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MRes Seminars 2016/7

[Please note the MPhil Stud seminars are no longer running, however, those registered to this course are invited to attend the MRes seminars below.]

The MRes course involves taking two modules, practical and theoretical philosophy. These modules run in alternating weeks (practical in odd numbered weeks, theoretical in even-numbered weeks.) Listed below in the seminar convenor for each session, as will as his or her paper, which is the set reading. All papers will be available on Moodle. Full-time MRes students attend both the theoretical and practical modules. Part-time MRes students do one of these modules each year.

MRes Teaching Schedule

Mondays 6-8 pm

Term 2: Westminster Kingsway College, K105

Week 1: 9 Jan. [Practical]
Prof. Ken Gemes
“Guilt and Shame” [Draft]

Week 2: 16 Jan. [Theoretical]
Prof. Jennifer Hornsby
“Truth: the Identity Theory,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 97 (1997).

Week 3: 23 Jan. [Practical]
Dr. Andrew Huddleston
“What is Enshrined in Morality? Understanding the Grounds for Nietzsche’s Critique,” Inquiry 58:3 (2015).

Week 4: 30 Jan. [Theoretical]
Prof. Ken Gemes
“Logical Content and Empirical Significance,’ in (eds.) Paul Weingartner, Gerhard Schurz, and Georg Dorn, The Role of Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy (Verlag Halder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1998).

Week 5: 6 Feb. [Practical]
Prof. Jennifer Hornsby
“A Disjunctive Conception of Acting for Reasons,” in (eds.) Adrian Haddock and Fiona Macpherson, Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge (Oxford, 2008).

Reading Week

Week 6: 20 Feb. [Theoretical]
Prof. Sue James
“Margaret Cavendish on Nature and Art” [Draft]

Week 7: 27 Feb. [Practical]
Prof. Sue James
“Spinoza on the Idea of a Right” [Draft]

Week 8: 6 Mar. [Theoretical]
Dr. Alex Grzankowski
“A relational theory of non-propositional attitudes” [Draft]

Week 9: 13 Mar. [Practical]
Dr. Andrew Huddleston
“Normativity and Meta-Normativity in Aesthetics” [Draft]

Week 10: 20 Mar. [Theoretical]
Dr. Keith Hossack
“Plural logic, mereology, serial logic” [Draft]

Term 1: Theobald Room, Anglo Educational, 45 Russell Square

Week 1: 3 Oct. [Practical]
Dr. Stacie Friend
“Fiction as a Genre,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 112:2 (2012).

Week 2: 10 Oct. [Theoretical]
Dr. Stacie Friend
“Notions of Nothing,” in (eds.) Manuel García-Carpintero and Martí Genoveva, Empty Representations (Oxford, 2014).

Week 3: 17 Oct. [Practical]
Dr. Michael Garnett
“Freedom and Indoctrination,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 115:2 (2015).

Week 4: 24 Oct. [Theoretical]
Dr. Florian Steinberger
“Consequence and Normative Guidance”

Week 5: 31 Oct. [Practical]
Prof. Hallvard Lillehammer
“A Distinction without a Difference? Good Advice for Moral Error Theorists,” Ratio. Special Issue: Irrealism in Ethics. 26:4 (2013).

Reading Week

Week 6: 14 Nov. [Theoretical]
Dr. Robert Northcott
“Opinion polling and election predictions,” Philosophy of Science 82 (2015).

Week 7: 21 Nov. [Practical]

Week 8: 28 Nov. [Theoretical]
Dr. Sarah Patterson
“How Cartesian was Descartes?” in (eds.) Tim Crane and Sarah Patterson, History of the Mind-Body Problem (Routledge, 2000).

Week 9: 5 Dec. [Practical]
Prof. Hallvard Lillehammer
“Reproduction, Partiality, and the Non-identity Problem,” in (eds.) M. Roberts & D. Wasserman, Harming Future People: Ethics, Genetics, and the Non-Identity Problem (Springer, 2009).

Week 10: 12 Dec. [Theoretical]
Dr. Sarah Patterson
“Epiphenomenalism and Occasionalism: Problems of Mental Causation, Old and New,” History of Philosophy Quarterly 22 (2005).

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