Past events

20
Aug
2019
19
Aug
2019

Feasibility and Poverty workshop

This workshop is co-organised by Nic Southwood and Professor John Dryzek (UC) and is part of the activities of Nic's ARC Future Fellowship, “Feasibility in...
15
Aug
2019

Anna Mahtani (LSE): "The designators that matter"

Abstract: Suppose that you have a choice of two actions, A and B, and suppose that action A has better prospects for everyone than action B. Then many would...
14
Aug
2019

Motherhood under the microscope: Perspectives from the social sciences

What makes a good mother? What makes a mother at all? Where does motherhood come from? The nature of motherhood has perhaps never been more controversial or...
13
Aug
2019

Marta Halina (University of Cambridge): "Insightful AI"

In March 2016, DeepMind’s computer program AlphaGo surprised the world by defeating the world-champion Go player, Lee Sedol. AlphaGo has a novel, surprising...
12
Aug
2019

Kimberley Kessler Ferzan (Virginia): #BelieveWomen and the Presumption of Innocence: Clarifying the Questions for Law and Life

In September 2018, Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexually assaulting her when the two were teenagers. Ford’s...
08
Aug
2019

Sergio Tenenbaum: Instrumental virtues and instrumental rationality

Most theories of rationality take it for granted that rationality is always a matter of conformity to certain principles, or responding to reasons. I argue...

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