Digest Week 3 Hilary Term 2019

HT19, Week 1 (28th January - 3rd February)

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

Note that unless otherwise stated, the event will take place in the Radcliffe Humanities Building on Woodstock Rd, OX2 6GG.

Notices - Events taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond

In Conversation with Julian Baggini | 19.30 | The North Wall, Summertown

We are delighted to welcome philosopher and best-selling author Julian Baggini for an evening of critical thinking and analytical discussion in response to his newest book, 'How the World Thinks'. Julian Baggini is the founder of The Philosophers' Magazine. For full information and to book, please visit the North Wall website here


The Oxford Kant Colloquium | 17.00 - 19.00 | Room 4.2B, At Alban's Quad, Merton College

Reading Weeks 1-3: Amphiboly chapter in the Critique of Pure Reason (A260-292/B316-349). Those interested in participating should email christopher.benzenberg@stx.ox.ac.uk 

Philosophy Faculty Placement Scheme job talks | 'Necessity in the Highest Degree' | 17.00 - 18.30 | Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities

Speaker: Alexander Roberts

We especially encourage attendance to talks on topics that don't fit squarely in your area of expertise, since job candidates should expect a mixed audience. Our graduate students depend on support in preparing for their on-campus interviews. If you are a graduate student, this is an excellent opportunity to support your peers and to start thinking about your own job talks.


Evolving economic thought series | How lives change: Palanpur, India, and development economics | 17.00 | Oxford Martin School

Speaker: Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government & Head of the India Observatory, London School of Economics (LSE). For further details and registration, please visit https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2651



ERC Research Seminar on Responsibility | Responsibility and liability | 10.00 - 12.00 | University College London

Led by John Hyman (UCL). The target readings are:

- Hart, H. L. A. 2008 (1967). “Postscript: Responsibility and Retribution.” In Punishment and Responsibility (2nd edn.; Oxford UP).
- Duff, R. A. 2007. Answering for Crime: Responsibility and Liability in the Criminal Law. Hart. Ch. 1 “Responsibility and Liability.”


Security Ethics seminar series | Military Lives and Transformative Experiences | 17.30 | All Souls College

Speaker: Sam Clark (Lancaster). In conjunction with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Changing Character of War Programme. This talk is only open to members of the University. Booking not required. Please visit the Oxford Talks webpage for more information. 


Model Theory and Philosophy Reading Group | 18.00 - 20.00 | Ryle Room, Philosophy Faculty

If you would like to attend and you are not a member of the Facebook group, please email dominik.ehrenfels@stx.ox.ac.uk  

The goal is to come to understand both the proofs of central results in model theory and the philosophical discussions that are shaped by these results. Readings will be taken from Button and Walsh (2018), 'Philosophy and Model Theory', CUP. 


How to work (and live) well - Mindfulness for researchers | 13.30 - 17.00 | Radcliffe Humanities

This two-part workshop offers practical advice and suggestions for time-management, prioritization of tasks and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Highly recommended for DPhil students at all stages, particularly those who may be struggling to manage their projects. Booking essential via Bookwhen.


CORRECTION: Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law Series will take place on Thursday of Week 4, not today.


Critical Theory | Towards a materialist theory of ideological propaganda | 17.00 - 18.30 | Old Library, All Souls College

Speaker: Titus Stahl (Groningen). Invited speakers to this series include both Critical Theorists working within the Frankfurt School tradition and researchers who take a critical approach towards social hierarchies. Speakers will give a paper for about 45 minutes before we open to questions. Graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome.


Evolving economic thought series | The value of everything: rediscovering purpose in the economy | 17.00 | Blavatnik School of Government

Speaker: Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London (UCL). For further details and registration, please visit https://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/events/value-everything-rediscovering-purpose-economy. This is a joint lecture with Blavatnik School of Government & INET Oxford.


Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley and Iris Murdoch reading group | 20.00 - 21.30 | Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities

Organised by Elisabeth Huh and Sasha Lawson-Frost