Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Miranda Fricker – “A Humanistic Discipline: Williams’ Naturalistic Philosophy” (The YTL Centre Annual Lecture)

5 March 2020, 6:00 PM8:00 PM GMT

The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre For Politics, Philosophy & Law at King’s College London organises annual lectures, aiming ‘to provide a forum for a leading contemporary thinker to address an important issue of our day that engages with the disciplines of politics, philosophy and law.’

This year’s lecture will be given by Professor Miranda Fricker (CUNY).

The details, copied from the organisers’ advert, are as follows:

Date: 5 March 2020
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Great Hall, Ground Floor, King’s Building, King’s College London, Strand Campus
A drinks reception will follow the lecture.
Abstract: Interpreting Bernard Williams’ ethical philosophy is not easy for a number of reasons. One of them is that whereas tracing the developments that integrate a philosopher’s oeuvre usually entails explaining how and why they modified their views over time, Williams did not change his mind about anything. A natural approach to Williams’ work is to picture it as a web of inter-related commitments where no single commitment has unique priority. Against this natural thought, however, I will venture that the contours of his philosophy become clearest if one considers that there is a core organizing conviction that shapes the whole.
Biography: Professor Miranda Fricker, Presidential Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, City University of New York. Professor Fricker’s main areas of interest are in ethics, social epistemology, and feminist philosophy, with occasional forays into political philosophy. She completed her doctoral work at the University of Oxford (DPhil, 1996), then moved to the University of London for a Jacobsen Research Fellowship, which was followed by a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. From 2000 to 2012, she taught in the Philosophy Department at Birkbeck, University of London; she served as Head of Department from 2011 to 2012, leaving to take up a Chair at the University of Sheffield.
If you would like to tweet about the event please use hashtag#YTLAnnualLecture.
This event is open to the public and everybody is welcome to attend, though everyone must register.


Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre For Politics, Philosophy & Law
View Organiser Website


King’s College London
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.