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Departmental seminar series (2018)

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

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

DATE SPEAKER TITLE
28 Feb Mike LeBuffe (Otago) Hobbes on reason about action
07 Mar Charles Pigden (Otago) The case of comrade Tuvel
14 Mar Patrick Girard (Auckland) If I were Spiderman, I could climb walls
21 Mar no speaker (postgrad conference)
28 Mar Andrew Moore (Otago) Which entities have well-being?
04 Apr no speaker (mid-semester break)
11 Apr Grant Gillett (bioethics, Otago) Foucault's Kant: A departure from dualism
18 Apr Kourken Michaelian (Otago) Episodic memory is not immune to error through misidentification: Against Fernández
25 Apr no speaker (ANZAC day)
02 May Bill Fish (Massey) Perceptual paradigms
09 May Chris Lean (ANU/Otago) Invasive species and naturalized function in ecology
16 May Greg Dawes and Zach Weber (Otago) On the analytic/continental divide: in defence of Derrida?
23 May André Sant'Anna (Otago) The hybrid contents of memory
30 May Kai Wehmeier (UC Irvine) A Fresh Look at Frege's Begriffsschrift Theory of Identity
winter break
11 Jul no speaker (NZAP/AAP conference in Wellington)
18 Jul Carl Craver (Washington, St Louis) Constitutive Relevance Redux
25 Jul Shmulik Nili (Northwestern and ANU) From Charlottesville to the Nobel: political leaders and the morality of political honours
01 Aug no speaker (postgrad conference)
08 Aug Gillian Russell (UNC Chapel Hill) Hume’s Law and other Barriers to Logical Consequence
15 Aug Tiddy Smith (Otago) Animism and Common Consent Arguments
22 Aug John Zerilli (Otago) Multiple realization and commensurability of taxonomies
29 Aug no speaker (mid-semester break)
05 Sep Lisa Ellis (Otago) How should we share the risks of sea-level rise?
12 Sep Brian Garrett (ANU) Re-reading Dummett's "Bringing about the past"
19 Sep Anandi Hattiangadi (Stockholm) Is logic normative?
26 Sep Alex Miller (Otago) What is the sceptical solution?
03 Oct Renee Bolinger (ANU) Objective rights and epistemic rights
10 Oct Jesse Wall (law, Otago) Justifying and Excusing Sex

For archives of past seminars, click here.