The University of Sheffield
Department of Philosophy

Past Departmental Seminars (2008-2009)



Please see below for details of our Departmental Seminars from 2008-2009. Click on the speaker's name to find out details of the speaker's current research. In Spring 2009, there was also be a series of four Leverhulme Lectures by Leverhulme Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Stephen Stich (Rutgers University).

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Spring 2009

February 20th Bob Hale [Sheffield] Impossibilities

February 27th Bart Streumer [Reading] Are Normative Judgements Non-Cognitive Attitudes

March 6th Jane Heal [Cambridge] Contact with Reality

March 13th Jerrold Levinson [Maryland] Toward a Non-Minimalist Account of Aesthetic Experience

March 27th Michael Otsuka [UCL] How to Discount Harms by their Improbability

May 1st Fiona Woollard [Sheffield] Defending the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing

May 6th (Wed) Stephen Stich [Rutgers] Leverhulme Lecture One

May 8th Berys Gaut [St Andrews] Medium-Specificity Arguments and Cinema

May 11th (Mon) Stephen Stich [Rutgers] Leverhulme Lecture Two

May 15th Peter van Inwagen [Notre Dame] Changing the Past

May 18th (Mon) Stephen Stich [Rutgers] Leverhulme Lecture Three

May 22nd Dawn Phillips [Warwick] Visual Composing: Works of Photography and Works of Music

May 27th (Wed) Stephen Stich [Rutgers] Leverhulme Lecture Four



Autumn 2008

October 10th Helen Frowe [Sheffield] A Practical Account of Self-Defence

October 17th Daniel Whiting [Southampton] The Normativity of Meaning Defended

October 24th Dominic Gregory [Sheffield] Imagery, the Imagination and Experience

October 31st Alan Carter [Glasgow] An Indirect, Multidimensional Consequentialism

November 7th Adrian Moore [St Hugh's, Oxford] Vats, Sets, and Tits

November 21st Simon Kirchin [Kent] A Tension in Moral Error Theory

November 28th Tim Williamson [Oxford] Knowledge, Probability and Safety

December 5th Helen Beebee [Birmingham] Hume's Two Definitions: The Procedural Interpretation

December 12th Alexander Bird [Bristol] The Metaphysics of Natural Kinds









Current & Other Past Departmental Seminars




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