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Forthcoming Seminars Series and Workshops 2020/2021


Themes from the work of Mark Eli Kalderon

University of Warwick, July 2-3

Mark Eli Kalderon is professor of philosophy at UCL and former editor of the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. While his most recent research has been focused on the metaphysics of sense and sensibilia, it draws upon – and has implications for – a breadth of philosophical approaches and topics, not least due to, for example, Prof Kalderon’s own interest in ancient and scholastic theories of perception. His books include Sympathy in Perception, Form without Matter: Empedocles and Aristotle on Color Perception, and Moral Fictionalism.

In Prof Kalderon’s Sympathy in Perception, insights from ancient, phenomenological, analytic, and empirical sources are woven together into a rich and ambitious elaboration and defence of a naïve realist theory of perception. Kalderon develops the view by revisiting and transforming explanatory concepts from the pre-modern era, aiming to ‘contribute to, if not indeed effect, a Kuhnian revolution’ in philosophy of perception.

We will be holding an in-person conference at the University of Warwick, investigating themes from Prof Kalderon's work. If you would like to attend, we ask that you email the organisers – Guy Longworth and Jack Shardlow – at to register (note that places are limited).

Saturday July 2 

9.30am Welcome

10am–11.30am ‘On the Homeric Roots of Intentionality’, Mark Kalderon (UCL)

11.30am–12noon Coffee

12noon–1.30pm ‘Partiality and perception’, Giulia Martina (Turin)

1.30pm–2.30pm Lunch

2.30pm–4pm ‘Aristotle on having reason strictly speaking’, Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi (UCL)

4pm–4.30pm Coffee

4.30pm–6pm Title TBC, Charles Travis (Porto)


Sunday July 3 

9.30am Welcome

10am–11.30am Title TBC, Thomas Crowther (Warwick)

11.30–12noon Coffee

12noon–1.30pm Kalderon’s Puzzle Solved’, Vivian Mizrahi (Geneva)

1.30pm–2.30pm Lunch

2.30pm–4pm Title TBC, M. G. F. Martin (Oxford/Berkeley)

Warwick-Geneva-Leipzig Interdepartmental collaboration

The first and inaugural event of the Warwick-Geneva-Leipzig Interdepartmental collaboration will be on October 6-7, 2022, at the University of Warwick. Please contact Daniel Vanello (d.vanello.1 [at] for more information.


Thursday 6th of October 2022:

10-10.15am General Introduction

10.15-11.45am Sebastian Rödl (Leipzig)

11.45-12pm Coffee and Tea break

12-1.30pm Agnès Baehni (Geneva)

1.30-2.30pm Lunch

2.30-4pm Oscar North-Concar (Warwick)

4-4.15pm Coffee and Tea break

4.15-5.45pm Fabrice Teroni (Geneva)

5.45-7.30pm Pre-Dinner drinks

7.30pm Dinner

Friday 7th of October 2022:

10-11.30am Naomi Eilan (Warwick)

11.30-11.45am Coffee and Tea break

11.45am-1.15pm Jasmin Özel (Leipzig)

1.15-2.30pm Lunch

Summer Seminar: Mark Eli Kalderon, Sympathy in Perception


Contact: Guy Longworth, Tom Crowther

Friday April 29, 3–5pm: Chapter 1: Grasping

Friday May 6, 3–5pm: Chapter 2: Sympathy

Friday May 13, 3–5pm: Chapter 3: Sound

Friday May 20, 3–5pm: Chapter 4: Sources

Friday June 10, 3–5pm: Chapter 5: Vision

Friday June 17, 3–5pm: Chapter 6: Realism

Seminar Series: Autobiographical Memory, Value, and Moral Identity


Contact: Daniel Vanello

12th January 2022 - Fabrice Teroni (Philosophy; Geneva)

26th January 2022 - Deborah Laible (Psychology; Lehigh)

