Digest Week 9 Michaelmas Term 2019

MT19, Week 9 (8th - 14th December)

If you have entries for the weekly Digest, please send information to admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk 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 - other Philosophy events, including those taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond

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FraMEPhys-MetaScience Workshop | 09.15 - 16.45 | Pitt Rivers Museum of Natural History, Oxford

This workshop is jointly hosted by the ERC-funded projects 'A Framework for Metaphysical Explanation in Physics' (FraMEPhys, University of Birmingham) and 'The Metaphysical Unity of Science' (MetaScience, University of Bristol). The schedule features talks from members of the projects' research teams, as well as an extended break for lunch, discussion and exploring the museum.

Abstracts: https://framephys.org/framephys-metascience-workshop/

Event registration: https://framephys-metascience-registration.eventbrite.co.uk

Contact: metascience-project@bristol.ac.uk

Speakers: Alexander Franklin (Bristol), Katie Robertson (Birmingham), Michael Townsen Hicks (Birmingham), Toby Friend (Bristol), Vanessa Seifert (Bristol)

FraMEPhys: https://framephys.org

MetaScience: https://metascience.xyz


Wittgenstein Reading Group | 17.00 - 19.00 | St Hilda’s

See http://wrgoxford.blogspot.com for details of how to join/what text we’re discussing.

Empathy: harmful or helpful? | 13.30 - 16.30 | Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities

A half-day workshop with Dan Zahavi and Jeremy Howick.

Recent evidence from randomised trials suggests that when healthcare practitioners empathize with their patients, it leads to an improvement of patient outcome. However, recent critics have also argued that empathy is harmful. In this workshop you will gain a richer understanding of what empathy is, you will get to know about the evidence for the health benefits of empathic care, and get a chance to discuss whether or not it is helpful or harmful.

Session A. The epidemiology of empathy (Jeremy Howick)

Session B. The phenomenology of empathy (Dan Zahavi)

Session C. Group discussion

There is no need to register for this workshop.