Philosophy Cafe

13:00 - 14:00, 7 May 2015

'Why Be Rational?'

Speakers:Dr Kurt Sylvan

How the Light Gets In 2015

21 - 31 May 2015

Ray Monk will be speaking at HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, this May.

Epistemic and Practical Normativity: Meta-Normative Problems and Proposals

12 June 2015

Philosophy at Southampton will host the third workshop of the AHRC-funded project, Normativity: Epistemic and Practical.

What Makes Us Tick? On Love and Desire, Reason and Ethics

10:00 - 16:00, 13 June 2015

We will be holding a one-day cultural event on Saturday 13 June 2015 consisting of a series of short talks led by experts from within Philosophy at Southampton.

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.

British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Conference

23 - 25 July 2015

The BPPA Annual Conference is an annual philosophy conference run by and for postgraduate students in the UK, as well as the occasional keen traveller from foreign parts.

British Society of Aesthetics Conference on Fictional Characters

15 - 16 December 2015

BSA Conference on Fictional Characters