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Programme of Events 2019-20


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Fri 4 Oct, '19
Workshop on Expression and Self-Knowledge with Dorit Bar-On and Lucy Campbell

Expression and Self-knowledge

Warwick University, Friday 4th October 2019

Humanities H0.03

Programme

11.00 – 12.30
Lucy Campbell (Warwick)
‘Self-knowledge: expression without expressivism’

12.30 – 2.00

Dorit Bar-On (University of Connecticut)
‘No ‘How’ Privileged Self-Knowledge’

3.00 – 4.30

Cristina Borgoni (Bayreuth University)

‘Primitive forms of first-person authority and expressive capacities’

Mon 7 Oct, '19
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WMA Graduate Research Seminar
H4.22/4

Reading: Soteriou, M. 'Cartesian Reflections on the Autonomy of the Mental'. [pdf]

Tue 8 Oct, '19
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CRPLA Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Andrew Patrizio (History of Art, Edinburgh College of Art)

Title: 'The Ecological Eye: Setting Agendas Across Art History, Theory and Politics'

Respondents: Olga Smith (IAS/Art History), Jonathan Skinner (ECLS), Nick Lawrence, Diarmuid Costello (Philosophy)

Co-sponsored by Warwick Environmental Humanities Network)

Followed by Drinks Reception at 7.30pm

Mon 14 Oct, '19
-
WMA Graduate Research Seminar
H4.22/4.

Readings:

Week 2: Soteriou, M. 'Cartesian Reflections on the Autonomy of the Mental'. [ pdf]

Week 3: Eilan, N. 'On the Paradox of Gestalt Switches: Wittgenstein’s Response to Kohler'. [ pdf]

Week 5: Roessler, J. 'The Silence of Self-Knowledge'. [pdf]

Week 7: Campbell, J. 'Sense, Reference and Selective Attention' [pdf]

Tue 15 Oct, '19
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Official Launch of the Post-Kantian Research Centre
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research): Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Response by Andrew Cooper (Warwick) and David Fearn (Warwick)

Fri 18 Oct, '19
-
First Postgraduate Professional Development Workshop
S2.77, The Cowling Room

Programme:

2.00pm - Literature Search Skills and Tools (Kate Courage, Academic Support Librarian)

Group A (MA students and first year MPhil students): Room S2.77

2.30pm - Time Management/Deadlines/Mitigating Circumstances/Extensions (Johannes Roessler)

3.00pm - Writing MA/MPhil Essays (Tom Crowther)

3.45pm - Tea and Coffee (Cowling Room)

4.00pm - Planning your MA/Phil (Johannes Roessler)

Group B (PhD students and second year MPhil students): Room S2.79

2.30pm - Graduate Progress Committees, Teaching, Submitting Papers to Conferences, Conference Funding (Peter Poellner)

3.00pm - Writing an MA/MPhil Thesis (Johannes Roessler)

3.45pm - Tea and Coffee

4.00pm - Planning your PhD/MPhil (Peter Poellner)

Both Groups (Cowling Room, S2.77)

4.15pm - Appling for PhD Programmes and Scholarships (Peter Poellner)

5.00pm - Drinks in The Dirty Duck

Tue 22 Oct, '19
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CRPLA Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Serge Trottein (CNRS/École Normale Supérieure/PSL Research University)

Title: 'Kant and Postmodern Aesthetics'

Mon 28 Oct, '19
-
WMA Graduate Research Seminar
H4.22/4.

Readings:

Week 2: Soteriou, M. 'Cartesian Reflections on the Autonomy of the Mental'. [ pdf]

Week 3: Eilan, N. 'On the Paradox of Gestalt Switches: Wittgenstein’s Response to Kohler'. [ pdf]

Week 5: Roessler, J. 'The Silence of Self-Knowledge'. [pdf]

Week 7: Campbell, J. 'Sense, Reference and Selective Attention' [pdf]

Tue 29 Oct, '19
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Stephen Houlgate (Warwick)

Title: Kant and Hegel on the Antinomies of Reason

Mon 11 Nov, '19
-
WMA Graduate Research Seminar
H4.22/4.

