Philosophy and Ethics Group meetings topics (based on Philosophy Bites)

Greg's paper

Morna Jean  John
(Reinhold Niebuhr)
God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
(St.Vincent Millay) Down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
(Dylan Thomas). Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

 



 

DATE
TOPIC
16 February 2018 Kate Jeffery on Concepts and Representation
2 March 2018 Cancelled
16 March 2018 No meeting
30 March 2018

Anthony Gottlieb on Pierre Bayle
&
Kathleen Stock on Fiction and the Emotions

13 April 2018 David Miller on Immigration
27 April 2018

Sophie Scott on the Meaning of Laughter
As a follow on to our last meeting on Immigration you might listen to Michael Sandell on 'Citizens of Nowhere?'

11 May 2018 No meeting
25 May 2018 No meeting
8 June 2018 No meeting
22 June 2018 Larry Temkin on Obligations to the Needy
6 July 2018 Robert Wright on Why Buddhism is True
20 July 2018 No meeting
3 August 2018 Eric Schwitzgebel on Scepticism
17 August 2018 No meeting
31 August 2018 Gregg Caruso on Freewill and Punishment
14 September 2018 No meeting
28 September 2018 Sarah Fine on the Right to Exclude
12 October 2018

Perceiving Morality with Preston Werner    28minutes
Also    6 ways to be good: What's behind moral behavior?

26 October 2018 Cecile Fabre on Remembrance
9 November 2018 Katherine Morris on Merleau-Ponty on the Body
23 November 2018 Robert Wright on Why Buddhism is True
7 December 2018 Zat Rana on The Morality Trap: The Problem With Having a Strong Identity
21 December 2018 Carlo Rovelli on Philosophy and Physics
4 January 2019 Simon Critchley on Suicide
18 January 2019 Joshua Greene on the Construction of Thought
1 February 2019 Jesse Prinz on Is Everything Socially Constructed?
15 February 2019 Catherine Wilson on Epicureanism
1 March 2019  
15 March 2019 Steven Hyman on Categorising Mental Disorders
29 March 2019 Leif Wenar on Trade and Tyranny
12 April 2019 John Worrall on Evidence-Based Medicine
26 April 2019  
10 May 2019 Graham Priest on Buddhism and Philosophy
24 May 2019  
7 June 2019 Massimo Pigliucci on the Demarcation Problem
21 June 2019 David Owens on Duty
  Kimberley Brownlee on Social Deprivation..
  Shelly Kagan on Speciesism
  Susan James on Foucault and Knowledge
  Larry Temkin on Transitivity
  William B. Irvine on Living Stoically
  Steven Lukes on Power
  Theodore Zeldin on Philosophy and History
  Jesse Prinz on Art and Emotion
  Cassim Quassam on Conspiracy Theories
  Tim Williamson on the Appeal of Relativism.
  Shaun Nichols on Death and the Self
  Rebecca Roache on Swearing
  Lisa Bortolotti on Irrationality
  Jonathan Webber on Deceiving With Words