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Programme seminar series (2022)

Seminars take place on Wednesdays from 11am to 12.30pm in Burns 4 (ground floor of the Arts Building, 95 Albany Street).  Under orange restrictions, masks are strongly encouraged.

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

02 Mar Heather Dyke (Otago)
Naturalising the Philosophy of Time
9 Mar Charles Pigden (Otago)
What Thrasymachus Should have Said
16 Mar

23 Mar no speaker: postgraduate conference  
30 Mar

06 Apr
13 Apr

20 Apr no seminar (mid-semester break)
27 April Greg Dawes (Otago) Ways of Knowing: Posing the Question (moved from 30 March)
04 May Zach Weber (Otago)
Revision without revision?
11 May Michael LeBuffe (Otago)
Human Essence in Spinoza's Ethics
18 May Andrew Moore (Otago)
Objective List Theory
25 May

1 Jun Zachary Swindlehurst (ANU)
Is Reasoning a Mental Action?
winter break
13 Jul

20 Jul

27 Jul

03 Aug Charles Pigden (Otago)
‘Conspiracy Theory’ as a tonkish term: The runabout inference-ticket form truth to falsehood
10 Aug no speaker: postgraduate conference  
17 Aug Grant Gillett (Bioethics; Otago)
Neurophilosophy after Aristotle
24 Aug Elisabeth Ellis (Otago)
Maximum Scholarly Value for Minimal Harm: Practical Climate Ethics for Academics
31 Aug no seminar (mid-semester break)  —
07 Sep Alex Miller
Wittgenstein, Blind Rule-Following and Wright's "Minor Premise Problem"
14 Sep (postponed: moved to 21 September)

21 Sep James Maclaurin (PHIL) and Mike King (Bioethics) (Otago) An Ethics for Cryptocurrencies
28 Sep Joe Ulatowski (Waikato)
Epistemic Gatekeeping, Pride or Prejudice?
5 Oct Neil Valllelly (Rutherford Fellow, History, Otago)
The Border and the Flesh
12 Oct Justine Kingsbury (Waikato)
Changing pākehā minds

For archives of past seminars, click here.