Philosophy seminars and events

Philosophy Programme seminars

The Philosophy Programme hosts a regular seminar series during Trimesters 1 and 2 with papers presented by visiting speakers and academic staff from within the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington. All are welcome to attend.

Ed Mares is the coordinator of the series for 2020.

All talks to be held Thursday from 2:10-4:00pm in MY 617 unless otherwise noted.

Trimester 2

10 September - Chris Thompson

The Democracy/Contractualism Analogy and Representative Democracy

23 July - Nicholas Agar

On Utilitarian Shit Stirring

30 July - Simon Keller

Beyond Ideals of Friendship

6 August- David Lumsden and Joe Ulatowski: Virtue Profiles

Virtue Profiles

13 August - Chloe Wall


17 September - Melissa Snater and Justin Sytsma

How to Make a Conscious Robot

Trimester 1

12 March - Carrie Figdor

19 March - Casey O'Callahan

26 March - Simon Keller

2 April - Sophie Grace-Chappell

16 April - Mid-Trimester Break

23 April - Mid-Trimester Break

30 April - Fatima Amijee

14 May - Ramon Das

21 May - Ed Mares

28 May - TBA

4 June - No Seminar

We host various events throughout the year. There are currently no upcoming events, check for University wide events at Victoria University of Wellington Events.