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Andreas Stokke: Modal Metarepresentation

Wanneer:wo 21-02-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:room Omega

Lecture by Andreas Stokke (Uppsala), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy

A key feature of language use is representation of states of affairs in the world. But we also use language to represent representations, that is, to report on the thought and talk of others, or indeed ourselves. This kind of metarepresentation comes in many forms, and has been widely studied. In this paper I draw attention to a so far under-explored kind of metarepresentation. Modal metarepresentation occurs when...(continue reading...)

Daniel Garber: Hobbes against the Aristotelity of the Schools in the Leviathan

Wanneer:wo 28-02-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Lecture by Daniel Garber (Princeton), organized by the Department of the History of Philosophy

In his Leviathan (1651), Thomas Hobbes set himself against the dominant scholastic Aristotelianism then current in the Universities. Indeed, he claimed that philosophy as it was taught in the universities wasn’t even really philosophy, properly speaking. In a memorable passage, he wrote: “And since the authority of Aristotle is only current there [i.e., in the Schools], that study is not properly philosophy (the nature whereof dependeth not on authors) but Aristotelity.” In this paper, (continue reading...)

Jan-Willem Bolderdijk: When doing the right thing is socially undesirable

Wanneer:wo 28-02-2018 19:30 - 21:00
Waar:room Omega

Lecture organized by the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and Effective Altruism Groningen

Many consumers wish to minimize the social and environmental harm associated with their consumption decisions. Yet sustainable innovations often fail to reach a ‘tipping point’ – a critical mass of consumers. Why?
Any innovation initially fights an upstream battle, as it defies existing customs and traditions. I propose an additional hurdle exacerbating the difficult introduction stage of sustainable and other morally-charged innovations: interested consumers may be reluctant to act on their principles, knowing this can be mistaken for negative judgment of other consumers who seem to be less concerned.
Importantly, this tendency ...(continue reading...)

OZSW Study Group in Early Modern Philosophy

Wanneer:wo 07-03-2018
Waar:Faculty of Philosophy, room Beta

Meeting of the OZSW Study Group in Early Modern Philosophy, view programme

Kendy Hess: “… and there be Dragons”: Modern Corporations as Political Actors

Wanneer:wo 07-03-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Lecture by Kendy Hess (College of the Holy Cross), organized by the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Despite decades of debate about the moral status of corporate agents, there has been surprisingly little exploration of their political status. This paper thus begins with a brief sketch of my own account of corporate agents – from metaphysics to moral obligation – and then moves on to explore some of the political implications. Setting aside the question of political rights and duties, I consider the permissibility of three modes of political engagement: (continue reading...)

Katrin Flikschuh: Completing One’s Life

Wanneer:wo 28-03-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:room Omega

Colloquium lecture by Katrin Flikschuh (LSE), organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Is it possible for one to complete one’s life; in particular, to do so prematurely? By one’s completing one’s life I do not mean one’s determining the point at which to end it. Nor do I mean one’s having lived a fully rounded or distinctly autonomous life. Instead, I mean one’s actively bringing one’s life towards the point of one’s death, and in so doing perhaps to reconcile oneself to the fact of one’s death.

Accomplishing this task is generally thought to be easier for the elderly than for those who know they will die prematurely. However,...(continue reading...)

Paul Egre

Wanneer:wo 11-04-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:room Omega

Lecture by Paul Egre (Paris), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy

Elizabeth Ashford

Wanneer:wo 25-04-2018
Waar:TBA

Colloquium lecture by Elizabeth Ashford (St Andrews), organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Justin Smith

Wanneer:wo 02-05-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Lecture by Justin Smith (Paris 7), organized by the Department of the History of Philosophy

Title & abstract TBA

Conference: Substance in Early Modern Scholasticism

Wanneer:ma 04-06-2018
Waar:Room Gamma

Two-days conference (4-5 June 2018), organized by the Department of the History of Philosophy

Confirmed speakers: Sydney Penner, Dominik Perler, Marleen Rozemond, Tad Schmaltz

Call for Papers

Sabina Leonelli

Wanneer:wo 06-06-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:room Omega

Lecture by Sabina Leonelli (Exeter), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy

Miranda Fricker

Wanneer:wo 27-06-2018
Waar:TBA

Colloquium lecture by Miranda Fricker (Oxford), organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

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