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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 (2013-14) 

23rd October 2013 Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame)
The Problem of Fr** W*ll
This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Birley Room which is located in Hatfield College.
Refreshments will be served from 5pm to 5:30pm with commencement at 5:30pm.

11th December 2013 Peter Lamarque (York)
Literature and the Re-shaping of the Mind
This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Birley Room which is located in Hatfield College.
Refreshments will be served from 5pm to 5:30pm with commencement at 5:30pm.

19th February 2014 John Skorupski (St Andrews)
The Place of Justice in Ethics
This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Birley Room which is located in Hatfield College.
Refreshments will be served from 5pm to 5:30pm with commencement at 5:30pm.

21st May 2014 Fabrice Teroni and Julien Deonna (l’Université de Genève et Chercheur)
What is an emotion?
This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Birley Room which is located in Hatfield College.
Refreshments will be served from 5pm to 5:30pm with commencement at 5:30pm.

14th July 2014 Amie Thomasson (Miami)
Title and abstract to be confirmed
This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Birley Room which is located in Hatfield College.
Refreshments will be served from 4pm to 4:30pm with commencement at 4:30pm.