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Barry Smith on the Philosophy of Good Taste, BBC Radio 4

Tuesday 18 November 2014
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.

Practical Reasoning Seminar: Acting for the Right Reasons, Alison Hill, 10 Nov

Tuesday 4 November 2014
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY Monday 10 November 2014, 17:30-19:30 Practical Reasoning Seminar Room G34, Senate House, WC1 Acting for the Right Reasons, Alison Hills (Oxford) I begin with the idea of acting for a reason. I distinguish Humean and Kantian approaches to this question and sketch some familiar objections to them. Then I defend a third possibility: a dispositional account of acting for a reason. I then apply this approach to the question of acting for moral reasons; that is, doing the right thing for the right reason.

URGENT: Seminar cancelled: CenSes Seminar on Multisensory Perception and Action, 30 Oct

Thursday 30 October 2014
CenSes Seminar on Multisensory Perception and Action: Natural scene statistics and other modulatory factors for multisensory integration 30 October 2014 Part of the Rethinking the Senses project funded by the AHRC. Due to a family bereavement, tonight's seminar with Cesare Parise has been cancelled. The RTS team apologises for any inconvenience this may cause but we hope to reschedule the talk in the future. Ends.

IP/FEP Dialogue: The Infrastructure of Democracy, Philip Pettit, 29 Oct

Wednesday 29 October 2014
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY In association with the Forum for European Philosophy. 29 October 2014, 18:30 - 20:00 The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) The Infrastructure of Democracy Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University

Practical Reasoning Seminar Series, 2014

Monday 27 October 2014
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY Practical Reasoning Seminar Series Mondays 5:30-7:30pm. Senate House, WC1 2014 27 Oct            Jussi Suikkanen (Birmingham)  Judgment Internalism and Self-Knowledge Room G34, Senate House, WC1 10 Nov Alison Hills (Oxford) Acting for the right reasons Room G34, Senate House, WC1 24 Nov John Callanan (KCL) Kant on Misology and the Role of Philosophy Room G34, Senate House, WC1 8 Dec Joseph Raz (Columbia) Title tbc Room G34, Senate House, WC1  

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