Readings:

Week 2: Soteriou, M. 'Cartesian Reflections on the Autonomy of the Mental'. [ pdf]

Week 3: Eilan, N. 'On the Paradox of Gestalt Switches: Wittgenstein’s Response to Kohler'. [ pdf]

Week 5: Roessler, J. 'The Silence of Self-Knowledge'. [pdf]

Week 7: Campbell, J. 'Sense, Reference and Selective Attention' [pdf]

Tue 12 Nov, '19
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CRPLA Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Joanna Zylinska (Department of New Media and Communications, Goldsmiths)

Title: 'Artificial Intelligence, Anthropocene Stupidity'

ABSTRACT

'My talk will engage with two defining apocalyptic narratives of our times: the Anthropocene and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Both of these narratives, in their multiple articulations, predict the end of the human and of the world as we (humans) know it, while also hinting at the possibility of salvation. Looking askew at the conceptual and aesthetic tropes shaping them, and at their socio-political contexts, I will be particularly interested in the way in which these two stories about planetary-level threats come together, and in the reasons for their uncanny proximity. Concurring with Marshall McLuhan that art works as a 'Distant Early Warning system' for all kinds of apocalypse, I will suggest that it can also serve as a testing ground for the making and unmaking of such apocalyptic scenarios. And it is in art that I will seek the possibility of envisaging a better and more prudent relationship with technology - and with the world - from within the Anthropocene-AI nexus. The talk will include a presentation of some visual work from my own art practice'.

Wed 13 Nov, '19
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PG Work in Progress Seminar
S2.77, The Cowling Room

Speaker: Emily Bassett

Title: 'Responsibility for Sexual Desire'

ABSTRACT

Sexual desire is a rich topic dominated by conflicting intuitions - the uncontrollable nature of sexual desire and the indisputable existence of sexual repression often go hand in hand in literary works from the Aeneid to Anna Karenina. Questions of responsibility for sexual desire in particular are muddied by these warring opinions on the nature of sexual desire.

In this paper, I will draw on one account of sexual desire offered by Shaffer. Shaffer rejects what he calls 'propositional theories' of sexual desire - which appear more amenable to questions of responsibility - in favour of an account of sexual desire that is emotion-like, which I begin by outlining. Following this, I move to Shaffer's argument that his account is not parallel to emotions in one key way: sexual desires, unlike emotions, are not appropriately subject to reasons. In exploring whether this argument holds, I touch upon correlative concerns about opening sexual desires up to questions of responsibility, and draw to the conclusion that it is at least intuitively possible to talk about responsibility for sexual desire. However, I also hold this conclusion would be best served with a clear delineation of what it means for something to appropriately be subject to reasons.

Tue 19 Nov, '19
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Beatrice Han-Pile (Essex)

Title: 'The Doing Is Everything': A Middle-Voiced Reading of Agency in Nietzsche

Mon 25 Nov, '19
-
WMA graduate research seminar
S2.64
Tue 26 Nov, '19
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Jeffrey A. Bell (Southeastern Louisiana University)

Title: 'Towards a Deleuzian-Humean Political Theory'

Thu 28 Nov, '19
London-Warwick Mind Forum: London

The forum will take place at LSE, London. The event is free and does not require registration.

CFA details and updates about the event will be published here: https://lwmindforum.wordpress.com/.

For further info, email: m.corrado@warwick.ac.uk

Tue 3 Dec, '19
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CRPLA Seminar: CANCELLED
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Rachel Bowlby (Department of Comparative Literature, UCL)

Title: 'Unnatural Resources: Changing Arguments and Reproductive Technologies'

Wed 4 Dec, '19
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Philosophy Department Christmas Party 2019
Bar Fusion (Rootes Building)
Fri 6 Dec, '19
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George Eliot and Philosophy - 200th Anniversary Symposium
Wolfson Research Exchange (Floor 3, Library Extension)
Sat 7 Dec, '19 - Sun 8 Dec, '19
10am - 11am
MindGrad 2019
MS.03

Runs from Saturday, December 07 to Sunday, December 08.

