Philosophy of Mind Work in Progress Seminar

The Philosophy of Mind Work-in Progress Group provides a forum for faculty members, graduate students, and visiting scholars to discuss their current works-in-progress in philosophy of mind.

Seminars are on Fridays 1.30-3pm, usually fortnightly during term. All are welcome.

The format is usually read-ahead, with the paper usually circulated on the Monday before the Friday seminar. Those intending to attend a particular session should email Nicholas Shea in advance to be put on the circulation list for that week’s paper.


Philosophy of Mind Work-in-progress convenor: Prof Nicholas Shea

Week 2 (26 Jan): Lucy Campbell & Alexander Greenberg, 'No Representation without Misrepresentation'

Week 4 (9 Feb): Umut Baysan, 'Mad Qualia'

Week 6 (23 Feb): Casey Doyle, 'Conscious Judgment and Doxastic Self-Knowledge'

Week 8 (9 Mar): Anita Avramides, 'Disjunctivism and Other Minds'

Week 1 (13 Oct): Jake Quilty-Dunn

Week 3 (27 Oct): Cressida Gaukroger

Week 5 (10 Nov): Joulia Smortchkova

Week 7 (24 Nov): Dick Passingham

Week 2: Session with Alex Kaiserman, Oxford (to be held in SR5 in St Anne’s College)

Week 4: Alisa Mandrigin, Edinburgh (to be held in SR 3 in St Anne’s College)

Week 6: Anne Jacobson, Oxford (to be held in SR5 in St Anne’s College) 'Norms and Neuroscience: the case of Borderline Personality Disorder'

Week 8: Anna Marmodoro, George Darby & Robin Murphy (to be held in SR5 in St Anne’s College)

Week 2: 27th January - Cressida Gaukroger (Oxford) 'How to Individuate Concepts' in Seminar Room 1

Week 4: 10th February - Tom McClelland (Warwick) 'The Mental Affordance Hypothesis' in Seminar Room 1

Week 6: 24th February - Sophie Archer (Oxford) in Seminar Room 1

Week 8: 10th March - John Michael (Warwick) in Seminar Room 6 *this is in a different building to the usual seminar room*

Week 3: Denis Buehler (Oxford) 'Occurrent Agential Control'
** not week 2 as previously advertised **

Week 4: Lucy Campbell (Oxford) 'Self-Knowledge and the Alt-Ground Test'

Week 6: Nick Shea (Institute of Philosophy)

Week 8: Derek Brown (Brandon, soon to be at Glasgow)

Week 2: Oliver Rashbrook-Cooper (Oxford), 'What is the Phenomenal Unity of Consciousness?'

Week 4: Anya Farennikova (Bristol), 'Seeing Absence' (Anya will present a paper so there is no need to read ahead, though anyone wishing to might look at her paper on 'Seeing Absence' inPhil Studies 166:3 (2013))

Week 6: Myrto Mylopoulos (Jean Nicod), 'Intentions and Agentive Awareness'

Week 1: Amit Saad, 'Achilles Last Stand- a solution to the Kripkenstein Paradox' (Commentator: Anil Gomes)

Week 3: Alex Moran, 'Naïve Realism, The Time-Lag Argument, and Eternalism' (Commentator: Oliver Rashbrook-Cooper)

Week 5: Helen De Cruz, 'Are philosophical intuitions a natural kind? (Commentator: Joshua Shepherd) [Please note venue change - Ryle Room this week]

Week 7: Istvan Aranyosi, 'Explanatory-role functionalism' (Commentator: Bill Child)

Week 3: Alex Kaiserman, Interventions and Mental Surgery (Commentator: Joshua Shepherd)

Week 5: Paul Lodge, Leibniz’s Mill Argument Against Mechanical Materialism Revisited(Commentator: Martin Pickup)

Week 7: Jonathan Erhardt, Gods, Minds, and Other Physical Things (Commentator: Oliver Rashbrook-Cooper)

Week 3: Oliver Rashbrook-Cooper, Temporal Presence and Time Lags (Commentator: Ian Phillips)

Week 5: Joshua Shepherd, Consciousness, Control, and Zombie Action (Commentator: Alex Moran)

Week 7: Peter Forrest, Cognitive Phenomenology and the Fringe (Commentator: Oliver Rashbrook-Cooper)

Week 3: Lee Walters, The invalidity of the argument from illusion

Week 5: Scott Sturgeon, Epistemic Attitudes

Week 7: Declan Smithies, Belief and Moore's Paradox

Week 3: Oliver Rashbrook-Cooper, Individuating experiences and the unity of consciousness

Week 5: Michael Sollberger, Conscious Experience and Delusions of Inserted Thoughts(WebLearn Only)

Week 7: Jeremy Goodman, Perceptual Experience: Back to Basics

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