Elselijn Kingma, KCL Professor of Philosophy of Medicine and Director of the BUMP (Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy) Project, featured in videos on podcasts on Creating Life!

Professor Elselijn Kingma has been featured in a short video on creating life, which you can view in English here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsNP6aN8dTs

and in Dutch here: https://klara.be/luister/podcast/zijdenkers 

Professor of Philosophy of Medicine Elselijn Kingma, Director of the Sowerby Philosophy & Medicine Project

Elselijn has also been featured in 1 of 4 longer podcasts on the same topic, which you can view here: https://futurebased.org/topics/a-central-human-condition-elselijn-kingma/ . 

You can learn more about Elselijn’s BUMP (Better Understanding of Metaphysics of Pregnancy) Project on their website here: https://bump.group/

The BUMP Project group

You can also check out more from the Sowerby Philosophy & Medicine Project, of which Elselijn is Director, on their:

Website: www.philosophyandmedicine.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/philandmed

and YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwZgH0yLR2F26PdNeN2-wQ

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Reminder: Mark Sainsbury Lecture by Professor Dorothy Edgington FBA and Mark Sainsbury Fest 16-17 May!

A quick reminder that the Mark Sainsbury Lecture, which will this year be given by Professor Dorothy Egington FBA, and the Mark Sainsbury Fest are taking place on the 16 and 16-17th of May, respectively!

All are still very welcome to attend (registration required for Mark Sainsbury Lecture).

You can register for the Mark Sainsbury Lecture here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/311672660317

Mark Sainsbury Lecture

‘Two Kinds of Indeterminacy’

SpeakerProfessor Dorothy Edgington FBA

Date & Time: Monday 16th May, 18:00 GMT+1

Venue: Safra Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

The lecture will be followed by a reception (Somerset Room, KCL).

Mark Sainsbury Fest

SCHEDULE

Day One – May 16

[VenueThe Council Room, King’s College London]

2:00-2:10pm: Introduction by Maria Alvarez, Maria Rosa Antognazza, and Alex Grzankowski

2:10-3:00pm: Panel discussion
Barry Smith
MM McCabe
Tim Crane
Anthony Savile
David Papineau

3:00-3:30pm: Break

3:30-5:30pm: 2 Talks (40+20 minutes discussion each)
Hans Kamp (Chair: Julie Hunter)
Sir Richard Sorabji (Chair: Anna-Sara Malmgren)

5:30-6:00pm: Break

[Venue: Move to Safra Lecture Theatre]

6:00pm: Mark Sainsbury Lecture by Dorothy Edgington (Chair: MM McCabe)
(Please note that booking is required to attend this lecture – link to register for the Annual Sainsbury Lecture here.)

8:00pm: Wine Reception in the Somerset Room


Day Two – May 17 

[Venue: Senate House/Institute of Philosophy, Room 349]

10:00am-12:00pm: 2 Talks (40+20 minutes discussion each)
Genoveva Marti (Chair: Bryan Pickel)
Keith Hossack (Chair: Michael Tye)

12:00-13:30pm: Lunch Break

13:30-14:30pm: “Short Talks” (Chair: Stacie Friend)
Giulia Felappi
Marcello Oreste Fiocco
Tom Crowther

14:30-16:00pm: Lecture by Mark Sainsbury (Chair: David Sosa)

Final greetings by Maria Alvarez, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Alex Grzankowski

Please feel free to direct any questions about the Mark Sainsbury Fest to Alex Grzankowski at alex.grzankowski@gmail.com!

“Is this the best of all possible worlds?” by Adrian Moore in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in The New Statesman

Check out the latest from the Agora, “Is this the best of all possible worlds?” by Adrian Moore.

“Leibniz’s claim that God created the best possible world fails to explain the existence of great suffering” – AW Moore (Oxford) [Photo by Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy]

See this new article by Adrian Moore in @aj_wendland‘s Agora series @NewStatesman. A.W. Moore is a professor of philosophy and tutorial fellow at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. He is the author of The Infinite, Points of View and The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics.

The Agora series is a collaboration between the New Statesman and Aaron James Wendland. Wendland is vision fellow in public philosophy at King’s College, London and a senior research fellow at Massey College, Toronto. He tweets @aj_wendland.

“Are Severe Sanctions on Russia Morally Justified” by Avia Pasternak & Zofia Stemplowska in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in The New Statesman

See the latest from the Agora, “Are Severe Sanctions on Russia Morally Justified” by Avia Pasternak & Zofia Stemplowska.

“Sanctions may impose serious harm on ordinary citizens, but they are justified if they stand a chance of stopping the atrocities of war” – Avia Pasternak (UCL) and Zofia Stemplowska (Oxford) [Photo by Diego Herrera Carcedo/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]

See this new article by Avia Pasternak and Zofia Stemplowska in @aj_wendland‘s Agora series @NewStatesman. Avia Pasternak is Associate Professor in Political Theory at University College London. She is the author of Responsible Citizens, Irresponsible States: Should Citizens Pay for their State’s Wrongdoings? Zofia Stemplowska is Professor of Political Theory and Asa Briggs Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. She is the co-editor of Responsibility and Distributive Justice.

