Groups

Language & Metaphysics

The Language and Metaphysics group meets every fortnight to discuss a paper. The organisers are Dr James Miller (TCD) and Dr Thomas Hodgson (UCD). Please contact Thomas Hodgson at thomas.hodgson@ucd.ie if you would like more information.

We have been reading these papers:

  • Ninan, Dilip. ‘De Se Attitudes: Ascription and Communication’. Philosophy Compass 5, no. 7 (2010): 551–67. doi:10.1111/j.1747-9991.2010.00290.x.
  • Lewis, David. ‘Attitudes de Dicto and de Se’. The Philosophical Review 88, no. 4 (1979): 513–43. doi:10.2307/2184843.
  • Magidor, Ofra. ‘The Myth of the De Se’. http://users.ox.ac.uk/%7eball1646/Research/papers%20and%20abstracts/The%20Myth%20of%20the%20De%20Se%20(July%202014).pdf
  • Ninan, Dilip. ‘What is the Problem of De Se Attitudes?’. http://www.dilipninan.org/papers/DeSeOUP19.pdf
  • Heck, Richard G. 2002. ‘Do Demonstratives Have Senses?’ Philosophers’ Imprint 2 (2): 1–33.
  • Prior, A. N. 1971. ‘Propositions and Facts’. In Objects of Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Prior, A. N. 1971. ‘Propositions and Sentences’. In Objects of Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Prior, A. N. 1971. ‘Platonism and Quantification’. In Objects of Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Prior, A. N. 1971. ‘Extensionality and Propositional Identity’. In Objects of Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kripke, Saul A. 2011. ‘Vacuous Names and Fictional Entities’. In Philosophical Troubles: Collected Papers. Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Braun, David. 1993. ‘Empty Names’. Noûs 27 (4): 449–69. doi:10.2307/2215787.
  • Salmon, Nathan. 1998. ‘Nonexistence’. Noûs 32 (3): 277–319. doi:10.1111/0029-4624.00101.
  • Everett, Anthony. 2013. The Nonexistent. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 3.
  • Besson, Corine. 2011. ‘Empty Natural Kind Terms and Dry-Earth’. Erkenntnis 76 (3): 403–25. doi:10.1007/s10670-011-9286-y.

Philosophy of Emotion Reading Group

The Philosophy of Emotion Reading Group aims to provide an informal space for the discussion of various topics in the field of philosophy of emotion broadly conceived, considering texts within both the continental and analytic tradition, as well as exploring related issues in disciplines such as psychiatry, neuroscience, and sociology. The group will meet fortnightly and all members of staff and postgraduate students are welcome to attend, on either an occasional or regular basis. Readings will be chosen on the basis of participants’ interests and suggestions and made available before the sessions.

The organiser is Dr Anna Bortolan (UCD). Please contact Anna Bortolan at anna.bortolan@ucd.ie for more information.

Previous Sessions and Readings

  • April 27th, 2017 Helm, B.W. 2009. Love, Identification, and the Emotions. American Philosophical Quarterly 46(1): 39–59.
  • April 13th, 2017 Govier, T. 1993. Self-Trust, Autonomy, and Self-Esteem. Hypatia 8(1): 99–120.
  • March 30th, 2017 Ahmed, S. 2010. Feminist Killjoys. In The Promise of Happiness. Durham (N.C.), London: Duke University Press: 50–87.
  • March 9th, 2017 Ahmed, S. 2010. Introduction. In The Promise of Happiness. Durham (N.C.), London: Duke University Press: 1–20; Ahmed, S. 2010. Happy Objects. In The Promise of Happiness. Durham (N.C.), London: Duke University Press: 21–49.
  • February 16th, 2017 Bartky, S. 1990. Shame and Gender. In Femininity and Domination. Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression. New York: Routledge: 83–98.
  • December 1st, 2016 Taylor, G. (1985). Shame. In Pride, Shame and Guilt: Emotions of Self-Assessment. Oxford: Clarendon Press: 53–84.
  • November 17th, 2016 Taylor, G. (1985). Pride and Humility. In Pride, Shame and Guilt: Emotions of Self- Assessment. Oxford: Clarendon Press: 17–52.
  • November 3rd, 2016 Taylor, G. (1985). Emotions and Beliefs. In Pride, Shame and Guilt: Emotions of Self-Assessment. Oxford: Clarendon Press: 1–16.

SWIP-I Reading Group

The SWIP-I reading group meets every fortnight. The organiser is Dr Clara Fischer (UCD). Please contact Clara Fischer at clara.fischer@ucd.ie if you would like more information.