Professor Cecilia Heyes to give this year's Chandaria Lectures in December 2017

Thursday 21 September 2017
The Institute of Philosophy is delighted to announce that this year's Chandaria Lecture series will be given by Professor Cecilia Heyes of the University of Oxford. This year’s lectures will take place on the 8 th , 12 th and 15 th of December in the Chancellor’s Hall at Senate House, London. The Chancellor's Hall will be accessible from 5:30pm and the lecture will run from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The Chandaria Lectures tend to be very popular so it is recommended that you arrive early to secure a seat.

Call for applications - Institute of Philosophy Visiting Fellowships 2017/18

Friday 23 June 2017
Call for Applications – Institute of Philosophy Visiting Fellowships 2017/18 The Institute of Philosophy is extending a call for International and UK based candidates to apply for Visiting Fellowships for up to 6 months (dependant on the fellowship route applied for). Currently the Institute runs two types of fellowship –

CFP PLM4 - 4th Philosophy of Language and Mind Conference, Bochum, 21-23 SEPT 2017

Friday 19 May 2017
CFP PLM4 - 4th Philosophy of Language and Mind Conference, Bochum, 21-23 SEPT 2017   CALL FOR PAPERS   PLM is a European network of centers devoted to the Philosophy of Language and Mind and organizes a biennial international conference series with leading experts on the field.   The Fourth PLM conference will take place:   Venue: Ruhr University Bochum Time: 21-23 September 2017 Homepage: The conference welcomes the submission of abstracts in the areas of

Jacobsen Prize winning essay- Seeing and Differentiating - Jørgen Dyrstad

Tuesday 31 January 2017
We are very pleased to present here Jørgen Dyrstad's (KCL) winning submission for this year's Jacobsen Prize in Philosophy Seeing and Differentiating - Jørgen Dyrstad (link) The J A B Jacobsen Essay Prize is awarded from funds donated to the University by Mr Jacobsen, who was concerned to propagate a better understanding of life as a universal concept, in the interests of minimizing egocentricity, nationalism, and sectarianism.


Thursday 26 January 2017
To all University of London philosophy research students: LONDON-BERKELEY GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2017 The 14th London-Berkeley conference will be held on 5th and 6th May in Berkeley, California. We expect there to be four papers given by University of London research students in philosophy, with Berkeley respondents, and four papers given by Berkeley students with London respondents. The conference will be organised by the Philosophy department at the Berkeley in partnership with the Institute of Philosophy, University of London.

LEM Forum Spring Programme 2017

Monday 23 January 2017
LEM ─ Logic, Epistemology & Metaphysics Forum Spring 2017 Programme Tuesday 31/01 Antony Eagle (University of Adelaide) Title: Regionalism and Physical Qualities Abstract: By ‘physical qualities’, I include such things as mass, shape, and charge, as well as the more exotic properties describe by contemporary physics. Regionalism is the thesis that every physical quality just is a property of a region of spacetime. I will clarify regionalism, and offer some arguments in its favour, both from physics and metaphysics. Tuesday 28/02 Marie Guillot (UCL)

The Practical, the Political and the Ethical seminar series. Programme for Spring 2017

Monday 12 December 2016
The Practical, the Political, the Ethical.   The Institute of Philosophy hosts regular seminars on the Practical, the political, the ethical aspects of philosophy. The forum generally meets fortnightly in term time.   Unless otherwise stated, talks begin at 5.30pm, 2nd floor, Senate House, Malet St., WC1.   10 th January 2017 – When all goes wrong: responsibility for failure and negligence . | Ulrike Heuer (Leeds)   24 th January 2017 – Can Our Eating Animals Be Good For Them? | Jeff McMahan (Oxford)  

Jacobsen Essay Prize awarded to Jørgen Dyrstad

Tuesday 8 November 2016
The Jacobsen Committee is delighted to award the 2016 Jacobsen Essay Prize to Jørgen Dyrstad (KCL) for their essay 'Seeing and Differentiating'. Entries for the essay Prize are judged by members of the Jacobsen Committee on the basis of anomymous review. For the 2016 essay prize, entries were invited from postgraduate research students in the University of London. For the 2017 prize, entries will be invited from undergraduate and masters students in the University'