Digest Week 3 Hilary Term 2020

HT20, Week 3 (2nd - 8th February)

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

Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place in the Radcliffe Humanities Building on Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG.

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

Global Priorities Research Reading Group | 18.30 - 20.00 | Nuffield Room 2, Worcester College

The reading group meets weekly to discuss Global Priorities Research, and most papers we’ll read are from the Global Priorities Institute. To be added to the mailing list, please email: petra.kosonen@worc.ox.ac.uk. This event is organized by Effective Altruism Oxford.

South Asian Philosophy Reading Group | 17.30 - 19.30 | Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities

The South Asian Philosophy Reading Group meets Wednesdays odd weeks (no meeting week 1) to read and discuss a short selection from a work by a philosopher of South Asia, ancient or contemporary. HT 2020 will continue our focus on philosophers who worked in the field of aesthetics branching into related issues in social philosophy, ethics, and perception. We will read in tandem literature and criticism from the period and from the contemporary era that reflects on these issues. Questions which concerned the ancient thinkers whom we will read include: Is there false aesthetic experience, illusory beauty? What does aesthetic rapture reveal about ourselves, the world, and the divine? How do we experience and come to accept social inequality? All faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students are welcome— no prior knowledge necessary. Find readings at https://southasianphilosophyreadinggroup.wordpress.com


Women and Crime in Law and Literature | 18.00 - 20.00 | Criminology Centre, Faculty of Law

Professor Nicola Lacey will present on 'Women and Crime in Law and Literature'.

The full event details are online at: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/women-and-crime-law-and-literature-fjdg-...



Oxford Public Philosophy (OPP) Critical Discussion Group | 17.10 - 18.30 | Boyd Room, Hertford College

This critical discussion group is an opportunity to learn about and discuss crucial methods and topics that you can't find on the philosophy syllabus.

More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1193177554213501/


CANCELLED: Hegel Reading Group | 18.30 | Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities

Mereology of Potentiality Work-in-Progress Seminar | 14.00 - 15.30 | Refugee Scholars Room, Corpus Christi College

7th February: Toby Friend - Indeterminate compositional emergence

For more information, visit https://www.power-parts.website/weekly-seminars


A C Grayling: Constitutional Morality | 17.30 - 18.30 | Mansfield College

A C Grayling CBE MA DPhil (Oxon) FRSA FRSL is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is author of over thirty books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas, and essays. He will be speaking on Constitutional Morality, which is the title of his latest book. Mansfield Public Talks are free and open to all. Reserve your seat on Eventbrite to avoid disappointment: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-talk-a-c-grayling-tickets-91119517931