Digest Week 3 Hilary Term 2021

HT21, Week 3 (31st January - 6th February)

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: Zero carbon energy systems
Speakers: Prof Nick Eyre & Dr Steve Smith in conversation
To register and watch live: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/zero-carbon-energy. To watch at a later date: https://youtu.be/upZdLnNwSD0 .
More information here.


The Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society | 17:30 - 19:15 | Online via Zoom

Barbara Sattler (Bochum): Paradoxes as Philosophical Method and their Zenonian Origins

Chaired by Bill Brewer (KCL)

Due to the Covid-19 situation, The Aristotelian Society will be holding its meetings online via Zoom until further notice. To join the presentation and discussion period for each talk you will need to follow this link. If you have any problems or concerns about the software, please contact mail@aristoteliansociety.org.uk. You do not need to have a Zoom account or to download anything in advance but we have found that the software works better on Google Chrome or Firefox, rather than other browsers.  Please log into the “waiting room” at least 5 minutes in advance of the talk - so by 17:25 next Monday.
Further details | View the programme | Read the draft paper

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

To all Philosophy students: Join us to discuss the question of reform or revolution in the following pamphlet of Rosa Luxemburg:

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 189b1.

Aquinas Seminar Series | 16:30 - 18:00 | Online via Zoom; free registration required

Tittle: The Spontaneity of the Mind and the Desire to Learn

Speaker: Dr Zena Hitz (St John’s College, Annapolis)

Register here.


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

Title: Greed is dead; politics after individualism
Speakers: Sir Paul Collier, John Kay & Sir Charles Godfray in conversation
To register and watch live: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/greed-is-dead
To watch at a later date: https://youtu.be/6PwuVryfW4k


Reading Group on Anscombe’s Intention | 17:00 – 18:30 | Online via Zoom 

This week we will be working through Intention sections 17-22 (alongside Brian O’Shaughnessy’s “Observation and the Will”) and continuing our discussion of how Anscombe’s philosophy of action relates to her worries about murder and war and her metaphilosophy. Anyone who wants to join is very welcome and can email Matt Rosen for the Zoom link.  


Decolonising the city and civic landscape, and reparations, with Cleo Lake | 19:00 - 20:00 | Online

Tributes to colonialism still litter Oxford's streets, from Oriel College's statue of the racist Cecil Rhodes to All Souls' Library – built with the profits extracted from enslaved Africans trafficked to a Barbados plantation. How do these tributes contribute to oppression today? What should we do with them? How can we decolonise Oxford's city and civic landscape? 

Join us online on Thursday the 4th of February to hear answers to these questions and more, as well as about why reparatory justice for enslaved Africans is so important. We'll be joined by Cleo Lake, former Lord Mayor of Bristol, Green MEP candidate, candidate for Green Party deputy leader, and social justice activist. 
Sign up here

South Asian Philosophy discussion group | 17:00 | Online

Title: Introduction to South Asian Philosophy

Speaker: Prof Parimal G. Patil

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86071211077?pwd=RmMxSFp2aldXRTBGNTZ6UFFkN0swdz09 

Meeting ID: 860 7121 1077 | Passcode: 328331