Theoretical Philosophy Work in Progress (TWiP) Seminar

Time: Fridays 1pm-3pm, weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8
Location: 6 New College Lane, New College (college location and college map)
Convenor: Martin Pickup
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This seminar provides a forum for faculty members (at Oxford or visiting) and occasionally graduate students to get friendly and supportive feedback on their current work in progress in ‘theoretical’ philosophy, broadly construed. It also aims to bring together philosophers working in these areas. Those presenting a paper in a term are expected to attend the other meetings of that term. Attendance is always open to all interested faculty and graduate students. As meetings are over lunchtime, please do feel free to bring something to eat.

Work is presented according to the speaker's preference. If papers are to be pre-circulated they are linked from this site (typically a week before the seminar). In such cases attendees are encouraged to try to read the paper in advance, but this is by no means a requirement. Discussion is fairly informal, and as befits a work in progress seminar, the focus is on constructive and useful feedback.

Any papers linked here are drafts; please do not cite or circulate more widely without permission. This term’s schedule is immediately below; you can also find details of previous terms.

Current Schedule

Michaelmas 2016

Week 2
David Glick, 'The Metaphysics of Ontic Structural Realism' (abstract)
Week 4
Stephen Wright, 'In Defence of Transmission (Again)'
Week 6
Ben Brast-McKie, 'Metasemantics in the Theory of Ground' (abstract)
Week 8
Al Wilson (Birmingham), 'Laws of Nature in Many-Worlds Quantum Mechanics'

Faculty of Philosophy