@ Forum for Philosophy
Coming in 2021
Monday 10 May 2021 | 6–7.15pm
The Importance of Not Being Earnest
Robert Newman, Kieran Setiya, and Zoe Walker discuss what’s philosophically interesting about comedy. Can it be a source of knowledge? And what role does it play in our social, moral, and political life? | More »
Monday 17 May 2021 | 6–7.15pm
Who’s a Good Boy?
Can chimpanzees tell right from wrong? Do dolphins think about what they ought to do? Kristin Andrews, Sarah Brosnan, and Susana Monsó on whether non-human animals can be moral. | More »
Tuesday 25 May 2021 | 6–7.15pm
Fantasy is often perceived as an escapist illusion that hinders engagement with reality. Maria Balaska, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, and Adam Roberts draw on philosophy, psychoanalysis, and art to re-assess fantasy. | More »
Tuesday 1 June 2021 | 6–7.15pm
The Philosophers’ Book Club
Buxton & Whiting, The Philosopher Queens
Anita L. Allen, Rebecca Buxton, and Désirée Lim join the Philosophers’ Book Club to discuss The Philosopher Queens, edited by Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting. | More »
Monday 7 June 2021 | 6–7.15pm
The Modern Mind
Adrian Alsmith, Tim Lewens, and Lauren Slater trace the development of our modern ideas about the mind, from Descartes and Darwin to extended minds and the enhancements made possible by new technologies. | More »
More events are on their way…
Previously at the Forum
Quassim Cassam, Lisa Bortolotti, and Cailin O’Connor consider the world’s misinformation problem, its causes, and some potential solutions.
Mary Midgley & Why She Matters
Gregory McElwain, Ellie Robson, and Panayiota Vassilopoulou celebrate the work of Mary Midgley, whose writing ranges across animal ethics, religion, and science, connecting philosophical thought to lived experience.