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1 Walter Benjamin Meets the Cosmics Professor Richard Wolin (CUNY) delivers a talk on 'Walter Benjamin Meets the Cosmics' for the TORCH Crisis, Extremes, and Apocalypse network. Richard Wolin 28 Feb 2017
2 Euthydemus English Text The Euthydemus of Plato. To read this document, please see 'Download Media' section Christopher Kirwan 15 Feb 2017
3 Vouloir (Will) et nouloir (Nill) dans la philosophie médiévale : Augustin, Abélard, Buridan Talk by Alain de Libera, Collège de France Alain de Libera 25 Nov 2016
4 Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Lecture in Practical Ethics 2016 Human Rights, Global Ethics and the Ordinary Virtues Michael Ignatieff 23 Nov 2016
5 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 3: Foundation for Frogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the final of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 23 Nov 2016
6 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 2: Deontology for Dogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the second of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 23 Nov 2016
7 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 1: Consequentialism for Cows Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the first of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 23 Nov 2016
8 Hope What is Hope? This seminar explored what hope is and invited us to consider what hope means to people in different circumstances. Peter Hinton, Carl Heneghan 21 Nov 2016
9 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Peter Dayan To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Peter Dayan 17 Nov 2016
10 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Nikolaus Steinbeis To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Nikolaus Steinbeis 17 Nov 2016
11 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Matthew Parrott To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Matthew Parrott 17 Nov 2016
12 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Richard Holton To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Richard Holton 17 Nov 2016
13 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Neil Levy To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Neil Levy 17 Nov 2016
14 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Charlotte Cecil To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Charlotte Cecil 17 Nov 2016
15 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Eamon McCrory To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Eamon McCrory 17 Nov 2016
16 The Remedy: Humanism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews David Flint, Vice-Chair of the North London Humanists to find out what Humanism can offer the sick. We discuss the role of modern medicine and the possibilities of living forever. Naomi Richman, David Flint 16 Nov 2016
17 2016 Loebel Lecture 2: Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Professor Essi Viding delivers the second of two talks in the 2016 Loebel Lectures in Psychiatry and Philosophy series Essi Viding 14 Nov 2016
18 2016 Loebel Lecture 1: Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Professor Essi Viding delivers the first of two talks in the 2016 Loebel Lectures in Psychiatry and Philosophy series Essi Viding 14 Nov 2016
19 Creative Commons Shakespeare and Machiavellian Politics of Violence, Closing Keynote Closing Keynote: Elizabeth Frazer (University of Oxford) gives the closing keynote for the Political Demonologies conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Elizabeth Frazer 13 Sep 2016
20 Creative Commons The pessimistic anthropology of liberalism vs. the Good Adrian Pabst (University of Kent) gives a talk for Session 3: Demonologies of the Soul – Beyond Evil, part of the Political Demonologies conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Adrian Pabst 13 Sep 2016
21 Creative Commons Going Beyond Evil in Theory, Politics and Practice Max Muir (University of Oxford) gives a talk in session 3 Demonologies of the Soul – Beyond Evil, part of the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Max Muir 13 Sep 2016
22 Creative Commons ‘“Political Theology” or “Occasional Decisionism”? On the Formal Character of Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology’ Bruno Godefroy (Universities of Erlangen and Lyon) gives a talk in Session 2: Political (Dis-) Orders, part of the Political Demonologies conference held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Bruno Godefroy 13 Sep 2016
23 Creative Commons The Dialectics of Individualism and Totalitarianism in Charles de Koninck, David Foster Wallace, and Michel Houellebecq Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist. (Heiligenstift, Austria), gives the first talk in Session 2: Political (Dis-) Orders, part of the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Edmund Waldstein 13 Sep 2016
24 Creative Commons Modernist Myths of the Fall Henry Mead (Teesside University) gives the third talk in Session 1, (Demono-) Logics, at the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Henry Mead 13 Sep 2016
