The Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society

est. 1880

About

The Joint Session is a three-day conference in philosophy that is held annually during the summer by the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association. It has taken place at nearly every major university across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. Since 1910, the Joint Session has grown to become the largest gathering of philosophers in the country, attracting prestigious UK and international speakers working in a broad range of philosophical areas. Inaugurated by the incoming President of the Mind Association, the Joint Session includes symposia, open and postgraduate sessions, and a range of satellite conferences.

The 92nd Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association will be held at the University of Oxford, 6-8th of July 2018.

This year’s local organiser is Peter Kail.

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England. It has no known date of foundation, but there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university is made up of a variety of institutions, including 38 constituent colleges and a full range of academic departments which are organised into four divisions. All the colleges are self-governing institutions within the university, each controlling its own membership and with its own internal structure and activities. Being a city university, it does not have a main campus and instead its buildings and facilities are scattered throughout the city centre. The university operates the world's oldest university museum, as well as the largest university press in the world – Oxford University Press, the Society's publishing partner – and the largest academic library system in Britain. Oxford has educated many notable alumni, including 28 Nobel laureates, 27 prime ministers of the United Kingdom and many heads of state and government around the world.

The Programme

********** Friday, 6 July 2018 **********

12.00 - 17.00

Registration

19.00

Wine Reception

19.30

Conference Dinner

18.00 - 23.00

Bar


********** Saturday, 7 July 2018 **********

07.00 - 08.45

Breakfast

09.00 - 12.00

Registration


09.00

Symposium I – Plato on the Uses and Value of Knowledge

Chaired by MM McCabe



Verity Harte  | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Verity Harte (Yale)

Melissa Lane | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | Princeton University

Melissa Lane (Princeton)

10.50 - 11.10

Refreshments



11.10

Symposium II – Racial Justice

Chaired by Meena Dhanda


Charles Mills | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Charles Mills (CUNY)

Katrin Flikschuh | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Katrin Flikschuh (LSE)

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 16.00

The Postgraduate Session

16.00 - 16.30

Refreshments

16.30 - 18.30

The Open Sessions
Society for Women in Philosophy Session

18.30 - 19.45

Dinner




20.00 - 21.50

Symposium III – Naturalistic Explanation of the Good

Chaired by Alison Hills



Christine Korsgaard | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Christine Korsgaard (Harvard)

Mark Rowlands | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Mark Rowlands (MIami)

18.00 - 23.00

Bar


********** Sunday, 8 July 2018 **********

07.00 - 08.45

Breakfast


09.00 - 10.50

Symposium IV – What Brains-in-Vats Can Know

Chaired by Mike Martin



Ofra Magidor | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association |  University of Oxford

Ofra Magidor (Oxford)

Aidan McGlynn | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Aidan McGlynn (Edinburgh)


Symposium V – Benevolence

Chaired by Véronique Munoz-Dardé




Nomy Arpaly  | 2018  Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Nomy Arpaly (Brown)

Erasmus Mayr | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Erasmus Mayr (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg)

10.50 - 11.10

Refreshments

11.15 - 13.15

The Open Sessions

13.15 - 14.30

Lunch

13.15 - 14.15

The Open Sessions

16.30 – 17.20

Refreshments



17.30 - 19.20

Symposium VI – Fundamental Powers

Chaired by Stephen Mumford


Alexander Bird  | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Alexander Bird (KCL)

Barbara Vetter | 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Oxford

Barbara Vetter (FU Berlin)

19.30 - 21.00

Dinner

18.00 - 23.00

Bar

further info

future joint sessions

LXXXVXIII
2019 joint session:
Durham

july 2019

LXXXVXiX
2020 joint session:
Kent

july 2020

LXXXVXX
2021 joint session:
Hertfordshire

july 2021





supplementary volume




The inaugural address and symposia for the Joint Session are published in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume, which is published digitally and in hardcover every June. The Supplementary Volume is sent to subscribing members of the Society in categories 4 and 5.

Members in other categories can purchase the hardcover Supplementary Volume from the Online Shop. Volumes will also be available at the registration desk during the conference.

Subscriptions to the Supplementary Volume also includes online access via Wiley Online Library (please note that one-off purchases of the hardcover volume do not include membership or online access).

The 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | Cardiff University

past conferences

LXXXVX
2017 joint session:
Edinburgh

14 - 16 july 2017

LXXXVX
2016 joint session:
cardiff

8 - 10 july 2016

LXXXVIX
2015 joint session:
warwick

10 - 12 july 2015





subscribing memberships

Subscribing members receive online access to the Proceedings from 2000 to the most current issue.

Subscribing members also receive the bound, hardcover volume of the latest Proceedings through the post.

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