INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY 16 December 2014, 17:15 - 19:00 Room 243 (Second Floor), Senate House Objective Probability, and Conditional Reasoning seminar: Propensities and Conditional Probabilities Isabelle Drouet (Sorbonne) My talk will deal with the objection that Paul Humphreys raised against the propensity interpretation of probability, i.e. “Humphreys’ paradox”. A typology of existing answers and solutions is offered, which are confronted with Humphreys’ 2004 rejoinder. Finally, an original solution is formulated and discussed.
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY CenSes Seminar on Multisensory Perception and Action: Embodiment in perception and language Yann Coello (Universite Lille 3) 11 December 2014, 17:00 - 19:00 Room 243 (Second Floor), Senate House Description
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY IP Aesthetics Forum: Nature's Handmaiden, Art Catherine Elgin (Harvard University) 10 December 2014, 16:00 - 18:00 Room G26 (Ground Floor), Senate House Further details to follow.
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY Practical Reasoning Seminar: Room G43 (Senate House), London WC1 8 December 2014, 17:30 - 19:30 Normativity: the Place of Reasoning Joseph Raz (Columbia) Further details to follow.
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Seminar: Room 243 (Senate House), London WC1 9 December 2014, 17:00 - 19:00 Bradley's Regress and a Problem in Action Theory Helen Steward (Leeds)
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY 03 December 2014, 16:00 - 18:00 IP London Aesthetics Forum: Room G34, Senate House, WC1 Depiction and Abstraction Elisa Caldarola (Padua)
Exhibition and talks to share latest research into taste, smell and multisensory perception Press Release 11 November 2014 ‘The Hidden Senses: the secrets of taste and smell’, 21 November 2014, will share the latest research into multisensory interactions involving taste, smell and the other sensory modalities being carried out by psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers working on the Rethinking the Senses project.
Professor Barry C Smith, Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Leadership Fellow for the AHRC Science in Culture Theme has featured in a new BBC Radio 4 series ‘A History of Ideas’ with Melyvn Bragg. ‘A History of Ideas’ will address big questions from a variety of perspectives involve leading thinkers from Philosophy, Science, Theology and the Arts. The first programme which asks ‘Why are things beautiful?’ features historian of science Simon Shaffer, mathematician Professor Vicky Neale and philosophers Angie Hobbs and Barry Smith.
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 16:00 – 18:00 IP Aesthetics Forum: Room G34, Senate House, WC1 The Dual Character of Art Concepts Shen-Yi Liao (Nanying Technological University and Leeds)
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY 18 November 2014, 17:15 - 19:00 Objective Probability, and Conditional Reasoning Seminar: Room 243, Senate House, WC1 The Principal Principle implies the Principle of Indifference Jon Williamson (Kent)