Digest Week 3 Trinity Term 2021

TT21, Week 3 (9th - 15th 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. 

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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The Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society | 12:30-14:00 | Online

Speaker: Joseph Chan (Princeton & University of Hong Kong)

Title: Equality, Friendship and Politics

Further details | View the programme | Read the draft paper


Faraday Institute Research Seminars | 13:00 - 14:00 | Online via Zoom

Praveen Sethupathy (Cornell University, USA): Common Ground between Science and Faith: What it Means to be Human

The seminars will be held as Zoom Webinars and are free to attend.  All are welcome.  

More information can be found at faraday.institute/seminars  

Virtual Workshop: The Population and the Individual | 13:30 - 19:00 

This event is part of a series of workshops funded by the British Academy and hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge. For further information, get in touch with the organisers, Stephen John or Emma Curran. This workshop is also a part of 'COVID Philosophy Week' - find further information about other events taking place during the week, please visit https://philmed.pitt.edu/philmed/CovidWeek.


Arguments in Indian Philosophy | 14:00 | Online via Zoom

Last week we looked at Theories of Reality, and the arguments used to claim that all reality must be one fundamentally unified form of Being.... 
This week we'll see how Indian Theories of Identity responded to the Ship of Theseus problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus) and tried out some REALLY radical solutions (could I really be one with everything I have ever been, or even everything that interacts with me?). 
We'll also do a fly-by of India's version of Descartes' 'I Think Therefore I Am', looking at a transcendental argument that my own consciousness is the one thing that is truly real.. leading to an interesting version of subjective idealism

Zoom link below - All welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 974 7607 1329 

start@ox | Creandum: Hiring and Talent Acquisition for Pre-Seed Ventures | 18:00-19:00 | Online

start@ox is an initiative started and run by students across various departments at the University. Our aim is to encourage entrepreneurial thinking at Oxford and to help members of the Oxford community take the first steps in their entrepreneurial journey. During Michaelmas, we hosted a series of events featuring speakers from BCG Digital Ventures and Google, and in Hilary, we launched the first cohort of our flagship try@ox start-up generator programme. 

Peter Specht from Creandum will be giving a much anticipated talk to the start@ox community on Thursday 13th May at 6PM via Zoom about how to think about talent acquisition and hiring for pre-seed ventures. Creandum is a venture capital advisory firm based in Stockholm, San Francisco, and Berlin, and has funded 100 companies including Spotify, Klarna, and Bolt. As Principal of the Berlin office, Peter is responsible for discovering Europe’s most innovative startup companies and for strategically advising the fund’s portfolio companies on their international journey. Join us for this unmissable talk through our Eventbrite




Philosophy Practical, Political, and Ethical lecture series | 16:00-18:00 | Online

Speaker: Vanessa Wills (George Washington University)

Please register for each talk on the IP’s events page here (registration is required). And please feel encouraged to participate in a way that your living, caretaking, and Zoom fatigue situation allows.