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Programme of Events 2020-21


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Thu 10 Dec, '20
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MAP Cinema Club
MS Teams

The Film Club will be discussing the short documentary 30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone) and exploring the themes of gender and social collaboration. To be added to the dedicated mailing list and MS Team group and receive further information, please send an email to Sailee (organiser) via sailee.khurjekar@warwick.ac.uk.

Thu 10 Dec, '20
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Knowledge and Belief Seminar
By Zoom

Guest Speaker: Guy Longworth (Warwick)

Title: 'Unsettling Questions'

Abstract: "Should we expect someone who knows by seeing to be in a position positively to settle the questions “How do you know?” “Why do you think so?” or “Are you sure?"? I begin to address that large question by defending the following claims. We should not expect someone who knows by seeing that p to be in a position to know how they know that p (§2). However, we should expect someone who knows by seeing that p to have sufficient reasons for thinking that p, but—in light of the first claim—we should not expect their seeing what they do to figure amongst their reasons. A further issue that will figure in the background to the discussion here concerns how, if at all, sensory awareness of things can furnish one with reasons for thinking things so (§3). Despite the fact that one who knows by seeing need not know how they know and need not have amongst their reasons that they see what they do, still their seeing what they do can play an important role in establishing surety (§4)."

Fri 11 Dec, '20
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MAP Online Q&A Session for Undergraduate Students
MS Teams

Please contact Giulia Lorenzi for further information.

Mon 14 Dec, '20
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4th Birmingham-Nottingham-Warwick Joint Graduate Conference
By Zoom

Further details to follow.

Thu 14 Jan, '21
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From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding Seminar Series
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Kristina Musholt (Leipzig)

Wed 20 Jan, '21
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Biopolitics Reading Group
MS Teams

'Biopolitics and Deconstruction'

Guest Speaker: Naomi Waltham-Smith (Warwick)

Thu 21 Jan, '21
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Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar
MS Teams

Please contact Johan Heemskerk for further information (j.heemskerk@warwick.ac.uk)

Tue 26 Jan, '21
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CRPLA/Habitability GRP Seminar: Mark Bould (UWE), 'The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe Culture'
Wed 27 Jan, '21
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Philosophy Department Colloquium
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Andy Hamilton (Durham)

Title: 'Art for Art's Sake: Aestheticising Engaged Art and Philistinism'

Thu 28 Jan, '21
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MAP Cinema Club

We will be discussing the documentary film Paris Is Burning and the themes of drag and sexuality in America. To be added to the dedicated mailing list and MS Team group and receive further information, please send an email to Sailee (organiser) via sailee.khurjekar@warwick.ac.uk.

Thu 28 Jan, '21
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From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding Seminar Series
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Edward Harcourt (Oxford)

Tue 2 Feb, '21
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CRPLA Seminar on Art and the Digital: Eleen Deprez and Shelby Moser
Wed 3 Feb, '21
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Philosophy Department Balloon Debate
MS Teams

You are warmly invited to our next Philosophy Balloon Debate. What is a balloon debate, you ask? Some philosophical folk are trapped on a sinking hot air balloon. To stay afloat, they need to drop weight. Staff and students from Philosophy will answer questions to determine who stays and who goes. Featuring:

Barney Walker on David Hume

David James on Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Guy Longworth on Gottlob Frege

Diarmuid Costello on Marcel Duchamp (WILD CARD)

Jae Hetterley on Edith Stein (PGR)

Toby Tremlett on Simone de Beauvoir (UG)

This is a Philosophy community event co-organised with PhilSoc. Everyone is welcome – UGs, PGTs, PGRs, and all staff. Please contact David Bather Woods for further information.

