Philsoc seminars

Philsoc seminars

The ANU Philosophy Society is a group of academics and graduate students in Philosophy and other disciplines, who meet regularly, giving seminars and discussing them.

All philosophy events at ANU, including Philsoc talks, are announced on the philsoc mailing list. Subscribe to the philsoc mailing list.

Submit a paper

You can submit a paper by emailing the Philsoc convenors, currently Zachary Swindlehurst and Aidan Ryall.

Past events

I'm mistaken

15 Nov 2022

Abstract: I know that not everything I believe is true -- no one is right about everything. Does this mean, or at least strongly suggest, that my beliefs are...

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Pre-Submission Talk - Denying Spirits Exist: Epistemic Error Theory and The Self-Undermining Objection

6 Sep 2022

Epistemic Error Theory denies that there are epistemic reasons. This theory stands accused of being self-undermining. To accept, assert, argue for, believe,...

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Consciousness and Continuity

30 Aug 2022

Consider your visual experience of a blue sky or your auditory experience of a rising pitch. Are these experiences continuous or discrete? If we appeal solely...

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‘Relevance and Possible Lives’ - Pre-Submission Talk

23 Aug 2022

Abstract: When there are two groups of people with claims for your assistance and you can only help one of them, which group ought you to choose?  The “...

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The Coevolution of Commitment and Cooperation

16 Aug 2022

Abstract: In this talk, I argue that a significant factor in the evolution of human cooperation is the coevolution of commitment and cooperation. I show how...

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The Deontic, the Evaluative, and the Fitting

12 Aug 2022

The evaluative categories (goodness, badness, betterness, and the like) and the deontic categories (requiredness, permittedness, forbiddenness, and the like)...

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The aboutness argument against the modal theory of states of affairs

9 Aug 2022

Abstract: Define a state of affairs to be a way things are or a way things fail to be. The modal theory of states of affairs holds that, for any states of...

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