Practical Philosophy Seminar

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The seminar takes place on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 13:00 on Zoom, due to the Corona pandemic. The seminar is an arena where the members of the Practical Philosophy Group can get feedback on work-in-progress, give a talk or discuss topics of common interest.

Presenters are expected to submit a title and a short abstract at least a week in advance. Those who want to send out a paper for read ahead must distribute it to the list the Wednesday before the presentation/discussion on the following Tuesday, but they should not assume that everyone in the audience has read it beforehand.

Sign up: The slots are open for the Practical Philosophy Seminar for spring 2021. If you want to sign up (and we encourage you to do so!) please send an email to Maria Seim (

Zoom: The links to the zoom meetings will be sent to all those in the mailing list. If you wish to get the information weekly, please send an email to Maria Seim (

Spring 2021

26 January

2 February

9 February

16 February

23 February - Winter break

2 March

9 March - Colin Rowe (KU Leuven) "Building a more comprehensive normative theory of competence placement"

16 March

23 March

30 March - Easter break

6 April - Easter break

13 April

20 April - Maria Seim (UiO) "Fittingness and Standing"

27 April - Espen Dyrnes Stabell (NTNU) "An Algorithm for Hard Choices?"

4 May - Alejandra Mancilla (UiO) "Migration and Poverty"

11 May - Oda Storbråten Davanger - tba

25 May

1 June

8 June

Fall 2020

1 September 

8 September

15 September 

22 September: Alejandra Mancilla (UiO)

29 September: Høstferie

6 October: Johan Andreas Trovik (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Politics, Princeton University)

13 October: Hallvard Sandven (Ph.D. Candidate, Oxford University)

20 October: Anca Ghaus (Central European University)

27 October: Johan Olsthoorn (KU Leuven)

3 November: Espen Dyrnes Stabell (NTNU)

10 November: Lars Christie (UiO)

19 November: PP annual workshop.

20 November: Tromsø-Bergen-Oslo Practical Philosophy Seminar (more information to come).

Past seminars

Spring 2020

21 January: Chris Bertram (University of Bristol), "Climate and Migration"

28 January N/A

4 February N/A

11 February: Sebastian Watzl, "Meditation and the Ethics of Distraction"

18 February: Winter break

25 February: Cancelled

3 March: Kim Angell, TBA

10 March: Joona Räsänen, "Should acknowledgements in published work include gratitude for reviewers who reviewed for journals that rejected the work?"


17 March: Maria Seim, "The standing to forgive and conditional forgiveness"

24 March: Jakob Elster, "Moral reasoning in non-ideal theory"

31 March: Christel Fricke, "Taking Blameworthiness out of Blame" NB! Room: GM 467

7 and 14 April: Easter break

21 April: Frans Svensson (University of Gothenburg), TBA

28 April: Kerstin Reibold (Arctic University of Norway), "Climate Change and Indigenous Rights"

Published Nov. 25, 2016 10:43 AM - Last modified Jan. 5, 2021 10:05 AM