Digest Week 4 Trinity Term 2022

TT22, Week 4 (15th -  21st 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 .


''The Streaming Self: The Joining Effects of Technology and Liberalism'' by David M. Goodman | 5:00-6:00pm | Mansfield College

There are risks– both individual and political– to the ways that the self is being configured through the combined effects of technologically mediated social relations and the exigencies of living in a modern liberal political state. Drawing from the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Wilfred Bion, ethical concerns regarding a self-riveted back to itself and attracted to counterfeit versions of connection will be the focus of this talk.

Registration required. You can find all the information about this talk here.

"What is AI Safety and why should I care?" by Robert Miles | 6.00-7.00pm | Large Lecture Theatre – Department of Statistics

Artificial intelligence is likely to have an enormous impact on the future, and there's no guarantee that the impact will be positive. What might be the key problems, and what technical work can be done now to prevent or mitigate them?

Robert Miles has been explaining AI safety on his Youtube channel since 2014, where he has over 100k subscribers. He’s also known for his appearances in Computerphile videos. He’ll be giving a short talk, followed by a longer Q&A.

Facebook page. The talk will be followed by free pizza and AI safety books.

Oxford Modern French Research Seminar | 5:00pm | Online

The Sub-Faculty of French at the University of Oxford and the Maison Française d'Oxford are pleased to announce the next session of the Modern French Research Seminar, which will take place online:  

Carrie Noland (University of California, Irvine): ''Phenomenology and Its Phantoms: Leiris and Merleau-Ponty"

Please join via MS Teams here.