25 Creative Commons The Two Deaths of Osama Bin Laden –Demonic Repetition in Contemporary Culture Tom Grimwood (University of Cumbria) gives the second talk for Session 1; (Demono-) Logics Political Demonology conference, held in Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Tom Grimwood 13 Sep 2016
26 Creative Commons The Nightmare that Dreams: The Soul and Nihilism - Opening Keynote Conor Cunningham (University of Nottingham) gives the opening keynote in the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College Oxford on 20the May 2016. Conor Cunningham 13 Sep 2016
27 Session 6 Sixth session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Elleke Boehmer, Roger Crisp, Ashwini Deshpande, Devaki Jain 09 Aug 2016
28 Session 5 Fifth session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Elleke Boehmer, Francesca Rhodes, Lloyd Pratt, Tarunabh Khaitan 09 Aug 2016
29 Session 4 Fourth session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Diane Elson, Elleke Boehmer, Linda McDowell, Roger Crisp 09 Aug 2016
30 Session 3 Third session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Alfred Gathorne-Hardy, Ashwini Deshpande, Devaki Jain, Diane Elson 09 Aug 2016
31 Session 2 Second session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Elleke Boehmer, Roger Crisp, Lloyd Pratt, Ashwini Deshpande 09 Aug 2016
32 Session 1 First session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Devaki Jain, Roger Crisp, Martin O'Neill, Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington 09 Aug 2016
33 Creative Commons Offsetting Class Privilege Holly Lawford-Smith discusses her Journal of Practical Ethics article, Offsetting Class Privilege Holly Lawford-Smith, David Edmonds 22 Jul 2016
34 Creative Commons The Morality of Unconventional Force Tom Simpson gives a talk for the Changing Character of War programme seminar series. Tom Simpson 05 Jul 2016
35 Creative Commons Should Europe introduce a ‘right to blaspheme’? Alain Bouldoires talks to Timothy Garton Ash about the survival of blasphemy laws in Europe, and calls for a ‘right to blaspheme’. Alain Bouldoires 16 Jun 2016
36 Creative Commons Rae Langton on philosophy, free speech and pornography In this interview for Free Speech Debate, renowned Philosophy Professor Rae Langton speaks about the value of philosophy for our understanding of free speech and discusses aspects of her work on pornography and the silencing of women. Rae Langton 16 Jun 2016
37 Cosmopolitan Contamination - learning world citizenship Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University, delivers the 50th Anniversary Annual Berlin Lecture. Kwame Anthony Appiah 16 Jun 2016
38 Creative Commons Daniel Bell on Confucianism and free speech Confucianism’s defence of political speech does not necessarily apply to other forms of expression, says Bell Daniel Bell 16 Jun 2016
39 Creative Commons Time and Causation Both time and causation seems to have the same 'direction’ . Can we explain this? Marianne Talbot 09 Jun 2016
40 Creative Commons Mental Causation We do what we do because we believe what we believe. Or do we? How does mental causation work? Marianne Talbot 09 Jun 2016
41 Creative Commons The necessary connection analysis of causation The idea that there are real metaphysical necessities relating cause and effect. Marianne Talbot 09 Jun 2016
42 Creative Commons The singularist theory of causation The idea that causation is a relation science will one day discover. Marianne Talbot 09 Jun 2016
43 Creative Commons Basketball legend, former Congressman and Rhodes Scholar, Tom McMillen (University, 1974) Multi-talented alumnus Tom McMillen describes his extraordinary life as a professional basketball player, scholar, politician and businessman. Tom McMillen 15 Apr 2016
44 Ordering Disorder: Mental Disorder, Brain Disorder and Therapeutic Intervention This event will explore the areas in which the philosophy of mind and ethics or the philosophy of value come into contact with issues about mental health. George Graham 11 Feb 2016
45 Karl Jaspers and the Ethics of Incomprehensibility This event will explore the areas in which the philosophy of mind and ethics or the philosophy of value come into contact with issues about mental health. Giovanni Stanghellini 11 Feb 2016
46 Creative Commons Mental Health and Moral Virtue This event will explore the areas in which the philosophy of mind and ethics or the philosophy of value come into contact with issues about mental health. Terence Irwin 11 Feb 2016
47 False Perceptions and False Beliefs: Understanding the Symptoms of Schizophrenia This event will explore the areas in which the philosophy of mind and ethics or the philosophy of value come into contact with issues about mental health. Chris Frith 14 Jan 2016
48 Conscientious Objection in Healthcare Conference: Roundtable discussion Panel discussion at a conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Katrien Devolder, Richard Sorabji, Jeff McMahan, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 09 Dec 2015
