Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures

We hold regular Royal Institute of Philosophy events in which leading philosophers are invited to Keele to talk about their research and answer questions from the audience. This is perhaps the most popular invited lecture series in the university and anyone interested in philosophy is welcome to attend.

2020-21 Lectures 

Invited lecture series

11 November 2020

Lucy Campbell (Warwick)
Perceptual Knowedge and Joint Attention

 1st December 2020           

Edward Thornton (Aberdeen)
Presuppositions: Friend or Foe?

Semester 2


26th January 2021

Nicholas Maxwell (UCL)
The World Crisis - and What Needs to be Done about it?

9th February 2021

Gabriel Dupre (Keele)
(What) Can Machine-Learning Contribute to Theoretical Linguistics? 

23rd February  2021        

Chiel van den Akker (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Retroaction and Responsibility

9th March 2021

Zachary Vereb (Mississippi)
Philosophies of Hope for the 21st Century: Pandemics, Environment, Kant      

23rd March 2021

Paul Roth
What Does Translation Translate?: Quine, Carnap and the Emergence of Indeterminacy

20th April 2021

Arthur Ripstein (Toronto)
Members of the Public

These invited lectures are held in association with the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Kantian Research Centre, and the Forum for Philosophical Research, Keele University.

All enquiries to: Dr Jonathan Head -  01782 733515

Former speakers have included:

2019/20: Dr Javier Cumpa, Dr Mary Leng, Dr Henry Taylor, Dr Matthew Leisinger,  Dr John Shand, Dr Holly Lawford-Smith, Dr Maria Rosa Antognazza.

Darragh Byrne, Sophie Allen, Jonathan Webber, G.A.J. Rogers, Geraldine Coggins, Anthony Wrigley, Raj Sehgal, Andy Hamilton, John Divers, Rob Hopkins, Luc Foisneau, Daniel Nolan, Paul Bou-Habib, J.J. Valberg, Lucas Meyer, David Efird, Monika Mookherjee, Ann Whittle, Max Kölbel, Paul O’Grady, Dan O’Brien, Neil Gascoigne, Daniel Hutto, Thomas Dixon, Lorraine Code, Dermot Moran, Roxana Baiasu, Julia Tanney, Peter Baumann, Lilian Alweiss, Adrian Haddock, Denis McManus, Paul Gorner, Penelope Mackie, Gordon Finlayson, Robert Hanna, Philip Meadows, Adrian Moore, Stephen McLeod, Nafsika Athanassoulis, Rowland Stout, Sebastian Gardner, Paul Faulkner, Miranda Fricker, Peter Niesen, Glen Newey, Maximilian de Gaynesford, Maria Alvarez, Constantine Sandez, Ralph Walker, Richard Grey, William Child, Katerina Deligiorgi, Stephen Wilkinson, Helen Beebee, Chrisopher Bennett, Stephen Boulter, Nils Kurbis, Danièle Moyale-Sharrock, Matthias Klaes, Jens Timmermann, Helen Steward, Alberto Vanzo, Daniel Whiting, John Hyman, Lilian O'Brien, Sam Coleman, Marcia Baron, Geoffrey Scarre, Michelle Montague, Marianna Antonutti Marfori, Alessandra Tanesini, Paula Satne, Lisa McNulty, Roger Teichmann, Peter Kail, Fiona Hughes, Scott Sehon, Katerina Deligiorgi, Graeme Forbes, Oskari Kuusela, Jonathan Way, Alice Pinheiro-Walla, Robert Stern, Philip Goff, James Kirwan, Stephen Mumford, James Andow, James Lenman, Clayton Littlejohn, John Cottingham, John Callanan,Marit Hammond, Guy Bennett-Hunter, Amie Thomasson, Giuseppina D’Oro, Alex Papazoglou, Paul Giladi, Hans Bernhard Schmid, Stephen Makin, Nicholas Waghorn, Jonathan Head, Shane O'Neill, David Leech, Ralf Bader, Michael Bacon, Emil Visnovsky, Catherine Abell, Fiona Ellis.

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