2nd February 2022 - Robyn Fivush (Psychology; Emory)

16h February 2022 - Tobias Krettenauer (Psychology; Wilfrid Laurier University)

23rd February 2022 - Marya Schechtman (Philosophy; Illinois at Chicago)

9th March 2022 - Matthew Soteriou (Philosophy; King’s College)

16th March 2022 - Kristin H. Lagattuta (Psychology; UC Davis)

22nd March 2022 - Christoph Hoerl (Philosophy; Warwick)

27th April 2022 - Shaun Nichols (Philosophy; Cornell)

11th May 2022 - Monisha Pasupathi (Psychology, University of Utah)

18th May 2022 - Carl Craver (Philosophy/Psychology; St. Louis, Washington)

1st July 2022 - Naomi Eilan (Philosophy; Warwick)

Evolutionary Pragmatics Forum


This internet forum is organised by Bart Geurts (Nijmegen) and Richard Moore (Warwick), and takes place every last Friday of the month from 15:00 to 16:30 (CET) / 2pm to 3:30 pm (UK). If you would like to attend, contact

28 January 2022 - Daniel Harris (New York)

25 February 2022 - Federico Rossano (San Diego) - exceptionally, this talk is from 17:00 to 18:30 (CET)

25 March 2022 - Kirsty Graham & Catherine Hobaiter (St. Andrews)



Past Events

Workshop on Testimony and Other Minds

In person

Contact: Lucy Campbell, Jack Shardlow, at

Wed 30th March

10.15–10.30: Welcome and coffee

10.30–12.00: Guy Longworth (Warwick)– title TBC

12.15 – 13.45: Speaker TBC

13.45–14.45: Lunch + coffee

14.45–16.15: Matt Parrott (Oxford), with commentary from Anil Gomes (Oxford) – title TBC

16.15–16.30: Coffee etc.

16.30–18.00: Beri Marušić (Edinburgh), with commentary from Jane Heal (Cambridge) – “Interpersonal Reasoning”

18.00–19.00: Drinks

19.00: Dinner

Thurs 31st March

9.30–10.00: Coffee etc.

10.00–11.30: Lucy Campbell – “Non-Linguistic Meaning, and Knowledge of Other Minds”

11.45–13.15: Anita Avramides “Exploring a Duality in the Problem of Other Minds”

13.15: Closing remarks

Location: Wolfson RE, rooms 1, 2, 3

The workshop will be in-person at the University of Warwick. Please email to register, including ‘TKOM attendance’ as the subject of the email


WMA Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

20th November 2021

Find out more here.

Matt Duncan and Hannah Nahas talk

Thursday 28th October 2021, 3 - 4.30pm

“Getting Acquainted with Art”

We learn from art. By viewing, hearing, touching, creating, performing, and in yet other ways interacting with art, we gain new knowledge—knowledge that we wouldn’t have had, and perhaps couldn’t have had, without encountering that art. That’s obvious. But what is less obvious is the nature, or structure, of this knowledge—what constitutes it. A standard assumption in contemporary analytic philosophy is that all knowledge is and must be propositional—that is, constituted by beliefs in propositions. However, this assumption, despite being standard, has come under attack in recent years. One front in this attack comes from aesthetics and philosophy of art, where some philosophers have claimed that some knowledge gained from art is non-propositional. In this paper we will fortify and expand this front by giving new reasons to think that some knowledge from art is indeed non-propositional and is instead “knowledge of things,” which is constituted, not by beliefs in propositions, but by awareness of properties and objects. We will also fill a gap in the contemporary literature by giving an account of this knowledge—of its nature, structure, and relation to other knowledge.

