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Conference presentations (selected)

 

I have given a number of papers to national and international conferences, to undergraduate and postgraduate societies, and also given public lectures on a range of philosophical topics.

 

Email: i.j.kidd@durham.ac.uk

 

2016:

1.    ‘What Is a Religious Exemplar?’, Biennial Philosophy of Religion Conference, University of Glasgow, 26-27 May.

2.    ‘Epistemic Corruption, Vice, and Blame’, Vice and Blame, UC Fullerton, 24-25 March.

3.    ‘Can Illness Make Us Morally Better?’, Royal Institute of Philosophy public lecture, Lancaster, 17 March

4.    ‘Ethics, Illness, and Literature’, Arts and Humanities Faculty Research Evening, University of Nottingham, 11 March.

5.    ‘Suffering, Scriptures, and Religious Exemplars, Religion, Suffering, Spirituality, University of Leeds 4 March.

6.    ‘Thinking Together: Virtue, Metaphor, and Sociality’, Department of Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire, 18 February.

7.    ‘Beautiful Souls, Vicious Minds, and the ‘Aesthetics of the Intellect’’, Philosophy Society, University of Hertfordshire, 18 February.

 

2015:

8.    ‘Asking the Right Questions: Epistemology and Soteriology in Asian Traditions’, with Lani Watson, Indian Philosophy, Durham, 2 December.

9.    Feyerabend—Feminist Philosopher of Science?’, SWIP-Ireland Annual Conference: Ways of Knowing: Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, Dublin, 27-28th November.

10.  ‘Learning From the Best: Ethical Exemplarism, Literary Style, and Confucius’ Analects’, University College Cork, 24 November.

11.  ‘Implicit Bias’, University College Cork, 24 November.

12.  Climate Science, Manufactured Dissent, and Epistemic Vice’, The Epistemic Role of Manufactured Dissent in Climate Science, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe, Germany, 28-29 October.

13.  ‘What Is African Philosophy?’, World Philosophies, Durham University Philosophical Society, 20 October.

14.  ‘Can We Maintain Confidence in Philosophy in the Light of Implicit Bias?’ Minorities and Philosophy, University of Leeds, 15 October.

15.  ‘Charging Others with Epistemic Vice: Problems of Responsibility and of Consensus’, Epistemic Vices, Durham, 2-3 September.

16.  'Epistemic Humility in Fin-De-Siècle Intellectual Culture’, The Scholarly Self: Character, Habit, and Virtues in the Humanities, 1860-1930 at Leiden, 27-28 August.

17.  ‘Making Sense of Moral Pathography’, Sixth Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, Bristol, 11-12th August.

18.  Feyerabend on the Contingency of Science’, Feyerabend 2015: Forty Years ‘Against Method’, Durham, 15-16 July.

19.  ‘Epistemic Virtues in Scientific Practice: A User’s Guide’, 2015 Meeting of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, 24-26 June.

20.  ‘How To Train Others to Combat Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat’, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Leeds, 16 June.

21.  ‘Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat’, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Leeds, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Leeds, 15 June.

22.  ‘Are Climate Change Deniers Epistemically Dogmatic?’, Climate Science, Values, and Policy, Durham, 28 May.

23.  ‘Thinking Together: Virtue, Sociality, and Metaphor’, Virtuous Adversariality, Durham, May 26.

24.  ‘What’s So Great About Feyerabend?’, 5th Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, UT Dallas, 19-22 May.

25.  ‘Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat’, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Leeds, 13 May.

26.  ‘Deep Humility: The Metaphysics of Intellectual Humility’, Intellectual Humility, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 25 April.

27.  ‘Resistance to Efforts to Improve the Representation of Women in Philosophy’, Responsibility and Resistance: Diversity and Inclusion Group Spring Workshop, Durham, 22 April.

28.  ‘Why Did Feyerabend Defend Astrology? Lessons for Integrated HPS’, Tenth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop, Durham, 17 April.

29.  ‘Illness, Implicit Bias, and Intersectionality’, Medical Humanities seminar series, University of Hull, 4 March.

30.  ‘Gender Action in Philosophy’, Women in Philosophy Good Practice, SWIP Ireland, University College Dublin, 28 February.

31.  ‘Good Blokes and Implicit Bias’, University College Dublin, 27 February.

32.  ‘Learning from the Best: Literary Style and Ethical Exemplarism in Confucius’ Analects’, Centre for Ethics, University of Leeds, 25 February.

