Chris Meyns

14 Jun 2019

Title TBA

Two-day celebration of the work of philosopher M.G.F. Martin at the UCL Philosophy Department.

MGFM Fest | UCL | London, UK
12 Jun 2019

Data Before Big Data -- The Royal Society

Scientiae is an international research group at the nexus of Renaissance/early-modern studies and history/philosophy of science.

Scientiae | Queen's University, Belfast | Belfast, UK
05 Apr 2019

Rose Rand From the Archives -- Real and Unreal

Report on my work on the papers of Rose Rand (1903–1980) held at the Archives of Scientific Philosophy, Pittsburgh, with wider reflections on Rand's place in the history of philosophy.

Women in the History of Philosophy Annual Lecture | University of Sheffield | Sheffield, UK
12 Jul 2018

Cavendish on Why Everything is Alive

Discussion of Margaret Cavendish's claims that all parts of nature are animate.

International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) | University of Groningen | Groningen, NL
29 Jun 2018

Philosophy Without Journals

The aim of the workshop is to advance scholarship on the methodology of historiography in philosophy, a topic that has been vastly neglected.

Historiography, Methodology, Metaphilosophy and the Canon | McMaster University | Hamilton, ON, Canada
30 May 2018

Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

Organisation, with Andrea Sangiacomo, of a workshop with recent work in early modern philosophy. Speakers -- Christia Mercer, Karin de Boer, Hadley Marie Cooney, Botond Csuka, Alan Nelson, Anna Markwart, Stephen Evensen, Stephen Howard, Nathan Porter, Nastassja Pugliese, Adam Harmer, Iulia Mihai, Scott Harkema, Boris Demarest. DSEMP2018 website

Department of Philosophy | Utrecht University | Utrecht, NL
21 Mar 2018

Does Future Philosophy Need Journals?

The journal publication format is a relatively recent invention. Should it stay?

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
06 Feb 2018

Data (Long) Before Big Data

Was there a concept of data before the current data revolution?

Center for Philosophy of Science Colloquium | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
04 Jan 2018

Commentary on Daniel Simpson's 'Henry More, Holenmeric Souls, and the Unity of Consciousness Argument'

Commentary as part of a philosophy colloquium.

Colloquium | American Philosophical Association | Savannah, GA
21 Nov 2017

Cavendish's Panpsychism

Talk on why Margaret Cavendish held that everything in the world has sense and reason.

Departmental Seminar | Central European University | Budapest, Hungary
06 Oct 2017

Spinoza's Circle of Optics

Network analysis of Baruch de Spinoza's (1632-1677) place in seventeenth-century discussions on optics.

Meeting Spinoza - Books, Letters, Networks, Personal Encounters | Utrecht University | Utrecht, NL
29 Sep 2017

Diversity and Exclusion in Philosophy

Panellist in workshop on diversity and exclusion in philosophy.

Department of Philosophy | Radboud University | Nijmegen, NL
12 Sep 2017

Tegen Schoonheid

Popular talk placing concerns about beauty as an aesthetic value into context. Part of the Studium Generale series.

Filosofisch Café | Hofman | Utrecht, NL
27 Jun 2017

The Human Mind Conference

Co-organisation of an international, interdisciplinary conference bringing together a wide range of experts from across the humanities and cognitive sciences to discuss key aspects of mental life and experience. Part of a research project lead by Tim Crane, in collaboration with The Human Mind Project lead by Colin Blakemore.

New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project | Churchill College | Cambridge, UK
16 Jun 2017

Leibniz and Information

Was Leibniz the originator of information theory?

Leibniz on Mind and Metaphysics | Humboldt University | Berlin, Germany
03 Jun 2017

What is Metaphysical Harmony?

Answering the question what metaphysical harmony is, according to various seventeenth-century authors.

Music and the Cosmos | Queens' College | Cambridge, UK
07 Apr 2017

Souls in Space

Talk on whether something that is not material can have spatial extension.

British Society for the History of Philosophy | University of Sheffield | Sheffield, UK
27 Jan 2017

Cavendish's Panpsychism

Talk on why Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673) held that everything in the world has sense and reason.

Departmental Seminar | Durham University | Durham, UK
18 Jan 2017

Cavendish's Panpsychism

Discussion of why Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673) held that everything in the world has sense and reason.

Faculty Seminar | University of Groningen | Groningen, NL
06 Jan 2017

Cavendish's Panpsychism

I discuss why Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673) held that everything in the world has sense and reason.

Colloquium | American Philosophical Association | Baltimore, MD
10 Dec 2016

Henry More Against Monopsychism

Discussion of Henry More's arguments again Averroean monopsychism, the view that there is only one mind (psyche) in the whole universe.

Dutch Congress of Philosophy | University of Groningen | Groningen, NL
03 Nov 2016

Early Modern Perception Workshop

Organisation of a workshop on early modern perception. Speakers -- Anna Ortín, Hanoch Ben-Yami, John Ashfield, Marin Kaufmann, Alexandra Ileana Bacalu, Raphael Krut-Landau, Jenny Boulboullé, M.G. de Jong, Steven Kraaijeveld, Lennard Pater, Brian Glenney, Theo de Jong, Mariëlle Ekkelenkamp, Delphine Bellis.

Department of Philosophy | Utrecht University | Utrecht, NL
24 May 2016

Non-physicalist Views of Consciousness

Co-organisation of a workshop on non-physicalist views of consciousness. Part of a research project lead by Tim Crane.

