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Postgraduate seminar (2017)

The postgraduate seminar is for postgraduate students in philosophy and related academic areas to present their research for discussion in a friendly and supportive environment. Staff and postgraduates with an interest in philosophy are welcome to attend.

Seminars take place on Fridays in the departmental seminar room (117 Union Street East), from 4:00-5:30.

(Note: in addition to the postgraduate seminar, postgraduate students also attend the main departmental seminar series.)

DATE SPEAKER TITLE
10 Mar Kourken Michaelian Building a career: The factors that matter
17 Mar Chloe Wall Are memory and testimony analogous?
24 Mar Anthony Gambrell What Satan ought to have done
31 Mar Manuel Lechthaler The Intensionality of Composition as Identity
07 Apr Britta Clark 'Saving Stuff': The Limits of Threshold-Based Approach to Intergenerational Equity
14 Apr no workshop (holiday)
21 Apr no workshop (mid-semester break)
28 Apr Nina Harrap Should necessity imply obligation?
05 May Sam Pensler Descartes: Rationalist? Yes. Rationalist about Self-knowledge? Possibly.
12 May Briony Blackmore Empathy, Morality, and Special Obligations
19 May Zachary Swindlehurst Rule-Following and Self-Knowledge
26 May André Sant'Anna The Hybrid Contents of Memory
02 Jun Finn Butler The Sceptical Solution to Kripke's Wittgensteinian Paradox
winter break
14 Jul Andrew Rutherford Time travel and personal identity
21 Jul Kourken Michaelian How to succeed as a PhD student
28 Jul Mike McLeod TBA
04 Aug Anthony Gambrell TBA
11 Aug Tiddy Smith TBA
18 Aug Jon Keyzer TBA
25 Aug Chloe Wall TBA
01 Sep no workshop (mid-semester break)
08 Sep TBD
15 Sep Briony Blackmore TBA
22 Sep André Sant'Anna TBA
29 Sep TBD
06 Oct TBD
13 Oct Zachary Swindlehurst TBA