An incomplete record of seminars over the last few decades is available:
22 July: Lawrie Reznek, Harm, Interest and Disease
29 July: Lawrie Reznek, Harm, Interest and Disease (continued)
5 August: Denise Meyerson, Preferring Blacks to Whites
12 August: Prof J Meyer (Teaching Methods Unit), Conducting Tutorials
18 August: Prof Peter du Preez (Psychology Dept), History and Identity
26 August: David Wiggins, Sameness and Substance
2 September: David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order
16 September: Dr Michael Pendlebury (Philosophy, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg)
23 September: Dr S Sommerville (Philosophy, Rhodes University)
30 September: Dr Nigel Love (Linguistics), The Use and Mention of Linguistic Expressions
7 October: Mr J Coulton (English), Tragedy and Philosophy
14 October: Barney Keaney, Is Duhem’s Philosophy on Physics Relevant?
28 October: Paul Taylor, A Problem in Aesthetics
3 March: Ellis Crasnow, Identity, Modality, Space / Time
10 March: Augustine Shutte, Knowing a Person
17 March: Denise Meyerson, Actions, Reasons and Causal Explanation
24 March: Paul Taylor, Perception and Aesthetics
31 March: Alan Ryan (New College Oxford)
7 April: Alan Ryan (New College Oxford)
13 April: Dr Geoffrey Sampson (Reader in Linguistics at Lancaster)
28 April: Professor Zak van Straaten, Arguments for Holism
5 May: Professor Andre du Toit
12 May: Dr James Moulder, In Defence of the Sophists
28 July: Professor J Findlay (Boston University), The history of my opinions
4 August: Dr James Moulder, The idea of a university: towards some notes for a paper
12 August: Professor Ninian Smart (University of California, Santa Barbara & University of Lancaster)
18 August: Professor Thomas Nagel (New York University)
25 August: Dr Roger Lass (Edinburgh University), Explanation and Methodological Individualism
15 September: Professor R Harris (Oxford University)
22 September: Dr Tomin (Oxford University), The idea of freedom in Ancient Philosophy
29 September: Professor R Harris (Oxford University)
6 October: Professor Zak van Straaten, Arguments for holism
2 March: Dr John Hund (Centre for Inter Group Studies), Are Social Facts Real?
9 March: Common Reading: one of the chapters from Nathan U Salmon Reference and Essence. Discussion introduced by Zak van Straaten
16 March: Dr Augustine Shutte, The Concept of Matter
23 March: Professor Joachim Hruschka (The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
30 March: Alan Ryan (New College, Oxford)
13 April: Ms Anne Bezuidenhout, Can Elementary Propositions be Negative?
20 April: Alan Ryan (New College, Oxford)
27 April: Dr Barney Keaney
4 May: Ms Helen Brown
18 May: Mr Paul Taylor
23 April: David Brooks, Why This World?
30 April: Professor Zak van Straaten, Models of Reasoning About Knowledge
7 May: David Benatar, Connecting Rights to Well Being
14 May: Dr Denise Meyerson, Utilitarianism and Undesirable Desires
21 May: Professor Zak van Straaten, Sociobiology
28 May: Dr Paul Taylor
29 April: Dr David Brooks, How to do a Reduction
7 May: Dr Tony Holiday, Conversations in a Colony
13 May: Dr Augustine Shutte, Philosophy and the South African Predicament
20 May: Francis Williamson, Ontology and Autonomy
27 May: David Benatar, Individuals and Society
23 July: Professor Laurence Thomas (Syracuse University), Relativism and Moral Tolerance
29 July: Professor Laurence Thomas (Syracuse University), The Unity of the Self: Society and the Individual
31 July: Professor Donald Davidson (University of California, Berkeley), Externalisms
4 August: Professor Marcia Cavell (University of California, Berkeley), Owning One’s Mind
13 August: Professor Mathieu Marion (University of Ottawa), Pritchard on Perception
18 August: Professor Mathieu Marion (University of Ottawa), Austin and Oxford Realism: How to Read Sense and Sensibilia
27 August: Greg Fried (UCT), The Brain in the Vat
31 October: Astrid Friedrich (UCT), A Tension in Realistic Naturalism
1 December: Professor Ed Sankowski (University of Oklahoma), Blame for Action and Blame for Psychology
29 July: Professor Paul Taylor (Philosophy, UCT), Literary and Moral Judgements
5 August: Professor Paul Taylor (Philosophy, UCT), What is Distinctive about Literary Judgements?
12 August: David Wallander (Psychiatry, UCT) Are Archetypes Real?
19 August: Dr Don Ross (Economics, UCT), Sraffa and Wittgenstein on the Foundations of Mathematics and the Critique of Marginalist Theory. (Co-authored with Mathieu Marion.)
