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, and it also supports both the award of an annual prize for an undergraduate dissertation and the study for a Masters degree by Research in Philosophy.
All lectures will run from 17:00 to 18:30 and will be in the Nathan Bodington Chamber (Parkinson Building, University of Leeds).
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
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?
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