UH Philosophy

The philosophy department at the University of Hertfordshire, located in Hatfield, UK

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Mapping the problem-space in philosophy of mathematics (Université Côte d’Azure)

Francis Bacon Lecture 2023 06/11/2023

Come one, come all:

Francis Bacon Lecture 2023 Some people get a lot of attention and some very little while alive. This popularity contest continues after we die. Current debates about commemoration focus on the problem of who is worthy of public commemoration and who is not. This matters, but knowing if someone or something is worthy of commem...


See you at the ceremony

Real Gender: A Cis Defence of Trans Realities 19/07/2023

Real Gender: A Cis Defence of Trans Realities by Daniele Moyal-Sharrock and Constantine Sandis is now available to pre-order from all good bookshops (and that other place).
Paperback £17.99, e-book £12.99!

Real Gender: A Cis Defence of Trans Realities Real Gender: A Cis Defence of Trans Realities, Societies around the world are struggling to think clearly about trans realities and understand trans identities


Drs Craig and Emily Caddick Bourne at the Magic Circle theatre, where they gave a talk on 'Illusions as Quasi-miracles' as part of a conference on the aesthetics of magic and illusions.


Dr Erin Plunkett celebrates the publication of her co-edited book on Jan Patočka: “I think of him as a philosopher of rupture and of uncertainty.”


Loud cheers for UH philosophy alumnus Angus Gibson, who has secured funding from the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities for his PhD on the metaphysics of time. A wise move by the SGSAH.


Clearing is your opportunity to secure a place at Herts this September. Whether you have changed your mind, or your grades were higher or lower than expected - now is your opportunity to study philosophy at a friendly university


Program | Mathematics Education meets the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice 08/06/2023

On Monday, Brendan on zoom on why every classroom is multicultural:

Program | Mathematics Education meets the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice Program Monday 12 June 2023 9:30—10:00 Welcome & Coffee 10:00—10:45 Colin Foster (Loughborough University) Teaching problem solving in school mathematics 10:45—11:15 Coffee Break 11:15—12:00 Brendan Larvor (University of Hertfordshire) Every classroom is multicultural 12:00—14:00 Lunch 14:...


Celia on zoom on bad art, coming soon:

Racial Populations and Epidemiological Interventions 19/04/2023

Seminar Thursday 20th 6pm
Racial Populations and Epidemiological Interventions
Dr Michael Diamond-Hunter (LSE)
W128 (de Havilland Campus)
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Racial Populations and Epidemiological Interventions In this paper, I highlight an issue for epidemiology and the attempt to assess and mitigate population-level health disparities. Populations are taken as the bearers of health-related properties, and are routinely stratified by race or ethnicity. Contemporary use of these categories is slightly worr...

Comparative Cognitive Science: Unlucky for Some? 29/03/2023

Seminar: Dr Ali Boyle
Thursday 30 March
6pm - 7:30 pm
de Havilland Campus, Room W128
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Comparative Cognitive Science: Unlucky for Some? Archaeologists, paleontologists and other practitioners of the historical sciences use trace-based evidence to uncover truths about the deep past. As Adrian Currie argues, they operate in epistemically unlucky circumstances: the trace-based evidence available is often faint, gappy and weak. In this....

Photos from UH Philosophy's post 17/03/2023

This isn’t the latest iteration:


Seminar 2 March
Dr Winnie Ma (KCL)
Epistemic Justice Requires Doxastic Impurism
18:00 - 19:30
W128 (de Havilland Campus)
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Photos from UH Philosophy's post 19/02/2023

Cumberland Lodge 2023

Philosophy Residential Weekend 2023 11/01/2023

Whan that February with his shoures soote,
The droghte of dry January hath perced to the roote,
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
… to Cumberland Lodge

Philosophy Residential Weekend 2023 Spend a weekend doing philosophy and socialising with students and staff

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