26 August: Dr Don Ross (Economics, UCT), The Role of Emotions in Bargaining: A Humean Account. (Co-authored with Paul Dumouchel.)
2 September: Dr Augustine Shutte (Philosophy, UCT), Ubuntu: An Ethic for a New South Africa.
15 September: Professor Adam Morton (Philosophy, Bristol University), Moral Progress.
1 October: Astrid Friedrich (Philosophy, UCT), The Concept of Women in Luce Irigaray’s Philosophy.
14 October: David Wallander (Psychiatry, UCT), How Does Meat Do Meaning?
3 March: Professor Stephen Toulmin (University of Southern California), Wittgenstein’s Vienna
11 March: Popular Seminar: Dr. John Higgins (English Language and Literature, UCT), The Age of Wittgenstein: Wittgenstein and the Avant-Garde
17 March: Dr David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), The Wrong of Wrongful Life.
25 March: Popular Seminar: Professor Laurence Goldstein (Philosophy, UCT), What Can We Learn from Teaching Those with Learning Disabilities?
31 March: Professor Paul Taylor (Philosophy, UCT), Knowing and Anticipating Others’ States of Mind: Simulation versus ‘Theory’.
14 April: Professor Alan Ryan (New College, Oxford University), What did John Dewey Want?
21 April: Professor Michael Levine (University of Western Australia, Perth), Should We Strive for Integrity?
29 April: Popular Seminar: Dr John Williams (Director of Ethics: Canadian Medical Association), Just Healthcare
6 May: Popular Seminar: Professor David Aschman (Physics, UCT), The Cosmic Asymmetry of Matter / Antimatter: CP Violation and US
13 May: Professor Laurence Goldstein (Philosophy, UCT & University of Hong Kong), Pseudo-problems of Substitutivity
20 May: Popular Seminar: Dr Don Ross (Economics, UCT), Is Musical Representation Linguistic?
26 May: Professor Robert Myers (Barnard College, USA), The Inescapability of Moral Reasons
26 July: Professor Robin Attfield (Philosophy, University of Wales College of Cardiff),Intergenerational Equity and Environmental Ethics.
16 August: Professor Mark Chekola (Philosophy, Moorhead State University, USA), Invisible Minorities and Social Group Identity
25 August: David Wallander, (Psychiatry, UCT), A Brief History of Mind
5 September: Professor David Evans (Philosophy, Queen’s University of Belfast), Introductory Philosophy: UNESCO Project
6 October: Professor Paul Taylor (Philosophy, UCT), Reading and Imagination
13 October: Professor Ernie Lepore (Rutgers University)
1 March: Dr David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), A Pain in the Foetus: Toward Ending Confusion about Foetal Pain. (Co-authored with Dr Michael Benatar)
15 March: Dr Augustine Shutte (Philosophy, UCT), The Vanishing Agent
29 March: Dr Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), Fictive Emotions and the Suspension of Disbelief
12 April: Dr Thad Metz (Philosophy, University of Missouri - St Louis, USA), The Concept of a Meaningful Life
3 May: Dr Lee Brown (Philosophy, Howard University, USA), Conceptions and misconceptions of race.
10 May: Dr David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), To be or not to have been?
17 May: Mr Chuck Chandler (Classics, UCT), Were the Greek philosophers conscious of animal consciousness?
24 May: Professor Peter Collins (Management Studies, UCT), The morality (or otherwise) of buying professional gambling services.
21 June: Professor Robert Solomon (Philosophy, University of Texas - Austin)
26 July: Dr David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT.), Why the naïve argument against moral vegetarianism really is naïve.
2 August: Professor William Sweet (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), Solidarity and Human Rights
16 August: Professor Mark Leon (Philosophy, University of the Witwatersrand), Autonomy of Will
23 August: Dr Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), Why do I take pleasure in pitying Lear? An examination of Hume’s discussion of tragic pleasure.
