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Luke Roelofs (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Sat, 2017-02-04 21:05
Philsoc seminar Date and time:  Tue, 14/03/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Sarah Sorial (UOW)

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-02-02 23:16
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 13/02/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Indigenous Peoples’ Climate Justice Movements

CAEPR events - Tue, 2017-01-24 16:42
24 Feb 17 Dr Kyle Whyte (Potawatomi) Timnick Chair in Humanities Michigan State University

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s effort to block the Dakota Access Pipeline is among the most recent Indigenous-led movements connected to climate justice. This presentation seeks to provide an overview of the many different Indigenous-led efforts to achieve climate justice.

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Susan Pennings (ANU): Responsibility-sensitive health care and the Abandonment Objection (TPR)

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-01-23 13:01
Philsoc seminar Date and time:  Tue, 07/03/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Many luck egalitarians argue that social institutions should prioritise neutralising the disadvantages people face which are a result of unchosen social or natural causes, over disadvantages caused by individuals' own reasonably avoidable choices. One of the main objections to luck egalitarianism is known as the Abandonment Objection, which argues that luck egalitarianism is implausibly harsh towards people suffering as the result of their own choices.

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Jesse Hambly (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-01-23 12:28
Date and time:  Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Michael Yuen (ANU):TPR

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 14:51
Date and time:  Tue, 16/05/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

John Zerilli (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:29
Date and time:  Tue, 30/05/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B

Daniel Stoljar (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:28
Date and time:  Tue, 23/05/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Lauren Dickson (ANU): TPR

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:27
Date and time:  Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Daniel Kilov (ANU): TPR

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:26
Date and time:  Tue, 02/05/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Lachlan Umbers (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:25
Date and time:  Tue, 18/04/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Heather Browning (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:24
Date and time:  Tue, 11/04/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Lachlan Walmsley (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:23
Date and time:  Tue, 04/04/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Kirsten Mann (ANU): Aggregation cases and the large numbers objection (TPR)

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:22
Date and time:  Tue, 28/03/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Can a very large number of instances of low (but positive) value outweigh a small number of instances of very high value? When faced with thought experiments like the Repugnant Conclusion and Life for Headaches, many of us have the strong intuition that they cannot: no number of headaches cured can outweigh the value of a life; no number of lives just above the neutral level can outweigh the value of a smaller number of flourishing lives.

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James Willoughby (ANU): …are doomed to repeat it (TPR)

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:21
Date and time:  Tue, 21/03/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

This talk is a TPR. It will contain an overview of my thesis and a paper. The question that I will answer in my thesis is: how confident should you be in your own philosophical theories? To answer this question I will be looking at some large sources of evidence that might undermine our confidence in our philosophical methods. These bodies of evidence are: widespread disagreement, experimental results from X-phil, and the history of philosophy. I will also develop an account of how to incorporate the particular type of evidence you get from these sources.

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Devon Cass (ANU): Social Egalitarianism Characterized (TPR)

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:19
Philsoc seminar Date and time:  Tue, 28/02/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Social egalitarians argue that equality should be understood in ‘social’ or ‘relational’ terms. They claim the most deeply objectionable forms of inequality involve social hierarchy, as exemplified by slavery, patriarchy, and other pernicious divisions of class or caste. The goal of egalitarianism is to replace hierarchy with relations of equality. Social egalitarians worry that contemporary political philosophy has lost sight of this goal.

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Josef Holden (ANU): Excellence-Based Reasons (TPR)

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-01-18 10:18
Philsoc seminar Date and time:  Tue, 21/02/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Thesis: Moral Anti-Rationalism and Consequentialism

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Interesting enigmas in the demography of fertility: examples from Switzerland

Demography - events - Mon, 2017-01-16 13:04
Date and time:  Fri, 17th Feb 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter:  Dr Marion Burkimsher Location:  Seminar Room A, Coombs Building #9

Demography is about good statistics, but should we believe the numbers we produce?
For instance, do these puzzles have good explanations?

If an average woman in Switzerland goes through her full reproductive life when the average fertility rate (TFR) is 1.5, how does she end up with an average of 1.8 children?

How can it be that the TFR of foreigners is higher that that of the native Swiss, yet they have smaller families?

If spacing between children has remained constant, how is it that the difference in mean age of successive birth orders has declined?

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AACaPS 13th Biennial Conference - 'A Century of Revolutionary Change: 1917-2017'

CAIS - events - Mon, 2016-12-12 09:37
Event type:  Conference Date and time:  Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:30 - Friday, June 30, 2017 - 09:30 Venue:  CAIS

AACaPS 13th Biennial Conference

A Century of Revolutionary Change: 1917-2017

June 29-30, 2017
Australian National University,
Canberra

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Cultural heritage and the mediation of identity, memory and historical narratives

School of Sociology - events - Fri, 2012-08-17 10:41
Date and time:  Mon, 22/10/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30

Dr Laurajane Smith,
ARC Future Fellow, School of Archaeology & Anthropology,

The Australian National University,

Larry Saha Room 2175 Haydon-Allen Building

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