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2018-19 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society | Philosophy in London

Autumn Term

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2018 | 2019

Issue No. 1 | Volume CXIX

The 111th Presidential Address

Equality and Hierarchy

Jonathan Wolff
University of Oxford

Monday, 1 October 2018

17.30 - 19.15

The Chancellor's Hall

Senate House

University of London

Malet Street

London WC13 7HU

United Kingdom

Further Information

As the first talk for the 2018-19 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, this year's Presidential Address marks the official inauguration of Professor Jonathan Wolff (University of Oxford) as the 111th President of the Aristotelian Society. The Society's President is elected on the basis of lifelong, exemplary work in philosophy. Please visit our Council page for further information regarding the Society's past presidents.

The 111th Presidential Address will be chaired by Helen Beebee (Manchester) - 110th President of the Aristotelian Society.

Reception

Following the Presidential Address, the Society will be hosting a wine and canape reception in the Grand Lobby of Chancellor's Hall. Please scroll down for further information.

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About

Jonathan Wolff is the Blavatnik Chair in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He was formerly Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Arts and Humanities at UCL. 

His recent work has largely concerned equality, disadvantage, social justice and poverty, as well as applied topics such as public safety, disability, gambling, and the regulation of recreational drugs, which he has discussed in his books Ethics and Public Policy: A Philosophical Inquiry (Routledge 2011) and The Human Right to Health (Norton 2012). His most recent book is An Introduction to Moral Philosophy (Norton 2018).
 
Earlier works include Disadvantage (OUP 2007), with Avner de-Shalit; An Introduction to Political Philosophy (OUP, 1996, third edition 2016); Why Read Marx Today? (OUP 2002); and Robert Nozick (Polity 1991). He has had a long-standing interest in health and health promotion, including questions of justice in health care resource allocation, the social determinants of health, and incentives and health behaviour. He has been a member of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, the Academy of Medical Science working party on Drug Futures, the Gambling Review Body, the Homicide Review Group, an external member of the Board of Science of the British Medical Association, and a Trustee of GambleAware. He writes a column on higher education for the Guardian.

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Jonathan Wolff is the Blavatnik Chair in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

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Meeting Address

Senate House - University of London
The Chancellor's Hall
Malet Street
London WC1E 5DN
United Kingdom

Meeting Times | Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society | Philosophy in London Since 1880

Meeting Times - 17.30 to 19.15

The Society’s philosophy talks take place every fortnight on Mondays throughout the academic year. Each talk starts at 17.30 and lasts for approximately an hour. The remainder of the time is dedicated to discussion, which ends at 19.15. The Presidential Address will be immediately followed by a wine and canape reception in the Grand Lobby of Chancellor's Hall.

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Catering

All of the Society’s philosophy talks are catered with fairtrade teas, coffees, and biscuits.

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Admission

In line with the Society’s mission to make philosophy readily available to the general public, all talks are free and membership is not required.

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Draft Papers

Following over a century of tradition, draft papers for all the talks are available in advance. Please note that draft papers can only be cited with the authors permission (see below for final publication and subscription details).

The draft paper for a talk is available approximately one week prior to its schedule delivery.

Podcasts

The Aristotelian Society Philosophy Podcast Series contains free audio recordings of the talks delivered for the Proceedings. The Series was launched for the 2011/12 academic year and is produced by Backdoor Broadcasting Company in conjunction with the Institute of Philosophy.

The podcast for a talk is available approximately one week after its scheduled delivery.

Publications

For the past 131 years, the Proceedings has featured widely respected papers delivered by a range of prominent philosophers, such as Alfred North Whitehead, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, A.J. Ayer, P.F. Strawson, Karl Popper, Elizabeth Anscombe, Bernard Williams, Hubert Dreyfus, Alexander Nehamas, and Onora O’Neill.

Final drafts of the papers - including discussion notes and exemplary graduate papers - are published in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society.

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Online

The Proceedings is published online via Oxford University Press every April (Issue No. 1), June (Issue No. 2), and October (Issue No. 3). Oxford University Press houses the Society’s digital back catalogue dating from 2000 to the present.

The Society’s archive dating from 1888 to 1999 can be accessed online via JSTOR.

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Hardcover

In keeping with a tradition, the Proceedings is published as a bound, hardcover volume which is released every October.



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