30 August: Dr David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), The Second Sexism
20 September: Neil Horne (Philosophy, UCT), Is there a Science of Art?
27 September: Astrid Friedrich (Philosophy, UCT), Sang Rouge, Sans Aufhebung: A Possible Space for Woman’s Subjectivity
3 October: Professor Thomas Simon (Illinois State University), War Crimes: Organisation Responsibility
4 October: Joint seminar with the Political Studies Department: Dr Sean Archer (Economics, UCT), Rights and Resources in the South African Economy after Political Change.
10 October: Professor Michael Pendlebury (Philosophy, University of the Witwatersrand),“Ought” judgements and motivation.
11 October: Dr Maurizio d’Entrèves (Department of Government, University of Manchester), The Fraught Relation between Toleration and Democracy
18 October: Deane-Peter Baker (Philosophy, University of Natal - Pietermaritzburg), Defining the Self: Charles Taylor’s Theistic ‘Best Account’.
28 February: Dr Augustine Shutte (Philosohy, UCT), The Concept of God in a Postmodern Context – Part 1
7 March: Dr Don Ross (Economics, UCT), New Economic Foundations for the Behavioural Sciences: Unpacking Intentional Concepts
14 March: Professor Stephen Nathanson (Philosophy, Northeastern University, USA), Equality, Sufficiency, and Decency: Three Views of Economic Justice.
28 March: Dr Helena Sheehan (Dublin City University, Ireland), The History of Philosophy: Questions about Class, Race and Gender.
4 April: Professor Mark Sainsbury (Philosophy, Kings College, London), Hume on Passion, Truth and Motive.
25 April: Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT & London School of Economics), Contagious Knowledge
2 May: Dr Augustine Shutte (Philosophy, UCT), The Concept of God in a Postmodern Context – Part 2
9 May: Professor John Higgins (English, UCT), Marx as Critical Thinker
16 May: Dr David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), Two views of sexual ethics.
23 May: Professor Tibor Machan (Philosophy, Chapman University and Stanford University),Individualism, Naughty or Nice?
1 August: Professor Daniel Wikler (World Health Organisation and University of Wisconsin – Madison), Inequalities in health: which ones matter?
8 August: Professor Godfrey Tangwa (Philosophy, University of Yaounde, Cameroon),Democracy and Development in Africa
22 August: Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT), Seeing Meaning
29 August: Double Feature: 1. Dr David Ryan (Philosophy, Rhodes University), The Phenomenology of Truth-Telling. 2. Dr David Spurrett (Philosophy, University of Natal), Nancy Cartwright on Force Laws and Composition of Forces
12 September: Karori Mbugua (Philosophy, UCT and University of Nairobi), In Defence of the Epistemic Subject.
26 September: Dr Ward Jones (Philosophy, Rhodes University), The sense in which our beliefs are up to us.
17 October: Mark Ralkowski (Philosophy, UCT), Is Dasein Amphibious?
24 October: Dr Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), Multiple Realisability of the Mental
28 February: Prof Maurizio D’Entreves (Philosophy, UCT), Grounding Toleration on the Value of Democracy
7 March: Dr David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), Slopes and Wedges Distinguished
14 March: Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT), Varieties of Disjunctivitis
11 April: Dr Pedro Tabensky (Philosophy, University of Pretoria), The Economy of Happiness
18 April: Professor Laurence Thomas (Philosophy, Syracuse University, USA), Forgiving the Unforgivable
25 April: Dr Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), Fiction and Truth
2 May: Mark Ralkowski (Philosophy, UCT), The Perception of Moral Salience
9 May: Dr Yannis Plangesis (Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Hegel on Property, Civil Society and Social Change
6 June: Professor Andrew Brook (Philosophy, Carleton University, Canada), Two Approaches to Consciousness
1 August: Dr Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT), Hearsay
8 August: Karori Mbugua, (Philosophy, UCT) Is Sexual Orientation Hormonally Determined?
15 August: Professor Jaap van Brakel (Philosophy, University of Leuven, Belgium), No need to speak the same language.
22 August: Dr Tony Holiday (School of Government,UWC), Slavery and Interiority
29 August: Steve Kuo (Philosophy, UCT), Is Pluralism Reasonable?
12 September: In lieu of the regular seminar, a discussion of Peter Strawson’s influential paper Freedom and Resentment. Dr Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT) gave a brief lead-in.
