Digest Week 8 Michaelmas Term 2022

MT22, Week 8 (27th November-3rd December)

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

Hegel Reading Group

The Hegel Reading Group meets in term weekly on Tuesdays 6-7.30 pm by Skype. We continue with Hegel's 'Phenomenology of Spirit'; we are now at 'Spirit that is certain of itself. Morality', starting from paragraph 596 of the Miller translation (OUP 1977) although any translation may be used. Each week's reading is posted on hegelinoxford.wordpress.com

To join the Skype group or for enquiries contact susanne.herrmann-sinai@ philosophy.ox.ac.uk or louise.braddock@philosophy.ox.ac.uk


The Faraday Institute | 1.00 pm

Dr Nick Spencer – From NOMA to POMA: the case for overlapping magisteria

Visit faraday.institute/seminars


Joseph Butler Society, Oriel College (Large SCR), 8.30 - 10 pm

Tom Simpson, Oxford

Faith and Trust

See The Joseph Butler Society - Events (weebly.com) for more information.

Lecture event for the Roots of Responsibility ERC project | Meeting Room 1, Rockefeller Building, UCL | 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Professor Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette (Neuchâtel) will be speaking on 'Deliberation and the Possibility of Scepticism'.

Abstract. No one is responsible for their actions because free will is an illusion, say some sceptics. Accordingly, we should reform our practices which involve responsibility attributions, such as punishment and blame. How seriously should we take these sceptics? I shall argue that one thorn in their side is that they must abandon their doctrine whenever they deliberate about what to do. For when we deliberate, we must presume we have some options. Some recent attempt to show that this presumption is unnecessary for deliberation fails to help the sceptic. It fails because it ultimately implies that scepticism is false.

Further information, including a longer abstract of the talk, is available on this page, on the Roots of Responsibility website.

The event will feature Simon-Pierre’s lecture, a critical response from Kenta Sekine (UCL), general Q&A, and discussion.

Attendance to the event is free, but space is very limited. In order for us to have an idea of the number of people to expect, if you will attend, please RSVP on the following Google Forms page: https://bit.ly/LECSPCC-rgst

More Information about the Roots of Responsibility ERC project can be found at the project website <https://rootsofresponsibility.co.uk/>. You can also follow us on Twitter @ERC_RoR. Enquiries about the lecture can be submitted via the message form on the website.