49 Kant, conscience, and professional roles A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Jeanette Kennett 09 Dec 2015
50 Medicine and morally messy relationships A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Kimberley Brownlee 09 Dec 2015
51 Reasons, moral integrity, and conscientious objection A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Mark Wicclair 09 Dec 2015
52 Two concepts of conscience and their implications for conscience-based refusal A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Steve Clarke 07 Dec 2015
53 Refusing to treat sexual dysfunction in sex offenders A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Tom Douglas 07 Dec 2015
54 Objection to conscience. On good and bad objections in medicine A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Alberto Giubilini 07 Dec 2015
55 My conscience may be my guide, but you may not have to honour it A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Hugh LaFollette 07 Dec 2015
56 Conscientious objection and complicity in wrongdoing A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Francesca Minerva 07 Dec 2015
57 The proper place of conscience and values A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Julian Savulescu 07 Dec 2015
58 Conscientious objection and 'effective referral' A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Roger Trigg 07 Dec 2015
59 Conscientious non-objection and medical dissensus in intensive care A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Dominic Wilkinson 07 Dec 2015
60 We Want Kids, Too: Should Doctors be Allowed to Refuse to Help Gay Couples have Children? A conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Walter Sinnott Armstrong, Aaron Ancell 07 Dec 2015
61 Heidegger and Phenomenology Dr Joshua Broggi speaks at the Oxford Phenomenology Network seminar. Joshua Broggi 03 Dec 2015
62 ‘Who owns your face when you are DEAD?’ Jane Caplan gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Jane Caplan 24 Nov 2015
63 Creative Commons Neuroscientist and Alumni Weekend speaker, Baroness Susan Greenfield (St Hilda's, 1970) Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE highlights how the unprecedented use of digital technologies is leaving a mark on our brains. Susan Greenfield 01 Sep 2015
64 Creative Commons Deliberation welcomes prediction Alan Hájek (Australian National University) gives a talk for the New Insights seminar series on 21st May 2015. Alan Hájek 24 Jul 2015
65 Reasoning with Plenitude Roger White (MIT) gives the final talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Roger White 14 Jul 2015
66 Testimony, Error, and Reasonable Belief in Medieval Religious Epistemology Richard Cross (Notre Dame) gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is Christina Van Dyke, Calvin Richard Cross, Christina Van Dyke 14 Jul 2015
67 Fine-Tuning Fine-Tuning John Hawthorne (Oxford/USC) gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. John Hawthorne 14 Jul 2015
68 What is Justified Group Belief Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Jennifer Lackey 14 Jul 2015
69 Foundations of the Fine-Tuning Argument Hans Halvorson (Princeton) give a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is John Pittard (Yale). Hans Halvorson, John Pittard 14 Jul 2015
70 How to Appear to Know that God Exists Keith DeRose (Yale), gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is Jane Friedman (NYU). Keith DeRose, Jane Friedman 14 Jul 2015
71 Show and Tell Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge) gives the first talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Paulina Sliwa 14 Jul 2015
72 The Rev’d Mr Bayes and the Life Everlasting Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame) gives the second talk for the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is Jeffrey Sanford Russell (USC). Peter Van Inwagen, Jeffrey Sanford Russell 14 Jul 2015
73 Phenomenal Conservatism and Religious Belief Richard Swinburne, University of Oxford, gives the first talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Richard Swinburne 14 Jul 2015
74 Expanding the Field of Film Philosophy with the Ever - Transgressive Iris Murdoch Dr Lucy Bolton talks on her work in Film Philosophy as well as Iris Murdoch and cinema. Lucy Bolton 22 Jun 2015
75 Aristotle on Perceiving Objects A discussion of Anna Marmodoro's book Anna Marmodoro, Ophelia Deroy, Richard Sorabji, Rowland Stout 14 May 2015
76 Faith and Wisdom in Science A Book at Lunchtime discussion with Tom McLeish, Sally Shuttleworth, John Christie and Ard A. Louis Tom McLeish, Sally Shuttleworth, John Christie, Ard Louis 19 Feb 2015
77 Priming Professor Masud Husain and Dr Ben Morgan give the third Unconscious Memory talk. Masud Husain, Ben Morgan 18 Feb 2015
78 Creative Commons Superintelligence: paths, dangers, strategies Professor Bostrom on his book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Nick Bostrom 17 Feb 2015