19 September: Steve Kuo (Philosophy, UCT), Is Pluralism Reasonable?
3 October: Dr Augustine Shutte (Philosophy, UCT), The Concept of God in a Postmodern Context – Part 3
27 February: Professor John Cottingham (Philosophy, University of Reading, UK), Religion, psychoanalysis and philosophy
13 March: Professor Akeel Bilgrami (Philosophy, Columbia University, USA), "What is the 'identity' in identity politics?"
3 April: Phillip Joyce (St Anne’s College, Oxford), Imagination and Practical Deliberation
8 May: Dr Elisa Galgut (Philosophy UCT), Do we weep for Cordelia?
15 May: Professor Tom Campbell (Australian National University), Poverty as a violation of Human Rights
14 August: Dr Augustine Shutte (Philosophy, UCT), Just War
11 September: Professor Emmanuel Eze (Philosophy, DePaul University, USA), Rights and Reason: Some Non-naturalistic Considerations.
18 September: Dr David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), Abortion: The Pro-Death View
2 October: Dr Bernhard Weiss (Philosophy, UCT), Tacit Knowledge of Word Meaning
9 October: Dr Peter Goldie (Philosophy, Kings College, London), The narrative sense of self
23 October: Leo Townsend (Philosophy, UCT), Imaginative Role-taking as Co-cognition.
26 February: Sir Anthony Kenny (Oxford University, UK), The philosopher's history and the historian's philosophy
11 March: Dr Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), Simulation and Irrationality
18 March: Dr David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), Why your life is so much worse than you think.
1 April: Dr Anthony Holiday (School of Government, UWC), Thinking about Denial
29 April: Professor Paul Thompson (Philosophy, University of Toronto, Canada), Payment for Blood, Plasma and Body Organs
12 August: Prof. Kai Nielsen (Philosophy, Concordia/Calgary), Pragmatism as Atheoreticism: Richard Rorty
12 August: Professor Jocelyne Couture (Philosophy, Université du Québec à Montréal),Citizen's of the World?
19 August: Dr. Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), Wishes and Sub-Intentional Explanation
26 August: Dr. Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT), Brandom on Testimony
11 October: Dean Chapman (Philosophy, UCT), Logical Truth and Logical Consequence
18 October: Clara Ramirez
25 October: Leo Townsend (Philosophy, UCT)
24 February: Professor John Cottingham (Philosophy, University of Reading, UK), Plato’s Sun and Descartes’ Stove: Contemplation and Control in Cartesian Philosophy.
10 March: Dr Bengt Brülde (Philosophy, Göteburg University & the University of Trollhätten/Uddevalla, Sweden), Happiness Theories of the Good Life
7 April: Matthew Wettlaufer (Kassel University & University of Stellenbosch), Dialectics at a standstill: the principle of non-identity in the work of Adorno and Benjamin
5 May: Dr Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT), Defending Defensibility in the Epistemology of Testimony
21 July: Dean Chapman (Philosophy, UCT), Reason to believe - Logic and the Limits of Explanation
4 August: Dr Anthony Holiday (School of Government, UWC), Knowledge and Networks
11 August: Prof Drucilla Cornell (Law, Rutgers University, USA), Who Bears the Right to Die?
25 August: Annemie Gildenhuys (Philosophy, UCT), Know Thyself and Know Myself
8 September: Dr Rodney Roberts (East Carolina University, USA, and Fulbright Visiting Scholar, UCT), Rectificatory Justice and the Philosophy of Howard McGary
15 September: Dr Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), The problem of imaginative resistance
29 September: Leo Townsend (Philosophy, UCT), Two Interpretations of Davidson
23 February: Dr Finn Spicer (Philosophy, Bristol University, UK), Naturalism and the Conceptual Analysis of Knowledge
2 March: Professor Jonathan Berg (Philosophy, University of Haifa, Israel), How to Grice Frege
30 March: Dr Steve Clarke (Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Australia, and James Martin 21st Century School, Oxford University, UK),Situationism in Ethics
6 April: Monique Whitaker, (Philosophy, UCT), Puzzling Belief Ascriptions
4 May: Professor Simon Beck (Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal), Fiction, Fictions and Narrative
18 May: Dr Augustine Shutte (Philosophy, UCT), The philosophical heart of the science-and-religion debate
25 May: Dr Ben Kotzee (Philosophy, UCT), Instrumentalism and Doxastic Normativity
10 August: Professor Noel Carroll (Philosophy, Temple University, USA), Literary Realism, Recognition, and the Communication of Knowledge
17 August: Professor Alan Charles Kors (History, University of Pennsylvania, USA), The Triumph of the French Enlightenment
