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.
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25 Apr - TBC
3–4.30pm 25 Apr 2023Abstract TBA about a week prior to the seminar.
9 May - TBC
3–4.30pm 9 May 2023Abstract TBA about a week prior to the seminar.
21 Mar - TBC
21 Mar 2023Almost all of our reasoning is *defeasible*: that is, our inferences go through only other things equal, and there are always more of them -- the list of...
Bounded Utilities and Ex Ante Pareto
14 Mar 2023/*-->*/ /*-->*/ This talk shows that decision theories on which utilities are bounded, such as standard axiomatizations of Expected Utility Theory,...
Failing to Tell the Truth: A Transparent Approach to Truth-Tellers, Liars, and Curry
7 Mar 2023/*-->*/ /*-->*/ The first sentence in this abstract is true. What does the previous sentence—a contingent truth-teller—say? Well, truth is transparent...
Alethic Paradoxes and Epistemology
28 Feb 2023Please note that this talk is moved to Lectorial 1 on the ground floor of the RSSS building. In my talk, I will introduce the Buddhist epistemological...
Magnets, How Do They Work?
21 Feb 2023/*-->*/ /*-->*/ According to reference magnetism, there are facts independent from our psychology and conventions which make certain things more...
15 Nov 2022Abstract: 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...
Pre-Submission Talk - Denying Spirits Exist: Epistemic Error Theory and The Self-Undermining Objection
6 Sep 2022Epistemic Error Theory denies that there are epistemic reasons. This theory stands accused of being self-undermining. To accept, assert, argue for, believe,...