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Departmental Colloquium, 2018/2019

Colloquia take place from 4.30pm to 6:30pm in OC1.07 (Oculus Building) unless otherwise indicated. For further information, please contact Quassim Cassam Q.Cassam@warwick.ac.uk. Details of previous years’ colloquia can be found here.

 
Wed 10 Oct, '18
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Philosophy Department Colloquium: Beth Lord (Aberdeen)
OC1.07, Oculus Building

Lecture Title: 'Spinoza and Architectural Knowledge'.

Wed 24 Oct, '18
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Philosophy Department Colloquium: Léa Salje (Leeds)
OC1.07, Oculus Building

Title: 'Which Thinker: Me, Me, or Me?'

Wed 14 Nov, '18
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Philosophy Department Colloquium: Karen Simecek (Warwick)
OC1.07, Oculus Building

Title: 'Poetry, Affectivity and Self-Understanding'

ABSTRACT:

When thinking of affect and emotion, it is tempting to see this as a route to understanding and gaining knowledge of others. Literature on empathy, sympathy and the underlying mechanisms such as mirror neurons has blossomed in recent years, leading to an understanding of the emotions and affect as a way of bridging the gap to other minds. What I set out to do in this paper is complicate such focus on interpersonal emotions and affective states by highlighting how they in fact fail to provide full understanding of others yet can make significant contribution to our self-understanding that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. I will argue that in fact such self-understanding is inaccessible without making the effort to reach out to others and feel connections with others that poetry can facilitate. Poetry is inherently perspectival and consequently provides an opportunity to reflect on the possibilities of sharing beliefs, values and commitments.

Wed 16 Jan, '19
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Philosophy Department Colloquium: Heather Logue (Leeds)
OC1.07, Oculus Building

More details to follow.

Wed 6 Feb, '19
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Philosophy Department Colloquium: Andrew Cooper (Warwick)
OC1.07, Oculus Building

More details to follow.

Wed 6 Mar, '19
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Philosophy Department Colloquium: Tom Stern (UCL)
OC1.07, Oculus Building

More details to follow.

Wed 15 May, '19
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Special Philosophy Department Colloquium
tbc

Further details to be confirmed,

Speakers include: Kimberley Brownlee, Patrick Tomlin, David James and David Woods