MINDGRAD 2019: OURSELVES AND OTHERS

Warwick Graduate Conference in the Philosophy of Mind

7th-8th December 2019, University of Warwick (UK)

Invited speakers:
Dr Stina Bäckström - Södertörn University
Professor Matthew Boyle - University of Chicago
Professor Jane Heal - University of Cambridge
Dr Joel Smith - University of Manchester

Wed 8 Jan, '20
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WMA Graduate Research Seminar - Reading Michael Ayers' Knowing and Seeing
S1.39
Thu 9 Jan, '20
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Knowledge and Understanding Seminar
S2.77, The Cowling Room

Speaker: Kurt Sylvan (Southampton)

Title: 'Knowledge and the Presentation of Reality'

Fri 10 Jan, '20
-
PG Professional Development Workshop
S2.77, The Cowling Room

Completing Application Forms and Attending Job Interviews

With Sameer Bajaj, Lucy Campbell and Daniele Lorenzini

Mon 13 Jan, '20
-
Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.39, Social Sciences Building
Tue 14 Jan, '20
-
CRPLA Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Naomi Waltham-Smith (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Warwick)

Title: 'Homofaunie: Non-Human Tonalities of Listening in Derrida and Cixous'

Wed 15 Jan, '20
-
'The Making of Migration': A Roundtable
Room S0.17, Social Sciences Building

Warwick PAIS and Philosophy have organised a roundtable to discuss Martina Tazzioli's new book, The Making of Migration: The Biopolitics of Mobility at Europe's Borders (London: SAGE, 2019). The book addresses the rapid phenomenon that has become one of the most contentious issues in contemporary life: How are migrants governed as individual subjects and as part of groups? What are the modes of control, identification and partitions that migrants are subjected to? Bringing together an ethnographically grounded analysis of migration, and a critical theoretical engagement with the security and humanitarian modes of governing migrants, The Making of Migration pushes us to rethink notions that are central in current political theory such as multiplicity and subjectivity. This is an innovative and sophisticated study, deploying migration as an analytical angle for complicating and reconceptualising the emergence of collective subjects, mechanisms of individualisation, and political invisibility/visibility.

Contributors:

Stuart Elden (PAIS, Warwick)

Daniele Lorenzini (Philosophy, Warwick)

Vicki Squire (PAIS, Warwick)

Maurice Stierl (PAIS, Warwick)

and Martina Tazzioli (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Thu 16 Jan, '20
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Reading Group: Communion de Bataille
Room H4.22, Humanities Building

This reading group, or 'communion', focuses on the work of Georges Bataille and his henchmen, including but not limited to Andre Masson, Roger Caillois, Michel Leiris, Pierre Klossoski, Raymond Queneau. Alexandre Kojève and Lev Shestov, as well as literary figures including Colette Peignot, Jacques Vaché, Lautréamont, Marques de Sade, Baudelaire, Catherine of Siena and Meister Eckart.

A few key texts will be analysed:

Le Coupable (1944) Guilty

L'Erotisme (1957) Eroticism

La Haine de la Poésie (1947) The Hatred of Poetry

L'Impossible (1962) The Impossible

La literature et le Mal (1957) Literature and Evil

Open to all.

Thu 16 Jan, '20
-
Knowledge and Understanding Seminar
S2.79, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Rachel Fraser (Oxford)

Title: 'Narrative Testimony'

Fri 17 Jan, '20
-
Foucault at Warwick
Room OC1.06, Oculus

Contributors:

Alison Downham Moore (Western Sydney University)

Lisa Downing (University of Birmingham)

Stuart Elden (PAIS, Warwick)

Daniele Lorenzini (Philosophy, Warwick)

Federico Testa (Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick)

Supported by Centre Michel Foucault, Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick, and The University of Warwick.

Mon 20 Jan, '20
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Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.39, Social Sciences Building