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Programme of Events 2019-20


 
Thu 3 Oct, '19
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Department of Philosophy Undergraduate Welcome Party
Cryfield Pavilion
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’

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

Wed 9 Oct, '19
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Philosophy study skills: Getting the most out of your degree
S1.69
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)

Wed 16 Oct, '19
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Philosophy study skills: How to take effective notes (readings, seminars and lectures)
S1.69
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'

Wed 23 Oct, '19
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Philosophy study skills
S1.69
Thu 24 Oct, '19 - Fri 25 Oct, '19
10am - 6pm
2-Day Philosophy Taster Course at Warwick in London
Stanley Building, Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London

Runs from Thursday, October 24 to Friday, October 25.

Tutors:

David Bather Woods

Mat Coakley

Lucy Campbell

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

Wed 30 Oct, '19
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Philosophy study skills: Essay writing - the anatomy of the essay and marking criteria
S1.69
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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Philosophy study skills: Essay writing - how to write a thesis statement
S1.69
Sat 16 Nov, '19
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PhilSoc Event: Medicine or Murder - A Medical Ethics Panel
H0.51

Warwick PPL Society, Warwick Philosophy Society, Warwick Bio Society and Warwick PPE Society are delighted to host ‘Medicine or Murder: A Medical Ethics Panel’ with Professor Tom Sorell, Dr Amzy Birdi, Greg Moorlock and Dr Anne-Marie Slowther, all experts in their domain, who will be debating during this hour-long panel on controversial issues such as abortion, compulsory vaccination or even the right to euthanasia.

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

Wed 20 Nov, '19
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Philosophy study skills: Essay writing - Writing for clarity and editing your work
S1.69
Wed 20 Nov, '19
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Meet your course rep!
S0.17

A chance to meet your course rep for UG programmes and tell them what you think about the course: Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, Philosophy with Psychology and Maths and Philosophy.

Mon 25 Nov, '19
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Undergraduate Productivity Breakfast
S2.77, The Cowling Room

Struggling to finish an essay? Find it too easy to look for excuses?

Join us for a productive morning, stripped away from all distractions in the Cowling Room (S2.77) at 10.00am. Bring a goal with you: what do you want to accomplish in the next two hours? Be ambitious, while keeping it realistic - what can you do if you were in your top state of mind?

Imagine finishing that essay you've been dreading to write, in two hours, on a Monday morning! This is like a Library all-nighter, minus the noisy crisps and feeling of slight disgust.

A continental breakfast will be provided.

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'

Wed 27 Nov, '19
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Philosophy study skills
S1.69
Wed 27 Nov, '19
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UG Information Session: Considering Further Study
S2.77, The Cowling Room
Tue 3 Dec, '19
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CRPLA Seminar
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 study skills: Making the most of the Christmas break (healthy work-life balance)
S1.69
Fri 6 Dec, '19
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George Eliot and Philosophy - 200th Anniversary Symposium
Wolfson Research Exchange (Floor 3, Library Extension)
Tue 14 Jan, '20
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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'

Tue 21 Jan, '20
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Genealogy and Critique

With Daniele Lorenzini (Warwick) and David Owen (Southampton)

Tue 28 Jan, '20
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CRPLA Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Josh Robinson (School of English, Communications, Philosophy, Cardiff)

Title: 'Crisis in Theory'

Wed 29 Jan, '20
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Philosophy Question Time
S0.21
Tue 4 Feb, '20
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Nina Power (Roehampton)

Title: tbc

Sat 15 Feb, '20
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Literature and the Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century

Speakers:

Derek Attridge (English and Related Literature, York)

Esther Leslie (Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck)