Forthcoming Research Seminars and Lectures
(For past seminars and lectures see here)
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28th May 2015: 'Climate Science, Values and Politics' - One Day Workshop
The workshop is free but you must register and there are limited places.
05th June 2015: Peter Singer (AC, Princeton University) - The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
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
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.