24 August: Mark Oppenheimer (Philosophy, UCT), What is pornography?
19 October: Dr Robert Segall (Philosophy, UCT), Approximate Truth and Other Enigmas
22 March: Dr Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), Fiction and Fantasy: Literature and the Psychoanalytic Imagination
29 March: Professor John Keane (Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London, UK), Why Democracy? On the Need for Fresh Thinking About a Confused Old Ideal
12 April: Dr Greg Fried (Philosophy, UCT), Why Mathematics is Beautiful and True
19 April: Dr Samantha Vice (Philosophy, Rhodes University), Spirituality, Partiality and the Insignificance of the Self
29 June: Prof Ted Schatzki (Philosophy, University of Kentucky), Emotions and the dominion of teleology
1 August: Professor Raimond Gaita (Philosophy, King’s College London, UK & Australian Catholic University, Australia), Moral Understanding
22 August: Prof David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), The limits of reproductive freedom
5 September: Murali Ramachandran (Philosophy, University of Sussex, UK), Williamson's Anti-Luminosity Arguments
19 September: Dr Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT), Silencing Speech
20 February: Professor Lewis Gordon (Philosophy, Temple University, USA) On Fanon
3 March: Dr. Bernhard Weiss (Philosophy, UCT), Getting Davidson Right
10 March: Professor Filip Beukens (Philosophy, Tilburg University, Netherlands), Love de re; Love de dicto
17th March: Dr. Steven Best (Philosophy, University of Texas, El Paso), Animal Liberation and Moral Progress: The Struggle for Human Survival
14th April: Dr. Lucy Allais (Philosophy, University of Witwatersrand), Dissolving Reactive Attitudes
5 May: Dr. Greg Fried (Philosophy, UCT), Aesthetics and Geometrical Objects
12 May: Dr. Liezl van Zyl (Philosophy, University of Waikato), Accidental Rightness
30 July: Professor Kendall Walton (Philosophy, University of Michigan), Fictionality and Imagination: Mind the Gap
4 August: Dr. J.P. Smit (Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch), Belief-contexts and Epistemic Transparency
18 August: Dr Robert Segall (Philosophy UCT), The Fertility of Theories
25 August: Zak Van Straaten (Former Professor of Philosophy, UCT), Why Philosophy gets no Respect
22 September: Professor David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), Suicide: A qualified defence
29 September: Dr. Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), Hume’s Aesthetic Standard
6 October: Dr. Jack Ritchie (Philosophy, UCT), On the Very Idea of Anomalous Monism
9 March: Dr. Debra Nails (Philosophy, Michigan State University), 'Two tragedies of Theaetetus
23 March: Professor Stephen Mulhall (Philosophy, University of Oxford), 'Hopelessly Strange': Bernard Williams' Portrait of Wittgenstein as a Transcendental Idealist
4 May: Dr. Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT), 'The Curious Case of the Colored Lifeguard': Addressing Testimonial Injustice
