Fiona Leigh – Restless Forms, Motionless Causes

Event Date: 5 March 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Fiona Leigh (UCL): Restless Forms, Motionless Causes It is widely held that Plato’s Forms rest or change or both in Plato’s Sophist. The received opinion is, however, quite false – or so I will argue. There is no direct support for it …

Hume’s Legacy

Event Date: 2 March 2012 Stewart House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Institute of Philosophy presents Hume’s Legacy ———————————————– Professor Stewart Sutherland – Hume and Civil Society [AUDIO HERE] ———————————————– Professor Michael Martin (UCL) – Relishing Fine Strokes: From Sentiments to Standards [AUDIO HERE] ———————————————– Professor Helen Beebee (IP & Birmingham) – Hume’s Contribution to Psychology …

Heather Logue – Why Naïve Realism?

Event Date: 20 February 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Heather Logue (University of Leeds) – Why Naïve Realism? Much of the discussion of Naive Realism about veridical experience has focused on a consequence of adopting it—namely, disjunctivism about perceptual experience. However, the motivations for being a Naive Realist in the first …

Stacie Friend – Fiction as a Genre

Event Date: 6 February 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU   The Aristotelian Society presents:  Dr Stacie Friend (Heythrop): Fiction as a Genre Standard theories define fiction in terms of an invited response of imagining or make-believe. I argue that these theories are not only subject to numerous counterexamples, they also fail to explain why classification matters to …

Dudley Knowles – Good Samaritans and Good Government

Event Date: 23 January 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU   The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Dudley Knowles (Glasgow) – Good Samaritans and Good Government In this paper I review and provide a qualified defence of Samaritanism—Christopher Heath Wellman’s novel approach to the old fashioned problem of political obligation. I outline Wellman’s theory, clarifying the details and …

The Editor’s Cut – A view of philosophical research from journal editors

__ Event Date: 13 January 2012  Room G22/26  Senate House  University of London  Malet St  London WC1E 7HU The Editor’s Cut – A view of philosophical research from journal editors This international workshop brings together philosophers and publishers to survey and discuss recent trends and promising lines of philosophical research, aided by the crucial perspective of today’s editors. Programme: Welcome and Introduction …

Seth Yalcin – Bayesian Expressivism

Event Date: 9 January 2012 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU   The Aristotelian Society presents: Seth Yalcin (Berkeley) – Bayesian Expressivism There is a tension between the broadly decision-theoretic view of agents and the received picture of linguistic communication. The received view takes the transmission of nongraded, ‘binary’ belief as the paradigm. What one generally ‘puts into …

Daniel Rothschild – Expressing Credences

Event Date: 5 December 2011 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU   Daniel Rothschild (Oxford)  – Expressing Credences After presenting a simple expressivist account of reports of probabilistic judgments, I explore a classic problem for it, namely the Frege-Geach problem. I argue that is a problem not just for expressivism, but for any reasonable account of ascriptions of …

David Barnett – Counterfactual Entailment

Event Date: 21 November 2011 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU   David Barnett Counterfactual Entailment Counterfactual Entailment is the view that a counterfactual conditional is true just in case its antecedent entails its consequent. I present an argument for Counterfactual Entailment, and I develop a strategy for explaining away apparent counterexamples to the view. The strategy appeals …

Øystein Linnebo – Reference by Abstraction

Event Date: 7 November 2011
 Senate House – University of London THE ARISTOTELIAN SOCIETY
 presents   Professor Øystein Linnebo (Birkbeck): Reference by Abstraction Frege suggests that criteria of identity should play a central role in an account of reference, which will be capable of explaining reference to abstract objects. Inspired by Frege’s suggestion, this paper develops a simplified but precise …