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  1. "Can sociology meet the biological challenge?" York, 3 November 2004.
  2. "The Future of the University" Leicester, 13 October 2004.
  3. "Philosophy and Social Theory I" 17th to mid 19th century, 7 November 2004.
  4. "Philosophy and Social Theory II" mid 19th century to Today, 14 November 2004.
  5. "UNESCO talk on the future of university governance", Paris, 3 December 2004
  6. "Philosophy of Science and the Science Wars," American Philosophical Association, Boston, 29 December 2004.
  7. "Kuhn vs Popper and the Current State of Science Studies," Imperial College London, 5 January 2005.
  8. "The University as a Space for Intellectual Life," Mead Art Gallery, Warwick University, 19 January 2005.
  9. 'How to be an intellectual', Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 9 March 2005.
  10. 'What do Economics, Science and Democracy have to do with each other?' Madrid, 11 April 2005
  11. 'The fate of university autonomy since Humboldt', Open Society Institute, Budapest, 22 April 2005.
  12. 'Academics and Intellectuals: Same or Opposite?' Northwestern University, 5 May 2005.
  13. 'The Hidden History of Information Science: From the Chemistry of Ideas to the Science Citation Index, U Illniois-UC, 8 May 2005
  14. 'Research Ethics and the Problem of Epistemic Justice', Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 24 May 2005.
  15. "How would we know if science was well governed?", American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, August 2005
  16. "What's worth going public about British Sociology?", Liverpool, 8 September 2005
  17. "Is Complexity Theory Just Postmodern Positivism?", Liverpool, 12 September 2005
  18. 'Darwin's Original Sin: The Denial of Theology's Claim to Knowledge'. Oxford, 20 January 2009 
  19. WEB 3.0: WILL BIGGER BE BETTER? (FACT, Liverpool, 16 March 2009)
  20. CONVERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY (18 March 2009, University of Twente, Netherlands)
  21. Powerpoints for the Talk
  22. Two hour lecture and discussion on social epistemology and interdisciplinarity, delivered at the EDAMBA (European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration) Winter Academy in Grenoble, France, 23 March 2009.Powerpoints for the Talk1
  23. Powerpoints for the Talk2
  24. Plenary address to the British Sociological Association sociology of religion study group (Intelligent Design: What is it -- and why now?), Durham,_31_March 2009
  25. Powerpoint
  26. Natural Law and Human Rights in a Posthuman World (Final Lecture of Social Theory of Law course, 21 April 2009)
  27. Converging Technologies and the Future of Humanity with Eye towards Latin America: A Future for Natural Law? (EU-Latin America-Knowledge Society workshop, Vienna, 8 June 2009)
  28. Accompanying Powerpoints
  29. Does Science Communication Need to Distinguish Fact and Faction? (Keynote address, 4th Annual Science and the Public Conference, Brighton UK, 13 June 2009)
  30. The Stuggle for the Soul of Engineering (On God as the Divine Engineer behind Intelligent Design): Dublin Institute of Technology, 3 July 2009
  31. On Interdisciplinarity as a driving force in Knowledge Production and Its Philosophical Roots, Society for Philosophy of Technology, University of Twente, Neth, 10 July 2009
  32. Cambridge Lecture on 'Dissent over Descent' (11 July 2009)
  33. Q&A after the Lecture
  34. European Union - Latin America in the Knowledge Society, Summer School, FLACSO, Mexico City, Topic: 'converging technologies and the future of social sciences (17 August 2009)
  35. 'The new sociological imagination', Annual meeting of the Association of Teachers of Social Science, Northampton UK (12 September 2009)
  36. 'THREE WOMEN AFTER THE SOUL OF WILLIAM JAMES' -- PLAY STAGED AT THE 2009 BRITISH SCIENCE FESTIVAL (SURREY UNIVERSITY, 7 SEPT 2009): INCLUDES 50 MIN. PLAY AND 50 MIN. FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION
  37. Keynote Address, 'Is academic freedom affordable in a time of economic crisis?' annual signing of Magna Charta Universitatum, 17 September 2009, University of Bologna
  38. General Education for a Digital Age, Art of Digital Conference, Liverpool (23 September 2009)
  39. Darwin and the History of Science, Centre for Life annual lecture series, Newcastle (30 September 2009)
  40. Presentation on Mimesis to the ESRC Understanding Individual Behaviour Network (UCL, 9 November 2009)
  41. Keynote Address to the International Society for the Psychology of Science and Technology (Berkeley, 6 August 2010)
  42. Keynote Address on the Costs and Benefits of Interdisciplinarity, EISAM (Birmingham UK, 21 September 2010)
  43. Keynote Address 'Can science survive its democratisation?' UNAM (Mexico City, 5 October 2010) -- first 5 min. introduction is in Spanish
  44. Warwick 'Human Futures' seminar on Chris Renwick's 'Biology and the Making of British Sociology' (21 October 2010)
  45. 'Humanity as an Interdisciplinary Project': EDAMBA Workshop, Grenoble/Warwick videoconference (25 October 2010)
  46. 'History and Meaning of Sociology' -- for Sociological Perspectives (Warwick, 26 october 2010)
  47. 'Intellectuals as Democratic Revolutionaries' -- for Politics and social Theory (Warwick, 8 November 2010
  48. ''Can Academic Freedom Be Taught Anymore? On the Disappearance of Judgement as a Mental Function' (Institute of Education, London, 26 Jan 2011)
  49. "What is Epistemic Justice?" (Univ. Aix en Provence, France, 24 March 2011)
  50. "Moral Entrepreneurship: A 21st Century Vocation?" (Sociological Association of Ireland keynote, Cork, 6 May 2011)
  51. "The Role of Adaptive Preferences in Narratives of Progress and Self-Improvement" (Warwick, 27 Sep 2011).
