The Dianoia Institute of Philosophy hosts regular seminars, as well as occasional workshops and conferences, showcasing leading scholarship from around Australia and the world on a wide range of philosophical issues.

Upcoming seminars 

Fiona Fidler (University of Melbourne)
28 April 2022, 3:00-4:45 pm

“Collaborative Assessments for Trustworthy Science: The repliCATS project”
Level 7 conference room (room 460.7.03), 250 Victoria Parade

Jake Chandler (La Trobe University)
6 May 2022, 3:00-4:45 pm

“Metarevisions”
Level 4 conference room, 250 Victoria Parade

Daniel Muñoz (University of North Carolina)
20 May 2022, 3:00-4:45 pm

Level 4 conference room, 250 Victoria Parade

Michael Smith (Princeton)
3 June 2022

“Ideal vs Non-Ideal Theory in Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy”

David Chalmers (New York University)
20 June 2022, 4:00-5:45 pm

Dianoia Annual Seminar in Metaphysics & Epistemology
In-person location TBD
Zoom registration link forthcoming

Michael McKenna (University of Arizona)
1 July 2022, 3:00-4:45 pm

Level 4 conference room, 250 Victoria Parade

Mary Walker (La Trobe University)
15 July 2022, 3:00-4:45 pm

Level 4 conference room, 250 Victoria Parade

Dan Marshall (Lingnan University)
22 July 2022, 3:00-4:45 pm

Level 4 conference room, 250 Victoria Parade

Karen Jones (University of Melbourne)
29 July 2022, 3:00-4:45 pm

Level 4 conference room, 250 Victoria Parade


Past events

Masaharu Mizumoto (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
8 April 2022, 3:00-4:45 pm

“Experimental Philosophy and Ordinary Language Philosophy”

Level 4 conference room, 250 Victoria Parade Level


Paul Egré (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS)
1 April 2022

Dianoia Annual Seminar in Logic & Language

Title: On the Optimality of Vagueness

Time: Friday 1 April, 5:00--6:45 pm (Melbourne) | Friday 1 April, 8:00 am (Paris) | Thursday 31 March 11:00 pm (Los Angeles) 

Download On the Optimality of Vagueness flyer (PDF, 188KB)


Garrett Cullity (Australian National University)
18 November 2021

Dianoia Annual Seminar in Ethics & Metaethics

Title: Participatory Moral Reasons: Their Scope and Strength

Time: Thursday 18 November, 9:00-10:45 am (Melbourne) | Wednesday 17 November, 10:00-11:45 pm (London) | Wednesday 17 November, 5:00-6:45 pm (New York)

Download Participatory Moral Reasons: Their Scope and Strength flyer (PDF, 350KB)


Brian Weatherson (University of Michigan)
28 October 2021

Title: Indecisive Decision Theory

Time: Thursday 28 October, 9:00-10:45 am (Melbourne) | Wednesday 27 October, 11:00-0:45 am (London) | Wednesday 27 October, 6:00-7:45 pm (New York)

Download Indecisive Decision Theory flyer (PDF, 336KB)


Jeff McMahan (University of Oxford)
30 September 2021

Dianoia Annual Seminar in Social & Political Philosophy

Title: ‘It Might Have Been!’: What Matters in Alternative Possible Lives

Time: Thursday 30 September, 9:00-10:45 am (Melbourne) | Thursday 30 September, 12:00-1:45 am (London) | Wednesday 29 September, 7:00-8:45 pm (New York)

Download ‘It Might Have Been!’: What Matters in Alternative Possible Lives flyer (PDF, 420KB)


Carolina Sartorio (University of Arizona)
27 August 2021

Title: Causalism

Time: Friday 27 August, 9:00-10:45 am (Melbourne) | Friday 27 August, 12:00-1:45 am (London) | Thursday 26 August, 7:00-8:45 pm (New York)

Download Causalism flyer (PDF. 354KB)


Elliott Sober (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
22 July 2021

Title: Scientific Realism, Empiricism, and Instrumentalism

Time: Thursday 22 July, 9:00-10:45 am (Melbourne) | Thursday 22 July, 12:00-1:45 am (London) | Wednesday 21 July, 7:00-8:45 pm (New York)

Download Scientific Realism, Empiricism, and Instrumentalism flyer (PDF, 307KB)


Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)
25 June 2021

Title: Knowledge and Knowledge Attribution in Neural Networks

Time: Friday 25 June, 9:00-10:45 am (Melbourne) | Friday 25 June, 12:00-1:45 am (London) | Thursday 24 June, 7:00-8:45 pm (New York)

Download the Knowledge and Knowledge Attribution in Neural Networks flyer (PDF, 210KB)


Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford)
27 May 2021

Dianoia Annual Seminar in Logic & Language

Title: Accepting a Logic, Accepting a Theory

Time: Thursday 27 May, 5:00-6:45 pm (Melbourne) | Thursday 27 May, 8:00-9:45 am (London) | Thursday 27 May, 12:00-1:45 am (Los Angeles)

Download Accepting a Logic, Accepting a Theory flyer (PDF, 270KB)


Karen Bennett (Rutgers University)
22 April 2021

Dianoia Annual Seminar in Metaphysics & Epistemology

Title: Going Underground

Time:  Thursday 22 April, 9:00-10:45 am (Melbourne) | Thursday 22 April, 12:00-1:45 am (London) | Wednesday 21 April, 7:00-8:45 pm (New York)

Download Going Underground flyer (PDF, 322KB)


C. Thi Nguyen (University of Utah)
25 March 2021

Title: Value Capture

Time: Thursday 25 March, 9:00-10:45 am (Melbourne) | Wednesday 24 March, 6:00-7:45 pm (New York) | Wednesday 24 March, 10:00-11:45 pm (London)

Download Value Capture flyer (PDF, 244KB)


Language workshop

This event is an interdisciplinary workshop about philosophy of language, featuring a series of talks by leading international researchers.

  1. Workshop on May 2021
    Download Language flyer (PDF, 95KB)
  2. Workshop on June 2021
    Download Language flyer (PDF, 112KB)

Dianoia Institute of Philosophy

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East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002

Mailing address

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Fitzroy 3065