33.  ‘Philosophy, Sexism, and Activism’, Durham University Arts and Humanities Society, 11 February.

34.  ‘Epistemic Humility: Virtue, Argumentation, Status, and Bias’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, Durham University, 10 February.

35.  ‘Learning from the Best: Ethical Exemplarism in Confucius’ Analects’, World Philosophies, Durham University Philosophical Society, 20 January.

 

2014:

36.  ‘Religious Beauties’. Centre for Philosophy of Religion, University of Leeds, 20 November.

37.  ‘Anthropogenic Climate Change, Humility, and ‘Epistemic Activism’’, Philosophy and Public Policy, Durham University, 31 October.

38.  ‘Charles Hoy Fort, ‘the Foe of Science’, and the Historiography of Scientific Anomalies’, Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds, 28 October.

39.  ‘Beautiful Souls, Vicious Minds, and the ‘Aesthetics of the Intellect’’, Durham University Philosophical Society. 23 October.

40.  ‘Science and Spirituality’, Newcastle Philosophical Society, 20 September.

41.  ‘Epistemic Injustice, Illness, and Philosophy’, British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Leeds, 10 September.

42.  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-authored with Havi Carel), Understanding Epistemic Injustice, University of Bristol, 26 June.

43.  ‘Confidence, Humility, and Philosophy’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, Durham University, 17 June.

44.  ‘Silencing the Sick’, Patient Knowledge and Involvement in Healthcare, University of Lancaster, 12 May.

45.  ‘Chilly Climates and ‘the Nice Bloke Trap’, Bias, Blokes, and Brunch, GAG/EIDOS, Durham University, 30 April.

46.  ‘Academic Integrity Up in Smoke?’, Integrity Lost, Integrity (Re)Gained, Newcastle Literary & Philosophical Society, 12 April.

47.  ‘Deep Wonder’, Wonder Symposium, Durham University, 19 March.

48.  ‘Religious Existentialism’, ‘Existential Café’, Durham University Philosophical Society 27 February.

49.  ‘Why Most Debates About Science and Religion Don’t Work’, Durham University Theology Society, 26 February.

50.  ‘Sages as Symbols’, Conceptual Boundaries of Symbolism, Durham University, 31 January.

51.  ‘Credibility Attributions in Healthcare Encounters’, North-East Medical Humanities Postgraduate and Early Career Network, Durham University, 23 January

52.  ‘Why We Need A Robust Pluralistic Taxonomy of Scientisms’. Scientism and Our Multifaceted Knowledge of Reality. VU University Amsterdam, 23 January.

 

a.    2013:

53.  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’. Concepts of Health Seminar Series, Kings College London, 26 November.

54.  Kitcher, Rawls, and Public Reason’. The Special Role of Science in a Liberal Democracy. University of Copenhagen, 21 November.

55.  ‘What’s So Great About Science?’. Newcastle Philosophical Society, 2 November.

56.  ‘Confidence, Humility, and the Collapse of Western Civilization’. Durham University Philosophical Society. 24 October.

57.  ‘Nietzsche, Buddhism, and the Significance of Illness’. 19th Annual Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. University College Cork, 20-22 September.

58.  ‘Buddhism, Science, and Soteriology’. Philosophy in Cross-Cultural Context. University of Durham, 11 July.

59.  Experiences of Illness and Narratives of Edification’, Illness, Narrative, Phenomenology, University of Bristol, 9 July.

60.  ‘Unconceived Alternatives and Epistemic Humility’. Unconceived Alternatives and Scientific Realism. University of Durham, 1-2 July.

61.  ‘Silencing the Sick: Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-authored with Havi Carel). Centre for Medical Humanities seminar, University of Durham, 24 June.

62.  ‘Nature’s Mystery’. International Society for Environmental Ethics: Tenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy. University of East Anglia, 12-14 June.

63.  ‘Epistemic Humility’. Cambridge Philosophy of Science (CAMPoS). University of Cambridge, 22 May.

64.  ‘Can Experiences of Illness Be Morally Improving?’ Understanding Human Flourishing, University of Durham, 16-17 May.

65.  ‘Are There Scholarly Virtues?’, Castle Scholars Seminar Series, Durham Castle, 1 May.

66.  Integrated HPS Is Necessary To Understand The Role Of Epistemic Virtues in Science: The Case of Crookes’ Spooks’. Eighth UK Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop: Convincing the Sceptics, University of Aberdeen, 11-12 April.

