Theoretical Philosophy Work in Progress (TWiP) Seminar

Time: Fridays 1.20pm-3pm, weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8
Location: 6 New College Lane, New College (college location and college map)
Convenor: Martin Pickup
This page: users.ox.ac.uk/~twip


This seminar provides a forum for faculty members (at Oxford or visiting) 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 and let one another know what we're up to. There is a 'core' group of faculty who attend most of the sessions and typically present papers: if you are interested in joining this 'core' then you are most warmly welcome (email martin.pickup@new.ox.ac.uk). Attendance is always open to all interested faculty and graduate students. As this term's 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Any papers linked here are drafts; please do not cite or circulate more widely without permission.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

Trinity 2015

Week 2
Matteo Grasso, The Metaphysics of Free Will: A Critique of Free Won't as Double Prevention
Week 4
Markku Keinanen, Kinds of Tropes without Kinds
Week 6
George Darby, (i) Against arguments for the material conditional (ii) Against arguments against the material conditional
Week 8
John Cusbert, How stable is objective chance?


Faculty of Philosophy