Philosophy Departmental Seminars


Pamela Robinson
Philosophy Departmental Seminars

Upcoming talks in the Philosophy Departmental Seminar Series are listed below. Seminars are held on Fridays from 2:00-3:30pm in room 6.71, Level 6, RSSS Building. They're followed by tea and a casual dinner within walking distance of campus. All are welcome.

The 2021 seminar convenor is Pamela Robinson (

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

Alan Hájek (ANU) - Would Work

25 Jun 2021

This Friday, June 25th, Alan Hájek (ANU) will present on "'Would' Work". Abstract:  I have long argued that most counterfactuals are false. The chanciness...

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Mario Günther (ANU) - "Probabilities of Conditionals and Imaged Probabilities"

18 Jun 2021

This Friday, June 18th, Mario Günther (ANU) will present on "Probabilities of Conditionals and Imaged Probabilities". Abstract: Probabilities of conditionals...

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Kim Sterelny - 'Title TBC'

28 May 2021

Abstract TBC 

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Seth Lazar (ANU) - "Legitimacy, Authority, and the Political Value of Explanations"

14 May 2021

This Friday, May 14th, Seth Lazar (ANU) will present on "Legitimacy, Authority, and the Political Value of Explanations".    Abstract: As rapid advances in...

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Claire Benn (ANU) -"Ethics Must Be Seen to Be Done: Signalling Compliance Under Interpersonal Uncertainty".

7 May 2021

This Friday, May 7th, Claire Benn (ANU) will present on "Ethics Must Be Seen to Be Done: Signalling Compliance Under Interpersonal Uncertainty".   ...

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Daniel Munoz (Monash University) - The Many, the Few, and the Nature of Value

23 Apr 2021

Abstract: John M. Taurek argues that, in a choice between saving the many or the few, the numbers should not count. Many of Taurek's detractors object that his...

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Colin Klein (ANU) - Are Pains Cognitively Penetrable?

16 Apr 2021

Title: Are Pains Cognitively Penetrable? Abstract: Pretty much everyone who has thought about it assumes that pains are cognitively penetrable—that is, that...

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