67.  ‘Silencing the Sick’ (co-authored with Havi Carel) Department of Philosophy Research Seminar. University of Hull, 5 March.

68.  ‘Experiences of Illness and Narratives of Moral Growth’. Narrating Time seminar series, University of Durham, 21 February.

69.  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-authored with Havi Carel). Department of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Lancaster, 6 February.

70.  ‘Was Sir William Crookes Epistemically Virtuous?’, Psychical Research in the History of Medicine and the Sciences, University College London, 25-29 January.

71.  ‘Is Scientism Epistemically Vicious?. Department of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Durham, 17 January.

 

72.  2012:  

73.  ‘Mystery, Transcendence, and Scientism’. Durham University Philosophical Society, 11 October.

74.  ‘Is Naturalism Bleak?’. EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society Summer Workshop, 9 October.

75.  ‘Science, Choice, and Hegemony: Making Sense of Feyerabend’s Political Philosophy’. Reassessing Feyerabend’s Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 8-12 September, invited.

76.  ‘Spiritual Praxis and Religious Education’. Religion, Education, and Critical Realism: Inter-disciplinary Dialogue about Reality, Knowledge and the Pursuit of Truth, Oxford Brookes University, 7-8 September 2012.

77.  ‘Is a Religious Life One Of Embodied Virtue?’ Embodied Religion: The 19th Conference of the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Soesterberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 30 August-2 September.

78.  ‘What Are The Proper Objects of Philosophical Enquiry?’. EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society Summer Workshop, 20 July.

79.  ‘Recovering Edification as a Source of Value’. Understanding Value, University of Sheffield, 11-13 July.

80.  ‘Wittgenstein, Feyerabend, and Scientism’. Wittgenstein on Scientism, Durham University, 3 July.

81.  Happy Marriage or Ménage A Trois? Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, Third-Party Mediators, and Virtue Epistemology’, Seventh UK Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop: The Many Ways of Integrating HPS, UCL, 28-29 June.

82.  ‘We Should Reject Inevitabilism’. Historiography and the Philosophy of the Sciences, University of Durham, 25 June.

83.  ‘Is The Scientific Style of Explanation Privileged?’. EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, University of Durham, 21 June.

84.  Charles Hoy Fort, “The Foe of Science”: Presenting An Entirely Unknown Antecedent to Thomas Kuhn and His Model of Science’. History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine Workshop, University of Durham, 19 June.

85.  ‘Scepticism about Secularism’. Durham University Humanist and Secularist Society, 18 June.

86.  ‘What Is Scientism?’ History and Philosophy of Science Seminar, University of Leeds, 2 May, invited.

87.  ‘Can An Epistemically Virtuous Archaeologist Repatriate Human Remains?’ Durham University Archaeology Society Conference, 28 April, invited.

88.  ‘Is Scientism Epistemically Vicious?’ (New) Atheism, Scientism and Open-mindedness, University of Lancaster, 2-3 April.

89.  ‘Can Illness Be Edifying?’, Department of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Durham, 23 February

90.  ‘What is Scientism?’ EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, University of Durham, 18 January.

 

91.  2011:

92.  ‘Angelic Epistemology, the ‘Worms of the Earth’, and the Land of the Lotus-Eaters’. Durham University Philosophical Society, 14 October.

93.  ‘Phenomenology, Naturalism, and Epistemic Virtues’. Phenomenology and Naturalism, Royal Institute of Philosophy conference 2011, University of the West of England, 31 August-2 September.

94.  ‘Beauty, Virtue, and Ageing’. EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society Summer Workshop, University of Durham, 28 July.

95.  ‘What Can The History Of Science Tell Us About Its Future?’ British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, University of Exeter, 14-17 July.

96.  Feyerabend, Kuhn, and Virtue Epistemology’. British Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of Sussex, 7-8 July.

97.  ‘A Role for Epistemic Virtues in Archaeological Practice? The Case Of ‘Epistemic Beneficence’’. Third Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Exeter, 22-24 June.

98.  ‘Can Illness Be Edifying?’ EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, University of Durham, 19 May.

99.  ‘Beauty, Virtue, and Scientific Inquiry’. Aesthetics Workshop, University of Durham, 18 May.

100.               ‘The Moral Historiography of Epistemic Humility as a Problem for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science’. Sixth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Cambridge, 18-19 April.

101.               ‘Teaching Intellectual Virtues Using HPS’. Sixth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Cambridge, 18-19 April.

