US...

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James Owen Weatherall: How to Beat Science and Influence People

29 Aug 2017

In their recent book Merchants of Doubt (Bloomsbury, 2010), Naomi Oreskes and Eric Conway describe what they call the "Tobacco Strategy", which was the...

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Melissa Fusco: Splicing With Death

22 Aug 2017

Recent literature on causal decision theory (CDT) has featured much discussion of what Hare & Hedden call ``decision dependence''---the fact that, for a...

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Cailin O'Connor (UCI): Evolving Collaborative Networks

15 Aug 2017

Philosophers of science have recently argued that the structure of scientific networks matters to scientific progress.  But where do these networks come from...

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Amy Kind: Imaginative Experience

8 Aug 2017

Philosophical attempts to understand imagination sometimes focus on its nature – what imagination is – and sometimes focus on its phenomenological character –...

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Carolina Sartorio (Arizona): More of a Cause?

18 Jul 2017

"The driver’s speeding was more of a cause of the accident than the bad state of the roads.” Claims like this, which are quite common in ordinary discourse,...

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