Theoretical Philosophy Work in Progress (TWiP) Seminar

Time: Thursdays 12-2pm, 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) 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 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Any papers linked here are drafts; please do not cite or circulate more widely without permission.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

Hilary 2015

Week 2
Jan Westerhoff, An argument in defence of ontological nihilism
Week 4
Robyn Kath, A Shortfall Minimising Approach to Population Ethics
Week 6
Dani Kodaj, The need for counterlegal worlds
Week 8
Guido Imaguire, What is an Ontological Category? An alternative view to Westerhoff and Van Inwagen

Faculty of Philosophy