27th Oxford Graduate Conference

November 11, 2023 - November 12, 2023
Department of Philosophy, Oxford University

Radcliffe Humanities Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6GG
United Kingdom

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The University of Oxford's 27th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

The 27th Annual Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference will be held on the 11th-12th November 2023 at the University of Oxford.

This highly anticipated event enjoys a reputation for being one of the most prestigious philosophy conferences at graduate level in the world. It involves 3 Keynotes, 11 presentations by Grad Students with responses from Oxford faculty members, as well as a session on publishing by the co-editor of Mind. It is an opportunity to network with the faculty members as well as other Grad Students from around the world.

We are delighted to announce our three keynote speakers at this year’s conference:  

Julia Driver (Austin / St. Andrews)
Cécile Fabre (Oxford) and
Crispin Wright (Stirling)

The conference is often filled to capacity and spaces may be limited. This is your opportunity to secure your place to attend in person. To register click here: https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/the-27th-oxford-graduate-philosophy-conference


Sponsors: The 27th Annual Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference has been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Aristotelian Society, The Analysis Trust, The Oxford Philosophy Department, and The Royal Institute of Philosophy

Venue: The Radcliffe Humanities Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. Woodstock Road Oxford OX2 6GG

The current conference schedule is:

Saturday 11th November

9-9.30 Breakfast and registration

9.30-10.25 Joel Joseph (St Andrews) 'Eliminative Harming Without Intentions'
Response: Jeff McMahan

10.30-11.20 Adrian W. Moore (Oxford, Co-Editor of Mind) Publishing Workshop

15 mins tea and coffee break

11.35-12.45 KEYNOTE: Julia Driver (UT Austin / St Andrews) 'It's Understandable'

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45-14.40 Subin Park (UC San Diego) 'Can Crafts Be Misused? Craft in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics'
Response: Karen Nielsen

14.45-15.40 Emma Emrich (Fordham University) 'Teleological Unity Among Plurality: Richard of Mediavilla and the Plurality of Substantial Form Debate'
Response: Cecilia Trifogli

15 mins tea and coffee break

15.55-16.50 Christabel Cane (UCL) 'The Problems of Temporarily Held Properties'
Response: Nick Jones

16.55-17.50 Frederik J. Andersen (St Andrews) 'Countering Justification Holism in the Epistemology of Logic: The Argument from Pre-Theoretic Universality'
Response: Timothy Williamson

15 mins tea and coffee break

18.05-19.15 KEYNOTE: Crispin Wright (Stirling) 'The Sceptic and the dogmatist (small 'd')'

19.40-22.00 Dinner

Sunday 12th November

9-9.30 Breakfast and registration

9.30-10.25 Brett Park (Pittsburgh) 'Causation Beyond Manipulation'
Response: Christopher Timpson

10.30-11.25 Ruodan Que (KCL) 'Bringing Explanation and Grounding Together: An Investigation into Metaphysical Explanation, Grounding, and Explanation Tout Court'
Response: Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

15 mins tea and coffee break

11.40-12.35 Tobias Sandoval (UT Austin) 'Is the Content of Episodic Memory Propositional?'
Response: Bernhard Salow

12.35-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.25 Levin Güver (UCL) 'The Unity of Motive'
Response: Grant Lamond

14.30-15.25 Jordan Scott (Rutgers) 'The Implications of Racist Perception'
Response: Cécile Fabre

15 mins tea and coffee break

15.40-16.35 Katherine Crone (St Andrews) 'The Fitting Resolution of Anger in Unconditional Forgiveness'
Response: Julia Driver

16.40-17.50 KEYNOTE: Cécile Fabre (Oxford) 'The Expressive Duty to Vote'

17.50-19 Wine Reception

For more information you can contact us at [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Mattia Cecchinato, Daniel Rowe (co-chairs)
James Glover, Elisabetta Sassarini, Milan Hartwig, Jonathan Krude, Patrick Williamson (organising committee)

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