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November 2013

Mike Otsuka (LSE): How it makes a moral difference that one is worse off than one would have been

12 November 2013, 2:00 pm

Tuesday 12th November; 14:00pm POPPER Speaker: Professor Mike Otsuka (LSE) Title: How it Makes a Moral Difference that One is Worse Off than One Would Have Been

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Igal Kvart (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Semantic Autonomy of Knowledge

26 November 2013, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Tuesday 26th November; 14:00pm POPPER Speaker: Igal Kvart (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Title: The Semantic Autonomy of Knowledge

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December 2013

Hanna Pickard (Oxford): “Responsibility without blame… but with forgiveness?”

3 December 2013, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Popper Seminar Tuesday 3rd December

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January 2014

Ben Sachs (St Andrews): Moral Theorising as an Explanatory Project

14 January 2014, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Tuesday 14th January

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March 2014

Miklos Redei (LSE): Defusing Bertrand’s Paradox

4 March 2014, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Speaker: Miklos Redei (LSE) Date/Time: March

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June 2014

Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund): From Values to Probabilities

10 June 2014, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Tuesday 10th June

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October 2014

John Worrall: ACES high? Or “Placebo Mania”?

28 October 2014, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract tbc

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November 2014

Tom Dougherty: The Communication of Consent

18 November 2014, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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December 2014

Catherine Z. Elgin (Harvard): The Value of Fallibilism

9 December 2014, 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Abstract: Fallibilism is a concession to the permanent possibility of error. As a stance, it teeters between skepticism and dogmatism. 'I know but I might be wrong' seems to give assurance with one breath and take it away with the next. 'I know even though I might be wrong' seems to combine intellectual arrogance with mock modesty. I argue that…

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March 2015

Bryan Roberts (LSE): On the meaning of time reversal

10 March 2015, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: Time reversal is a 20th century concept that led to major advances in the foundations of physics, as well as the philosophical analysis of the direction of time. But its meaning is far from obvious. In part this is because "reversing time" is not a transformation that anyone can operationally carry out. In this talk, I discuss the variety…

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May 2015

Peter Achinstein (Johns Hopkins): Who needs proof: James Clerk Maxwell on Scientific method

5 May 2015, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: Isaac Newton famously claimed that hypotheses, i.e., unproved propositions, have no place in "experimental philosophy."  James Clerk Maxwell disagreed and proposed three methods that can legitimately be employed when a scientist lacks proof for a theory, or even a theory to be proved.  What are these methods, and are they legitimate?

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June 2015

David Liggins (Manchester): Truth without truths

2 June 2015, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: I introduce a new account of truth, called ‘alethic nihilism’. Alethic nihilism is modelled on sceptical theories in other areas, such as the nominalist view that there are no abstract objects, and the moral nihilist view that nothing is objectively prescribed. The most striking part of alethic nihilism is its claim that nothing is true. So, according to alethic…

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