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Department of Philosophy

Forthcoming Research Seminars and Lectures

(For past seminars and lectures see here)


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29th April 2015: Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture - John Hyman (Oxford) - Action and Integration

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.

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07th May 2015: Emma Bullock (KCL) - Knowing and Not-knowing for your own good: The Limits of Epistemic Paternalism

This Weekly Research Seminar will commence at 11:30am. The seminar will take place in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet. Refreshments will be available from 11:00am with the talk commencing at 11:30am.

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12th May 2015, 15:00-16:30 (CM105): Philippa Hoskin, (School of History and Heritage, University of Lincoln) - Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, and the practice and theory of pastoral care.

The Medieval Mind Lecture Series.

Lectures in Medieval Philosophy, Thought, and Intellectual History

More about 12th May 2015, 15:00-16:30 (CM105): Philippa Hoskin, (School of History and Heritage, University of Lincoln) - Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, and the practice and theory of pastoral care.


09th June 2015, 15:00-16:30 (Pemberton Building room 28): Franklin Harkins, (Department of Theology & Religion, Durham University) - Title to follow

The Medieval Mind Lecture Series.

Lectures in Medieval Philosophy, Thought, and Intellectual History

More about 09th June 2015, 15:00-16:30 (Pemberton Building room 28): Franklin Harkins, (Department of Theology & Religion, Durham University) - Title to follow


16th - 17th July 2015: Hume and Naturalism workshop

Hume’s work has been regarded by many as a strong influence on the formation of philosophical naturalism, and it is clear that naturalism informs Hume’s work on epistemology, philosophy of mind and ethics, amongst other topics. More generally some influential interpretations regard Hume’s naturalism as helping to lay the foundations for a ‘disenchanted’ conception of the world. However, recent work on the character of philosophical naturalism, for example work seeking to present and defend non-reductive, less scientistic forms of naturalism, suggest different ways to interpret Hume’s work. There may be reasons to maintain that Hume’s naturalism represents the kind of view opposed by these alternative forms. But, arguably, there are a number of ways that our understanding of Hume can be enhanced by adopting different conceptions of what naturalism amounts to. This workshop aims to identify and explore the range of interpretive possibilities in this context.

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