102.               ‘Phenomenology and the Solubility of Science and Religion Disputes’. Applied Phenomenology Workshop, University of Durham, 14 April.

103.               ‘Truthfulness and the Prospects for Philip Kitcher’s ‘Public Reason’’. EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, University of Durham, 10 March.

104.               ‘Must Science Remain A Feature Of Future Human Cultures?’ Department of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Durham, 10 February 2011.

 

105.               2010:  

106.               ‘Can Theological Virtues Be Secularised?’ Religion and Catastrophes Interdisciplinary Workshop, Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience, University of Durham, 15 December.

107.               ‘Pluralism, Humility, and the Radical Contingency of Science’. Science, Contingency, and Pluralism, University of Durham, 30 November.

108.               ‘The True, the Good, and the Value of Science’. Twelfth Annual Durham-Bergen Conference, University of Durham, 13 November.

109.               ‘Sciences, Futures, and Utopia’. Ustinov Seminar / Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham, 6 November.

110.               ‘Is It Intellectually Virtuous To Be An Epistemic Pluralist?’ Fifth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Exeter, 27-28 June.

111.               Feyerabend, Mill, And Pluralism’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, University of Durham, 13 May.

112.               ‘Science, Religion, and Human Life’. Ustinov Seminar, University of Durham, 1 May.

113.               ‘Phenomenology, Historicity, and Modernity’. Applied Phenomenology workshop, University of Durham, 20 April.

114.               ‘Pluralism For Progress: A Critique Of ‘Integrative Medicine’’. Progress in Medicine. University of Bristol, 13-15 April.

115.               ‘Pluralism and the Ineffability of Reality in the Later Philosophy of Paul Feyerabend’. Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, 24 March.

116.               ‘Art and Science’ (with Chiara Ambrosio, UCL STS). The Stage, University College London (Beacon bursary-funded public event), 22 March.

117.               ‘Realism, Pluralism, and the ‘Problem of Reality’ In The Later Philosophy Of Paul Feyerabend’. History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine workshop, University of Durham, 25 February.

 

118.               2009:

119.               ‘Humility, Hubris, and Scientific Absolutism’. Graduate Epistemology Workshop, University of Edinburgh, 29 November.

120.               ‘Zhuangzi, Perspectivism, and Intellectual Virtues’. EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, University of Durham, 18 November.

121.               ‘Science, Pseudoscience, and the Demarcation Problem’. Department of Sociology, University of York, 31 October.

122.               ‘The Limits of Science: Contingency, Cognitive Capacity, and Human Cultures’. EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, University of Durham, 14 October.

123.               ‘Pluralism and Intellectual Virtues: A Critique of Metaphysical Naturalism’. British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Annual Conference, Kings College London, 14-15 July.   

124.               ‘Rethinking Epistemological Dadaism: Feyerabend on Theory and Practice in Art and Science’. Fourth Annual Joint Integrated History and Philosophy of Science workshop, University of Durham, 1 June.

125.               ‘Being ‘At Home’ In the World in an Age of Science’. Ustinov Seminar/Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Durham, 14 March.

126.               ‘Oswald Spengler, Technology, and Human Nature: Man and Technics as Philosophical Anthropology’. EIDOS postgraduate society, University of Durham, 1 March.

 

127.               2008:  

128.               ‘Homer Vs. Xenophanes: Or, Where Did All The Gods Go? Feyerabend’s Radical Philosophical Historiography’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, 12 November.

129.               Feyerabend’s Humanitarian Critique of Science’. British Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of St Andrews, 10-11 July.

130.               ‘Science, Epistemic Activities, and Metaphysical Realism: Themes in the Later Work of Paul Feyerabend’. Third Joint Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop, University College London, 20 June.

131.               Feyerabend and the Humanitarian Criticism Of Science’. ScienceFutures, Centre for the History of Knowledge (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich) and the Swiss Association for the Studies of Science, Technology and Society (STS-CH), ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, 6-9 February.

 

132.               2007:

133.               ‘Managing Complexity: A Brief History Of Modelling in the Physical and Human Sciences’. Ustinov Seminar/Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Durham, 3 November.

134.               Feyerabend on Classificatory Pluralism’. Nature and its Classification, AHRC Metaphysics of Science Project, University of Birmingham, 13-14 October.

135.               ‘Science, Environment, and Culture’. Ustinov Seminar/Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Durham, 28 April.

 

Email: i.j.kidd@durham.ac.uk

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