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PhilosophyPart of Humanities

Online Sixth Form Philosophy Conference Event

6 - 10 December 2021

Event details

Learn more about the events held at this online conference

Event details
Philosophy at Southampton will host a free online conference for Sixth Form students and their tutors. This will involve:

  • A series of short, engaging, and accessible pre-recorded talks by our lecturers. These will be hosted on a dedicated, password-protected website.
  • Students and tutors at participating schools and colleges will be able to access the site without having to sign up for an account.
  • They will then have the chance to view the videos and post comments and questions relating to each talk at any point during the week.
  • Our lecturers will post their own comments in response to yours throughout the week.
    Provisional schedule
  • Moral Philosophy:
  • "Mill on Virtue", by Dr. Brian McElwee
  • Epistemology:
  • "The Value of Knowledge", by Prof. Daniel Whiting
  • Metaphysics of God:
  • "The Modal Ontological Argument", by Dr. Lee Walters
  • Metaphysics of Mind:
  • "Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument", by Prof. Denis McManus
    In addition, there will a talk on studying philosophy at university by Dr Will McNeill.


  • The conference is free to attend but spaces are limited.
  • Registration closes on Friday 26th November.
  • Tutors can register their class by emailing:
  • Please include your name, your school, and the class size.
  • On confirmation of registration, you will be sent further details of the event and a password for access.
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