Week 6 Events

Thanks to everyone who participated in last Thursday’s EGM, and congratulations to the newest members of the committee!

First-year Representative – Richa Dheendsa
Postgraduate Representative – Daniel Tait
Ordinary Members – Verena Bachl; Eilidh Baird; Benedek Bartha; Quitze Eguigure; Sean Leonard; Mohamed Mahmoud & Ritzy Rajaswi

Reading and Film Group
Monday, 24th October; 7 pm, The New Amphion, Teviot Row House (Map) [NOTE: NOT IN USHER’S!]
Reading: Anonymity and the Internet, H. L. Dreyfus (Continental Philosophy/Existentialism – An adaptation of Kierkegaard’s work on the public sphere to the internet.)

Discussion Group
Tuesday, 25th October; 7 pm, The New Amphion, Teviot (Map)   [NOTE: NOT IN USHER’S!]
Topic: Power

Academic Support Office Hours – General
Thursday, 27th October; 2 pm until 4 pm, Dugald Stewart Building (DSB), Room 5.01.

Guest Lecture
Thursday, 27th October, 6.15 pm, David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre B.
Speaker: Prof. Ernest Sosa, Rutgers University
Title:  ‘Insight and Understanding’

Abstract: “This talk explores a particular sort of understanding, understanding why, and a particular sort of knowledge why—firsthand knowledge why, especially through intuitive insight—and its place in the humanities including philosophy. I argue for the special importance of firsthand intuitive insight on many questions in the humanities, and for implications concerning first disagreement, and second the applicable epistemic standards of reliability.”