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'

IP Supported Conference 2017 - History of Early Analytic Philosophy | Second call for proposals. Deadline 30th November 2016

Friday 4 November 2016
  The call for proposals for the IP Supported Conference 2017 has been reopend with a new deadline of 30th November 2016 History of Early Analytic Philosophy Proposals are sought from UK philosophy departments (not including University of London) to organise a one or two day philosophy conference on a topic related to the History of Early Analytic Philosophy. The conference will be financially supported by the Institute, who will also provide the venue. Proposals – of no more than three pages – should contain:

Prof Christopher Peacocke to give four seminars on Metaphysics and Mental Representation.

Monday 26 September 2016
Four Seminars on Metaphysics and Mental Representation Christopher Peacocke (Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Philosophy, and Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University) will deliver four seminars in Senate House, Malet St, London, under the general title Metaphysics and Mental Representation. All are welcome to attend but some knowledge of philosophy of mind and language will be presupposed. The titles, times, and locations of the four Seminars are as follows: Seminar One: Wednesday 5 October, at 4.30pm in Room 234 Senate House:

Plenary Lecture of the PLM Masterclass on Williamson's Philosophy - Fri 18th Novmember

Tuesday 16 August 2016
Plenary Lecture of the PLM Masterclass on Williamson's Philosophy Timothy Williamson (Oxford): Counterfactuals and the Epistemology of Modality.   Date: Friday 18 November 2016 Time: 17:00-18:30, Location: Senate House Room 349. Lecture free to attend and open to the public. See programme here: