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Department of Philosophy Research Seminars 


The Department of Philosophy Research Seminars, organised by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Malta, offer a friendly environment for researchers to present their work in progress. The seminars are intended for current and recent postgraduates, doctoral students and academics researching within or bordering the field of philosophy. Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend these seminars. In a typical seminar, a researcher presents a 40-50 minute presentation of his/her work followed by a 30 minute discussion session. The main ideas behind these seminars are to inspire a culture of academic debate, to provide a forum for postgraduate and doctoral students, and to showcase philosophical research being done within the humanities.


Upcoming Seminars: 




Past Seminars:


Monday 8th July 2019, 18:00

Prof. Peter R. Sedgwick

'Book Presentation: Hypermodernity and Visuality'

Venue:  Faculty of Arts Library

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Tuesday 25th June 2019, 17:30

Prof. Koshy Tharakan

'Two Readings of Gandhi's Approach to Environment: Towards a Reconciliation'

Venue:  Faculty of Arts Library

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Thursday 2nd May 2019, 17:30-19:00

Prof. Gerhard Preyer 

'Self Representationalism: Merits and Critiques'

Venue:  Faculty of Education Board Room (Room 326)

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Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 17:00-19:00

Ms Linda Thompson

'The Philosophical Foundations of Ayurveda, an Ancient Healing System'

Venue:  Faculty of  Arts Library (Number 18 on the campus map)


Wednesday 11 April 2018, 18:00 19:30

Dr David Vella

‘Fitness and its Discontents , The Pursuit of the High-Status Body as Therapy: A Phenomenological Study'

Venue: Faculty of  Arts Library (Number 18 on the campus map)


Wednesday 10 January 2018, 17:30-18:30 

Dr Jurgen Gatt

‘I confess, I am innocent’: Suneidetic Knowledge in Antiphon

Venue: Faculty of Theology (Humanities A), Room 316 B, Msida Campus (number 14 on the campus map)

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Monday 17 October 2016 18:00-19:30

Prof. Joe Friggieri

Donald Davidson's Philosophy of Language

Venue: Science Lecture Theatre (number 26 on the campus map)

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Tuesday 1 November 2016 17:00-19:00

Prof. Jos De Mul

Philosophical Anthropology 2.0: Reading Plessner in the Age of Converging Technologies 

Venue: Faculty of Arts Library (number 18 on the campus map

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Monday 7 November 2016 18:00-19:30

Dr Clive Zammit

Does Philosophy need a radical beginning to overcome its perpetual crisis and finally make progress? In search of an answer in Husserl’s Phenomenology.

Click here for bionote, and here for abstract.

Venue: OH105 (Old  Humanities Building, number 18 on the campus map


Monday 12 December 2016 10:00-11:30

Prof. Piotr Roszak

Thomas Aquinas after Postmodernism

Venue: Faculty of Theology Board Room (Room 317, New Humanities Building; number 14 on the campus map).

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In collaboration with the Department of Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology.


Monday 6th February

Prof. Pietro Perconti (University of Messina)

Attributive Dualism

Faculty of Arts Library, 5.30-7.30 pm


Monday 27th February

Prof. Michele Marsonet (University of Genoa)

A Limited View of Realism

Faculty of Arts Library, 5.30-7.30pm

Monday 13th March               

Doctoral Candidates Presentations:

Michel Foucault and the Subversive Truth-Telling of Trauma  

(Kurt Borg, Staffordshire University)

Critical Theory and Social Complexity (Keith Pisani, University of Malta)

Emergence in Object-Oriented Philosophy (Niki Young, University of Malta)

Dun Mikiel Xerri Lecture Centre (LC) 216, 6.00-8.00pm

(Number 25 on the Campus Map)


Monday 27th March

Prof. Neb Kujundzic (Prince Edward Island University)

Will there be Philosophy after Work?

Faculty of Arts Library, 5.30-7.30 pm


Wednesday 3rd May

Dr Jonas Čiurlionis (University of Vilnius)

Basic Principles of Ancient Greek Science and Philosophy

Faculty of Arts Library, 5.30-7.30 pm


Friday 5th May

Dr Jonas Čiurlionis (University of Vilnius)

From Physics to Metaphysics

Faculty of Arts Library, 5.30-7.30 pm


Undergraduate Semester Timetables 2019/20
Undergraduate students may download the Semester Timetables from this page.

Postgraduate Semester Timetables 2019/20
Postgraduate students may download the Semester Timetables from this page.


Diploma fil-Letteratura Maltija
Students may download the Semester Timetables from this page.

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Last Updated: 15 July 2019

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