The 26th Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference

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The 26th Annual Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference will take place on November 12th and 13th, 2022. 

Our keynote speakers are: Professor Rachel Fraser (Exeter College, Oxford) and Dr Jonathan Parry (London School of Economics). 

Please click the 'Programme' sections below to check out our excellent list of talks delivered by graduate students from around the world!

We welcome everyone with an interest in philosophy. Current philosophy students at the University of Oxford are especially encouraged to attend. If you are not a member of Oxford University, you are very welcome to attend. Please email us in advance specifying
your home institution and which talk(s) you wish to attend. You can contact us at, so we can have an idea of how many attendees to expect over the weekend. (There will also be the option for speakers and attendees to join
remotely. More details on that will emerge as we approach the conference weekend). 

Please see the Zoom link for our conference (with passcode to be given nearer the day): Below
is a graphic-designed PDF of our programme.

Saturday 12 November

9:00-9:30 | Breakfast and Registration

9:30-10:25 | Slurs as Ideology: A Defence of Prohibitionism
Pepa Mellema (University College Dublin)
Response: Timothy Williamson

10:35-11:30 | Toward a New Theory of Moderate Contingentism
Pranciškus Gricius (Vilnius University)
Response: Adrian Moore

11:40-12:35 | Moral Principles: A Challenge for Deniers of Moral Luck
Anna Nyman (Uppsala University)
Response: Roger Crisp

12:35-13:40 | Lunch

13:40-14:35 | Aristotle on the Logical Relation between the Principles of Non-Contradiction and Excluded Middle in Metaphysics Γ.4
Christopher Izgin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, New York University)
Response: Alexander Bown

14:45-15:40 | Privacy, Knowledge, and Self-Presentation
Cameron McCulloch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Response: Charlotte Unruh

15:50-16:45 | Two Kinds of Supererogation
Nick Küspert (University of St Andrews)
Response: Anil Gomes

16:45-17:05 | Tea and Coffee

17:05-18:00 | The Wisdom of Live, Laugh, Love: Aesthetically Caused Epistemic Misjudgements and the Banality Objection to Cognitivism
Alice Harberd (University College London)
Response: David Collins

18:10-19:30 | KEYNOTE SPEECH: The Limits of Ideology Critique
Rachel Fraser (University of Oxford)
Followed by Q&A

20:00-22:30 | Conference Dinner

The conference programme is subject to change, so please check our website regularly for updates. Breakfast, a light lunch, and tea/coffee will be provided for all conference attendees. You can also find out more information on our PhilEvents page.

Sunday 13 November

9:00-9:30 | Breakfast and Registration

9:30-10:25 | Trust for Understanding
Adham El Shazly (University of Cambridge)
Response: Bernhard Salow

10:35-11:30 | Perceiving Persistence Conditions
Evan Welchance (University of Virginia)
Response: Nicholas K. Jones

11:40-12:35 | The Evil Demon Meets the Invisible Gorilla
Edvard Avilés-Meza (Cornell University)
Response: Bill Child

12:35-13:40 | Lunch

13:40-14:35 | The Attenuated Authority of Personal Testimony about Disability
Sara Chan Yun Yu (University of Notre Dame)
Response: Guy Kahane

14:45-15:40 | On Aristotle’s Test for Energeia in Metaphysics Θ 6: The Tense-Aspect Reading
Kyoungmin Cho (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Response: Michael Peramatzis

15:50-16:45 | Grounding the Wrong of Colonialism in Self-Respect
Anthony Nguyen (University of Southern California)
Response: David Miller

16:45-17:05 | Tea and Coffee

17:05-18:25 | KEYNOTE SPEECH: What’s Wrong with Paternalism?
Jonathan Parry (London School of Economics)
Followed by Q&A

18:25-20:00 | Wine Reception