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Department of Philosophy

Forthcoming Research Seminars and Lectures

(For past seminars and lectures see here)


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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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07th October 2015: Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture - Professor Sandra Harding (James Cook University) - Title, Abstract and Venue to be confirmed

The venue for this Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be confirmed shortly. Refreshments will be available from 5pm with commencement of the lecture at 5:30pm.

More about 07th October 2015: Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture - Professor Sandra Harding (James Cook University) - Title, Abstract and Venue to be confirmed


15th October 2015: Dr Tim Button (Cambridge) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

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

More about 15th October 2015: Dr Tim Button (Cambridge) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


22nd October 2015: Professor James Kirwan (Kyoto University) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

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

More about 22nd October 2015: Professor James Kirwan (Kyoto University) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


29th October 2015: Dr Anna Maerker (Kings College, London) - The encyclopedie vivante of Dr. Thibert

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

More about 29th October 2015: Dr Anna Maerker (Kings College, London) - The encyclopedie vivante of Dr. Thibert


05th November 2015: Dr Sam Wilkinson (Durham) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

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

More about 05th November 2015: Dr Sam Wilkinson (Durham) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


12th November 2015: Dr Dawn Wilson (Hull) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

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

More about 12th November 2015: Dr Dawn Wilson (Hull) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


19th November 2015: Professor Jacob Stegenga (Utah) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

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

More about 19th November 2015: Professor Jacob Stegenga (Utah) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


26th November 2015: Dr Andreas Pantazatos (Durham) - Epistemic Stakeholders and Stewards

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

More about 26th November 2015: Dr Andreas Pantazatos (Durham) - Epistemic Stakeholders and Stewards


03rd December 2015: Dr Felicity Deamer (Durham) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

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

More about 03rd December 2015: Dr Felicity Deamer (Durham) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


21st January 2016: Professor Jessica Brown (St Andrews) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

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

More about 21st January 2016: Professor Jessica Brown (St Andrews) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


28th January 2016: Professor David Macarthur (University of Sydney) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

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

More about 28th January 2016: Professor David Macarthur (University of Sydney) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed


04th February 2016: Rune Nyrup (Durham) - Explanatory and Analogical Reasoning as Justification for Pursuit

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

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11th February 2016: Dr Genia Schoenbaumsfeld (Southampton) - Title and Abstract to be confirmed

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

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10th March 2015: William Peden (Durham) - Rationality and Keynes's Concept of the Weight of Evidence

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

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28th April 2016: Dr Justin Weinberg (South Carolina) - A Little Reality is a Dangerous Thing.

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

More about 28th April 2016: Dr Justin Weinberg (South Carolina) - A Little Reality is a Dangerous Thing.


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