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Programme of Events 2018-19


 
Tue 27 Nov, '18
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CELPA Seminar: Janina Dill (Oxford)
E2.02
Thu 29 Nov, '18
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Hegel Reading Group: The Science of Logic
S2.73

We are a group dedicated to collectively reading the core works of the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel (1770 – 1831). Our goal is to facilitate a better understanding of the often difficult contents of Hegel’s texts and to provide a forum for meaningful engagement between his thought and contemporary questions. Although we are primarily made up of postgraduate students working on Hegel, we happily welcome non-philosophers and beginners in Hegel’s philosophy to join us at any point. Term 1 and 2.

This term we will be working on the second part of Hegel's Science of Logic, the Doctrine of Essence. Please bring a copy of the book for the session. We will mainly use the Di Giovanni translation, but there are usually no problems if people bring other translations (Miller, etc.).

Tue 4 Dec, '18
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CELPA Seminar: Jules Holroyd (Sheffield)
S0.28
Tue 4 Dec, '18
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CRPLA Seminar: Philippe Lynes, ‘Blanchot’s role in Derrida's Life Death’. Respondent: Holly Langstaff
S0.11

Details to follow.

Thu 6 Dec, '18
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Hegel Reading Group: The Science of Logic
S2.73

We are a group dedicated to collectively reading the core works of the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel (1770 – 1831). Our goal is to facilitate a better understanding of the often difficult contents of Hegel’s texts and to provide a forum for meaningful engagement between his thought and contemporary questions. Although we are primarily made up of postgraduate students working on Hegel, we happily welcome non-philosophers and beginners in Hegel’s philosophy to join us at any point. Term 1 and 2.

This term we will be working on the second part of Hegel's Science of Logic, the Doctrine of Essence. Please bring a copy of the book for the session. We will mainly use the Di Giovanni translation, but there are usually no problems if people bring other translations (Miller, etc.).

Tue 8 Jan, '19
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CELPA Seminar: Speaker to be confirmed
Fri 11 Jan, '19
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Hegel Reading Group
S0.28, Social Sciences Building

The Hegel Reading Group continues this year, starting a new section of the Science of Logic, specifically the Doctrine of the Concept. The group is open to everyone and we welcome students at any level and faculty to join us at any point. Meetings take place every Friday during Term 2.

Tue 15 Jan, '19
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CELPA Seminar: Katy Wells (Warwick)
tbc
Tue 15 Jan, '19
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CRPLA Seminar: Tina Lupton, ‘Queer Times for the Straight Book: Ali Smith, Maggie Nelson, Michel Serres’
S0.11
Wed 16 Jan, '19
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Philosophy Department Colloquium: Heather Logue (Leeds)
OC1.07, Oculus Building

Title: 'Gender Fictionalism'

ABSTRACT:

"This paper addresses the question of what it is to be a woman. In section 1, I argue that theories of womanhood face a dilemma. If a theory of womanhood does not regard believing that one is a woman as sufficient for being one (the belief condition), then it excludes some women. On the other hand, the belief condition faces serious objections. I argue that these objections can be overcome if we adopt fictionalism about gender discourse. In section 2, I sketch gender fictionalism and compare it to other relevant views. In section 3, I flesh out the details of gender fictionalism and how it rescues the belief condition. In section 4, I respond to two important objections to the view".

Thu 17 Jan, '19
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Philosophy Department Winter Graduation
Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre
Fri 18 Jan, '19
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Hegel Reading Group
S0.28, Social Sciences Building

The Hegel Reading Group continues this year, starting a new section of the Science of Logic, specifically the Doctrine of the Concept. The group is open to everyone and we welcome students at any level and faculty to join us at any point. Meetings take place every Friday during Term 2.

Mon 21 Jan, '19
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MAP Seminar: 'Coping with the Imposter Syndrome'
The Cowling Room (S2.77), 2nd Floor, Social Sciences Building

This MAP seminar will be on the role of the imposter syndrome in academia. This will be an opportunity for us to share our own experiences and to reason together about the impact of the imposter syndrome and about possible strategies that can be used to cope with it or to overcome it. Quassim Cassam will guide and direct our conversation.

To begin to think about the matter, you can take a look at any or all of the following short entries:

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/412-faking-it-women-academia-and-impostor-syndrome

https://aeon.co/essays/how-useful-is-impostor-syndrome-in-academia

https://philosopherscocoon.typepad.com/blog/2014/01/some-thoughts-on-impostor-syndrome.html 

Tue 22 Jan, '19
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CELPA Seminar: Patrick Todd (Edinburgh)
tbc
Tue 22 Jan, '19
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Research Seminar: Gordon Finalyson (Sussex)
S0.11

Title: 'Adorno's Moral Metaphysics of Solidarity in the Moment of its Fall'

Wed 23 Jan, '19
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Philosophy Department Post-Graduate Work in Progress Seminar: Simon Wimmer - 'Knowledge as a Factual Attitude'
Room S0.28, Social Sciences Building

Simon Wimmer will present his paper on 'Knowledge as a Factual Attitude',

Abstract:

This paper introduces a puzzle concerning knowledge and belief and argues that to resolve the puzzle we should reject the orthodox claim that knowledge is a propositional attitude. To bolster the case for my response to the puzzle, I argue that the most prominent alternative proposal, due to Jeff King and Wataru Uegaki, fails to resolve the puzzle because it relies on a false conception of the relationship between acquaintance and so-called 'propositional' knowledge. I close by suggesting that my response to the puzzle has important consequences for epistemology and philosophy of Mind; it undermines the widespread project of understanding the nature of knowledge in terms of belief and casts doubt on a recent response to Jackson's knowledge argument by Tim Crane.

