Digest Week 5 Trinity Term 2021

TT21, Week 5 (23rd - 29th 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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Faraday Institute Research Seminars | 13:00 - 14:00 | Online via Zoom

Revd Dr Christ Wright (Langham Partnership): The Goodness, the Glory and the Goal of Creation

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  


Hegel Reading Group | The Phenomenology of Spirit | 18:00-19:30 | Online

The Hegel Reading Group continues to meet by Skype on Tuesdays 18.00-19.30. We are reading 'The Phenomenology of Spirit' (any translation). We are reading in Section 6. B: Self-Alienated Spirit. Culture. New Readers please contact either Susanne Herrmann Sinai or Louise Braddock for the Skype link and details of the week's reading.

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

•    This week we discuss the merits of Indian conceptions of Truth and Perception, exploring the way that realist and correspondence conceptions gave way to perspectivalism and constructivistism - approaches that acknowledged reality to be far larger than the viewpoint of its human perceivers. 
•    We'll also assess the Transcendental Argument for Idealism that was central to two important schools of Indian thought that used a phenomenological method in its reasoning: Does consciousness really 'roar' at us in the background of all that we do...?

Zoom link below - All welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 974 7607 1329 

Leverhulme Lectures on “The Reception of Neoplatonism in Armenia” | 17:00 | Online

Speaker: Valentina Calzolari (Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, Professor of Armenian Studies, University of Geneva)

Title: The “Libraries of the Neoplatonists” in Armenia(n): When, How, and Why Did Greek Texts Studied at the Neoplatonic School of Alexandria Find their Way to the Armenian

Organiser: Theo M. van Lint, Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies and Pembroke College

Launch Meeting - Zoom

The four Leverhulme Lectures will stress how late ancient Neoplatonism was received and transmited to Armenia over the centuries. Special emphasis will be placed on the corpus of the Armenian translations of the Greek commentaries on Aristotelian logic by David, a Neoplatonist who taught at the School of Alexandria in the 6th century. Moreover, they will examine the construction of the legend of David in the Armenian tradition, and its contribution to the fashioning of Armenian identity, both cultural and national - a contribution which endured to the end of the 19th century.

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

Speaker: Wendy Salkin (Stanford 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.