Philosophy

Past events

A list of past events in Philosophy

July 2017

07-09 Jul

The World in Us: Gestalt Structure, Phenomenology and Embodied Cognition

Keynote Speakers: Tony Chemero, Uljana Feest, Gary Hatfield

June 2017

12-13 Jun

Foundations of Normativity workshop

Showcases new work on the nature and source of laws, rules, and norms

19-20 Jun

Seventh annual Edinburgh graduate epistemology conference

Keynote speakers:  Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (University of Michigan),  Ram Neta (University of North Carolina)

May 2017

10 May

Epistemology seminar

Olle Blomberg (University of Copenhagen)

12 May

Twenty-seventh PPLS Interdisciplinary Seminar

The Perceptual Representation of Space

24 May

Inaugural lecture: Professor Michela Massimi

Scientific evidence and a plurality of perspectives

Epistemology seminar

Joelle Proust (Institut Jean Nicod)

26 May

Ethics research group

Mill on Social Morality and Expediency

Ethics research group

Future Desires, the Agony Argument, and Subjectivism about Reasons

April 2017

05 Apr

Computational mind reading group

An Intuitive Explanation of Convolutional Neural Networks

06 Apr

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

Emma Tobin (UCL)

07 Apr

Postgraduates work in progress

The Significance of the Origin of the Concept of Intellectual Virtues for Epistemology and Education

12 Apr

Epistemology seminar

Counterfactuals and Theory Choice

13 Apr

Modeling Beyond Standard Model Physics

Philosophy of Physics Knowledge Exchange event at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Hunt for Supersymmetric Particles

Panel discussion with CERN physicists

19 Apr

Visiting speaker seminar

Staff Seminar

21 Apr

Kant’s Scots

Bi-annual workshop on Kant’s philosophy

Postgraduates work in progress

What kind of evince are intuitions?

26 Apr

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

The Problem of Intentionality and Bridging Interdisciplinary Divides

28 Apr

Edinburgh women in philosophy

Spring Workshop on Philosophy of Education

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

How to Make Friends by Ignoring Faces

March 2017

01 Mar

Epistemology seminar

Workshop

03 Mar

Visiting speaker seminar

Daniel Rothschild (University College London)

08 Mar

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

Epistemology seminar

Yves Bouchard (Sherbrooke University)

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Implicit Bias as Unconscious Imagining

09 Mar

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

The Epistemic Superiority of Experiment to Simulation

10 Mar

Postgraduates work in progress

High Risks, Rights and Permissibility

15 Mar

Epistemology seminar

Paul Smart (University of Southampton)

16 Mar

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

Topology and the Structure of Space-Time

17 Mar

Postgraduates work in progress

Evidence Enriched

22 Mar

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

A Hybrid Theory of Delusion Formation

23 Mar

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

Why There is More than One Kind of Thing

24 Mar

Postgraduates work in progress

Language and politics: A theory of political doublespeak

27 Mar

Computational psychology

1-day workshop

28 Mar

Eidyn seminar

Existence and Intrinsicality

29 Mar

Epistemology seminar

Kevin Scharp (University of St Andrews)

February 2017

01 Feb

Epistemology seminar

Ilhan Inan (Bogazici University)

02 Feb

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

Bayesian Mechanista

03 Feb

Visiting speaker seminar

Richard Yetter Chappell (York)

08 Feb

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

The Heart of Self Awareness

10 Feb

Twenty-sixth PPLS Interdisciplinary Seminar

Are some experiences impossible to put into words?

Postgraduates work in progress

Representation and Representativeness

15 Feb

Epistemology seminar

Lee Whittington (University of Edinburgh)

16 Feb

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

What do Scientists of Well-Being Know?

17 Feb

Visiting speaker seminar

Clare Mac Cumhaill (Durham)

20 Feb

Postgraduates work in progress

A framework for ethical deliberation on environmental practices: a refurbishment of Vogel and MacIntyre

22 Feb

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Meshed control in skilled action

January 2017

18 Jan

Epistemology seminar

Orestis Palermos (University of Edinburgh)

20 Jan

Visiting speaker seminar

Ralf Bader (Oxford)

25 Jan

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Do as I say and as I do: Imitation, pedagogy and cumulative culture

December 2016

01 Dec

Philosophy of language

Workshop on historical and contemporary issues in compositional semantics

and its relation to mental states and context

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

Science and the extended mind

02 Dec

Postgraduates work in progress

Reflections on P is True as a necessary condition for knowledge

03 Dec

Mind and cognition

Conference: Interactions: Phenomenology, Gestalt Psychology & Embodied Cognitive Science

06 Dec

Edinburgh women in philosophy

New Enlightenment Lecture 2016

07 Dec

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

You Meta Believe it

Epistemology seminar

Helen de Cruz (Oxford Brookes University)

09 Dec

Visiting speaker seminar

Staff Seminar: Guy Fletcher & Till Vierkant

13 Dec

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

14 Dec

Epistemology seminar

Jesus Navarro (University of Seville)

November 2016

01 Nov

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Enhancement Through Coordination

02 Nov

Epistemology seminar

Mark Alfano (Delft University of Technology)

03 Nov

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

Models on the Move: Migration and Imperialism

04 Nov

Visiting speaker seminar

Stephan Leuenberger (Glasgow)

09 Nov

Epistemology seminar

Guy Axtell (Radford University)

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

The Sense of Commitment

11 Nov

Postgraduates work in progress

Faith as Extended Knowledge

15 Nov

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

16 Nov

Epistemology seminar

Laura Candiatto (University of Edinburgh)

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Phenomenology as Functionality: The Virtual Cartesian Theatre

17 Nov

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

Minimal Models and Non-Representational Explanation

18 Nov

Visiting speaker seminar

Sonia Roca-Royes (Stirling)

23 Nov

Epistemology seminar

Clayton Littlejohn (King's College London)

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Free will in the age of neuroscience

25 Nov

Ancient Philosophy research seminar

Recollection in the Timaeus

October 2016

04 Oct

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

05 Oct

Epistemology seminar

Harvey Siegel (University of Miami)

06 Oct

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

A realist’s guide to handling explanatory fictions

07 Oct

Visiting speaker seminar

Elizabeth Ashford (St Andrews)

12 Oct

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

The experience of acting and the structure of phenomenal consciousness

13 Oct

Ethics reading group

Prioritarianism and the Separateness of Persons

14 Oct

Postgraduates work in progress

Neuro-Democracy: Self-Organization of Embodied Mind

18 Oct

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

19 Oct

Epistemology seminar

Margot Strohminger (University of Antwerp)

20 Oct

Contemporary debates in philosophy of science

The Sommerfeld Miracle

21 Oct

Visiting speaker seminar

Adina Roskies (Dartmouth)

26 Oct

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Do as I say and as I do: imitation, pedagogy, and cumulative culture

27 Oct

Ethics reading group

Patient-Relativity in Morality

28 Oct

Postgraduates work in progress

Utilitarianism and Ought-Implies-Can

September 2016

07 Sep

Epistemology seminar

Simona Chiodo (Politecnico di Milano)

20 Sep

Computational mind reading group

S. Russell and P. Norvig. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach

21 Sep

Epistemology seminar

Federico Luzzi (Aberdeen University)

28 Sep

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Mindreading, Implicit Bias and Mental Illness

29 Sep

Ethics reading group

Alex Voorhoeve and Marc Fleurbaey, "Priority or Equality for Possible People?,"

Ethics 126, no. 4 (July 2016): 929-954.