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101 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
102 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
103 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
104 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
105 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
106 Aristotle on Perceiving Objects A discussion of Anna Marmodoro's book Anna Marmodoro, Ophelia Deroy, Richard Sorabji, Rowland Stout 14 May 2015
107 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
108 Priming Professor Masud Husain and Dr Ben Morgan give the third Unconscious Memory talk. Masud Husain, Ben Morgan 18 Feb 2015
109 Creative Commons Superintelligence: paths, dangers, strategies Professor Bostrom on his book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Nick Bostrom 17 Feb 2015
110 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
111 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
112 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
113 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
114 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
115 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
116 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
117 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
118 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
119 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
120 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
121 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
122 ‘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
123 Questions and Answers Session Marianne answers questions from the audience about the four talks in this series. Marianne Talbot 11 Nov 2014
124 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
125 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
126 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
127 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
128 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
129 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
130 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
131 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
132 Creative Commons What is virtue ethics? In this episode, Professor Roger Crisp introduces the strand of ethical theory known as 'virtue ethics'. Roger Crisp, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 22 Sep 2014
133 Creative Commons Philosophy of Criticism - Creativity as a Virtue of Character Prof. Matthew Kieran (Leeds) Matthew Kieran 20 Sep 2014
134 Creative Commons Philosophy of Criticism - Malcolm Budd’s “The Intersubjective Validity of Aesthetic Judgements” Prof Derek Matravers (The Open University) on Malcolm Budd’s “The Intersubjective Validity of Aesthetic Judgements”. Derek Matravers 20 Sep 2014
135 Creative Commons Philosophy of Criticism - Justifying Canonic Value Prof. Paul Crowther (Galway) on the Canon. Convened by Dr. Klevan and Dr. Grant. Paul Crowther 20 Sep 2014
136 Creative Commons Philosophy of Criticism - Creativity, Culture and Tradition Prof. Berys Gaut (St Andrews) on Creativity Berys Gaut 20 Sep 2014
137 Creative Commons Epistemic Intuitions and Defeaters for Noninferential Religious Belief Sixth and final talk given by Professor Michael Bergmann (Purdue) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology for the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University on 17th March 2014 Michael Bergmann 15 Jul 2014
138 Creative Commons Defeaters, Proper Functioning, and the Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism Fifth talk given by Professor Edward Wierenga (Rochester) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology for the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University held on 17th March 2014 Edward Wierenga 15 Jul 2014
139 Creative Commons Fundamental Disagreements and Defeat Fourth talk given by Professor John Pittard (Yale Divinity School) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology for the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University on 18th March 2014 John Pittard 15 Jul 2014
140 Creative Commons (Undercutting) Epistemic Defeat and the 'Conciliatory' Road to Agnosticism Second talk given by Dr. J. Adam Carter (Edinburgh) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology from the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University held on 17th March 2014 J Adam Carter 15 Jul 2014
