Previous René Descartes Lectures

Descartes Lecture (12-14 December 2018)
Prof. Linda Radzik provided three lectures on the emerging topic of social punishment, followed by commentary by Christopher Bennett, Glen Pettigrove, and George Sher. Read more

Descartes Lectures ( 5-7 September 2016)
Professor Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo) was this year’s René Descartes Lecturer. Professor Douglas delivered three lectures, each of which were commented on by two renowned scholars. Read more

Descartes Lecture (20-22 October 2014)
Prof. Hannes Leitgeb provided three lectures on The Humean Thesis of Belief followed by commentary by Richard Pettigrew, Nina Gierasimczuk, Jan-Willem Romeijn, Alexandru Baltag, Gerhard Schurz.