A Spirit of Trust Reading Group | 4:00-6:00pm | Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building
Written over the course of 40 years, Robert Brandom’s highly-anticipated 2019 book A Spirit of Trust presents a novel reading of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit. It translates the Phenomenology into the idiom of contemporary Anglophone philosophy, demystifying the Phenomenology’s notoriously impenetrable prose and rendering it transparent to contemporary philosophical analysis
The reading group would be of direct relevance for anyone with an interest in Hegel and German Idealism. However, the work is only partially interpretative. The majority of Brandom’s effort is spent on making a host of contributions to contemporary philosophical debates, meaning that the reading group would also be relevant for anyone with an interest in the determination of conceptual content, pragmatist semantics, the social metaphysics of normativity, the metaphysics of agency and intentionality, the relationship between mind and world, and the historical groundedness of our discursive practices. As today's flag-bearer of linguistic pragmatism (following in the footsteps of Dewey, Quine, and Rorty), the reading group is a great opportunity to find out about Brandom’s own thought too, namely his theory of inferentialism, and its advantages and disadvantages over more traditional semantic schemas.
Hegel Reading Group | 6:00-7:30pm | Online via Skype
The Hegel Reading Group continues to meet by Skype on Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm. We are reading 'The Phenomenology of Spirit' (any translation). We are now in Section 6 B: Self-Alienated Spirit. Culture II a 'The struggle of the Enlightenment with superstition'. New Readers please contact either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for the Skype link. Details of each week's reading are posted on: hegelinoxford.wordpress.com.
After Galileo: Faith and Science in the 21st Century Lecture | 6:15-7:30pm | Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter Woodstock Rd
A presentation by Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
in dialogue with
Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Chair of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
with an introduction by
Ian Shipsey, Head of Physics and Henry Moseley Centenary Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Oxford
and a message of welcome from:
Maria Beer, Oxford DPhil Student, University of Montevideo
Organised by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, in collaboration with the Department of Physics and the Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Oxford. More information can be found here. Facebook page here. Please register using this link to reserve your place.