141 Creative Commons Defeat, Testimony, and Miracles First talk given by Dr Charity Anderson (Oxford) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology from the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University on 17th March 2014 Charitt Anderson 15 Jul 2014
142 Religious Belief and the Epistemology of Testimony Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) gives the seventh and last presentation, as part of the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop,Oxford University. Jennifer Lackey 08 Jul 2014
143 Epistemic Trust in Oneself and Others – An Argument from Analogy Lizzie Fricker (Oxford), gives the sixth presentation Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University Lizzie Fricker, Mikkel Gerken 08 Jul 2014
144 Limits on Religious Testimony: Lessons on Morality Laura Callahan (Oxford) gives the fifth presentation at the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University. Laura Callahan, Peter Graham 08 Jul 2014
145 Can Anti-Reductionism in the Epistemology of Testimony aid the case of Justified Religious Belief? Sandford Goldberg (Northwestern) gives the fourth presentation at the Testimony and Religious Epistemology held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University. Sandford Goldberg, John Hawthorne 08 Jul 2014
146 Understanding and Knowing by Testimony Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge) gives the third presentation of the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop geld onb 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University. Paulina Sliwa, Alison Hills 08 Jul 2014
147 An internalist, evidentialist, foundationalist, reductionist, egoist and otherwise unpopular account of testimonial justification Trent Dougherty (Baylor), gives the second presentation at the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University. Trent Dougherty 08 Jul 2014
148 Those Unwise People Still Dwelling in Their Senses’: Religious Speech, Moral Testimony and Audience (Mis)understanding Rachel Fraser (Oxford) gives the first presentation of the Testimony and Religious Epistemology, held on 24th and 25 June 2014 by the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University. Rachel Fraser, Max Baker-Hytch 08 Jul 2014
149 Creative Commons Matters of Perception in Latin Poetry and Philosophy - Classics Alumni Day 15th March 2014 Prof Tobias Reinhardt delivers his lecture - "Matters of Perception in Latin Poetry and Philosophy" as part of the Alumni day - "Classics from Helen to the Hijaz" Tobias Reinhardt 09 Jun 2014
150 Researching Life in the Digital Age: A Philosophical Analysis of Data-Intensive Biology This talk aims to provide a philosophical framework through which the current emphasis on data-intensive biology can be studied and understood. Sabina Leonelli 14 May 2014
151 Creative Commons The inevitable implausibility of physical determinism Richard G. Swinburne, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology seminar series. Richard Swinburne 12 May 2014
152 Two Concepts of Emergence Timothy O'Connor (Indiana) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series. Tim O'Connor 07 May 2014
153 Creative Commons Was Schubert a musical brain? Prof. Raymond Tallis deepens his argument against the idea that we are our brains. He believes there is a distinction in kind between humans and other animals. This he illustrates by appeal to the differences between the music of Schubert and the singing Raymond Tallis 07 May 2014
154 Creative Commons Spiders, yes, but why cats? Prof.Iain McGilchrist illustrates his argument by appeal to a number of paintings done by psychotic patients. He points to various commonalities between these paintings and speculates on the ways in which they support claims about the two hemispheres and Iain McGilchrist 07 May 2014
155 Creative Commons Processes and Powers John Dupré (Exeter) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series John Dupré 07 May 2014
156 Creative Commons Am I my mind? Prof. Iain McGilchrist, whilst agreeing with Tallis that we are not our brains argues that we can learn a great deal about our culture by learning more about our brain. In particular we should recognise we have two hemispheres, each with a different funct Iain McGilchrist 07 May 2014
157 Creative Commons Am I my brain? Prof. Raymond Tallis argues that extraordinary claims have been made for neurophysiology. For example it has been said that a person is nothing but his or her brain. Professor Raymond Tallis rejects this ‘neuromania’. He shows why it is attractive, but al Raymond Tallis 07 May 2014
158 Creative Commons Powers: Necessity and Neighbourhoods Neil Williams (Buffalo University) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series Neil Williams 07 May 2014
