2018 | 2019
Issue No. 1 | Volume CXIX
Empathy and First Personal Imagining
Monday, 12 November 2018
17.30 - 19.15
London WC13 7HU
Rae Langton is Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Newnham College. Born and raised in India, she studied Philosophy at Sydney and Princeton, and has taught philosophy in Australia, Scotland, the USA, and England. She held professorships at Edinburgh 1999-2004 and at MIT 2004-2013. She works in moral and political philosophy, speech act theory, philosophy of law, the history of philosophy, metaphysics, and feminist philosophy. She is the author of Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves (Oxford University Press, 1998), and Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification (Oxford University Press, 2009). Her best known articles are ‘Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts’, ‘Duty and Desolation’, and ‘Defining Intrinsic’ (co-authored with David Lewis). She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013, to the British Academy in 2014, and to the Academia Europeae in 2017. She is one of five Cambridge faculty on Prospect Magazine’s voted list of 50 ‘World Thinkers 2014’, chosen for ‘engaging most originally and profoundly with the central questions of the world today’. In 2015 she gave the John Locke Lectures, currently being finalised for publication. She plans to give the H.L.A.Hart Lecture in 2019.
Senate House - University of London
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.
All of the Society’s philosophy talks are catered with fairtrade teas, coffees, and biscuits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In keeping with a tradition, the Proceedings is published as a bound, hardcover volume which is released every October.
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.