  52. "David Hume as Philosopher of Diminished Expectations" (Moscow Higher School of Economics, Nov 2011)
  53. "Brain: Life But Not as We Know It" (Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, Dec 2011)
  54. "My Best Fiend" (Goldsmiths College London 13 Dec 2011).
  55. 'How can we talk about trans/posthumanity when we're not even human yet (Zeppelin U, Germany, 20 Jan 2012)
  56. 'What is the value of the Ph.D. for Non-Academic Careers? (Zeppelin U, Germany, 21 Jan 2012)
  57. 'Humanity 2.0' (LSE, 22 Feb 2012)
  58. Keynote of UNESCO conference on Environmental Epistemology (Mexico City, 24 Feb 2012)
  59. NSF Workshop on Transformative Research: "The Proactionary Principle" (9 March 2012)
  60. Zeppelin U. Nico Stehr as Welfare State Epistemologist (31 March 2012)
  61. Barcleona Discourse Analysis Workshop -- On the Precautionary/Proactionary Discursive Divide (2 April 2012)
  62. The Changing Meaning of Science and Its Ideological Implications -- Honorary Professor lecture at Dalian U. Technology, China (23 May 2012)
  63. Trangressing Boundaries in Science workshop, San Sebastian, Spain (29 August 2012) -- topic 'The New Proactionary and Precautionary Politics of Science'
  64. Intergenerational Conflict in the Transhumanist Future - Warwick in Venice 'Ageing and Dying' conference (16 September 2012)
  65. On General Education for a Trans/Posthuman Age - Philosophy Dept Uppsala University (2 October 2012)
  66. On the Future of Library and Information Science in the University - Uppsala University (3 October 2012)
  67. On the Branding of Higher Education in the Neo-liberal Knowledge Economy - Uppsala University (4 October 2012)
  68. 4S/EASST Panel on Humanity 2.0 in Copenhagen (20 October 2012)
  69. Guest Lecture in Intro Class in Library & Information Science, U Toronto (25 October 2012)
  70. Interdisciplinarity and the Future of the University, U Toronto (25 October 2012)
  71. History & Philosophy of Science and the Neo-Liberal Turn, U Toronto (26 October 2012)
  72. Uppsala, Sweden -- Neo-liberalism as the curate's egg of higher education policy (26 May 2014)
  73. Transhumanism - Against the Grain (with audience discussion), Warwick (24 January 2013)
  74. Shall we precautionary or proactionary? (with audience discussion), Lund (27 February 2013)
  75. Science and Silence -- concluding talk, Wellcome Trust, London (3 July 2013)
  76. World Congress of Philosophy (Athens) -- Social Epistemology after 25 years (5 August 2013)
  77. Imperial College -- Science Communication as an expression of the history, philosophy and sociology of science (3 December 2013)
  78. Oxford -- Does Philosophy Make Progress? Conference on 'Is Philosophy Dead?' (15 March 2014)
  79. Oxford -- Should Philosophy Be In Its Own Department or In Every Department? Conference on 'Is Philosophy Dead?' (16 March 2014)
  80. London -- Keynote address on 'Visioneering the Future' to the annual Schools Science Conference, National Science Week (19 March 2014)
  81. York UK -- The story of neo-liberalism they never told you (24 April 2014)
  82. Uppsala, Sweden -- Neo-liberalism as the curate's egg of higher education policy (26 May 2014)
  83. Florence, Italy -- Consensus and the Unexpected in Science (2 June 2014)
  84. Nottingham UK - How did science studies recover from the science wars? (12 June 2014)
  85. Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria -- Wittgenstein Symposium Plenary on Analytic-Continental Philosophy (14 Aug 2014)
  86. York UK -- Cognitive Archaeology and Neurohistory: The Search for Human Origins (16 Sep 2014)
  87. Durham UK -- Cosmism as Interdisciplinary Prelude to Transhumanism (19 Sep 2014) Key concepts from the talk
  88. Warwick UK -- The Ideological Imagination (14 Oct 2014)
  89. Warwick UK -- MA Sociology on the future of humanity (20 Oct 2014)  Key concepts from the talk
