14 June 2024, Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, University of Kent, and online.

Marking the end of philosophy at the University of Kent, this one-day workshop will celebrate the work of the department.

Talks will focus on achievements of the Kent philosophy department or the importance of philosophy to higher education and/or society.

Full details are available here.


Please note that the draft programme below is subject to change.

09.00 coffee

09.20 Welcome. David Corfield, Head of Philosophy at Kent

09.30 Richard Norman: Engaged Philosophy: “Sex, Madness, and the Absurd”
09.55 Sean Sayers: My time in philosophy at the University of Kent
10.20 Simon Glendinning (LSE): Kentish Turns

10.45 coffee

11.10 Edward Harcourt (Oxford): The Kent School of Philosophy
11.35 Julia Tanney: Understanding Religious Practices: with help from Wittgenstein
12.00 Phyllis Illari (UCL) & Federica Russo (Utrecht, online): Causal reasoning
12.25 Jason Konek (Bristol, online): Deliberation and Control

12.50 lunch

14.00 Simon Kirchin (Leeds): Philosophy’s place in a University
14.25 Graeme A. Forbes: Time and opportunity
14.50 Todd Mei (online): Hermeneutics and AI

15.15 coffee

15.35 Camillia Kong (Queen Mary): Enriching interdisciplinarity through Philosophy
16.00 Tom Angier (Cape Town, online): Two threats to Philosophy: bifurcation and balkanisation
16.25 George Darby (Oxford Brookes): Cutting off your nose to spite your face
16.50 Lubomira Radoilska: Philosophy as Co-Creation

17.15 reception


Registration is free and everyone is welcome.
If you would like to attend in person, please let Alexandra Trofimov know by 13th May, so that we can get a firm idea of numbers for catering purposes.
If you would like to attend online, please contact Alexandra Trofimov who can provide a Teams link.


The conference is made possible by the generous support of the Society for Applied Philosophy and the Mind Association.