159 Creative Commons Causal Production as Interaction: a Causal Account of Persistence and Grounding Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (Lund University) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson 07 May 2014
160 The Truth about Art 3 - Aesthetics Another ancient belief held that an art should be governed by rules. Patrick Doorly 11 Apr 2014
161 The Truth about Art 1 - Mystery or Mastery E.H. Gombrich famously observed that 'there really is no such thing as Art' (with a capital A). Patrick Doorly 11 Apr 2014
162 Creative Commons Remembering War Marking the anniversary of the first world war, Professor Cecile Fabre considers why we remember war, Cecile Fabre 01 Apr 2014
163 Creative Commons Answers to Questions Answers to Questions posed in lectures 1 to 6 of Marianne Talbot's lecture series on critical reasoning for beginners. Marianne Talbot 20 Mar 2014
164 Creative Commons Doing Away With Dispositions: Towards a Law-Based Account of Modality in Science Stephen French (Leeds) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies series. Stephen French 18 Feb 2014
165 Creative Commons Quidditism and Modal Methodology Alastair Wilson, Birmingham, gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies series Alastair Wilson 18 Feb 2014
166 Creative Commons The Fundamentality of the Familiar Nick Jones, University of Birmingham, gives a talk in which he appeal to an examination of the explanatory role of ordinary macroscopic objects to argue that some of them are metaphysically fundamental. Nick Jones 18 Feb 2014
167 Creative Commons Aristotle's Dynamics in Physics VII 5: the Importance of Being Conditional Henry Mendell (California State) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontologies series Henry Mendell 18 Feb 2014
168 Creative Commons Aristotle on the Happiness of the City Don Morison (Rice) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontology series. Don Morison 18 Feb 2014
169 Creative Commons Pluralism and Determinism Thomas Sattig (Tübingen) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontologies series. Thomas Sattig 18 Feb 2014
170 Creative Commons Inclination and the Modality of Dispositions Mark Sinclair (Manchester Metropolitan) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontologies series Mark Sinclair 18 Feb 2014
171 Creative Commons Can We Make Sense of Metaphysical Knowledge? Claudine Tiercelin (Collège de France) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies series. Claudine Tiercelin 18 Feb 2014
172 Stilpo of Megara and the Uses of Argument Nick Denyer (Cambridge) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series Nick Denyer 13 Feb 2014
173 Marcus Aurelius' Meditations: How Stoic are They? Christopher Gill (Exeter) gives a talk on Marcus Aurelius' Meditations and asks How Stoic are They? Christopher GIll 13 Feb 2014
174 Creative Commons Moral Development and Self-Knowledge in Aristotle Steve Makin, (Sheffield) gives a talk for the Power Structualism in Ancient Ontologies podcast series Steve Makin 13 Feb 2014
175 Creative Commons Freedom and Responsibility Revisited Richard Sorabji gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontolgies podcast series Richard Sorabji 13 Feb 2014
176 Creative Commons 1914–1918: Was Britain Right to Fight? The Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Canon of Christ Church, and author of In Defence of War (2013) analyses Britain's belligerency in terms of Christian just war reasoning, and concludes that it was justified. Nigel Biggar 13 Feb 2014
177 Creative Commons Collective Agency and Knowledge of Others' Minds Stephen Butterfill gives a talk on philosophy and collective agency and other people's minds Stephen Butterfill 12 Feb 2014
178 Creative Commons Aristotle on Singular Thought Mika Perala gives a talk on Aristotle's philosophy Mika Perala 12 Feb 2014
179 Creative Commons Multimodal Perception and the Distinction Between the Senses Louise Fiona Richardson gives a talk on philosophy and perception Louise Fiona Richardson 12 Feb 2014
180 Common Sense and Metaperception Jerome Dokic gives a talk on common sense and philosophy Jerome Dokic 12 Feb 2014
181 Creative Commons The Causal Power of Structure and the Role of Intellect Howard Robinson gives a talk on philosophy and the role of the intellect Howard Robinson 12 Feb 2014
182 Creative Commons Aristotle on the Problem of Common Sensibles Anna Marmodoro gives a talk on Aristotle and his philosophy Anna Marmodoro 12 Feb 2014