  90. Ankara, Turkey, Middle Eastern Technical University - Is the social/natural science distinction still worth drawing? (22 Oct 2014)
  91. LSE -- Is the Science Customer always right? (29 Oct 2014)
  92. NYU -- Was Alexandre Koyre an Esotericist Historian of Science? (4 Nov 2014)
  93. Moscow Higher School of Economics -- Recent Trends in STS (10 Nov 2014)  Key concepts from the talk
  94. Less than ten minutes on the nature of epistemology (11 Nov 2014)
  95. Customization of Science as a Reflection of Protscience (Russian Academy of Sciences, Nov 2014)
  96. Is Communication a Discipline or Interdiscipline? (NCA, Chicago Nov 2014)
  97. The Disciplinary Boundary between Philosophy and Rhetoric (NCA, Chicago Nov 2014)
  98. Free Speech and Free Inquiry: Are Democracy and Science Compatible? (U Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Nov 2014)
  99. The Proactionary Principle (Humanomics Research Programme, U Copenhagen, Nov 2014)
  100. Normal and Post-normal science (Imperial College London, 2 Dec 2014)
  101. The legitimation of Scientific Knowledge (CNAM, Paris, 17 Dec 2014 - introducton and some discussion in French) French transcription English keywords (Thanks to Camille Paloque-Berges for the live translation of my speech!)
  102. What does it mean to be an academic today? For Humanities PhD students at Uppsala University, 16 Jan 2015 (including discussion): Part 1 Part 2
  103. Debate with W.G. Runciman on the role of evolutionary theory in sociological explanation (Warwick, 22 Jan 2015 (including discussion).
  104. Open Day for aspiring sociology students (Warwick, 18 Feb 2015, including discussion)
  105. 'Humanity 2.0 in the Super Cyber-society', Science Council of Japan, Tokyo, 9 Mar 2015 Overhead Text
  106. Tokyo Seminar 'From Kuhnificiation to Humanity 2.0', Tokyo 11 Mar 2015: Talk itself Q&A session
  107. 'Embracing Transhumanism', Stevens Institute of Technology, 25 Mar 2015 (Opening remarks by John Horgan and Jim McClellan. Q&A included)
  108. Relativism vs. Absolutism, Workshop on Relativism (University of Uppsala, 14 Apr 2015) + Q&A
  109. The Place of Value in a World of Information - Edinburgh Napier U, 1 May 2015 (incl. Q+A)
  110. Social Epistemology and the Future of Humanity - Keynote to Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy (28 May 2015).
  111. The Proactionary Welfare State: The Ultimate Innovation Society (Tech University of Berlin, 12 June 2015)
  112. What's Modern about Ecomodernism: Breakthrough Institute (San Francisco, 23 June 2015)
  113. The Future of Academic Leadership - Standing Conference on Academic Practice (Warwick, 9 July 2015)
  114. Procationary Principle and Transhumanist Politics - New York City (10 August 2015)
  115. Interview with Na Wang on Social Epistemology - Warwick (17 August 2015)
  116. 'Democracy and Science' University of Oviedo, Spain (commentator Finn Collin, interlocutor Jose Antonio Cerezo) (10 September 2015)
  117. 'Morphological Freedom and the Open Society 2.0: Popper in the 21C - Ankara (19 September 2015)
  118. 'Testing Philosophical Theories of Scientific Change' Oulu Finland (21 September 2015).
  119. 'Is the Knowledge Society Good for Us?' (Warwick, 8 October 2015)
  120. 'Human/Posthuman/Transhuman: Configuring the Transhumanities (Pre-lecture UCL, 3 Nov 2015)
  121. 'The Human/Posthuman/Transhuman-ities (UCL, 6 Nov 2015 - with discussion)
  122. 'The Future of Humanity' (To MA sociology students, Warwick, 9 Nov 2015 - with discussion) Overhead text
  123. Lecture on Transhumanism to Queen Elizabeth School for Boys, London, 18 Nov 2015 (with discussion).
  124. Media objectivity and scientific objectivity: Coventry University, 26 Feb 2016. Overhead text
  125. Keynote, inaugural meeting of Russian Society for History & Philosophy of Science, 'The transgressive mindset', 26 Mar 2016. (Intro is in Russian. Also volume may need to be turned up. Thanks to Arkadiy Lipkin for the recording.)
