Digest Week 1 Michaelmas Term 2020

MT20, Week 1 (11th - 17th October)

If you have entries for the weekly Digest, please send information to admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk by midday, Wednesday the week before the event. 

Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place online.

Notices - other Philosophy events, including those taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond

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The London Mind Group | 4:00-5:00pm 

Speaker: Uriah Kriegel (Rice) | Consciousness and the Good Life
In order to keep numbers manageable, it is an expectation of participation that one has read the paper in advance. To receive the papers, please sign up to our mailing list on our website.
Please direct any questions to Alex Grzankowski at alex.grzankowski@gmail.com


Seminar on Hans Blumenberg | 5:00pm | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89764748793 

Speaker: Jeffrey Barash (Amiens) |The Power of Rhetoric. Hans Blumenberg, Ernst Cassirer and the Legacy of Herder 



Debate: Alberto Giubilini and David Jones | 6:00-7:30pm | Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VrOGfqNrQVmw9k2KFz9HOA

Speaker: Alberto Giubilini (Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics) and David Albert Jones (Director, The Anscombe Bioethics Centre)
Title: Conscience Rights or Conscience Wrongs?: Debating conscientious objection in healthcare 

This unusual online event will see Alberto Guibilini and David Jones adopting the other's position on conscientious objection, arguing for the opposing view in an attempt to explore not only the subject, but the very nature of disagreement and discussion. Audience members will be encouraged to explore their views on conscientious objection in the same way. 
We welcome questions in advance of the debate.

To register on Zoom for the event please use this link.

This event is co-sponsored by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford. It will start promptly at 6pm, and we expect to finish at 7:30pm.



Hegel Reading Group | The Phenomenology of Spirit | 18:00-19:30 | online

The Hegel Reading Group meets by Skype on Wednesdays 18.00-19.30. New readers are welcome.

We will continue reading 'The Phenomenology of Spirit' (any translation), Section VI 'Spirit': (A) 'The true Spirit' paragraphs 444-449. See http://www.hegel.moonfruit.com for schedule of weekly readings. Please contact Susanne susanne.hermann-sinai@philosophy.ox.ac.uk for the Skype link.