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Seminar series (2015)

Seminars take place on Wednesdays in Burns 5, from 11:00-12:30.

(Note: in addition to the departmental seminar series, there is a regular postgraduate seminar series.)

25 Feb Ben Schontal (Otago - Religion) Protecting religion in law? Managing monks' mobility in Sri Lanka
4 Mar Greg Dawes (Otago) Are religious beliefs hinge beliefs?
11 Mar Monica Janzen (Hennepin Tech) Beyond Theories: Using Civic Engagement Projects in Online and Traditional Classrooms
18 Mar Framk Jackson (NYU) Three Grades of Involvement in Conceptual Analysis
25 Mar Elijah Millgram (Utah) Who Was the Author of Nietzsche's Zarathustra?
1 Apr Charles Pigden (Otago) NOFI and Non-Cognitivism: the History of a Mistake
mid-semester break
15 Apr Justine Kingsbury (Waikato) Thinking critically about beliefs it's hard to think critically about
22 Apr Fabien Medvecky (Otago - Sci/Com) Science communication and epistemic justice
29 Apr Neil Pickering (Otago - Bioethics) Could we do without a concept of disease?
6 May James Maclaurin (Otago) Is biodiversity a natural quality?
13 May Grant Gillett (Otago - Bioethics) The active global workspace theory of consciousness
20 May Morteza Sedaghat Triangulation and the causal theory of reference
27 May Kourken Michaelian (Otago) Collaborative memory and the extended knowledge debate
winter break
15 Jul Daniel Wee (Otago) Quietism in the Individualist vs. Communitarian Debate on Rule-following
22 Jul Melissa Lane (Princeton) The Politics of Unsustainability: Plato on the Logic of Constitutional Change
29 Jul graduate student conference
5 Aug Jeremy Waldron (NYU) What Do the Philosophers Have Against Dignity?
12 Aug Ali Kalantari (Isfahan) Norms: guidance, redundancy and the norm of belief
19 Aug Thomas Forster (Cambridge) What is Logic for?
winter break
2 Sep Alex Miller (Otago) Moral supervenience revisited
9 Sep Andrew Moore (Otago) Theory and meta-theory of well-being
16 Sep Mike Lebuffe (Otago) Naturalism, theomorphism, and the status of ideas in Spinoza
23 Sep Alexandra King (SUNY Buffalo) The amoralist and the anaesthetic
30 Sep Ruth Boeker (Melbourne) Locke, Shaftesbury and Hume on Personal Identity
7 Oct Lisa Ellis (Otago) Majoritarianism in the Age of Environmental Crisis
25 Nov Unsal Cimen (Otago) Two fundamental commitments of Francis Bacon which determines his attitude towards mathematics

For archives of past seminars, click here.