Seminar Series: From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding

January-June 2021

The topic of the seminar series “From Moral Learning to Self-Understanding" is the connection between moral learning and development, and the development of self-related psychological abilities in any of its multitude aspects e.g. self-awareness, self-understanding, self-knowledge, identity, group identity, character, personality, the self in social interaction, the second person approach, just to mention a few. The aim of the seminar series is to further our understanding of questions related to these topics. These include questions such as, what are the developmental processes at the heart of our self-understanding? What is the relation between the former and the psychological processes underlying our learning moral value? What is moral learning anyways? What is the role of the emotions and social interaction in that? And should the philosophy of mind and psychology be concerned at all with questions pertaining to ethics and moral psychology, and vice versa?

Thursday 14/01 3-5pm Kristina Musholt (Leipzig)

Thursday 28/01 3-5pm Edward Harcourt (Oxford)

Thursday 11/02 3-5pm Richard Moore (Warwick)

Thursday 25/02 6-8pm Henrike Moll (Southern California)

Thursday 11/03 3-5pm Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin)

Monday 22/03 12-2pm Amrisha Vaish (Virginia)

Thursday 08/04 3-5pm Barbora Siposova (Warwick)

Thursday 22/04 3-5pm Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)

Thursday 06/05 3-5pm Johannes Roessler (Warwick)

Thursday 20/05 3-5pm Naomi Eilan (Warwick)

Thursday 04/06 3-5pm Vasudevi Reddy (Portsmouth)

Contact: Daniel Vanello

MindGrad: The Consciousness of Time

June 26th-27th, 2021

Invited Speakers: John Campbell (UC Berkeley), Natalja Deng (Yonsei University)

Register here ; CfP here

Contact: mind.grad.warwick[at]gmail[.]com

Recent Seminar Series and Workshops 2019/2020
Leverhulme Trust ECF 'Knowledge & Understanding' seminar series

Some of these events will take place online.

Further information and past events available here

23rd April 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Michael Hannon (Nottingham). "Empathetic Understanding in Politics"

30th April 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Naomi Eilan (Warwick). "Knowing and Understanding Other People"

7th and 14th June 2020, 3-5 pm.

Double-session with Eileen John and David Woods (Warwick).

21st May 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Chris Earley (Warwick). "The Cognitive Value of Contemporary Avant-Garde Art"

28th May 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Christoph Hoerl (Warwick). "Episodic Memory and Knowledge"

4th June 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Richard Gipps (Oxford). "On the Importance of not understanding the Patient"

11th June 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Johannes Roessler (Warwick). "Self-Understanding"

18th June 2020, 1-6 pm.

Maria Corrado (Warwick). "Action, Force, and Auditory Perception"

25th June 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Ellisif Wasmuth (Essex). TBC.

Expression and Self-Knowledge

4th October 2019, Humanities H0.03


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’

IAS Workshop, Self-knowledge and judgement in early modern philosophy 

26th-27th September 2019


Thursday 26th September

10.30 – 12.00

Maria Rosa Antognazza (KCL) ‘Knowledge and the first person’

12.00 – 1.30

Ioannis Evrigenis (Tufts) ‘The Fly on the axletree: Hobbes on self-knowledge and judgment’

2.30 – 4.00

Mark Philp (Warwick) ‘Godwin and Wollstonecraft: deliberation and self-knowledge '

4.30 – 6.00

Ursula Renz (Klagenfurt/Warwick) ‘Rousseau's solution to a Rousseauean problem’

7.15 Dinner (Radcliffe house)

Friday 27th September

9.00 – 10.30

Mario De Caro (Roma Tre/Tufts) ‘Machiavelli's naturalism’

10.30 – 12.00

Guy Longworth (Warwick) ‘Descartes on how the mind is better known than the body’

12.00 – 1.15

Johannes Roessler (Warwick) ‘Judgement and self-understanding in Montaigne’s Essays’

The Communicative Mind Online Reading Group

Fridays, 11:30 - 1 pm

Contact: Richard Moore

Seminar Series: Autobiographical Memory, Value, and Moral Identity

Contact: Daniel Vanello


See: Past projects; MindGrad; Other