11 May: Professor Owen Flanagan (Philosophy, Duke University), 'The Modularity of Morals
3 August: Professor Ward Jones (Philosophy, Rhodes), Establishing the Responsibilities of Philosophers
17 August: Ms. Lara Davison (Philosophy, UCT), Profiling and Prejudice: The Ethics of Statistical Discrimination
24 August: Dr. Stuart Rennie (Philosophy, UCT), Is participation in biomedical research morally obligatory?
31 August: Mr. Julian Jonker (Philosophy, UCT), What metaphors mean – in aesthetics
5 October: Dr. Greg Fried (Philosophy, UCT), The Liberal Paradox
26 October: Mr. JP Roux (Philosophy, UCT), Faultless Disagreement
22 February: Daniel Herwitz (Philosophy, University of Michigan), Guantanamo in the Province of the Hague
8 March: Dr. Jeremy Wanderer (Philosophy, UCT), On Holding You to Reason
15 March: Dr. Gerald Lang (Philosophy, Leeds), Good Luck, Bad Luck, and Moral Luck: a defence of the existence of moral luck
10 May: Dr. Derrick Darby (University of Kansas), Egalitarianism and Racial Inequality
30 August: Professor David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), The Second Sexism and Affirmative Action
27 September: Dr. Andres Luco (Philosophy, UCT), Desires upon Desires: A Case for a Desire-Based Theory of Practical Reasons
11 October: Dr. Matthew Chrisman (University of Edinburgh), On the meaning of Ought
18 October: Dr. Craig Taylor (Flinders University), Overweening Morality
25 October: Professor Gordon Graham (Princeton Theological Seminary), Wittgenstein and Religion
21 February: Professor Ian Hacking (University of Toronto), “Numbers and Race: Two apparently very different cases for the maxim, ‘In many cases, don't ask for the denotation (Bedeutung), ask for the use.’”
28 February: Professor David Benatar (Philosophy, UCT), What is Sexism?
7 March: Professor Judith Baker (York University, Toronto), Trust and Commitment
4 April: Dr. Soran Reader (University of Durham), Ethics, not Philosophistry
11 April: Professor Tom Stoneham (University of York), Consciousness
18 April: Dr. Greg Fried (UCT), The disadvantages of evil: A contribution from social choice theory
9 May: Ms. Jessica Lerm (UCT), No man is an island
16 May: Dr. Patrick Lenta (UKZN), Is There a Right to Religious Exemptions?
1 August: Dr. Jeremy Wanderer (UCT), Addressing You
8 August: Dr. Paul Voice (Bennington College), Our Disasters and Theirs: What do Liberal Democratic States Owe?
15 August: Dr. Ian Shapiro (Yale), On Non-Domination
19 September: Dr. Larry Bloom (UCT), Plato on the Principle of Non-contradiction
26 September: Ms. Tess Dewhurst (UCT), How do I know that you know?: Testimony and unorthodox epistemology
27 February: Adam J. Graves (Metropolitan State College of Denver), Freedom, Responsibility and the Hermeneutics of Confession