Mark Sainsbury Fest – May 16-17 @ King’s College London

We are very pleased to invite all to attend Mark Sainsbury Fest, a 2-day conference in honour and recognition of Mark Sainsbury.

The Mark Sainsbury Fest will include KCL’s Annual Sainsbury Lecture, given this year by Professor Dorothy Edgington (link to register for the Annual Sainsbury Lecture here!).


SCHEDULE

Day One – May 16

[Venue: The Council Room, King’s College London]

2:00-2:10pm: Introduction by Maria Alvarez, Maria Rosa Antognazza, and Alex Grzankowski

2:10-3:00pm: Panel discussion
Barry Smith
MM McCabe
Tim Crane
Anthony Savile
David Papineau

3:00-3:30pm: Break

3:30-5:30pm: 2 Talks (40+20 minutes discussion each)
Hans Kamp (Chair: Julie Hunter)
Sir Richard Sorabji (Chair: Anna-Sara Malmgren)

5:30-6:00pm: Break

[Venue: Move to Safra Lecture Theatre]

6:00pm: Mark Sainsbury Lecture by Dorothy Edgington (Chair: MM McCabe)
(Please note that booking is required to attend this lecture – link to register for the Annual Sainsbury Lecture here.)

8:00pm: Wine Reception in the Somerset Room


Day Two – May 17

[Venue: Senate House/Institute of Philosophy, Room 349]

10:00am-12:00pm: 2 Talks (40+20 minutes discussion each)
Genoveva Marti (Chair: Bryan Pickel)
Keith Hossack (Chair: Michael Tye)

12:00-13:30pm: Lunch Break

13:30-14:30pm: “Short Talks” (Chair: Stacie Friend)
Giulia Felappi
Marcello Oreste Fiocco
Tom Crowther

14:30-16:00pm: Lecture by Mark Sainsbury (Chair: David Sosa)

Final greetings by Maria Alvarez, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Alex Grzankowski

Please feel free to direct any questions to Alex Grzankowski at alex.grzankowski@gmail.com!

Mark Sainsbury Lecture 2022 – ‘Two Kinds of Indeterminacy’ – Prof. Dorothy Edgington FBA

Date & Time: Monday 16th May, 18:00 GMT+1

Venue: Safra Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

‘Two Kinds of Indeterminacy’

SpeakerProfessor Dorothy Edgington FBA

Chair: Professor MM McCabe FBA

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception (Somerset Room, KCL).

All are very welcome. Registration via Eventbrite is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/311672660317

“What anger tells us about ourselves” by Myisha Cherry in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in The New Statesman

Check out yet another fascinating piece from the Agora“What anger tells us about ourselves” by Myisha Cherry!

Illustration by Michael Villegas/Ikon Images

See this new article by Myisha Cherry in @aj_wendland‘s Agora series @NewStatesman. Myisha Cherry is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of The Case for Rage: Why Anger is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle. 

@aj_wendland launched and runs the philosophy column in The New Statesman called Agora, which is a space for academics to address contemporary social, political and cultural issues from a philosophical point of view.

“How refugees strengthen democracy” by Ashwini Vasanthakumar in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in the The New Statesman

Check out the latest from the Agora, “How refugees strengthen democracy” by Ashwini Vasanthakumar.

Passengers evacuated from Afghanistan landing at RAF Brize Norton station, England, August 2021. [Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images]

See this new article by Ashwini Vasanthakumar in @aj_wendland‘s Agora series @NewStatesman. Ashwini Vasanthakumar is Queen’s National Scholar in Legal and Political Philosophy and Associate Professor of Law at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is also the author of The Ethics of Exile (OUP).

@aj_wendland launched and runs the philosophy column in The New Statesman called Agora, which is a space for academics to address contemporary social, political and cultural issues from a philosophical point of view.

Tomorrow: BBLOC Philosophy of Physics, King’s College London

Neil Dewar (Cambridge): “Equivalence and Convention”
BBLOC Seminar

Thursday 17 March 2022, 4:30pm
K2.40, King’s College London Strand Campus, Strand, WC2R 2LS
Please register here

Abstract: In this paper, I discuss the relationship between theoretical equivalence and convention. After reviewing the idea that when we disagree over a (mere) convention, we are advocating theoretically equivalent descriptions, I consider the possibility of conventions about equivalence – i.e., conventions as to what standard of theoretical equivalence should be adopted. I argue that Carnap’s Principle of Tolerance illuminates what to say about such cases, despite initial impressions to the contrary.

“Should consuming revenge porn be a criminal offense?” by Helen Frowe & Jon Parry in the Agora series edited by KCL’s @aj_wendland in the The New Statesman

Check out the latest from the Agora“Should consuming revenge porn be a criminal offense?” by Helen Frowe & Jonathan Parry.

Without an audience, revenge porn doesn’t work. Those who view these images need to understand they are participants in the offence, and the harm it can do. [Illustration by Darren Hopes / Ikon Images]

See this new article by Helen Frowe & Jon Parry in @aj_wendland‘s Agora series @NewStatesman. Helen Frowe is Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University and Jonathan Parry is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics.

@aj_wendland launched and runs the philosophy column in The New Statesman called Agora, which is a space for academics to address contemporary social, political and cultural issues from a philosophical point of view.