Visiting Speakers Spring 2018

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will run from 5.00 (sharp!) to 6.30 pm, and be held in the Agnes Cuming seminar room, D522 of the Newman building, UCD campus. Admission free, everyone welcome.

Invited Speakers Spring 2018 – Venue D522 unless otherwise stated

1 Feb           Lorna Finlayson, University of Essex 

"I'm not with stupid": false consciousness stories for a post-Brexit age 

8 February     Emily Thomas, Durham University Travel Writing as Thought Experiments: Science, Francis Bacon, and Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World 

15 February     Tom Rockmore, Peking University
Aspects of Marx's Dream 

22–23 February Agnes Cuming Lecturer: David Charles,
How to avoid the mind body problem: Aristotle's way
Venue: NT2

1 March      Andreas Mogensen, Oxford University
Should you let one drown to save a greater number through donations? 

7–9 March A Conference on Animal Ethics
The Value of Sentience: Empathy, Vulnerability and Recognition Venue: Ardmore House, UCD 

8–9 March International Conference - Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland

29 March Claudine Tiercelin, College de France 

Why pragmatism entails realism 

5 April Anik Waldow, University of Sydney 

Locke on Persons as Agents 

12 April      Pauline Kleingeld, University of Groningen
Kant’s ‘republican’ conception of freedom of the will 

19 April      Antonio Nunziante, University of Padova Sellars and the Phenomenological Root of the “Given”: Farber, Husserl and the naturalization of phenomenology 

4–5 May Dublin Graduate Conference 

Dialogues in Philosophy Details: TBA 


Autumn 2017 Visiting Speakers Series

21 September
Prof Stelios Virvidakis, University of Athens
Topic: Living well and Having a Good Life: Interpreting the Distinction

28 September
Dr Irene McMullin, University of Essex
Topic: The Intersubjective Conditions of Normative Agency

12 October
Dr Kenneth Pearce, Trinity College Dublin
Topic: Ideas and Explanation in Early Modern Philosophy

19/20 October
'John Dewey and Critical Philosophies for Critical Political Times'
Venue: UCD Humanities Institute
Registration is essential.

26 October
Book Symposium with Prof Édouard Machery (Pittsburgh)
Time: 15.00
Venue: Agnes Cuming Seminar Room, D522, Newman Bldg
***Please note the new date and venue.***

26 October
Prof Ruth Sonderegger, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Topic: Who is the subject of aesthetic education? Some remarks on Kant and Schiller

27 October
Workshop with Prof Édouard Machery (Pittsburgh)
'Evaluating Methods of Inquiry'
Programme Machery Workshop
Poster Machery Workshop
Time: 9.30-18.00
Venue: UCD Humanities Insitute

9 November
Distinguished Lecture in Consciousness & Embodiment
Prof Dan Zahavi, University of Copenhagen
Topic: Collective intentionality and plural pre-reflective self-awareness
Venue: A109, Newman Bldg

16 November
Irish Young Philosopher Awards

23 November
Conference: 'The Ethics of Vulnerability'
Launch of UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life
Venue: Ardmore House, UCD

14 December

Workshop: '‌Frontiers of Phenomenology'

The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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