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 Theo Murray and Darryl Mathieson.

Past events

Sharing Pain: A Command for Concern

9 May 2023

When a person communicates that they are in pain, it is often assumed that the speaker is providing an assertion or report. Call this the cognitivist stance of...

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The Individual Goods of Attention and How to Distribute Them

25 Apr 2023

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ We live in an age where attention is a central commodity – where social media companies like TikTok and Facebook take this attention...

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Money, Markets & Meaning – The Ethics of Commodification

18 Apr 2023

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ A common argument in debates about commodification is that it is impermissible to buy and sell certain goods...

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21 Mar - TBC

21 Mar 2023

Almost 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...

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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,...

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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...

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Alethic Paradoxes and Epistemology

28 Feb 2023

Please 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...

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