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Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Can Arguments Change Minds?

2022 | 2023


MONDAY, 6 March 2023

18.00 - 19.45



Catarina Dutilh Novaes is University Research Chair at the Philosophy Department of VU Amsterdam, and Professorial Fellow at Arché, St. Andrews. She currently (2018-2024) runs the ERC-Consolidator project ‘The Social Epistemology of Argumentation’. Her work spans across different philosophical topics, including history and philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, argumentation theory, and social epistemology. Her publications include Formal Languages in Logic (CUP, 2012), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic (with Stephen Read, CUP, 2016), and The Dialogical Roots of Deduction (CUP, 2020), which won the 2022 Lakatos Award.

Meeting Address

Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU.

meeting time

The Society’s philosophy talks take place every fortnight on Mondays throughout the academic year. Each talk starts at 18.00 and lasts for approximately an hour. The remainder of the time is dedicated to discussion, which ends at 19.45.


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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.

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.

Final Papers

For the past 142 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.


The venue at Senate House is wheelchair accessible and there are disabled toilet facilities on the ground floor. If you require a disabled parking space, or a hearing loop, please contact in advance, so that we can reserve these for you. Service animals are also welcome.