Event Date: 2 October 2017
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
The Aristotelian Society presents:
Professor Helen Beebee (Manchester) – Philosophical Scepticism
As the first talk for the 2017/18 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, this year’s Presidential Address marks the official inauguration of Professor Helen Beebee (University of Manchester) as the 110th President of the Aristotelian Society. The Society’s President is elected on the basis of lifelong, exemplary work in philosophy. Please visit our Council page for further information regarding the Society’s past presidents.
The 110th Presidential Address will be chaired by Tim Crane (Cambridge) – 109th President of the Aristotelian Society.
Helen Beebee is Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She completed her PhD at King’s College London in 1996, and has previously held positions at Edinburgh, St. Andrews, UCL, The Australian National University, and Birmingham. Her research falls mostly within metaphysics, focussing primarily on causality, laws of nature, and freedom of the will. Her publications include a monograph on Hume (Hume on Causation, Routledge 2006) and a textbook, Free Will (Palgrave, 2013), and she is currently Principal Investigator for an AHRC project, ‘The Age of Metaphysical Revolution’, which focusses on the work and correspondence of David Lewis in the context of his role in the history of twentieth-century analytic philosophy. She has served as President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science (2015-17), Director of the British Philosophical Association (2007-11), a member of the AHRC Advisory Board (2008-13), and a co-editor of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (current), as well as a member of various executive committees of learned societies and journal editorial boards. She is a Patron of the Athena SWAN Charter.