Digest Week 1 Trinity Term 2019
TT19, Week 1 (28th April - 4th May)
If you have entries for the weekly Digest, please send information to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday, Wednesday the week before the event.
Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place in the Radcliffe Humanities Building on Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG.
Notices - Events taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond
Aristotelian Society | 'Responsibilities and Taking On Responsibility' | 17.30 - 19.15 | Senate House, University of London
Speaker: Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State). Chair: Jonathan Wolff (Oxford).
Free of charge, all welcome, refreshments provided. For more information and a draft paper, please visit the Aristotelian Society website.
Reading Group - Philosophers Discuss Current Events | 19.00 - 20.00 | Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities
A group for discussing topics in current events and international relations 'through the lens of philosophy'. Contact email@example.com to be added to the mailing list.
Mereology Reading Group | 17.00 - 19.00 | Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities
This reading group will focus on some recent work on mereology. Our focus will be on how the notion of parthood and other mereological principles can be extended to apply beyond the realm of material objects. The group will meet each Tuesday from 17.00 - 19.00. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures | 'The Power of Randomness' | 17.00 - 18.00 | Mathematical Institute
Speaker: Julia Wolf, University Lecturer in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge.
Far from taking us down the road of unpredictability and chaos, randomness has the power to help us solve a fascinating range of problems. Join Julia Wolf on a mathematical journey from penalty shoot-outs to internet security and patterns in the primes.
Please email email@example.com to register.
Set Theory Reading Group | 19.00 - 21.00 | Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities
Our reading group welcomes anyone interested in Set Theory. We shall discuss topics such as large cardinals, forcing, and inner models. No prerequisites are required. Organised by Wojciech Woloszyn.
Seminar on Boethius’ De Consolatione Philosophiae | Boethius and the Legacy of Alexander of Aphrodisias | 17.00 - 18.30 | Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Week 1: Introduction.
Boethius, the De Consolatione Philosophiae, selected passages from book 1 – MML and TA.
Boethius’ second De interpretatione commentary contains material from the lost commentary of Alexander of Aphrodisias that either is otherwise unattested or differs significantly from what is available in Ammonius and others. Although his elementary first commentary has only one passage of obviously Alexandrine origins, Boethius’ handling of the evidence there suggests the presence of related material which has been overlooked because of Boethius’ silence. The passage has been critically edited from the manuscripts and will be discussed with an eye to its implications for Boethius’ understanding and use of Alexander both in the commentary itself and more generally.
'Appeals to Nature' Seminar | Nature as a Guide: the History of an Idea | 17.00 | Hovenden Room, All Souls College
Speaker: Anthony Gottlieb (All Souls). All are welcome to this talk.
InParenthesis Reading Group | 20.00 - 21.30 | Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities
Organised by Elizabeth Huh and Sasha Lawson-Frost.
The Meaning of Life Reading Group | 11.30 | St Peter’s College
This small reading group/seminar will be arranged during weeks 1-8 on (mainly recent) contributions to the literature on ‘the meaning of life’, broadly construed, as given by philosophers, theologians, scientists, psychologists and others. Readings will be circulated in advance each week. The seminar is aimed at graduate students and faculty members; anyone wishing to attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the circulation list for further information. Suggestions for suitable readings are most welcome.