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WMA Graduate Research Seminar, 2023/2024

Research seminar run in conjunction with the WMA Research Centre and open to all philosophy postgraduate students.
If you would like to receive email notifications about the seminar, please email h dot lerman at warwick dot ac dot uk
In Summer Term the seminar will take place on Wednesdays, weeks 4-7 and 9, at 14:00-16:00, in room S1.39.

In preparation for MindGrad we will dedicate the first 3 sessions to 3 papers by Matt Soteriou and the following 2 session to background reading for Lea Salje's talk.

Week 4: Matt Soteriou, ‘Determining the Future’ [pdf]

Week 5: Matt Soteriou, ‘The past made present: Mental time travel in episodic recollection’ [pdf]

Week 6: Matt Soteriou, ‘Waking Up and Being Conscious' [link]

Week 7: Eli Alshanetsky, Articulating a Thought, Introduction [link] and Chapter 2 'A Puzzle' [link]

Week 9: Alex Byrne, 'Knowing that I'm thinking' [link]


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Mon 7 Nov, '22
Phil Soc Event 7th November @ 18:15: Online discussion with Dr Skye Cleary
Tue 14 Mar, '23
AI Ethics: The case of ChatGPT

PhilSoc and the Philosophy Department are hosting a panel and discussion on a currently interesting, even pressing issue, of significance for philosophy and education. Students and faculty will put ideas and questions about ChatGPT and surrounding issues on the table, followed by discussion. All students and staff welcome.

Thu 11 Jan, '24
WPS Academic Talk – 'Schelling's Naturphilosophie', Christopher Satoor (York University)
Thu 22 Feb, '24
WPS Academic Talk – Online, Garrath Williams (Lancaster University)

Title: WPS Talk: Garrath Williams (Lancaster), '"Free Markets": A Kantian Perspective'

When: 16:00 –17:30, Thursday February 22nd 2024

Where: Online

Notes: "Free Markets": A Kantian Perspective           

Garrath Williams (Lancaster University)

 'We hear a lot about the virtues of “free markets.” We also hear a lot about their problems and, by implication, the need to constrain markets. In this talk, I sketch an alternative, Kantian way of framing markets – as public goods. First, I explain the central ideas of Kant’s political theory – how states must uphold freedom and rights through coercive laws. I suggest that, for Kant, markets rest on a public framework, not just on individual rights. I also point out how individual rights to property and contract can, in situations of inequality, undermine their Kantian justification. Overall, I claim that markets are free where they enable people to act as not-mere-means for one another. These Kantian markets have little to do with familiar economic or neoliberal notions of market freedom.'

 The talk will be held on Microsoft Teams, at the following link: opens in a new window