Digest Week 2 Trinity Term 2022

TT22, Week 2 (1st - 7th May)

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

The Hegel Reading Group meets weekly on Tuesdays 6-7.30 pm by Skype. We continue with Hegel's 'Phenomenology of Spirit', from paragraph 582. Each week's reading is posted on hegelinoxford.wordpress.com. To join or for enquiries contact susanne.herrmann-sinai@ philosophy.ox.ac.uk or louise.braddock@philosophy.ox.ac.uk .


Philosophy, Law and Politics Graduate Forum - Fifth Session | 6-7:30pm | Online

In our fifth session of this academic year, which will take place on 4th May from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST) on Zoom, we will be discussing Daniela Gueiros-Dias' paper, entitled "Normative Conflicts in the Legal Domain: On Kelsen's Theses on the Necessary Consistency of Law", with comments by Cristoph Kletzer (KCL) and Stephanie Classmann (LSE). While pre-reading is desirable, it is not a requirement for attending the session.

To join please subscribe to our mailing list here: https://www.plpgraduateforum.com/. More information here.

AI, Politics, and Power (by Carla Zoe Cremer from GovAI) | 6.00-7.00pm | Location TBC (check Facebook for updates)

This talk will explore the relationship between AI and power. We consider AI risk as politics. We motivate solutions that do not aim for a specific outcome, but aim to find a trustworthy process by which the outcome is reached. 

Carla Zoe is a Winter scholar at GovAI, working on how AI affects epistemic risks such as disinformation and coordination. She is a DPhil student, working in the Human Information Processing Lab of Professor Chris Summerfield at the University of Oxford and an affiliated researcher at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge.

Carla’s talk will be followed by a Q&A and discussion.

The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research is delighted that Prof. Silvia Ronchey (Università di Roma Tre) has accepted to give a series of lectures on Hypatia and her legacy, the subject of her latest publication:

Week 2: Friday 6 May, 12-1pm 

The venue for the event is the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St. Giles.

All are very welcome to attend!