John Locke Lectures
The John Locke Lectures are among the world's most distinguished lecture series in philosophy. This list of past lecturers shows that most of the greatest philosophers of the last half century have been Locke Lecturers. The series began in 1950, funded from the generous bequest of Henry Wilde.
Trinity Term 2016
Professor Ted Sider (Rutgers University)
'The Tools of Metaphysics and the Metaphysics of Science'
The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford is pleased to announce the 2016 John Locke Lectures, to be given by Professor Ted Sider. The lectures will take place at 5pm on Wednesdays in weeks 3 to 8 of Trinity Term, or 11th May to 15th June inclusive, and will be given at the T S Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College, Oxford. (Please note: admissions to the Auditorium will be strictly limited to the seating capacity, without exception.) There will be a drinks reception after the first lecture.
Lecture 1 (11th May - Week 3) Conceptual tools in metaphysics
Lecture 2 (18th May - Week 4) Properties and laws
Lecture 3 (25th May - Week 5) Quantitative properties
Lecture 4 (1st June - Week 6) Individuals and structure
Lecture 5 (8th June - Week 7) Individuals and structure (continued)
Lecture 6 (15th June - Week 8) Theoretical equivalence
The Faculty acknowledges the generous support of these lectures by Oxford University Press and All Souls College.