Archive for November, 2012

26
Nov
12

Reading Group: Meeting 4

Credit: www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/

The fourth meeting of the reading group on Adrian W. Moore’s The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics (CUP 2012) will take place today, Monday, the 26th of November, from 3.30 to 5pm, in room CM1.24 (in the Claus Moser Research  Centre).

We will discuss chapter 3 of the book, a chapter on Leibniz. The meeting will begin with an introductory presentation of the chapter, which will be given by Jonathan Head.

All welcome!

22
Nov
12

2012 ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture

2012 KEELE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH ‘JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU’ ANNUAL LECTURE*

(https://philosophyk.wordpress.com/keele-forum-for-philosophical-research/)

Friday, 23 November 2012, 6.00 pm – 7.15 pm

Conference Room Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

 

Alan Montefiore (Oxford)

Frontiers of Philosophy

Opening: Ann Hughes, Director of the Keele Research Institutes for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Chair: Bulent Gokay, Head of the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

The event is free and open

All welcome! Wine!

 

As he once described himself, Alan Montefiore may well be the last person still alive to have taught philosophy at Keele almost from its very beginnings. He came to it in the second year of its existence as the then University College of North Staffordshire, straight from Balliol where he had been a student. Sandy Lindsay was still Master of Balliol, when he had started as an undergraduate there, and for the first six months of his time at Keele, he was given lodging in a room in the Clock House, where he lived with Mrs. Lindsay (as she always insisted on being known rather than by her title as Lady) and where he would see them over breakfast every day and would often go in to talk with him about his vision for Keele when he was unwell and confined to bed. After Keele, Alan Montefiore was a Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford for 30 years, and is now an Emeritus Fellow of that College, and President of Forum for European Philosophy at the LSE. He has worked and published on a wide diversity of topics, including moral and political philosophy, contemporary French philosophy, philosophy of education and, more specifically, on issues of identity and responsibility. His most recent book is entitled A Philosophical Retrospective: Facts, Values and Jewish Identity (Columbia University Press, 2011)

 

The Forum Annual Lecture and Conference are organised with the support of the Research Institute for the Social Sciences, the Research Centre for SPIRE, the ECPR Kantian Standing Group and the Keele School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and the Environment (SPIRE).

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The Keele Forum for Philosophical Research is part of the Research Centre for SPIRE in the Research Institute for the Social Sciences. The Forum was officially launched in November 2008. Previous Annual Lectures were given by: Giuseppina D’Oro, Miranda Fricker, Stephen Engstrom and John Horton.

 

Apart from the Annual Lecture, the Forum organises the following events:

  • The Royal Institute of Philosophy Invited Lecture Series
  • The Forum’s Special Lectures
  • The Philosophy Summer Seminar Series
  • Reading Groups, conferences and other events.

 

For more information, contact Sorin Baiasu (s.baiasu@keele.ac.uk).

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* Why the Jean-Jacques Rousseau lecture?  To begin with, 2012 marks the tercentenary of Rousseau’s birth; but there is also a reason why Keele in particular should celebrate this anniversary, for we hereby celebrate the true but very little known fact that Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived for a time in Staffordshire.  From 22 March 1766 to 1 May 1767 Rousseau lived in the little Staffordshire village of Wootton.  Rousseau had been invited to England by David Hume with whom he soon afterwards quarrelled.  He then spent the next year in seclusion in Staffordshire writing the first drafts of his Confessions.  When he was not writing it is said that he roamed the Staffordshire countryside in his Armenian costume studying wild flowers.  He must have made a striking figure. Many years after his departure the locals remembered ‘Owd Ross Hall’, not just for his eccentricities but also for his gifts to local charities.  They believed he was a king in exile! (Stephen Leach – Honorary Research Fellow, Keele)

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19
Nov
12

Next 2012/13 Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture

The Forum for Philosophical Research at The School of Politics, IR & Philosophy (SPIRE) and the Research Centre for SPIRE, University of Keele, invites you all to the next 2012/13 Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture:

Professor John Hyman (University of Oxford)Credit: http://profetcetera.tumblr.com/post/3946206062

Desire, Intention and the Will

20 November 2012, 6-7.30 pm, CBA0.060, Chancellor’s Building, Keele University

 

All Welcome! Wine!

 

Abstract:

Recent work on dispositions sheds new light on the nature of desire and intentional action, and offers a new solution to the long-running dispute about whether explanations of intentional action are causal explanations.  I shall argue that the dispute was intractable because of a lack of percipience about dispositions and a commitment to Humean orthodoxies about causation on both sides

 

About the Speaker:

John Hyman is a Fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford, Professor of Aesthetics at Oxford University, and editor of The British Journal of Aesthetics. He was a Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, LA in 2001-2 and a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in 2002-3. During that period he wrote a book about some of the fundamental concepts we use to think about the visual arts: colour, form, representation, and realism.  The book was published in 2006 by the University of Chicago Press, with the title The Objective Eye.  In 2010-12, he held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, which was awarded to enable him to write a book about action and cognition, entitled After the Fall: Action, Knowledge, and Will.  This talk draws on one of the chapters of that book.

02
Nov
12

‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference

Registration Open: ‘J.-J. Rousseau’* Annual Lecture and Conference

(Programme)

KEELE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH ‘J.-J. ROUSSEAU’ ANNUAL LECTURE*

Friday, 23 November 2012
6.00 pm – 7.15 pm Conference Room
Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Alan Montefiore (Oxford): Frontiers of Philosophy

Opening: Ann Hughes, Director of the Keele Research Institutes for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Chair: Bulent Gokay, Head of the School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and the Environment

CONFERENCE: KANT AND SARTRE

Saturday, 24 November 2012
Conference Room, Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Speakers and Commentators:

Peter Poellner (Warwick): Sartre, Freedom and Practical Reason
Commentator: Alberto Vanzo (Birmingham)

Daniel Herbert (Sheffield): Kant and Sartre on Temporality
Commentator: Anna Tomaszewska (Krakow/Aberdeen)

Justin Alam (Bristol): Kantian Radical Evil and Self-deception
Commentator: Jochen Bojanowski (Groningen)

Sorin Baiasu (Keele): (Self)-consciousness and the Transcendental Unity of Apperception
Commentator: Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)

NB: Please book early – places are limited. To register, please see the RegistrationForm. Click here for a credit card form.

Registration deadline: 15 November 2012.

For further enquiries, email Sorin Baiasu at: s.baiasu@keele.ac.uk

UNESCO WPD

As in previous years, we will again take the opportunity of these annual events to celebrate also the World Philosophy Day.

The Forum Annual Lecture and Conference are organised with the support of the Research Institute for the Social Sciences, the Research Centre for SPIRE, the ECPR Kantian Standing Group and the Keele School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and the Environment (SPIRE).

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KEELE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH is part of the Research Centre for the Study of Politics, International Relations and the Environment (RC4SPIRE) in the Keele Research Institute for Social Sciences. The Forum was officially launched in November 2008. Previous Annual Lectures were given by: Giuseppina D’Oro, Miranda Fricker, Stephen Engstrom and John Horton.

Every year, the Forum organises the following events:

  • The Keele Forum Annual Lecture and Conference
  • The Royal Institute of Philosophy Invited Lecture Series
  • The Philosophy Summer Seminar Series
  • Reading groups and special lectures
  • NEW: Postgraduate research seminars starting in February 2013

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* Why the Jean-Jacques Rousseau lecture?  To begin with, 2012 marks the tercentenary of Rousseau’s birth; but there is also a reason why Keele in particular should celebrate this anniversary, for we hereby celebrate the true but very little known fact that Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived for a time in Staffordshire.  From 22 March 1766 to 1 May 1767 Rousseau lived in the little Staffordshire village of Wootton.  Rousseau had been invited to England by David Hume with whom he soon afterwards quarrelled.  He then spent the next year in seclusion in Staffordshire writing the first drafts of his Confessions.  When he was not writing it is said that he roamed the Staffordshire countryside in his Armenian costume studying wild flowers.  He must have made a striking figure.  Many years after his departure the locals remembered ‘Owd Ross Hall’, not just for his eccentricities but also for his gifts to local charities.  They believed he was a king in exile! (Stephen Leach – Honorary Research Fellow, Keele Research Institute for the Social Sciences)




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