The 140th Session
The Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society
University of London
The Woburn Suite
7 October 2019 to 15 June 2020
17.30 to 19.15
Issue No. 1
7 October 2019
The 112th Presidential Address
Free Will and External Reality: Two Scepticisms Compared
Helen Steward (Leeds)
21 October 2019
Ambition, Love, and Happiness
Glen Pettigrove (Glasgow)
4 November 2019
On Principled Compromises
Colleen Murphy (Illinois)
2 December 2019
Philosophical Foundations of Anti-Casteism
Meena Dhanda (Wolverhampton)
Issue No. 2
20 January 2020
Time and Subtle Pictures in the History of Philosophy
Emily Thomas (Durham)
3 February 2020
Panpsychism and Free Will
Philip Goff (Durham)
17 February 2020
Spinoza on Hope and Desire
Alex Douglas (St Andrews)
2 March 2020
Equal Opportunity: A Unifying Framework for Moral, Aesthetic, and Epistemic Responsibility
Dana Nelkin (San Diego)
16 March 2020
A Case for Higher-order Metaphysics
Andrew Bacon (USC)
Issue No. 3
27 April 2020
Why Trust Science?
Nancy Cartwright (Durham)
11 May 2020
Rights Externalism and its Critics
Derrick Darby (Michigan)
18 May 2020
The difference between knowledge and belief
Maria Rosa Antognazza (KCL)
1 June 2020
Arguments for Probabilism
Anna Mahtani (LSE)
8 June 2020
Obedience, Agency and Humility: Foucault, John Cassian and the Early Christian Self
15 June 2020
On consistency and existence in mathematics
Walter Dean (Warwick)
Senate House - University of London
The Woburn Suite
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