  126. A Social Epistemology for Today. Zeppelin University 29 March 2016. Notes.
  127. University of York UK - Future of the History of the Human Sciences 07 April 2016
  128. Edinburgh Napier University - 'Infobesity' (Too Much Information!) 15 April 2016 
  129. Neuroscience as Telescope vs. Microscope - Warwick 'Streams of Consciousness' conference 21 April 2016
  130. A Proactionary Approach to Time - University of Cardiff 27 April 2016
  131. Philosophy: A Mode of Doing or a Mode of Being? - University of Lund, Sweden 12 May 2016
  132. Why Socrates Wouldn't Get Tenured Today - Aalborg University Copenhagen 13 May 2016
  133. STS and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity - Keynote STS summer school, University of York 6 July 2016
  134. Int'l Sociological Association Forum, Vienna, Plenary session - 13 July 2016
  135. 'The Future of Living Machines: The Biomimetic Challnege'. Edinburgh Informatics Forum - 19 July 2016
  136. Keynote to Int'l Assoc for Study of Controversy, Pisa, Italy - 28 Oct 2016 - 'Double Truth Doctrine' Audio Notes
  137. 'The Future of Disciplines', University College London - 01 Nov 2016
  138. 'The Future of the Human', Warwick, 14 Nov 2016: Audio Notes
  139. 'Nostradamus Lecture 2016' Thomas More's Utopia, Brussels, 17 Nov 2016 Audio Notes
  140. 'Upwingers and downwingers as tomorrow's politics'. Delivered to Jim Collier's Undergraduate STS class, Virginia Tech, 5 Dec 2016
  141. 'Towards a revival of the concept of progress in the 21C'. STS research seminar, Virginia Tech, 5 Dec 2016
  142. 'The Ideological Imagination', Applied Imagination Warwick, 2 Feb 2017. Audio 'Is there a correct way to think about the future', Moscow, 21 Apr 2017 (including Q&A)
  143. 'Is academic knowledge a public good?' Warwick, 10 Mar 2017.'
  144. 'The legacy of the Kuhn-Popper debate for today'. University of Belgrade. 15 Mar 2017
  145. 'The need for an Academic Caesar in a time of neo-liberalism and neo-populism, University of Belgrade, 16 Mar 2017
  146. 'How reflexive historical epistemology can revolutionize the academy, University of Milan, 29 Mar 2017 Notes to the lecture
  147. 'The Future of Work and Humanity', keynote International Student Summit, U Nottingham, 5 Apr 2017 Notes to the lecture
  148. 'Living in a Post-Truth World', keynote Russian Presidential Academy, Moscow, 20 Apr 2017 Q&A  Notes to the lecture
  149. 'Is there a correct way to think about the future', Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, 21 Apr 2017 (including Q&A)
  150. 'The fate of the Open Society in the twentieth century'. Columbia University, 4 May 2017
  151. 'Designing a Curriculum for a Post-Truth World'. Uppsala University. 9 May 2017
  152. 'The Nobel Prize as an Enabler of Scientific Heterodoxy, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, 11 May 2017
  153. 'Social Epistemology and the foundations of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, 16 August 2017
  154. Symposium on Remedios & Dusek's Knowing in a Social World, on Fuller's later work, with Fuller's response, 4S Boston, 1 Sep 2017
  155. 'Academic Rentiership'. Part of panel organized by Kean Birch on 'technoscientific rent' at 4S Boston, 2 Sept 2017
  156. 'The University as the Site of the Next Reformation', Oxford Philosophy Society, 25 Oct 2017
  157. 'Brexit and the Future of Politics, the Applied Imagination', Warwick, 26 Oct 2017
  158. 'The Future of the Disciplines', UCL - Liberal Arts, 03 Nov 2017 Audio Notes
  159. 'The Logic of Revolutionary Change', Institute of Philosophy, Moscow (+Q&A), 14 Nov 2017
  160. 'The Post-Truth Condition: Old or New?' Moscow State University (+ Q&A), 15 Nov 2017 Notes
  161. 'What would Popper say about the Post-Truth Condition'. University of Tel Aviv (23 Nov 2017)
  162. 'Does science need public relations?' Nizhnij Novgorod University, Russia (25 Nov 2017). Notes
  163. 'Keynote on Funding Bodies in Late Modern Science' Utrecht, Netherlands (01 Dec 2017). Notes