12 March: Chuck Chandler (UCT), On the cosmos: a treatise attributed to Aristotle
16 April: Bernhard Weiss (UCT), Do Disputes about Taste Provide Reason to be a Relativist
23 April: Leo Townsend (UCT), Aggregation and Alienation: From Lilliputians to Leviathans
30 April: Andrew Nash (UCT), Excellence in Higher Education: Is There Really No Alternative
7 May: Kyle Blumberg (UCT), Supervaluationism and higher-order vagueness: a new problem
14 May: Jenni Sinclaire (UCT), Plato on Virtue and Knowledge
30 July: Mark Colyvan (University of Sydney), The Sorites is a Liar
6 August: Dylan Futter (WITS), The Socratic Elenchus
13 August: Chris Gauker (University of Cincinnati), A Third Conception of the Normativity of Meaning
20 August: Augustine Shutte (UCT), Conflict and Religions - Secularity as a Standard for Authentic Religion
27 August: Thad Metz (University of Johannesburg), Philosophical Liberalism and Anti-Poverty Struggle: Incoherent?
8 October: Neil Horne (formerly UCT), On Aspects of Hume's "Of the Standard of Taste"
15 October: Scott Gallagher (UCT), The Morality of Crime Victim Restitution and Compensation
22 October: Mustapha Jinadu (UCT), Propositions Are Mind Dependent
18 February: David Benatar (UCT), The Misanthropic Argument for Anti-natalism
11 March: Karin Murris (UCT, Education), Can Children do Philosophy?
18 March: John Cottingham (University of Reading), Descartes and Darwin: Reflections on the Sixth Meditation.
29 April: Dean Chapman (UCT), Defending Mere Mooreanism
6 May: Sean Leader (UCT), The No Miracles Argument: “Capture me if you can!”
13 May: Samantha Vice (Rhodes), Moral Pessimism and Human Value
12 August: George Hull (UCT), Deciding
16 September: Richmond Kwesi (UCT), Metaphor and God-talk
30 September: Greg Fried (UCT), May's constraints and the Independence of Irrelevant Alternatives
7 October: Jack Ritchie (UCT), Models and Metaphysics
24 February: David Benatar (UCT), The Gendered Conference Campaign
3 March: Jan-Willem Rommeijn (Groningen, Netherlands), Comorbidity in Psychiatry: Fact or Artefact
10 March: Don Ross (UCT), The neglected philosophy of macroeconomics
17 March: Mark Leon (Witwatersrand), Reason and Freedom
24 March: Simon Beck (UWC), More people?
14 April: Jessica Lerm (UWC), Can we be obligated to hold agents accountable?
5 May: Greg Fried (UCT), Animal ethics and grotesque jocularity
12 May: Vasti Roodt (Stellenbosch), Why the personal is not political: a defence of the private/public distinction
19 May: Harold Kincaid (UCT), Live and dead issues in the methodological individualism debate
26 May: Jessica du Toit (Bioethics, NIH, Washington DC), Is having pets morally permissible?
31 July: Andrew Nash (UCT), Dialectical Thinking
7 August: Dean Chapman (UCT), The Paradox of our Knowledge of an External World
14 August: Jonathan Wolff (UCL), The Capability Approach: Problems and Prospects
21 August: Larry Bloom (UCT), Aristotle on Katharsis and the Unity of Plot
18 September: George Hull (UCT), Black consciousness as overcoming hermeneutical marginalisation
25 September: Dylan Futter (Wits), Commentary, authority and care of the self
2 October: Clive Chandler (UCT), How (not?) to talk to monarchs: the case of the Epicurean Diogenes of Selucia
9 October: Lucy Allais (Wits), In defence of an Enlightenment conception of reason: a critique of a single value moral theory based on Ubuntu
16 October: Anna Hartford (UCT), Ought, blame and ability
26 February: Moises Vaca (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Secession: defeating old and new arguments against plebiscitary theory Dialectical Thinking
5 March: Eldon Wait (Emeritus, University of Zululand), Merleau-Ponty, the gaze and simultanagnosia
12 March: Elisa Galgut (Philosophy, UCT), The Holocaust and factory farming
19 March: George Hull (Philosophy, UCT), Combining fairness with cost-effectiveness in risk cost-benefit analysis
26 March: Greg Fried (Philosophy, UCT), Divine psychologism
9 April: Jaco Barnard-Naudé (UCT), Hannah Arendt’s Work of Mourning: Politics and the ‘Social’ in Post-Apartheid South Africa
16 April: Bernhard Weiss (UCT), Making Knowledge of Meaning Explicit
23 April: Jack Ritchie (UCT), Metaphysical Underdetermination or Semantic Indeterminacy?
30 April: Simon Beck (UWC), Technological Fictions
7 May: Helen-Mary Cawood (University of the Free State), Cosmopolitanism Deconstructed
14 May: Augustine Schutte (UCT), From Plato to Davidson and Tom Nagel: A Sketch of the History of Philosophy of Mind
30 July: Katherine Furman (LSE), Is Thabo Mbeki morally responsible for his AIDS denialism?
20 August: Richard Flockemann (Rhodes University), Semantic competence and epistemic understanding
27 August: Ben Smart (University of Johannesburg), Defining disease - a pluralist conception
10 September: Josh Platzky-Miller (University of Cambridge, UCT), Do We Need Development? 'Developmentality', Language and Power
