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Research Seminar in Post-Kantian European Philosophy, 2019/2020

Unless otherwise stated, Post-Kantian European Philosophy Research Group seminars take place on Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30pm in Room S0.11 (ground floor of Social Studies). All welcome. For further information, please contact tbc

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Wed 4 Nov, '20
Philosophy Society: Festival of Philosophy 2020
MS Teams

Guest Speakers: Benjamin Ferguson (Warwick) and Simon May (KCL)

Title: 'On Love'

Tue 17 Nov, '20
Philosophy Society: Festival of Philosophy 2020
MS Teams

Guest Speaker: Tom Sorrell

Title: 'The Ethics of COVID-19 Surveillance'

Mon 23 Nov, '20
Philosophy Society: Festival of Philosophy 2020
MS Teams

Guest Speaker: Miguel de Beistegui (Warwick)

Title: 'Stupidity and Racism'

Thu 26 Nov, '20
Philosophy Society: Festival of Philosophy 2020
MS Teams

Guest Speaker: Angie Hobbs (Sheffield)

Title: 'Is Ancient Greek Philosophy Any Use in a Pandemic'

Tue 27 Sep, '22
Phil Soc Hot Takes Debate
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