Philosophy Forum 01/03/2018 -Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

Dear All

The mention of Nietzsche in one of last week’s papers has driven the forum to consider (at least part of) one of his other texts. To this end this week the reading will be part 1 of ‘Beyond Good and Evil’ entitled ‘On the Prejudices of the Philosophers.’

The meeting will be in UL102 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here.

Best Wishes

Graham

 

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Philosophy Society Talk

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LINCOLN PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27TH, 2018 AT 7 PM

 

THE CARDINAL’S HAT

 

268 HIGH STREET, LINCOLN

 

 

‘Consciousness and the Brain’

 

By

 

Professor David Papineau

King’s College London and City University of New York

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Abstract
Most scientists and philosophers are committed to materialism. But how does consciousness fit in? It seems obvious that conscious feelings are something more than neural brain states. Yet, if they are, how do they interact with the physical world? In this talk David Papineau will seek to resolve these puzzles.

Speaker Profile
David Papineau was educated in Trinidad, England, and South Africa before studying philosophy at Cambridge. He has held academic posts at the University of Reading, Macquarie University, Birkbeck College, Cambridge University and King’s College London. Since 2015 he has spent the second half of each academic year at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He served as President of the British Society for Philosophy of Science for 1993-5, President of the Mind Association for 2009-10, and President of the Aristotelian Society for 2013-14. He has written widely on epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of science and mind. His books include For Science in the Social Sciences (1979), Theory and Meaning (1980), Reality and Representation (1987), Philosophical Naturalism (1992), Thinking about Consciousness (2002),  Philosophical Devices (2012), and Knowing the Score (2017).

Philosophy Society Talk

THURSDAY JANUARY 25TH, 2017 AT 7 PM

THE CARDINAL’S HAT

268 HIGH STREET, LINCOLN

 

‘Creativity’

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Professor Matthew Kieran

University of Leeds

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Abstract

In the twenty-first century, creativity will become ever more prized by governments and societies. It is easy to see why, given creativity involves producing something new and valuable. Creative people generate new experiences, new technologies and new solutions to very real problems. But why is being creative valuable for the creative person? It is one thing for others to value your creativity, but why should you value being creative? This talk will examine dominant assumptions about creativity – in particular that creativity must give rise to something new – and argue that the creative process is tightly tied to the exercise of human individuality. In a very real sense you become more yourself in the creative process. But what exactly does this mean? How can you not be yourself? And what does this imply if we want to be creative? The talk will cast light on the value of creativity by addressing these questions.

 

 

Speaker Profile

 

Matthew Kieran is Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at the University of Leeds. His publications include Revealing Art (Routledge 2005), translated into Chinese and Korean, and co-edited collections such as Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind (OUP, 2014). He has spoken at Tate Britain, the International Miami Basel Art Fair, the National Icelandic Visual Arts Awards and appeared on Channel 4. He is currently writing a book on creativity and character. His website is matthewkieran.com