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Programme seminar series (2020)

Seminars will take place on Wednesdays in Richardson GS2, from 11:00-12:30.

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

26 Feb Carl Mika (Waikato) Aspects of Māori philosophy
04 Mar Charles Pigden (Otago) Sidgwick, Moore and Supervenience: the metaphysics of Robust Moral Realism
11 Mar Guillermo Badia (U of Queensland) How do we fix mathematical language if the universe has too many objects?
18 Mar No speaker (postgraduate conference)
25 Mar Casey O'Callaghan (Washington University in St. Louis) our apologies - cancelled until further notice
01 Apr    
08 Apr    
15 Apr No speaker (mid-semester break)  
22 Apr    
29 April Michael LeBuffe (Otago) Acting Well: A Leibnizian Account (virtual online seminar)
06 May    
13 May Mark Boespflug (Otago) Faith in Science, Science without Scientia and the Social Epistemology of Scientific Belief
20 May    
27 May Heather Dyke (Otago) Moral obligations to future generations and the non-identity problem
winter break
08 Jul Zach Weber (Otago) New proofs with old tools
15 Jul    
22 Jul Charles Pigden (Otago) Causality and the Solipsistic Prison
29 Jul Chloe Wall (Victoria UoW) Making Memories Together: Why Social Epistemologists Should Care About Memory
05 Aug No speaker (postgraduate conference)  
12 Aug Andrew Moore (Otago) What ethical values best inform our response to a pandemic? (online via Zoom; not in-person)
19 Aug James Maclaurin What is it like to be a bot?
26 Aug No speaker (mid-semester break)
02 Sep Steve Clarke (Charles Sturt University) Conscientious Objection and the Priority Thesis
09 Sep Mark Boespflug (Otago) An Analysis of Irrationality: Locke's Epistemology of Partisan Belief
16 Sep Alex Miller (Otago) Metaphysical and Epistemological Scepticism in Kripke’s Wittgenstein
23 Sep Greg Dawes (Otago) Towards a Practice-Based Pluralist Theory of (Cultural) Knowledge
30 Sep Lisa Ellis (Otago) The Collective Implications of Discrete Decisions

For archives of past seminars, click here.