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Exhibition and talks to share latest research into taste, smell and multisensory perception

Friday 21 November 2014
Exhibition and talks to share latest research into taste, smell and multisensory perception Press Release 11 November 2014 ‘The Hidden Senses: the secrets of taste and smell’, 21 November 2014, will share the latest research into multisensory interactions involving taste, smell and the other sensory modalities being carried out by psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers working on the Rethinking the Senses project.

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.

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