Digest Week 1 Hilary Term 2024

HT24, Week 1 (14th-20th January)

If you have entries for the weekly Digest, please send information to admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk by midday, Wednesday the week before the event. 

Notices - other Philosophy events, including those taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond


Philosophy of Maths Reading Group

This Hilary term, the philosophy of mathematics reading group will run every Wednesday, weeks 1-8 from 4-5pm in the Lecture Room (2nd floor, Radcliffe Humanities Building). Everyone is welcome. Reading the papers would be encouraged but people are welcome regardless. All questions, thoughts, and contributions are strongly invited. The papers are chosen week by week, depending on the interests and questions of the group. If you are not on the mailing list, and would like to be, please send an email to boaz.laan@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.



Practical Ethics and Law Lecture

'My body, my choice: exploring the limits of consent'

Speaker: Professor Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon) (Visiting Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London; Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London; Research Affiliate, Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex)

Date/Time: 19 January 3pm to 4:30pm

Abstract: From birth to death, from late-term abortion on the basis of the disability of the foetus, to choices about puberty blockers to the demand to legalise assistance with dying, our bodies have become legal battle-grounds. How far are we entitled to assert that it is simply a matter of our choice – and who gets to decide when and how we have the right to make that choice?

Respondent: Esther Braun (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy)

In-person attendance: All University members are welcome to attend in-person (booking not required).

Venue: Oxford Uehiro Centre, Suite 1 Seminar Area, Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbe’s Street, Oxford OX1 1PT (buzzer 1)