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.

Details of our annual seminars can be found here.

Upcoming seminars

Christian Barry (Australian National University)

Dianoia Annual Seminar in Social and Political Philosophy

Title: Which Emissions Belong to Us?

Date: 5 October

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm (reception to follow)

The flyer for this talk can be found here.

Past events


Antony Eagle (University of Adelaide)

Date: 14 September

John Haldane (ACU)

Date: 31 August

Simon Goldstein (ACU)

Title: AI Deception: A Survey of Examples, Risks, and Potential Solutions
Date: 7 September

A flyer for this talk can be found here.

Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol)

Title: On Choosing How to Choose
24 August

Kristie Miller (University of Sydney)

Title: On the Rationality of Future Bias and Strong Risk Aversion
17 August

Annual Seminar in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Cian Dorr (NYU)

Title: Higher-Order Quantification and Natural Language Property-Talk
Date: 3rd August

Alexis Wellwood (USC)

Title: Packaging Comparative Thoughts
20th July

Barbara Vetter (Freie Universität Berlin)

Title: Constructing modal knowers: from agentive to objective modality
Date: 10th July

Paul Egré (École Normale Supérieure, Institut Jean Nicod)

Title: Certain and uncertain inference with indicative conditionals
Date: 1st June

Matt Mandelkern (NYU)

Title: Chance, Ability and Control
11th May

Claude Romano (University of Paris-Sorbonne/ACU)

Title: Practical Identity
Date: 25th May

Tristan Grotvedt Haze (University of Melbourne)

Title: Perspicuous Representation in Logic, and the Case of Adverbs
Date: 4th May

Jack Spencer (MIT)

Title: Knowledge and Perspective
Date: 27th April

Graham Oppy (Monash University)

Title: Alleged Epistemological Consequences of Godel's First Incompleteness Theorem
13th April

Toby Handfield (Monash University)

Title: How Can We Improve Peer-Review?
Date: 30th March 2023

Daniel Wodak (University of Pennsylvania)

Title: Political Equality of What?
Date: 23th March

Joe Horton (University College London)

Title: Practical Reason and Permissible Preferences
Date: 16th March

Annina Loets (Humboldt University Berlin)

Title: Possibilities for Action

Date: 9th March

Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Annual Seminar in Logic and Language

Title: How to Build a Knowledge Ascription

Date: 2th March

Alex Roberts (University of Oxford)

Title: De Re Modality without Counterparts
Date: 23th February

Michael Caie (University of Toronto)

Title: (Empty) Names and Higher-Order Logic
Date: 16th February

Ben Holguín (Johns Hopkins University)

Title: Bouletic Voluntarism
Date: 12th January

Recorded Lectures

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)

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