Digest Week 4 Michaelmas Term 2018

MT18, Week 4 (29 October — 4 November)

If you have entries for the weekly Digest, they must be received by Wednesday midday of the week before the event. Please send information to admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Note that if no location is given, the event will take place in the Radcliffe Humanities Building on Woodstock Rd, OX2 6GG.

Notices - Events taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond

POP-Grunch Philosophy of Physics Graduate Lunch1.15 - 2.45pm, Ryle Room

"Mathematical tools to frame one's thinking about spacetime" Martin Lesourd


The Oxford Kant Colloquium 5.00- 6:30pm, Merton College, St Alban's Quad, Room 4.2b

Discussion of a paper by Andrew Chignell (Princeton).

If you intend to participate please email christopher.benzenberg@stx.ox.ac.uk


The Wolfson Ancient World Research Cluster 5.30 - 7:00pm, Wolfson College Buttery

Professor Sir Richard Sorabji, Honorary Fellow of Wolfson, will be in conversation with Dr. John Sellars, former Wolfson Research Fellow and now Lecturer at Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, on the topic of:

"Surprises in studying the History of Philosophy in Greek and other cultures, West and East"

                                                  --  in the presence of the President, Sir Tim Hitchens.

A reception with drinks to follow.


The Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 5.00- 7:15pm, Woburn Suite, Senate House, UoL, Malet Street, London 

"Normative Facts and Reasons" Fabienne Peter (Warwick) 

Chaired by Jonathan Wolff (Oxford)

Free of charge and all welcome!


Free Film Screening: Stanley Kubrick's 'Paths of Glory' | 7:00pm, Auditorium, Wolfson College

Cecile Fabre, Professor of Political Philosophy at Oxford, will give an introductory talk to accompany the screening.

For full details visit https://www.ox.ac.uk/event/fljs-film-screening-paths-glory


St John's College Research Centre: Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis | 8:15pm, Lecture Room, St John's College Research Centre 

David Russell, Corpus Christi College 'Facing reality with Marion Milner' 


If you would like to attend, it would be helpful (but not essential) to email:  paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk


GTC Medical Anthropology Film Group Special Event 3:30-5:00pm, Barclay room, Green Templeton College

Sal Anderson presents her film: The Wounded Healer (Sal Anderson, 2017, 30’).

The documentary film 'The Wounded Healer' looks at the relationship between patient and psychiatrist focussing on the experience of Dr Ahmed Hankir, a psychiatrist with mental health experience. 'Stigma is killing people' Hankir says in his passionate crusade fighting for those with mental health issues. Through his personal journey in a life as both 'the wounded' and 'the healer' the film takes us into the subjective experience of 'The Wounded Healer' and Hankir's moving campaign to fight stigma. After working at the Natural History Museum in Paris, science-trained filmmaker Sal Anderson has followed a career producing and directing drama and documentary films. She is currently Reader in Interdisciplinary Science-Art Film at University of the Arts London.

Any Questions neil.armstrong@anthro.ox.ac.uk

Seminar Series on Reproducibility and Open Research | 4.30-6.00pm, All Souls College: Old Library

Dorothy Bishop (Oxford): ‘Insights from Psychology on Lack of Responsibility

All are welcome; refreshments will be provided.


Feminisms: Being a Woman and.... | Intersectional Discussion Group 18:00 - 19:30pm, Ryle Room

Please contact the organisers to be put on the mailing list to receive the weekly readings 

Please email chiara.martini@pmb.ox.ac.uk , chongming.lim@philosophy.ox.ac.uk , alesia.preite@sjc.ox.ac.uk or maya.krishnan@balliol.ox.ac.uk

Graduate Ancient Philosophy Work in Progress | Sybill Pereira 2:00pm, Somerville Lodge

GAPWiP is a regular meeting of postgraduates and early career researchers to discuss work in progress, each week is led by someone who presents their work, followed by a discussion.

All postgraduates in philosophy are welcome to attend and contribute to discussion.


Vagueness Reading Group | Epistemicism & Determinacy 17:00 - 19:00pm, Ertegun House

Magidor, O. (2018) 'Epistemicism, Distribution, and the Argument from Vagueness', in Nous 52: 144-170. (We'll focus on Part A)

If you intend to participate please email alexander.roberts@philosophy.ox.ac.uk or Iannina.loets@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Reading Group: Proposal Attitudes (Philosophy of Mind) | 12:00pm, Seminar Room 1, St Anne's College  

Reading: Michelle Montague's 'Against Propositionalism', Noûs, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Sep 2007), pp. 503-518.

Intended audience: graduate students, faculty members and visiting faculty 

Organisers: Dr Umut Baysan (umut.baysan@philosophy.ox.ac.uk) and Matthew Hewson (matthew.hewson@merton.ox.ac.uk


Annual Lecture of the British Society for the History of Philosophy | 6:00 - 8:00pm, Maison Francaise d'Oxford, 2 Norham Road 

Sarah Hutton (York) 'Women, Philosophy and the History of Philosophy 

Open to all - no registration needed