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ON PHILOSOPHY

WINTER 2022

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Monday 24th January

Decolonising Ecology

Malcom Ferdinand with Romy Opperman

In this conversation with Romy Opperman, philosopher and political ecologist Malcom Ferdinand will conceptualizes a decolonial ecology that holds protecting the environment together with the political struggles against (post)colonial domination, structural racism, and misogynistic practices.

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Tuesday 8th February

Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy

David J. Chalmers and Tim Crane with Andrew Lee

In conversation with Andrew Lee, leading philosophers David J. Chalmers and Tim Crane will take us on a mind-bending journey through virtual worlds, illuminating the nature of reality and our place within it. Is virtual reality just escapism? And what is reality, anyway? How do we know there's an external world? And how do we know we're not living in a computer simulation?

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Monday 28th February

Art and Self-Transformation

Alva Noë with Michael Spicher

In this conversation with Michael Spicher, distinguished philosopher Alva Noë will consider how we can use encounters with specific artworks to gain entry into a world of fascinating issues – like how philosophy and science are represented in film; what evolutionary biology says about art; or the role of relics, fakes, and copies in our experience of a work.

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Monday 31st January

Metaphysical Animals

Clare Mac Cumhaill and Rachael Wiseman with Elly Vintiadis

In this conversation with Elly Vintiadis, philosophers Clare Mac Cumhaill and Rachael Wiseman will show how from the disorder and despair of the war, Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley, Philippa Foot and Elizabeth Anscombe brought philosophy back to life and created a way of ethical thinking that is there for us today.

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Monday 14th February

Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves

Jeff Sebo with Lauren van Patter

In this conversation with Lauren van Patter, Jeff Sebo will argue that humans have a moral responsibility to include animals in global health and environmental policy. In particular, we should reduce our use of animals as part of our pandemic and climate change mitigation efforts and increase our support for animals as part of our adaptation efforts.

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Monday 7th February

Prison, Family, and Philosophy

Andy West with Darren Chetty

In this conversation with Darren Chetty, philosophy Andy West will discuss his career teaching philosophy in prisons, helping us gain a new insight into our justice system, our prisons, and the plurality of lives found inside, as well as reminding us that thinking, debating, and learning are not luxuries but crucial for survival, urgent inquiries into who we are.

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Monday 21st February

Intact: A Defence of the Unmodified Body

Clare Chambers with Brian D. Earp

In this conversation with Brian D. Earp, philosopher Clare Chambers will argue that the unmodified body is a key political principle. While defending our right to change our bodies, she will argue that the social pressures to modify undermine equality.

Following the success of our 2021 series of “digital dialogues”, with people tuning in from over 90 countries around the world, we have now confirmed the line-up for our new winter 2022 series.

The poster for the series can be found here

 

We are incredibly excited by the wide range of topics that will be discussed and the amazing speakers who have agreed to take part. Please join us and spread the word to friends and colleagues!

All events will begin at 7.00pm U.K. time (11am PST/2pm EST) unless otherwise stated. 

They will last for one hour, including time for audience questions.

Free and online. All welcome.

To watch recordings of many of our past events, click here.