Digest Week 2 Michaelmas Term 2022

MT22, Week 2 (16th-22nd October)

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

Hegel Reading Group

The Hegel Reading Group meets in term weekly on Tuesdays 6-7.30 pm by Skype. We continue with Hegel's 'Phenomenology of Spirit'; we are now at 'Spirit that is certain of itself. Morality', starting from paragraph 596 of the Miller translation (OUP 1977) although any translation may be used. Each week's reading is posted on hegelinoxford.wordpress.com

To join the Skype group or for enquiries contact susanne.herrmann-sinai@ philosophy.ox.ac.uk or louise.braddock@philosophy.ox.ac.uk


19th October at 8pm (GMT)- Trinity College (Oxford) 


The Oxford Society of Metaphysics (OSM) aims to promote interdisciplinary events (introductory courses, seminars, workshops, and lectures) with high-profile experts for undergraduate and graduate students in different disciplines. The society has been created to encourage students to explore the foundational aspects of their own discipline, with its highest goal being to stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations at different levels - to have more information about the society, please visit our fb page: https://www.facebook.com/oxfordmetaphysics -.

 The OSM is delighted to invite you to its talk series 'Conceptions and Misconceptions about Time'. For our first talk of the year, we are happy to welcome Prof. J. Zachhuber (Trinity College, Oxford) who will give a talk about Time and Soul in Antiquity. 

 Prof. Zachhuber is an historical and systematic theologian specialising in two main areas of research: the Eastern Patristic tradition of theology, its philosophical background, and its development up to John of Damascus; and modern theology from the Reformation to the present, with special interests related to nineteenth-century German theology. His published contributions to scholarship include two main works that correspond to these areas of research—Human Nature in Gregory of Nyssa (Brill, 1999; paperback 2014) and Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Oxford University Press, 2013)—along with many articles and edited books.

Uniting this historical research on patristic and modern thought are broader interests in theological anthropology, ecclesiology, and the relation of theological to philosophical developments. These interests emerge not only in previous writings but especially in two current research projects: one traces the emergence of a Christian philosophy in doctrinal debates following the Council of Chalcedon; the other is a systematic-theological reflection on the significance of individuality for the Christian faith.

 The event will be on 19th October at 8pm (GMT) taking place in Fletcher Room (Trinity College). The talk will be uploaded to our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH97iOSTbEYmzOeh__-CNNA