Philosophy

Events

Cultural and Social Ontology: Group Belief and Action

9 July 2015

Philosophers have tended to study the ontology of cultural artefacts (e.g., works of art) and the ontology of social objects and constructions (e.g., institutions and money) independently. With a few rare exceptions, there has been almost no attempt to bring these topics under a single theoretical umbrella. Indeed, people working in one area often seem entirely unaware of research in the other. Yet it is easy to see that many of the puzzles raised in the two areas are fundamentally similar, and might admit of similar solutions. With that in mind, the goal of our project will be to bridge these two areas, paving the way for a unified ontology of social and cultural objects.


British Society for Ethical Theory Annual Conference

13 - 14 July 2015

The British Society for Ethical Theory is an academic society dedicated to philosophical research in ethics. Our annual conference is the leading forum for the discussion of ethical theory in the UK philosophy calendar.


Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Metaphysics: The Foetus and The Maternal Organism

21 July 2015

This workshop is one of a series of four in the project 'Taking pregnancy Seriously in Metaphysics, Ethics and Epistemology', funded by the Southampton Ethics Centre, the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the Aristotelian Society and the University of Southampton 'Adventures in Research' Scheme.


Conference - Normativity: Epistemic and Practical

8 - 10 September 2015

Philosophy at Southampton will host a major international conference, as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Normativity: Epistemic and Practical’ project, from Tuesday the 8th to Thursday the 10th of September 2015. This closing conference aims to bring together the three main themes of the project: substantive connections between epistemic and practical norms, explanatory connections between epistemic and practical norms, and meta-normative problems and proposals.


Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Metaphysics II: Identity and Persistence

18 September 2015

This workshop is one of a series of four in the project 'Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Metaphysics, Ethics and Epistemology, funded by the Southampton Ethics Centre, the Aristotelian Society, the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and the University of Southampton 'Adventures in Research' Scheme.


British Society of Aesthetics Conference on Fictional Characters

15 - 16 December 2015

BSA Conference on Fictional Characters