Thursday seminars

Thursday seminars

Upcoming papers in the Philosophy Program's regular Thursday seminar series are listed below. Seminars are at 3:30 pm in seminar room A in Coombs. The seminar is followed by a dinner. Thursday Seminars are usually, but not always, held on Thursdays.

For questions please contact the current seminar convenor John Cusbert (john.cusbert@anu.edu.au).

Other philosophy seminars at ANU

  • The ANU Philosophy Society (Philsoc), which is run by ANU Philosophy students, also operates a seminar series, on Tuesdays. Papers are read by students, staff and visitors, and there is wine and snacks.
  • The Centre for Consciousness has regular seminars, most of which are part of the RSSS Thursday Seminar Series or the ANU Philosophy Society series.
  • The Automated Reasoning Project has occasional seminars on logic that may be of interest to philosophers.

Seminar announcements

Announcements of forthcoming meetings of all four seminar series are distributed by means of the philsoc list. To join the philsoc mailing list or unsubscribe from it, click here.

Upcoming events

Catrin Campbell-Moore (Bristol): Avoiding Risk and Avoiding Evidence

3.30pm 28 Jun 2018

It is natural to think that there is something epistemically objectionable about avoiding evidence, at least in ideal cases. We argue that this natural...

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Julia Staffel (WUSTL): TBA

3.30pm 5 Jul 2018

Abstract TBA

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Neil Mehta (Yale-NUS): TBA

3.30pm 19 Jul 2018

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Kerah Gordon-Solmon (Queen's): TBA

3.30pm 26 Jul 2018

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Ryan Muldoon (Buffalo): TBA

3.30pm 9 Aug 2018

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Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen): TBA

3.30pm 16 Aug 2018

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Past events

Emily C. Parke (Auckland): What are biosignatures signatures of?

21 Jun 2018

NASA has spent decades, and billions of dollars, looking for life in our solar system. Just this month they issued a major press release announcing that they...

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Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie): Self-Control and Moral Security

7 Jun 2018

Self-control is integral to successful human agency. But self-control requires external support. This paper explores the connections between social conditions...

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Massimo Renzo (KCL): Consent and Intentions

31 May 2018

What does it take to give morally valid consent? Is it enough that the consenter forms a particular mental state or does one need to communicate (or perhaps...

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Victoria McGeer (ANU/Princeton): Intelligent Capacities

24 May 2018

In The Concept of Mind, Gilbert Ryle argued that a more sophisticated understanding of the dispositional nature of “intelligent capacities” could help us...

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Deborah Brown (UQ): Automata

17 May 2018

The rise of automation in the 17th century — the production of machines that “move of their own accord” — raised interesting questions for philosophical...

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Colin Klein (ANU): What do we represent when we represent peripersonal space?

10 May 2018

Work in both animals and humans has emphasised that the brain specifically tracks the space near the body---the so-called peripersonal space (PPS). These...

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Michael Cholbi (Cal Poly Pomona): Equal Respect for Rational Agency

3 May 2018

Individuals are owed equal respect. But on the basis of what property of individuals are they owed such respect? One answer, popular among Kantians, is...

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