New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, UK
01 Apr 2016

Anonymous Modern Philosophy

Panel organised on anonymous and pseudonymous texts published in modern philosophy. Speakers Julia Joráti, Alexander X. Douglas, Sandra Lapointe.

Society for Modern Philosophy | American Philosophical Association | San Francisco, CA
04 Mar 2016

Mind Network Meeting

Co-organisation of the bi-annual meeting of The Mind Network, a community of UK researchers in philosophy of mind and cognitive science.

New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, UK
18 Feb 2016

Extended Souls

Conference on ideas about immateriality, part of the New Directions in the Study of the Mind conference.

Immateriality Conference | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, UK
01 Feb 2016

Extended Souls

Talk on whether something that is not material can have spatial extension. Covering views of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), René Descartes (1596-1650), Henry More (1614-1687).

Philosophy Colloquium | University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
07 Jan 2016

The Transformation Game

Talk on whether it is possible to make reasoned decisions about future events that will change us.

Colloquium | American Philosophical Association | Washington, DC
17 Nov 2015

Medieval Hypertext

A 20 x 20 talk on how the medievals invented the internet. Watch the talk

Pecha Kucha | Espresso Library | Cambridge, UK
15 Jul 2015

Extended Souls

Conference on historical ideas about immateriality, thought and identity organised by John Marenbon.

Immateriality, Thinking, and the Self | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, UK
13 Jul 2015

Sympathetic Action in the Seventeenth Century

Conference on the imagination, empathy and sympathy organised by the INSEI network. Read the paper

History and Philosophy of Science | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, UK
05 Jul 2015

Leibniz and the Ethics of Probability

Presentation that discusses how Leibniz saw probability theory apply to ethical questions. Read the paper

Leibniz-Scientist, Leibniz-Philosopher | University of Wales | Lampeter, UK
22 Jun 2015

The Transformation Game

Scholarship, networking and mentoring event with recent work in philosophy.

Sociey for Women in Philosophy | University of York | York, UK
27 May 2015

Leibniz and the Ethics of Probability

Scientiae is an international research group at the nexus of Renaissance/early-modern studies and history/philosophy of science. Read the paper

Scientiae | Victoria College | Toronto, CA
09 May 2015

Being Anonymous

Conference on the relations between (political) theory and practices.

Chicago Society of Fellows | University of Chicago | Chicago, IL
14 Nov 2014

Cartesian Evaluative Perception

Paper discussing theories of 'inner sense' in the early seventeenth century.

Descartes Society | American Philosophical Association | San Diego, CA
13 Jul 2014

Powers Cannot Actualize

Talk that raises several obstacles to the idea that a powers ontology can be correct.

Aristotelian Society & Mind Association Joint Session | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, UK
16 May 2014

Commentary on Amia Srinivasan's 'Does Feminist Philosophy Rest on a Mistake?'

Part of a workshop focusing on philosophical methodology, discussing how philosophy is practiced both privately, in writing, and in public philosophical discourses.

Philosophical Methodologies | Edinburgh University | Edinburgh, UK
26 Apr 2014

Unifying the Inner Senses

Paper discussing theories of 'inner sense' in the early seventeenth century.

Princeton-Penn-Columbia Conference in the History of Philosophy | Princeton University | Princeton, NJ
17 Apr 2014

Cartesian Evaluative Perception

Discussion of René Descartes' (1596-1650) position on evaluative perception.

Descartes Society | American Philosophical Association | San Diego, CA
22 Oct 2013

Commentary on Christian Barth's 'Leibniz on Phenomenal Consciousness'

Part of a series of meetings that promote the study and discussion of the works of European philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Society for Early Modern Philosophy at Yale | Yale University | New Haven, CT
12 Oct 2013

Unifying the Inner Senses

Paper discussing theories of 'inner sense' in the early seventeenth century.

Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (SAGP) & The Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science (SSIPS) | Fordham University | New York, NY
27 Sep 2013

Unifying the Inner Senses

Paper discussing theories of 'inner sense' in the early seventeenth century.

South Central Seminar in the History of Early Modern Philosophy | Texas A&M University | College Station, TX
16 Apr 2013

Actualised Essence

Discussion of what it is for an essence to be actual, with a focus on work of the early modern scholastic author Francisco Suárez (1548–1617).

British Society for the History of Philosophy | University of York | York, UK
26 Feb 2013

Making Objects of Thought

Short talk about what it takes to think about something. The Ockham Society provides a forum in which graduate students in philosophy may present their ideas to their peers at the University of Oxford.

The Ockham Society | University of Oxford | Oxford, UK
02 Nov 2012

Actualised Essence

Discussion of what it is for an essence to be actual, with a focus on work of the early modern scholastic author Francisco Suárez (1548–1617).

London Medieval Network | King's College London | London, UK
07 Nov 2011

Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosopy

Co-organisation of one of the leading colloquia on ancient philosophy, on the theme of ancient moral psychology. Colloquium direction by Fiona Leigh.

Department of Philosophy | UCL | London, UK
10 Jun 2011

What's Imagination Got to do with Images?

Transdisciplinary conference which investigated different conceptualisations of imagination, the capacities through which imagination can be imagined, and images of imagination that are being produced as part of research on the subject.

Imagining Imagination | Royal College of Art | London, UK
24 Aug 2010

Visual Illusion as a Research Tool

Images have a meaning, but they also have effects and consequences. The event looked at propaganda images, their history and strategies; visual representations in which societies invent and recover themselves; and how images and pictorial objects in different research cultures.

The Efficacy of Images | eikones, University of Basel | Basel, Switzerland