The Aesthetic Aims of Science, 8 Sept 13.45-18.00hrs

Friday 5 September 2014
The Aesthetic Aims of Science 8 September 2014 Senate House, London G34, ground floor The aim of science is a topic often broached amongst philosophers of science: it deeply informs their discussions of realism and antirealism, as well as much in the way of scientific methodology. Yet, these discussions almost always presuppose that science can have only one aim, and moreover that this aim is epistemic – whether it be truth, empirical adequacy or explanatory completeness.

Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Forum Autumn 2014

Thursday 28 August 2014
Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Forum Fortnightly Tuesdays, 5-7pm, Room 243 Autumn 2014 14 Oct Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 28 Oct Paolo Santorio (Leeds) 11 Nov Emma Borg (Reading) 25 Nov Arif Ahmed (Cambridge) 9 Dec Helen Stewart (Leeds) More details to follow. Convened by Dr Corine Besson

Probabilities, Propensities, and Conditionals Seminar 2014-15

Thursday 28 August 2014
Probabilities, Propensities, and Conditionals Seminar 2014-15 Convener: Prof Mauricio Suárez, Institute of Philosophy. Email: Room 243, Senate House Autumn 2014 Donald Gillies, University College London, 30 September 2014 Title:  Causality, Propensity, and Simpson’s Paradox

IP: London Gastronomy Seminar: Tea and Terroir, 14 July

Friday 11 July 2014
LONDON GASTRONOMY SEMINAR Mon 14 July, 6.30 pm London Gastronomy Seminar: G22/26, ground floor, Senate House, WC1 Tea and Terroir Jameel Lalani (co-founder of Lalani & Co) Geert Linnebank (Director, Lakyrsiew Tea Company) Registration:

Lauener Prize for Up-and-Coming Philosophers Dr Corine Besson

Wednesday 18 June 2014
The Institute of Philosophy is delighted to receive news that Dr Corine Besson, Director of the Centre for Logic and Language, has been awarded Lauener Prize for Up-and-Coming Philosophers for 2014. More information here .

Two Day Conference: Instituting Minds, 10-11 July

Friday 13 June 2014
Two Day Conference: Instituting Minds 9.30am - 6pm, Thurs 10 - Fri 11 July 2014 In association with the University of Hertfordshire Marie Curie Initial Training Network, TESIS (Towards an Embodied Science of Intersubjectivity). Confirmed Speakers Mason Cash (Central Florida) Mattia Gallotti (University of London) Victoria McGeer (Princeton) Lambros Malafouris (Keble College, Oxford) Hannes Rakoczy (Göttingen) Shannon Spaulding (Oklahoma State) John Sutton (Macquarie) Deborah Tollefsen (Memphis) Tadeusz Zawidzki (George Washington University)