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About Us


Founded to widen popular interest in philosophy by exploring its relevance to all fields of study and creativity. Open to all Oxford University students as an opportunity for intellectual enrichment in the form of regular events, film screenings and discussions.

President

Simon Hunt>

Contact

president@oxford-philsoc.org

” It is often claimed that shame is inherently social. Shame is usually prompted by other people’s judgment, or imagined judgment, of oneself, and manifests in hiding behaviour. I argue that these are merely common causal features of episodes of shame. Other people’s judgments are......

Update: there will be a (free!) drinks reception at Balliol after the event for all attendees! 🍷 Professor Strawson taught at the University of Oxford from 1979-2000, where he was a Fellow of Jesus College. He was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading,......

Dr. Havi Carel, professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol and a Oxford University Press author, specialises in the phenomenology of Illness. Dr. Carel believes that traditional medicine has worked from within a problem-focused, deficit perspective that overlooks the lived body. On Wednesday night,......

Drs Michael Lacewing and Richard Gipps in discussion on philosophy and its relationship with psychoanalysis. Topics will include psychoanalysis’ scientific status, its relationship with phenomenology, the reality of the unconscious, and the nature of emotional self-knowledge. Richard Gipps is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an......

How do we get to utter meaningful things? We will ask this question to Aristotle. We will see how he offers arguably the first systematic account of compositionality – an account of how words interact with one another to give us meaningful sentences. Compositionality remains......

Some philosophers have thought that life could only be meaningful if there is no God. For Sartre, for example, a God of the traditional classical theistic sort would constrain our powers of self-creative autonomy in ways that would severely detract from the meaning of our......

Wednesday 16th October at the White Rabbit pub: come along to our week 1 welcome drinks to meet other Philosophy Students and enthusiasts, hear about our upcoming events and find out how you can get involved with the Society....