Phigs Summer Colloquium - Kent

July 13, 2021 - July 14, 2021

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University of Kent
University of St. Andrews
University of Antwerp
University of Kent
Oxford University
University of Johannesburg
University of Kent


University of Kent
University of Kent

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Philosophy Graduate Students at Kent (Φigs) are delited to announce the full program for our Summer Colloquium, 2021.

Day 1

10:00  - Mental States

Non-intentional Consciousness or Non-objectual intentionality

Zixuan Liu, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou

Mind Wandering

Büşra Telli, 

11:30 - General Philosophy

Time: Phenomenal Passage in B-Theory

Athamos Stradis, King’s College London, London

Is Philosophical Discourse Representational?

Tom Kaspers, University of St Andrews, St Andrews

13:00 Lunch

14:00 - Arendt

Work after Lockdown

Joe Jones, University of Kent, Canterbury

The Possibilities and Limits of Agency in the Algorithmic Public Square

Anthony Longo, King’s College London / University of Antwerp 

15:30 - Public Epistemology

Duties to Object and Duties to Negotiate

Joel Yalland, University of Kent, Canterbury

HIV and Covid-19 in South Africa: against epistemic contextualism.

Ragnar van Der Merwe, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg

17:00   End of Day 1

Day 2

10:00 - Evidence

Evidence-Based Medicine and Sports Science

William Levack-Pane, University of Kent, Canterbury 

Experimental Semantics and the reference of proper names in Jonah-style cases.

Nicolò D’Agruma, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan

11:30 - Autonomy

Liberto on Sexual Promises

David MacDonald, University of St Andrews, St Andrews

                 CW:  This abstract uses the potential for someone to be pressured into non-consensual sex as part of

                 the argument against the view I criticise.

Self-Determination at Scope: self-care in bipolar disorder.

Elliot Porter, University of Kent, Canterbury

   CW:  This talk briefly raises decisions concerning suicide, and discussion of suicide and self-injury might come up

   during the Q&A.  


14:00 - Metaphilosophy

Turn to Butterfly Dream

CP Hertogh, 

Form, Vision, and the Business of Philosophy: Themes from Diamond and Hipponax

Matt Rosen, University of Oxford, Oxford

15:30 - Avicenna

Avicenna and Ontological Pluralism

Taymaz Azimi Sadjadi, University of Kent, Canterbury

    From the Necessary to the Must-be of Existence;

   The Principle of Noncontradiction in Aristotle’s Metaphysics Γ and Avicenna’s synthetic

   ontologisation of transcendentals in the Metaphysics of the Healing I

   Nojan Komeyli, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven

17:00   End of Day 2

If you would like to register, please email [email protected], with the subject line 'Colloquium Registration', and I will include you in our mailing list.  You will receive the link to the zoom meeting before the 13th July.

We look forward to seeing you all there

Best wishes

the Phigs team.

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