Digest Week 8 Hilary Term 2020

HT20, Week 8 (8th - 14th March)

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

Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place in the Radcliffe Humanities Building on Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG.

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

Philosophy of Probability Reading Group | 14.00 - 16.00 | Brasenose College

Organisers: Kevin Dorst, Silvia Milano and Al Wilson

The reading group will be pre-read - here is a list of possible readings.

If you'd like to attend, please fill out this form.

If you're interested in leading the discussion on some days (on a paper of your choice), state this on the form. Please also email kevindorst@pitt.edu when you sign up.

 

Global Priorities Research Reading Group | 18.30 - 20.00 | Nuffield Room 2, Worcester College

The reading group meets weekly to discuss Global Priorities Research, and most papers we’ll read are from the Global Priorities Institute. To be added to the mailing list, please email: petra.kosonen@worc.ox.ac.uk. This event is organized by Effective Altruism Oxford.

 

CANCELLED: Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis | 20.15 | Lecture Room, St John’s College Research Centre, 45 St Giles’

James Davies (Roehampton University): Lessons from the Anthropological Field: reflecting on where culture and psychotherapy meet

Abstract: Via personal reflection on my life as trained psychotherapist and anthropologist, I will scrutinise anthropologically a growing trend within contemporary therapeutic provision, especially with respect to how culture should be understood, managed and responded to in the therapeutic setting. My aim is to articulate a series of propositions, informed by anthropological theory, but broadly inconsistent with today’s increasingly manualised psychotherapeutic trainings, whether such trainings operate in universities, through NHS/IAPT initiatives, or private training institutes. I shall argue that manualised psychotherapeutic training, which aims to attain consistency in results and conations across practitioners, has in this pursuit become increasing culture-blind. Not through failing to articulate a concern for culture, or as is usually put, ‘cultural difference’, but through having become wedded to a concept of culture as something possessed - as something one has, rather than as something one does. 

The seminar is open free of charge to members of the University and to mental health professionals but space is limited. To attend it is helpful (but not essential) to email paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk

Public Talk: Brian D. Earp | 17.30 - 19.00 | Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities

Open to the public – booking required.

Speaker: Brian D. Earp (Departments of Philosophy and Psychology, Yale University; Associate Director, Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics & Health Policy; Research Fellow, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford)

Title: Making Trustworthy Science: Some Philosophical and Ethical Puzzles

Abstract: There has been a lot of heated discussion in recent years about a "reproducibility crisis" in science. How did it come about? Is there really a crisis? If there is, what can we do to resolve it? In this talk I will give a philosophical overview of some key puzzles in evaluating the trustworthiness of published studies, and explore the ethical obligations of researchers -- individually and collectively -- in producing trustworthy science of their own.

Booking: https://uehiro.bookwhen.com/schedules/8erps0tck7v6 OxTalks: https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/258d15b9-f2ee-4c45-ae32-7ebcc96caaf6/

 

Oxford University Philosophy Society - End of Term Social | 20.00 | King's Arms (TBC)

Oxford University Philosophy Society - follow us on Facebook and Twitter @OxfordPhilSoc and online at oxphilsoc.co.uk to stay up to date!

Epistemology Group | 14.00 - 16.00 | Lecture Room 4, New College

A pre-read weekly reading and discussion group on recent work in epistemology, for graduate students and faculty, sometimes with work-in-progress talks. Contact Nick Hughes (nick.hughes@philosophy.ox.ac.uk) or Bernhard Salow (bernhard.salow@magd.ox.ac.uk) to be added to the mailing list.

 

Oxford Public Philosophy (OPP) Critical Discussion Group | 17.10 - 18.30 | Boyd Room, Hertford College

This critical discussion group is an opportunity to learn about and discuss crucial methods and topics that you can't find on the philosophy syllabus.

More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1193177554213501/

 

Hegel Reading Group | 18.30 | Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities

We shall continue reading the Phenomenology of Spirit.

Week 8 - 12 March – Spirit §§ 438–443

Please contact susanne.herrmann-sinai@philosophy.ox.ac.uk for information. See the website with general information www.hegel.moonfruit.com.

Heidegger’s Phenomenology of Religious Life | Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Heidegger’s seminal lectures on the Phenomenology of Religious Life. This conference revisits and reexamines the significance and influence of Heidegger’s contribution to the understanding of “concrete religious phenomena”.

Attendance is free and open to the public. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by sending a note to mark.wrathall@philosophy.ox.ac.uk so that we can have an approximate count on the number of attendees.

This event enjoys the generous financial support of the Wheatley Institution and the Brigham Young University London Centre.

Friday 13 March

3:00-4:10 pm: ‘Heidegger in Purgatory' Iain Thomson (University of New Mexico)

4:25-5:35 pm: ‘"Obstinate Waiting”: Early Heidegger on Christian Self-Becoming’ Daniel Watts (University of Essex)

5:50-7:00 pm: ‘For a Phenomenology of Religious Life’ Emmanuel Falque (Institut Catholique de Paris)

Saturday 14 March

10:00-11:10 am: ‘Anticipations of authenticity: the St Augustine lectures on servilefear, dispersion into the many, and a love of praise over praising’ Denis McManus (University of Southampton)

11:25-12:35 pm: ‘Why there is no such thing as “religious life”’ Sonia Sikka (University of Toronto)

2:00-3:10 pm: ‘Phenomenological Method and Religious Life’ Mark Wrathall (University of Oxford)

 

Heidegger’s Phenomenology of Religious Life | Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Heidegger’s seminal lectures on the Phenomenology of Religious Life. This conference revisits and reexamines the significance and influence of Heidegger’s contribution to the understanding of “concrete religious phenomena”.

Attendance is free and open to the public. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by sending a note to mark.wrathall@philosophy.ox.ac.uk so that we can have an approximate count on the number of attendees.

This event enjoys the generous financial support of the Wheatley Institution and the Brigham Young University London Centre.

Friday 13 March

3:00-4:10 pm: ‘Heidegger in Purgatory' Iain Thomson (University of New Mexico)

4:25-5:35 pm: ‘"Obstinate Waiting”: Early Heidegger on Christian Self-Becoming’ Daniel Watts (University of Essex)

5:50-7:00 pm: ‘For a Phenomenology of Religious Life’ Emmanuel Falque (Institut Catholique de Paris)

Saturday 14 March

10:00-11:10 am: ‘Anticipations of authenticity: the St Augustine lectures on servilefear, dispersion into the many, and a love of praise over praising’ Denis McManus (University of Southampton)

11:25-12:35 pm: ‘Why there is no such thing as “religious life”’ Sonia Sikka (University of Toronto)

2:00-3:10 pm: ‘Phenomenological Method and Religious Life’ Mark Wrathall (University of Oxford)