Wed 3 Feb, '21
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Biopolitics Reading Group
MS Teams

'Transgressive Resistance and Biopolitics'

Guest Speaker: Guilel Treiber (KU Leuven)

Wed 10 Feb, '21
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Philosophy Department Colloquium
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Jessica Keiser (Leeds)

Title: 'The All Lives Matter' Response: QUD-Shifting as Epistemic Injustice'

Thu 11 Feb, '21
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From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding Seminar Series
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Richard Moore (Warwick

Thu 18 Feb, '21
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Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar
MS Teams

This session will feature a paper from PhD student Carline Klijnman, who will be interviewed by Benjamin Ferguson. The abstract for Carline’s paper is below. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Epistemic Injustice and Expertise

A fundamental characterization of modern societies is epistemic dependence. We rely on (expert-)testimony of others to inform ourselves on complex, politically relevant matters. Especially in the online epistemic environment, the increasing spread of misinformation and the disintermediation of traditional epistemic gatekeepers (a combination I call Epistemic Pollution) have made it harder for citizens to determine the credibility of different information sources.  

Take for example the vaccination debate. In anti-vaccination echo-chambers, the testimony of health-care experts is persistently undermined, whilst the anecdotal stories of concerned parents claiming their child’s disease was caused by vaccination are believed without evidence. These mechanisms of distrust seem to echo Miranda Fricker’s account of ‘testimonial injustice’, wherein the speaker “receives a credibility deficit owing to identity prejudice in the hearer”. However, unlike Fricker’s central cases of systematic testimonial injustice, prejudice against healthcare experts is not rooted in social injustice. Still, as I will argue, the severity of testimonial injustice shouldn’t be measured only by its impact on the individual speaker. Structural prejudice, even if not rooted in social injustice (e.g. against healthcare experts) can undermine epistemically fair conditions of public discourse (in this case re. vaccination debate). This is both epistemically and ethically problematic. 

Please contact Johan Heemskerk for further information (j.heemskerk@warwick.ac.uk)

Thu 25 Feb, '21
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From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding Seminar Series
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Henrike Moll (Southern California)

Tue 2 Mar, '21
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POSTPONED - CRPLA Seminar: Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé (Tulane) - Book Symposium
Wed 3 Mar, '21
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Biopolitics Reading Group
MS Teams

'From Biopolitics to Bodypolitics'

Guest Speaker: Karsten Schubert (Freiburg)

Thu 4 Mar, '21
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Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar
MS Teams

This session will feature a paper from MPhil student Thaddee Chantry-Gellens, who will be interviewed by David Bather Woods. The abstract for Thaddee’s paper is below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Primitivist Violence? An alternative to Sarkissian’s argument on the darker side of Daoist Primitivism

Violence is a historical fact. It has permeated the development of human history for millennia, sometimes bringing it to the brink of the abyss, other times leading it to the highest peaks. Violence of the oppressor on the oppressed, violence of the oppressed on the oppressor, forcing one’s will on others through aggressive means is multi-faceted and should not be understood as a monolithic phenomenon. Violence can be liberating, and it can be repressive. China has known political violence throughout many of the periods and forms of its long existence. The moment in time this essay focuses on is a transitory one: the shift between the aptly-named Warring States period and the first unification of China under the Qin Dynasty. It will try to depict some of the arguments made in the Primitivist section of the Zhuangzi anthology. This will be done in the context of Hagop Sarkissian’s (2010) article on the “darker side” of Daoist primitivism.

Please contact Johan Heemskerk for further information (j.heemskerk@warwick.ac.uk)

Wed 10 Mar, '21
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Philosophy Department Colloquium
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Christopher Janaway (Southampton)

Title: 'Different Kinds of Willing in Schopenhauer'

Thu 11 Mar, '21
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From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding Seminar Series
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin)

Tue 16 Mar, '21
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CRPLA Seminar on Sustainability and Consumption: Kate Soper and Rachel Bowlby
Wed 17 Mar, '21
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Biopolitics Reading Group
MS Teams

'The Biopolitics of Mobility'

Guest Speaker: Martina Tazzioli (Goldsmiths)

Thu 18 Mar, '21
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Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar
MS Teams

Please contact Johan Heemskerk for further information (j.heemskerk@warwick.ac.uk)

Mon 22 Mar, '21
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From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding Seminar Series
Webinar

Details TBC

Thu 8 Apr, '21
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From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding Seminar Series
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Barbora Siposova (Warwick)

Thu 22 Apr, '21
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From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding Seminar Series
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)

Thu 6 May, '21
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From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding Seminar Series
Webinar

Guest Speaker: Johannes Roessler (Warwick)