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Department of Philosophy

Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures

As part of the North-East centre of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the Department hosts regular Institute lectures, alternating with the University of Sunderland. Previous speakers have included Christine Korsgaard, Bas van Fraassen, Stephen Stich, Allan Gibbard, Simon Blackburn, David Papineau, John Skorupski, Stephen Clark, Ronald Hepburn, Peter van Inwagen, John Heil, Jonathan Dancy and Susan Hurley.

Royal Institute of Philosophy Events (2014-15) 

22nd October 2014 Jennifer Saul (Sheffield)
Dogwhistles: Implicit communication and political manipulation
This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Chapel of St Chad's College, Durham. 
Refreshments will be available from 5pm with commencement of the lecture at 5:30pm.

26th November 2014 Margaret Morrison (Toronto)
Capturing Reality with Fictional Models
This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Williams Library, St Chad's College, Durham. 
Refreshments will be available from 5pm with commencement of the lecture at 5:30pm.

28th January 2015 Dermot Moran (Dublin)
The Phenomenology of Embodiment
This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Williams Library, St Chad's College, Durham. 
Refreshments will be available from 5pm with commencement of the lecture at 5:30pm.

29th April 2015: Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture - John Hyman (Oxford)
Title and abstract to be confirmed
This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Birley Room, Hatfield College. 
Refreshments will be available from 5pm with commencement of the lecture at 5:30pm.