79 Skeptical Theism and the Future First talk given by Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini (Rutgers) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 8 December 2014. Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini 09 Feb 2015
80 Foundations for an Accuracy-based Approach to Imprecise Credence Second talk given by Jason Konek (Bristol) and Billy Dunaway (Oxford) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 8 December 2014. Jason Konek, Billy Dunaway 09 Feb 2015
81 Divine Indifference, or Whatever Third talk given by Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 8 December 2014. Jonathan Weisberg 09 Feb 2015
82 Against the Orthodoxy: Rethinking Epistemic Reasons and Pascal's Wager Fourth talk given by Rima Basu (USC) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 9 December 2014. Rima Basu 09 Feb 2015
83 Salvaging Pascal's Wager Fifth talk given by Liz Jackson (Nortre Dame) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 9 December 2014. Liz Jackson 09 Feb 2015
84 Updating on Evil Sixth and final talk given by Professor Roger White (MIT) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 9 December 2014. Roger White 06 Feb 2015
85 Creative Commons St Cross Seminar: Mere Practicality? Infants, interests and the value of life Dr Richard Hain, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, explores the difficulties in rationally explaining the value of an infant’s life. Richard Hain 04 Feb 2015
86 Creative Commons The Arrow of Time In the fourth lecture, Harvey Brown asks why real-world events always proceed in the direction of increasing entropy, even though the laws of physics don’t require it. Harvey Brown 07 Jan 2015
87 Creative Commons The Probability Puzzle In the third lecture, David Wallace asks how we make sense of probability in the Many-Worlds theory. David Wallace 07 Jan 2015
88 Creative Commons The Life of Psi: More on the Superposition Principle In the second lecture, Harvey Brown discusses in more depth the superposition principle of quantum mechanics. Harvey Brown 07 Jan 2015
89 Creative Commons The Plurality of Worlds In this first lecture, David Wallace examines the justification for interpreting the superposition states as multiplicities. David Wallace 06 Jan 2015
90 St Cross Seminar: Natural Human Rights: A Theory This talk explores the central argument in Boylan's recent book, 'Natural Human Rights: A Theory' Michael Boylan 03 Dec 2014
91 ‘True Enlightenment can be both achieved and beneficial.’ The German Enlightenment and its Interpretation Professor Joachim Whaley, Professor of German History and Thought, Cambridge, gives the 2014 Besterman Lecture, hosted by The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment and the TORCH Enlightenment Programme. Joachim Whaley, Richie Robertson 20 Nov 2014
92 Questions and Answers Session Marianne answers questions from the audience about the four talks in this series. Marianne Talbot 11 Nov 2014
93 The Philosophy of Science In the fourth and final lecture, we examine the notion of ‘objective fact’ on which scientific theories are built; what sort of fact is such that we can build a scientific theory on it? Marianne Talbot 11 Nov 2014
94 Epistemology and Metaphysics In the third lecture we examine first the so-called “Gettier Problems” for the traditional account of knowledge, the arguments for saying that possible worlds exist and finally we ask whether there really are unactualised possibles. Marianne Talbot 11 Nov 2014
95 Moral and Political Philosophy In the second lecture we examine first the famous ‘Wilt Chamberlain’ thought experiment that demonstrates a retention between freedom and equality, then arguments for and against two famous moral theories; deontology and utilitarianism. Marianne Talbot 11 Nov 2014
96 Logic and Argument: the Methodology of Philosophy In this first lecture, using Descartes famous argument for the claim “I think therefore I am’, we examine how to identify and evaluate arguments. Marianne Talbot 11 Nov 2014
97 Is there such a thing as a just war? Is an ethical war a paradoxical notion? If violence is almost always unacceptable, how can we justify acts of war? Jeff McMahan, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 21 Oct 2014
98 The Dappled Causal World of Psychiatric Disorders: The Link Between the Classification of Psychiatric Disorders and Their Causal Complexity The second of the 2014 Loebel Lectures in Philosophy and Psychiatry, by Professor Kenneth S Kendler Kenneth S Kendler 21 Oct 2014
99 The Genetic Epidemiology of Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Disorders: Multiple Levels, Interactions and Causal Loops The first of the 2014 Loebel Lectures in Philosophy and Psychiatry, by Professor Kenneth S Kendler Kenneth S Kendler 16 Oct 2014
100 Marett Memorial Lecture 2014: How to capture the wow. Awe and the study of religion Professor Birgit Meyer delivered the 2014 Marett Memorial Lecture on the interplay of religious things and bodily sensations. Introduced by James Grant. 2 May 2014 Birgit Meyer 02 Oct 2014