Philsoc seminars


James Edgar Lim
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 convenor, currently James Edgar Lim (

Upcoming events

Jasper Hedges (TPR): Philsoc Seminar

3.30–5.30pm 19 Nov 2019

Abstract forthcoming.

» read more

Jesse Hambly (Presubmission): Philsoc Seminar

3.30–5.30pm 3 Dec 2019

Abstract forthcoming.

» read more

Past events

Ellen Clarke (Leeds): “The Metaphysics of Sex Categories"

20 Aug 2019

Abstract: The folk take sex categories to be exhausted by the binary of male and female, but this sits badly with the biological reality of intersex conditions...

» read more

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

13 Aug 2019

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...

» read more

Patrick Forber (Tufts): Joint agency and the uniquely-human-cooperation hypothesis

6 Aug 2019

Abstract: Group action and collective action call for different explanations than individual action. To this end, philosophers invoke some version of joint...

» read more

Erick Llamas (ANU): "The Realiser-realiser Identity Theory of Mind"

30 Jul 2019

In this talk I will present a new kind of identity theory of mind that I call the realiser-realiser identity theory. Roughly put, the view holds that for any...

» read more

Anandi Hattiangadi (Stockholm University): Semantic Supervenience and Haecceitism

23 Jul 2019

Abstract: This paper takes issue with the widely held view that semantic properties supervene on some class of non-semantic properties. The focus here is on...

» read more

Kate Vredenburgh: Philsoc Seminar

16 Jul 2019

Predictively powerful yet opaque models are increasingly used by governments and private actors to make high stakes decisions in the healthcare system, the...

» read more

Cailin O'Connor: “Why Do Retractions Fail?”

2 Jul 2019

Abstract: It has been widely documented that retracted papers are often cited long after they have been retracted. Scientific beliefs, such as in the truth of...

» read more


Updated:  19 March 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications