Seminar series

Philosophy holds two regular seminar series.

Philosophy Research Seminar

The Philosophy Research Seminar is typically given either by a visiting scholar from another university or a member of our academic staff. These seminars are held on most teaching weeks and occasionally other weeks.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held Fridays from 3–5pm in the Pat Hanan Room in Arts 2, 18 Symonds St (207-501).

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Graduate Student Seminar

The Graduate Student Seminar is typically given by one of our postgraduate students or by a member of our academic staff. These seminars are held on most teaching weeks and occasionally on other weeks at 4pm on Wednesdays.

Upcoming seminars

Friday 24 February 2017, Daniel Statman (University of Haifa), 'Does Anybody Know What Proportionality in Warfare Means in Practice? First Reflections on a Disturbing Empirical Study'

Friday 10 March 2017, David Merry (Humboldt), 'Censorship and Border Control in Plato’s Laws'

Wednesday 15 March 2017, David Ripley (University of Connecticut)

Friday 17 March 2017, Suzy Killmister (University of Connecticut)

Friday 24 March 2017, Robert Mark Simpson (Monash), 'What is Legitimation?'

Friday 7 April 2017, Stephanie Collins (Manchester)

Friday 12 May, Stephen Davies (University of Auckland)

Friday 19 May 2017, Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki)

Friday 26 May 2017, Tatjana Buklijas (Liggins Institute, University of Auckland)

Friday 2 June, Fred Kroon (University of Auckland)

Friday 30 June, Stephen Finlay (University of Southern California)

Friday 28 July 2017, Andrew Withy (University of Auckland)

Friday 4 August 2017, James Maclaurin (Otago)

Friday 11 August 2017, Zach Weber (Otago)

Friday 18 August 2017, Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington)

Friday 25 August 2017, Cailin O’Connor (University of California, Irvine)

Friday 1 September 2017, Nicholas Agar (Victoria University of Wellington)

Thursday 28 September 2017, Luke Barnes (Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney)

Friday 29 September, Sondra Bacharach (Victoria University of Wellington)

Friday 6 October, Cei Maslen (Victoria University of Wellington)

Wednesday 11 October 2017, Rainer Bromme (University of Münster)

Friday 13 October 2017, Simon Keller (Victoria University of Wellington)

Friday 20 October 2017, Matthew Egbert (University of Auckland) & Emily Parke (University of Auckland)

Friday 27 October 2017, Daniel Wilson (University of Auckland)