Digest Week 2 Hilary Term 2021

HT21, Week 2 (24th - 30th 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. 

Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place online.

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

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Oxford Net Zero Series: Climate in the Balance | 13:00 - 14:00 | Online

Title: Value and limits of working with nature to address climate change
Speakers: Prof Nathalie Seddon & Dr Steve Smith in conversation
To register and watch live: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/nature-climate-change. To watch at a later date: https://youtu.be/Ka7Sc5d1v3k .
More information here.


Oxford Transitional Justice Research | 13:00 | Online 

Title: Political Crimes and Amnesties: Scope and Limitations to Transitions to Democracy
Speaker: Renata Barbosa, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford

This event will be held via Zoom. Please register here if you'd like to attend.


Mesopotamian and Egyptian Cosmogonies Reading Group | 15:00 - 16:30 | Online

Sumerian Debates, chaired by Christie Carr (Oxford). Sign up here to receive Zoom details and bibliography. This reading group has been organised by Philiminality and Early Text Cultures.

Faraday Institute Research Seminars | 13:00 - 14:00 | Online via Zoom

Dr Stuart Mathieson (Dublin City University):  'An evangelical philosophy of science? From Bacon and Paley to Stokes'

The seminars will be held as Zoom Webinars and are free to attend.  All are welcome.  

More information can be found at faraday.institute/seminars  


Marxism and its history reading group | 18:00 | Online via Zoom

To all Philosophy students: Please come prepared to discuss the following three readings:
-Rosa Luxemburg, “The Crisis of German Social Democracy” Part 1 (1915) 
-J. P. Nettl, “The German Social Democratic Party 1890–1914 as a Political Model” (1965) 
-Cliff Slaughter, “What is Revolutionary Leadership?” (1960)

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83341822264  
Website: http://platypus1917.org/oxford/

Theaetetus Reading Group | 15:00 - 17:00 | Online  

Anyone who would like to join can email Dimosthenis Patramanis or Hermann Koerner and we can send out a Teams link.
We will pick up at 187b4 (beginning of definition: knowledge is true belief).


Alfred Landecker Memorial Lecture | 17:30 | Online

On ‘Auschwitz’: reflecting on the meaning of absolute death

The lecture, delivered by Dan Diner, Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will be followed by a short panel discussion featuring Blavatnik School faculty: Jonathan Wolff, Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy, Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law, and Marietta Van Der Tol, Alfred Landecker Postdoctoral Fellow, and chaired by Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government. 

Event webpage | OxTalks link

Online Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic | 17:00 - 18:00

Title: Thinking again about the future and prospects for humanity
Speakers: Lord Martin Rees & Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation
To register and watch live: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/future-and-prospects-for-humanity
To watch at a later date: https://youtu.be/6GXktcUNoew


Annual Aquinas Lecture | 17:00 | Online

Tittle: Christian narratives and the well-lived life: Thomistic reflections

Speaker: Professor Mark Wynn, Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford

Further information here. Open to all.