Fri 25 Jan, '19
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Hegel Reading Group
S0.28, Social Sciences Building

The Hegel Reading Group continues this year, starting a new section of the Science of Logic, specifically the Doctrine of the Concept. The group is open to everyone and we welcome students at any level and faculty to join us at any point. Meetings take place every Friday during Term 2.

Tue 29 Jan, '19
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CELPA Seminar: Kate Greasley (UCL)
tbc
Tue 29 Jan, '19
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CRPLA Seminar: Adam Frank, ‘Hollow Utterance or Expression: Austin with Stein’. Respondent: Daniel Katz
S0.11

Details to follow.

Fri 1 Feb, '19
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Hegel Reading Group
S0.28, Social Sciences Building

The Hegel Reading Group continues this year, starting a new section of the Science of Logic, specifically the Doctrine of the Concept. The group is open to everyone and we welcome students at any level and faculty to join us at any point. Meetings take place every Friday during Term 2.

Tue 5 Feb, '19
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CELPA Seminar: Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh)
tbc
Tue 5 Feb, '19
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Research Seminar: Florence Caeymaex (Visiting Fellow)
S0.11

Title: Moral Subjectivity: Ethics in the Age of Biopolitics.

Wed 6 Feb, '19
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Offer Holder Open Day (OHOD)
OC0.02, Oculus Building

1pm - lunch

1.45pm - Information Talk

2.45pm - Tea and Cake

3pm Taster Session

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

Title: Kant, Design and Biological Theory

Abstract:

In philosophy of biology there has been ongoing debate between proponents of adaptationism (standard neo-Darwinism) and developmentalism (‘Evo-Devo’) for at least half a century. In the past few years, several philosophers have asked whether the two standpoints can be synthesised into a single theory. In this paper I examine the possibility of a new synthesis by noting a curious return on both sides of the debate to the account of design Kant proposed in Critique of the Power of Judgment. I suggest that each standpoint fulfils one of the two criteria Kant identifies for the investigation of organisms. I then argue that each standpoint departs from Kant’s account at some point or other. I conclude that the recent reception of Kant’s account of design suggests that a new synthesis would require a revised theoretical structure that acknowledges a plurality of investigative standpoints in biology.


 

Wed 6 Feb, '19
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Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar: Sydney Harvey
Room S.028, Social Sciences Building

Title: 'Angst and the Ticking Bomb Under the Table'

Thu 7 Feb, '19
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Philosophy of Online Technology Reading Group
S2.40, Social Sciences Building
Thu 7 Feb, '19
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Philosophy 'Question Time': Philosophy in the Post-Truth Era
Room M1, Warwick Business School Teaching Centre

Philosophy 'Question Time': Topic: 'Philosophy in the Post-Truth Era'

Panellists: Ryan Acosta Babb Keith Ansell-Pearson, Lucy Campbell, Mathew Coakley, irene dal Poz, and Fabienne Peter (Chair).

Followed by Book Launch (celebrating new books by Keith Ansell-Pearson, Miguel de Beistegui and Quassim Cassam) and Drinks and Pizza.

All staff and students welcome!

Fri 8 Feb, '19
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Hegel Reading Group
S0.28, Social Sciences Building

The Hegel Reading Group continues this year, starting a new section of the Science of Logic, specifically the Doctrine of the Concept. The group is open to everyone and we welcome students at any level and faculty to join us at any point. Meetings take place every Friday during Term 2.

Fri 8 Feb, '19
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'About Time' Event
Warwick Arts Centre Studio, University of Warwick. 1hr 45 mins. Age 10+

"What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know". (St Augustine).

What if time did not really pass or flow? If there was no real difference between the past and the future? If 'now' were just a matter of where you happen to be, just like 'here'? How can we square our day-to-day experience of time with these incredible claims, all of which are made by leading physicists?

Theatre, dance, psychology, and philosophy combine in a set of ground-breaking performances that grapple with what it means to exist in a time-bound world. Teresa McCormack (Queen's University Belfast) and Christoph Hoerl (University of Warwick) join the artists to introduce the ideas.

https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2019/about-time/

Big Telly Theatre Company, BBeyond Performance Art, and Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company.

Event supported through funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Sat 9 Feb, '19
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'About Time' Event
Warwick Arts Centre Studio, University of Warwick. 1hr 45 mins. Age 10+

"What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know". (St Augustine).

What if time did not really pass or flow? If there was no real difference between the past and the future? If 'now' were just a matter of where you happen to be, just like 'here'. How can we square our day-to-day experience of time with these incredible claims, all of which are made by leading physicists?

Theatre, dance, psychology, and philosophy combine in a set of ground-breaking performances that grapple with what it means to exist in a time-bound world. Teresa McCormack (Queen's University Belfast) and Christoph Hoerl (University of Warwick) join the artists to introduce the ideas.

Big Telly Theatre Company, BBeyond Performance Art, and Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company.

https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2019/about-time/

Event supported through funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.