IP Supported Conference 2017 - Call for Proposals

Friday 17 June 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: - a clear rationale for the theme or topic chosen; - a list of possible speakers; - a draft budget, including likely accommodation needs;

The Chandaria Lectures 2016 POSTPONED until October.

Friday 13 May 2016
We regret to announce that due to unforeseeable circumstances the Chandaria Lectures planned for the 13th, 16th and 22nd of June will now be postponed until October (dates tbc). We look forward to welcoming Prof Andy Clarke in October to deliver the lectures.

LEM Forum Autumn Programme 2016

Thursday 5 May 2016
LEM ─ Logic, Epistemology & Metaphysics Forum Autumn 2016 Programme Tuesday 08/11 Anna Mahtani (LSE) Title: Arguments for Probabilism

International honour for Director of Censes Prof Sir Colin Blakemore

Wednesday 23 March 2016
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, neuroscientist and director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes) at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, has won the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award, given by the University of California, Berkeley, USA. It recognises distinguished international work by a UC Berkeley graduate, and is one of the university’s most prestigious honours.

Jacobsen Lecturer 2016 - Prof Hannah Ginsborg (Berkeley)

Wednesday 16 March 2016
We are pleased to announce that this year's Jacobsen Lecture will be delivered by Prof Hannah Ginsborg (Berkeley). The lecture, 'Going on as one ought: the normativity of meaning revisited' will take place in Senate House on Monday 16th May, 6pm - 8pm. The lecture is free to attend and is open to the public. Speaker Bio

3rd PLM Masterclass with Timothy Williamson - Call for graduate student applications.

Friday 19 February 2016
3rd PLM MASTERCLASS with Timothy Williamson   Institute of Philosophy, Senate House, University of London 18th & 19th  November 2016   Graduate students are invited to apply for the 3rd PLM Masterclass. PLM (Philosophy of Language and Mind) is a network of philosophical centres, institutes, and departments in Europe.

Mental Representation – Naturalistic Approaches - 2 day conference 20th & 21st May 2016

Tuesday 2 February 2016
What is the nature of representational content? Can a naturalistic theory or account be given of the content of mental representations? This conference will take stock of the new wave of work on that issue. There will be a particular focus on some of the simpler systems whose operation has been well-characterised by psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Topics to be addressed include: - What role if any do functions play in fixing representational content? - How should such functions be characterised? - What is the role of ‘exploitable relations’ in fixing content?

Bodytalk: a new theoretical seminar series hosted at the Institute of Philosophy

Monday 11 January 2016
We currently have a wealth of physiological and perceptual data on the body, but little theoretical tradition, and few scientific theories about what constitutes bodily awareness, what functions it may have, and what mechanisms may generate it. This is the theoretical gap that we would like to fill in a series of seminar meetings by tracking and developing new thinking about somatic experience, bodily awareness, and bodily self in physiology, psychology and philosophy.