Department of Philosophy

Research seminars

These (mostly) weekly research seminars provide an opportunity for staff and students studying Philosophy/SPT at all levels to come together and listen to current research by leading scholars from the UK and abroad.

Sussex Philosophy Society & SPT Autumn Term 2017-18 Programme

Sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy

The University of Sussex Philosophy and Social and Political Thought seminars provide a friendly and intellectually stimulating environment to discuss new ideas. We meet on campus on Fridays 3.00-5.00 pm at Arts A 108.

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Philsoc: 6th October:
Michael Morris (Sussex)
‘The Paradox of Painting’ chair Corine

Philsoc: 13th October:
Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire)
‘Action Cubes and Traces: From Hegel, Anscombe, Ricoeur’ chair Katerina

Philsoc: 20th October:
Paul Giladi (UCD)
‘Problems with Positivism: Quantitative Rationality and History as A Parti Objectif’ chair Darrow

SPT: 27th October:
Gordon Finlayson (Sussex)
‘Religion in the Public Sphere’ chair Kathleen

Philsoc: 10th November:
Galen Strawson (Texas)
‘What does “physical” mean? A prolegomenon to physicalist panpsychism’ chair Andrew

Philsoc: 17th November:
Sophie Grace Chappell (Open)
‘Epiphanies’ chair Tony

SPT: 24th November:
Joerg Schaub (Essex)
‘Aesthetic Freedom and Democratic Ethical Life: A Hegelian Approach’ chair Mahon

Book launch: 1st December:
Author meets critics session on Kathleen Stock’s Only Imagine. Fiction, Interpretation, and Imagination (OUP 2017), critics: Stacie Friend (Birkbeck) and Derek Matravers (Open) chair Michael

SPT: 8th December:
Adam Swift (Warwick) & Zofia Stemplowska (Oxford)
‘Justice and Legitimacy in Non-Ideal Circumstances’ chair Gordon ALL WELCOME!






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The Social and Political Thought Research Seminar  runs on alternating Fridays with the Philosophy Society, also at 3 pm in A108.