Mangoletsi lectures

The Mangoletsi Lectures are an annual series of four public lectures aimed at a general academic audience, addressing topics in 'theoretical philosophy' broadly construed. The series is funded by the Mangoletsi Trust.

The trust was set up by our late colleague Dr Timothy Potts to honour the commitment of his mother to education.

All lectures will run from 17:00 to 18:30 and will be in the Nathan Bodington Chamber (Parkinson Building, University of Leeds).

2019 lectures

The 2019 Mangoletsi lectures will be given by Professor Christina Van Dyke on the theme of:

Philosophy as a Way of Life: Self-Knowledge, Love, and Wisdom in the Medieval Contemplatives

Christina Van Dyke is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, specialising in medieval philosophy and the philosophy of gender. Much of her recent research combines those two areas and challenges the idea that women didn't do philosophy in the Middle Ages.

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Self-Knowledge as the Beginning of Wisdom
Following the lecture there will be a reception from 6.30pm in the Nathan Boddington Ante Room. All welcome.

Thursday 23 May 2019
Reason and Its Limits: Science and Wisdom, or Science vs. Wisdom?

Wednesday 29 May 2019
The Will and Love's Authority

Thursday 30 May 2019
Immortality and the Afterlife: What are We Looking Forward To?


Previous lectures

2018 Sally Haslanger: Ameliorating Social Practices: Cognition, Culture, and Critique

2017 Mohan Matthen: Art's for Pleasure's Sake

2016 Rae Langton: Doing and Undoing Things with Words

2015 Helen Beebee: Turf Wars: Science and Metaphysics

2014 John Cottingham: Towards a More Humane Philosophy of Religion

2012 Dominic McIver Lopes: Four Arts of Photography

2011 Jane Heal: Other Minds

2010 Katherine Hawley: Distrust, Ignorance and Injustice

2009 Peter van Inwagen: God, Science and Philosophy

2008 John Dupré: The New Philosophy of Nature