Upcoming 5 days

07 July
Time and place: July 7, 2020 12:00 PMJuly 8, 2020 3:15 PM, Ryle Room, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford

Many philosophers conceive of properties in higher-order terms, in part because untyped conceptions are threatened by a version of Russell's paradox. Nonetheless, untyped conceptions of properties remain attractive, not least because of their greater expressive power.

08 July
Time and place: July 7, 2020 12:00 PMJuly 8, 2020 3:15 PM, Ryle Room, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford

Many philosophers conceive of properties in higher-order terms, in part because untyped conceptions are threatened by a version of Russell's paradox. Nonetheless, untyped conceptions of properties remain attractive, not least because of their greater expressive power.

Further upcoming events

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Time and place: July 10, 2020 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Zoom

We will be discussing a draft of ‘Engineering Social Kind Generic Judgements’ by Mirela Fus.

Time and place: Aug. 10, 2020Aug. 12, 2020, University of Oslo

This course will bring students up to date with recent developments in morphology and pragmatics and show how convergences between these two areas of linguistics are being explored in current work.

Time and place: Sep. 2, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, TBA
Time and place: Sep. 9, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, TBA

Prof. Dr. Staffan Müller-Wille and Prof. Dr. Elena Esayev are visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series. 

Müller- Wille is Associate Professor in the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at the University of Exeter, His research covers the history of the life sciences from the early modern period to the early twentieth century, with a focus on the history of natural history, anthropology, and genetics. Among more recent publications is a book co-authored with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on The Gene: From Genetics to Postgenomics (2018) and an article on “Names and Numbers: ‘Data’ in Classical Natural History,1758–1859” in Osiris (Vol. 32, 2017).

Prof. Dr. Elena Isayev is Professor of Ancient History and Place at the University of Exeter. Her work addresses questions of migration, belonging, displacement, encounter, politics of exception and spatial perception from a longue durée perspective that includes current concerns. Investigations, drawing primarily on the ancient Mediterranean, range from  histories of pre-Roman Italy through material remains (Lucania 2007) to confronting conceptual issues of mobility (Migration Mobility and Place in Ancient Italy, Cambridge, 2017).

The seminar is open for everyone!

Time and place: Sep. 16, 2020 2:15 PM3:30 PM, TBA

Angela Saini is visiting the Science Studies Colloqium Series. Saini has a Masters degree in Engineering from Oxford University and was a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired, New Humanist, and she regularly presents science programmes on BBC radio. Saini has won awards from the Association of British Science Writers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was also named European Science Writer of the Year.

The seminar is open for everyone!