Thursday seminars

Contacts

Justin D'Ambrosio
Thursday seminars

Upcoming papers in the Philosophy Program's regular Thursday seminar series are listed below. Seminars are at 3:30 pm in Rm 1.04 Coombs Extension. 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 Justin D'Ambrosio (justin.d'ambrosio@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

Jennifer Nagel: The Epistemic Backchannel

3.30–5.30pm 18 Jul 2019

In the regular flow of human conversation, we send many signals to each other about what we do and do not know. This talk examines what sociologists call “the...

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Sophia Moreau: Thursday Seminar

3.30–5.30pm 25 Jul 2019

Abstract forthcoming.

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Fiona Woollard: Thursday Seminar

3.30–5.30pm 1 Aug 2019

Abstract forthcoming.

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Sergio Tenenbaum: Thursday Seminar

3.30–5.30pm 8 Aug 2019

Abstract forthcoming.

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Anna Mahtani: Thursday Seminar

3.30–5.30pm 15 Aug 2019

Abstract forthcoming.

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Kimberley Brownlee: Thursday Seminar

3.30–5.30pm 29 Aug 2019

Abstract forthcoming.

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Mark Colyvan: Thursday Seminar

3.30–5.30pm 31 Oct 2019

Abstract forthcoming.

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Past events

Mark Budolfson: Quantifying animal wellbeing and estimating optimal tradeoffs against human wellbeing, developing policy-relevant population ethics, and integrating the results into policy analysis for climate change and beyond

4 Jul 2019

Quantifying animal wellbeing and estimating optimal tradeoffs against human wellbeing, developing policy-relevant population ethics, and integrating the...

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Krister Bykvist: "Escaping impossibility theorems in population ethics"

27 Jun 2019

Decision-makers are in a hurry to find morally justified responses to climate change. Population ethicists have thrown a spanner in the works by formulating...

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Jim Weatherall: Thursday Seminar - "Infinite space and modern cosmology"

20 Jun 2019

Over the last four decades, (physical) cosmologists have developed startlingly precise ways of measuring our universe. This period has also seen the rise and...

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Lena Kastner: Thursday Seminar

13 Jun 2019

Lena Kästner (HU Berlin/Saarbrücken): "How to Create a Mechanism Mosaic?" Integration is a grand challenge for many contemporary research endeavors. Although...

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Ishani Maitra (Michigan): Lying and deception: A happy marriage

30 May 2019

Abstract: Traditionally, lying has been understood to involve an intention to deceive. There is a long history, going all the way back to Augustine, that...

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Esther Klein (uSyd/ANU): Sincerity or Social Harmony? A Problem of Peer Disagreement in Ming Dynasty China

23 May 2019

Sincere individual self-expression is often in tension with social harmony. A famous Ming dynasty exchange between Li Zhi (1527-1602) and his former friend...

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Brian Weatherson (Michigan): Knowledge, Interests and Questions

16 May 2019

Knowledge is useful. If something is known, it can be used as a premise in constructing an answer to a question. But this platitude can quickly lead to...

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