Thursday seminars


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'

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

Ishani Maitra (Michigan): Thursday seminar

3.30–5.30pm 30 May 2019

Abstract forthcoming.

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Past events

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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David Bronstein (Georgetown): Aristotle's Virtue Epistemology

2 May 2019

Aristotle's Virtue Epistemology Neo-Aristotelian virtue theorists typically argue that acts get their moral and epistemic worth from the capacities from which...

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Carolyn Dicey Jennings (UC Merced): From attention to self

18 Apr 2019

Abstract: A popular view of the self is that it exists inside the head. Movies sometimes present the self as a tiny person living inside of our skulls, seeing...

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Luara Ferracioli (Sydney): Moral Parenthood and Moral Commitment

11 Apr 2019

Moral Parenthood and Moral Commitment Abstract: In this paper I focus on the following question: what gives a person a moral right to parent a particular...

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Dirk Baltzly (Tasmania): Female Guardians in Proclus’ Republic Commentary

4 Apr 2019

Female Guardians in Proclus’ Republic Commentary Abstract: We have exactly one sustained, ancient treatment of what modern interpreters take to be Plato’s...

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