Art|Philosophy Exhibition and Talks on Migration, from next Tuesday


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Migration, Meaning, Time: CPVA Artists in Residence


Exhibition: 10:00 – 17:00 Weekdays, Tue 26th Feb – Fri 22nd March (Free)

Opening and Talks: Tue 26th Feb 18:00 – 20:00 (Eventbrite Registration Required)

Location: Bush House Arcade, London

More: Link.

Join us for an exhibition, talks and drinks showcasing the latest work by artists in residence at the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts as they explore and challenge philosophical conceptions of migration, time and meaning. This show brings together their recent work and establishes a platform for dialogue between philosophers, artists and the public.

Being an Ally Forum


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Sarah Fine will we chairing the Being an Ally forum on social justice this Wednesday:


Carys Afoko
Co-Founder, Level Up

Dawn Foster
Journalist, The Guardian

Sridhar Venkatapuram
Senior Lecturer of Global Health and Philosophy, KCL

Many people see themselves as allies, not themselves marginalized but nonetheless standing alongside members of marginalized groups in their struggle for social justice. The role of more powerful groups can be important, but some attempts at solidarity can also badly fail the very people they intend to help. We reflect on the significant questions and challenges involved in being an ally amidst the changing social justice movements of the twenty-first century. What does being an ally mean? When and why are allies important? And why do some attempts end in failure?

Date and Time:
13 February, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hong Kong Theatre
LSE, Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF

More: Link.

Tom Hodgson at The Queen’s College, Oxford


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Tom Hodgson will be presenting:

‘A defence of structured propositions’

at the ‘Linguistic Meaning: Metaphysics, Epistemology and Ethics‘ conference, at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford in association with ConceptLab, Oslo.

Apr. 25, 2019 – Apr. 27, 2019, The Queen’s College (Shulman Auditorium) High Street Oxford OX1 4AW. (more details)

Rationality and Formal methods research seminars 2019


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The Rationality and Formal Methods Group run guest speakers series at the same time slot. The guest speakers for winter and spring 2019 are as follows. (“FM” and “R” indicate talks organised by the formal methods and rationality groups, respectively.)

Winter 2019

Fri Jan 18th Georgi Gardiner (Oxford) (R)
Fri Feb 1st Johannes Stern (Bristol) (FM)
Fri March 1st Corinne Besson (Sussex) (FM)
Fri March 8th Lavinia Picollo (UCL) (FM)
Fri March 15th Michael Hannon (Nottingham) (R)
Fri March 22st Nick Hughes (Durham / Oxford) (R)
Fri March 29th Louise Hanson (Durham) (R)

Spring 2019

Fri May 17th James Studd (Oxford) (FM)
Fri May 24th Balthasar Grabmayr (Jerusalem) (FM)

The talks take place on Fridays 3:00-5:00, in room 508, Philosophy Building, KCL Strand Campus. Everyone is welcome, but if you come from outside King’s you need to email Julien Dutant at in advance to be included in the visitor list.

Masterclass on Higher-Order Metaphysics with Andrew Bacon


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Prof. Andrew Bacon (USC) will give a masterclass on Higher-Order Metaphysics at King’s College London on May 8th-10th, 2019. The masterclass will include guest talks by Nick Jones (Birmingham), Jessica Leech (KCL), and Timothy Williamson (Oxford).

The event is open to graduate students and researchers from any institution. Attendance is free but registration is required. To register fill in the form below.

You can download a pdf version of the programme.

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Dr Chen Long appointed Assistant Professor at Beijing Normal University


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Yesterday, on the first anniversary of his successful viva at King’s, Dr Kimi Chen Long received official confirmation of his appointment to a permanent (tenure-track) lectureship (assistant professorship) at Beijing Normal University, one of the top four universities in Beijing, with one of the very best philosophy departments in China. He currently holds a post-doc position at Peking University.

Our warmest congratulations to Kimi!

Updates to the Philosophy and Visual Arts website


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Vanessa Brassey has led a number of written interviews on the In a Nutshell section of the site, while Sacha Golob can be seen interviewing Scottish sculptor Kenny Hunter and sculptor and performance artist Hester Reeve on video (both here).

For more about the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts at King’s, check out their website at

Workshop on Disagreement and Bayesian Networks, this Friday



Friday Nov 30th: 10:00 – 16:00
King’s College London, Strand Campus, Philosophy Building, Room 508


  • 10:00-11:00 – Julien Dutant (KCL) and Alexandru Marcoci (UNC Chapel-Hill): “Catching Peer Disagreement in Bayes’s nets
  • 11:30-12:30 – Frederik Joakim Andersen (Copenhagen): “The epistemic significance of moral disagreement
  • 1:30-2:30 – Josefine Lomholt Pallavicini (Copenhagen): “Hybrid defeaters in Bayes’s nets
  • 3:00-4:00 – Klemens Kappel (Copenhagen): “Independence and higher order evidence

Workshop co-organized by The Social Epistemology Group, University of Copenhagen and the Department of Philosophy Formal Methods group, King’s College London. The workshop will explore issues of disagreement, peer disagreement and higher-order evidence from a Bayesian perspective.

Everyone is welcome, but if you come from outside King’s you need to email Julien Dutant ( in advance to be included in the visitor list.