17 September: Anthony Oyowe (UWC), Cultural Norms, Autonomy and the Concept of 'Person'
8 October: Dr George Hull (UCT), Inequality of Opportunity as Accessory After the Fact to Racism
15 October: Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge), Some Evolutions of Pragmatism
22 February: David Benatar (UCT), On the Meaning(lessness) of Life
29 February: Matthias Schirn (University of Munich), Frege's Conception of Truth Subjected to Scrutiny
7 March: Brian Epstein (Tufts University), How to Keep Groups Alive: Collective Intentionality Made Easy
14 March: Frank Thompson (University of Michigan), Intergenerational Justice
11 April: Tom Angier (UCT), Aristotle and Egoism
18 April: Patrick Lenta (UKZN), Is Judicial Corporal Punishment Degrading?
25 April: Andrew Hamilton (University of Durham), Art and Entertainment
9 May: David DeGrazia (George Washington University), Value Theory and Bioethics
16 May: Anna Hartford (UCT), Ignorance and Attributability
25 July: Catherine Elgin (Harvard University), Epistemic Normativity
8 August: Dean Chapman (UCT), Anti-Scepticism by 'Appeal to the Stone'
15 August: Bruce Janz (University of Central Florida), First-, Second- and Third-Person Self-Understanding, the Truman Show Delusion, and the Forensics of Self
12 September: Jess Lerm (UWC), Do we know that wrongness exists? A reply to Metz's logical incoherence argument
20 March: Vasti Roodt (Stellenbosch), Resisting concept creep: the limits of violence
27 March: J.P. Smit (Stellenbosch), What is the subject matter of semantics supposed to be?
3 April: Ryan Nefdt (UCT), Why philosophers should care about formal semantics: a reply to Cappelen
24 April: Kristin Mickelson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Making metaphysical sense of the logical incompatability of free will and determinism
11 May: Jonathan Shock (UCT), The strange statistics of an infinite universe: am I simply a Boltzmann Brain?
18 May: Tom Angier (UCT), Why skills are very unlike virtues, and why it matters
25 May: Michael Glover (UCT), Animals-off-the-menu and Ukweshwama: a vegan reply to cultural defences and a racism allegation
1 June: Sanaa Abrahams (Rhodes University), Understanding biological teleology from a naturalistic perspective
8 June: Elisa Galgut (UCT), Fantasy, desire and the statue of Rhodes
22 June: Rob Jenkin (UCT), Appropriate doxastic attitudes towards useful falsehoods: when is it ok to believe a falsehood?
21 August: Saul Kripke (CUNY), Naming and Necessity Revisited
22 August: Dr Richard Hamilton (University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Australia), Burdened Epistemic Virtue
24 August: Reza Hosseini (Stellenbosch), Wittgenstein and the Genteel Tradition
28 August: Howard Curzer (Texas Tech), Virtue Ethics and the Disadvantaged
7 September: Colleen Murphy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Justice in Transitional Circumstances
14 September: David Harris (UCT), Is it Wrong to Vote Strategically?
21 September: Travis Rebello (UCT), Do We Live in Denial of our Deaths? And Why Ought We Not?
5 October: Kyle Blumberg (New York University), Suppositional attitudes
28 February: Murali Ramachandran (Wits), Rigid designation and essentialism revisited
7 March: Greg Fried (UCT), Mathematical Study and the Meaning of Life
14 March: Phila Msimang (Stellenbosch), Biological realism in the contemporary race debate
28 March: Michael Griffin (University of British Columbia), Can we learn to be good? Socratic and Buddhist perspectives on the education of virtue
11 April: Derek Matravers (Open University, UK), What is the object of empathetic emotion?
18 April: Wade Seale (UCT), Utilitarianism: an Ubuntu personalism conception
25 April: Jack Ritchie (UCT), What is the physical? Possible worlds and the open-texture of physical concepts
2 May: David Benatar (UCT)
9 May: Tanya de Villiers-Botha (Stellenbosch), Redefining harm
16 May: Dale Jamieson (New York University), Improving progressive consequentialism
2 August: Jennifer Hawkins (Duke University), Well-being, change and the self
15 August: Ernest-Marie Mbonda & Estelle Kouokam Magne (Catholic University of Central Africa), Is decolonization of knowledge possible? The cases of African Philosophy and African Medical practices
29 August: David Benatar (UCT)
5 September: Tom Angier (UCT), Questions arising from 'Better never to have been', chapter 3
26 September: Ryan Nefdt (UWC and UCT), What words are
3 October: Dirk Louw (Stellenbosch University), “African” Philosophy and “Afrikaanse” Philosophy
10 October: Elisa Galgut (UCT), Psychoanalysis and folk psychology
17 October: Greg Fried (UCT), The St Petersburg Paradox
6 March: Simon Beck (UWC), Person transplants: can strange brains save the animalist?
13 March: Arlyn Culwick (independent scholar), 'Machine code for the universe' - how the action of signs pervades everything
20 March: Jack Ritchie (UCT), Naturalism as a stance
27 March: Wade Seale (UCT), Political liberalism and personalism
24 April: Sherif Salem (American University in Cairo), There is something about logical normativity
15 May: Kristof Vanhoutte (University of the Free State), There is no such thing as continental philosophy
17 July: Terri Barnes (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Doing the work of apartheid: A.H. Murray, UCT Philosophy H.O.D., 1938-1970