Events from 21 August, 2014

  • Date
  • 10th March, 2014 to 21st November, 2014

    Reseach Seminar Series 2014

    See the Philosophy Seminars Blog for details of what's coming up in the Department of Philosophy

  • 26th August, 2014

    Research Training Opportunity: Human Nature and the Construction of the State - Hobbes and Spinoza

    The History of Philosophy Programme will welcome Beth Lord from the University of Aberdeen as its next visitor in August. She will  teach the postgraduate seminar “Spinoza and contemporary continental political philosophy”.  This course puts into practice a new research-focused teaching format: students have the opportunity to closely engage with the research of international experts who present their work at a one-day workshop at Sydney University. The course will prepare them for this event and also give them the chance to write and present comments in relation to our speakers' papers. The seminar will be taught as a compact seminar in 5 x 3 h sessions in the week from 18 to 22 of August; the workshop will be on 26th of August.

    Human Nature and the Construction of the State - Hobbes and Spinoza.
    26th August, 9 am – 5 pm, Muniment Room, Main Quad, University of Sydney
    Organiser: Anik Waldow

    Daniel Garber (Princeton)
    Moira Gatens (Sydney)
    Beth Lord (Aberdeen)
    Michael LeBuffe (Otago)
    Duncan Ivison (Sydney)

    This event has been made possible with the support of the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science and the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry of the University of Sydney.


  • 26th August, 2014

    Human Nature and the Construction of the State: Spinoza and Hobbes - A Workshop

    Muniment Room
    Room S401,
    Level 4 via Lobby B
    (Southern Vestibule)
    Quadrangle A14
    The University of Sydney

    The Muniment Room is accessible via either the Northern (Lobby A) or Southern (Lobby B) Vestibules’ staircases on the Eastern side of the Quadrangle Building


  • 27th August, 2014 to 29th August, 2014

    Principles in Early Modern Thought Colloquium

    This colloquium forms part of Professor Peter Anstey’s ARC Future Fellowship project on ‘The nature and status of principles in early modern philosophy’. It is sponsored by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science.

  • 22nd October, 2014

    The Ethics of Empathy

    Presented by the Sydney Node of The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100 - 1800.

  • 17th December, 2014 to 19th December, 2014

    Workshop on Vagueness via Nonclassical Logics

    There is widespread agreement that adequate models of the semantics of vague language and of reasoning with vague information cannot be developed within the confines of classical logic. There is less agreement over which nonclassical logic is best suited for handling vagueness and indeed over whether just one logical framework is sufficient to accommodate all vagueness related phenomena. This workshop will bring together researchers working on these issues in philosophy, logic, mathematics and computer science–with special (but not exclusive) focus on approaches that appeal to degrees of truth and fuzzy logics.

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