183 The Online Initiative: Rethinking Public Spaces in the Digital Transition Luciano Floridi presents 'The Onlife Initiative', a project he chaired for the European Commission on how ICTs are modifying our relationships to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us. Luciano Floridi 12 Feb 2014
184 The Gardener, the Dentist, and the Long-Jumper: Ethics in the Age of Information Luciano Floridi discusses his new book, 'The Ethics of Information', and outline the nature and scope of Information Ethics. Luciano Floridi 12 Feb 2014
185 Rowan Williams, Lecture: ‘Faith and Human Flourishing: religious belief and ideals of maturity’? Rowan Williams, visiting professor in Interfaith Studies, gives a lecture on religious beliefs and human flourishing Rowan Williams 12 Feb 2014
186 Creative Commons Justification for Killing in War Nigel Warburton talks with Seth Lazar on the ethics and justification of killing in war Seth Lazar, Nigel Warburton 08 Jan 2014
187 Creative Commons What is faith? New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology lecture by Dan Howard-Snyder (Washington), 29th October 2013. Dan Howard-Snyder 06 Nov 2013
188 Creative Commons 2. Wilde, Victorian and Modernist Sos Eltis gives the second lecture in her series on Oscar Wilde, focussing on his place in the modernist tradition. Sos Eltis 22 Oct 2013
189 Socrates and 'The Hemlock Cup' This lecture, based on the recent biography by Bettany Hughes, looks at Socrates' life, following in his footsteps across Greece and Asia Minor and examining the new archaeological discoveries that shed light on his world. Bettany Hughes 04 Oct 2013
190 Creative Commons The Oxford Philosophical Society and the Royal Society: a meeting of minds? Dr Anna Marie Roos gives a talk as part of the Museum's celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Royal Society. Anna Marie Roos 24 Jul 2013
191 Creative Commons Safe Disbelief Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day one 1st paper by Julien Dutant. Comments from Yoaav Isaacs and chaired by Charity Anderson. Julien Dutant, Yoaav Isaacs, Charity Anderson 20 Jun 2013
192 Creative Commons Are We Luminous? Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day one 2nd paper by Amia Srinivasan. Comments from Clayton Littlejohn and chaired by Matthew Benton. Amia Srinivasan, Clayton Littlejohn, Matthew Benton 20 Jun 2013
193 Creative Commons Knowledge and Safety Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day one 3rd paper by Duncan Pritchard. Chaired by Declan Smithies. Duncan Pritchard, Declan Smithies 20 Jun 2013
194 Creative Commons When does Data Count as Evidence? Reflections on CORNEA, Safety and Sensitivity Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day two 1st paper by Patrick Bondy. Comments from Sara Kier Praëm and chaired by Emil Moeller. Patrick Bondy, Sara Kier Praëm, Emil Moeller 20 Jun 2013
195 Creative Commons Knowledge by Way of Prophecy Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day two 2nd paper by Dani Rabinowitz. Comments Rachel Fraser, chaired by Daniel Berntson. Dani Rabinowitz, Rachel Fraser, Daniel Berntson 20 Jun 2013
196 Creative Commons Safety, Simplicity and Abduction. Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop held in Oxford University on 12th-13th June 2013. Day two 3rd paper by Tim Williamson. Chaired by Jeffrey Russell. Tim Williamson, Jeffrey Russell 20 Jun 2013
197 Creative Commons Science and the future: Death - nothing more certain? - Oxford Literary Festival From Neolithic burials to Mozart's Requiem and the novels of Martin Amis, humans have fashioned cultural responses to the inevitability of each individual's demise. Donna Dickenson, Adam Rutherford, Anders Sandberg, Georgina Ferry 18 Jun 2013
198 Creative Commons Science and the future: Death - nothing more certain? - Oxford Literary Festival From Neolithic burials to Mozart's Requiem and the novels of Martin Amis, humans have fashioned cultural responses to the inevitability of each individual's demise. Donna Dickenson, Adam Rutherford, Anders Sandberg, Georgina Ferry 18 Jun 2013
199 Stoicism and its Legacy A lecture given by Dr John Sellars, lecturer in Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London, about Stoicism to accompany the display at the Bodleian Library; Stoicism and its Legacy. John Sellars 06 Jun 2013
200 Creative Commons Inaugural Lecture - Nature's Revenge: A History of Risk, Responsibility, and Reasonableness Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Professor Lorraine Daston gives her inaugural lecture at Merton College. Lorraine Daston 28 May 2013