Philosophy Departmental Seminars


Sean Donahue
Philosophy Departmental Seminars

Upcoming talks in the Philosophy Departmental Seminar Series are listed below. Seminars are held on Thursdays (unless indicated on the schedule) from 2:00-3:30pm in the Auditorium, Level 1, RSSS Building. They're followed by tea and a casual dinner within walking distance of campus. All are welcome.

The 2023 seminar convenor is Sean Donahue (

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.

Past events

Comparativism About Instrumental Value - Dmitri Gallow (ACU)

1 Dec 2022

Speaker: Dmitri Gallow Abstract:  /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Nihilists about instrumental value deny that choices have any objective,...

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Richard Moore (Warwick)

24 Nov 2022

Speaker: Richard Moore Abstract:  /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ TBC Please note that these seminars are open to the public and in person only.

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Distributive Justice and the Commodification of Water - Adrian Walsh (UNE)

17 Nov 2022

Speaker: Adrian Walsh Abstract: "What should we think about commodifying the natural resource of water from the point of view of distributive justice? In many...

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Harms, Wrongs and Systems - Katrina Hutchinson (Macquarie)

10 Nov 2022

Speaker: Katrina Hutchinson Abstract: Analysis of systemic harms and injustices often focuses on identifying the individual or group agents involved and...

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Political Virtues and Feminist Ideals of Justice - Kathryn MacKay (Sydney)

3 Nov 2022

Speaker: Kathryn MacKay Abstract:  /*-->*/ /*-->*/ This paper is a part of a project that is aiming to develop a theory of virtue for socio-political...

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What Is Self-Narrative? - Regina Fabry (Macquarie)

27 Oct 2022

Speaker: Regina Fabry Abstract: In recent years, philosophers of mind have explored the relationship between lived embodied experiences and self-narratives in...

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Indirect Genetic Causes - Kate Lynch (USyd)

20 Oct 2022

Speaker: Kate Lynch Abstract: /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Indirect genetic effects occur when genes exert their influence on traits via the environment. Sometimes...

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