2014 – 2015: Error

Error was the topic for our fourth series of Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures at St Mary’s University. View the series poster here.

Dr Yasemin J. Erden (St Mary’s University) Errors and mistakes: so wot? [23 October]IMG_1345

Prof Paul Standish (Institute of Education) Sentenced By Our Words [27 November]IMG_1378

Dr Roxana Baiasu Failures of Understanding (Oxford University; Birmingham University) [4 December]

Prof Christopher Norris (Cardiff University) The Augumentative Muse: recent philosophical poems by Christopher Norris [22 January]IMG_1452

Dr Ardo van den Hout (University College London) Statistical predictions are always true (and that’s why they are not about me) [26 February]IMG_1475

Prof Helen Beebee (University of Manchester) Are we accountable for our unconscious biases? [5 March]IMG_1484_2

Prof Michael Brady (University of Glasgow) Emotional Errors [23 April]IMG_1588

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2013 – 2014: Creativity

For our third series of Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures at St Mary’s University, we invited our speakers to reflect on the topic of Creativity. You can view the series poster here.

Prof John Barnden (University of Birmingham) The Understanding of Metaphor and Creativity [23 October]IMG_0885

Prof Michaela Kendall (University of Southampton) Scientific Creativity and The Rise of the Entreprenerds [20 November]IMG_0914

Prof Derek Matravers (The Open University) Can There Be an Account of Creativity? [15 January]IMG_1025

Dr Christine Battersby (University of Warwick) Cultures of Creativity: Shifting the Frame [19 February]IMG_1043

Prof Len Platt (Goldsmiths) ‘For his Diligence Majesty our long distance laird that likes creation’: the Finnegans Wake creative [5 March]IMG_1057

Dr Barbara Underwood (Barnes Philosophy Club) Creativity and Invisibility: Gender and Music [26 March]IMG_1074

2012 – 2013: The Art of Dialogue

The second series of Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures at St Mary’s University was on The Art of Dialogue. The series poster can be viewed here (semester one) and here (semester two).

Dr Pamela Anderson (University of Oxford) In dialogue with philosophical texts [10 October]IMG_0348

Prof Timothy Chappell (The Open University) Persons in dialogue [14 November]IMG_0371

Dr Karin Fry (University of Wisconsin) Religion and Politics in the United States: Challenging One Way Discourse [28 November]IMG_0388

Prof Matthew Kieran (University of Leeds) Creative Competition or Dialogue? [13 March]IMG_0511.JPG

Dr Barry Dixon (University of Cambridge) Plato and the Rules of Dialogue [17 April]IMG_0651

2011 – 2012: Knowledge, Wisdom and the University

In September 2011, Philosophy at St Mary’s University hosted their first series of Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures. The series had the theme of Knowledge, Wisdom and the University. The series poster can be viewed here.

Mr Peter Worley (The Philosophy Shop) What can university philosophy learn from primary philosophy? [21 September]

Prof Murray Shanahan (Imperial College, London) Animal minds and robot minds [5 October]

Dr Phil Hutchinson (Manchester Metropolitan University) What has philosophy ever done for us? [30 November]

Prof Luciano Floridi (University of Hertfordshire / University of Oxford) What is a philosophical question? [1 February]IMG_0056

Dr Beverley Clack (Oxford Brookes University) Loss and the struggle for meaning [29 February]IMG_0104

Dr Cecile Hatier (University of Wolverhampton) The morality of university decision-makers [18 April]IMG_0118