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King's History of Philosophy

This year we are convening the King’s History of Philosophy Seminar, which will meet regularly through the academic year at King’s College London. The Seminar aims to promote discussion of methods and approaches to the History of Philosophy as well as of thinkers and topics within the tradition.

We wish to encourage contextual and interdisciplinary perspectives, and welcome researchers in disciplines such as History, Theology, and Political Theory as well as Philosophy. Meetings take place on Fridays from 11am to 1pm. All are welcome.

For inquiries contact John Callanan ( or Clare Carlisle (

KHOPS 2019-20 Schedule

  • November 6th 2019 (405, Philosophy Building) - Peter Dews (Essex), 'Transcendental and Objective Idealism in Schelling's Early Philosophy'
  • November 22nd 2019 (405, Philosophy Building) - Robert Stern (Sheffield), '"This is the Very Essence of the Reformation: Man is in His Very Nature Destined to be Free”: Hegel, Luther and Freedom’

Further dates to be added in the coming weeks.

KHOPS 2018-19 Schedule
  • October 26th 2018 (K0.19, King's Building) - Mogens Laerke (CNRS, Paris), On Spinoza

  • November 16th 2018 (405, Philosophy Building) - Susanne Sreedhar (Boston), On Hobbes

  • December 7th 2018 (405, Philosophy Building) - Anastasia Berg (Cambridge), On Kant

  • January 25th 2019 (Small Committee Room) - Julia Borcherding (Cambridge), On Conway 

  • February 15th 2019 (Small Committee Room) - Jeremy Dunham (Durham), On James

  • March 29th 2019 (Small Committee Room) - Eric Watkins (UC San Diego), On Kant
KHOPS 2017-18 Schedule
  • November 10th 2017 (K2.41, King’s Building) – Niall O’Flaherty (KCL), On Malthus.
  • December 1st 2017 (K2.41, King’s Building)  – David McNaughton (Edinburgh), On Joseph Butler.
  • February 16th 2018 (Small Committee Room, King’s Building)– Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins), On Spinoza.
  • March 23rd 2018 (Small Committee Room, King’s Building)–- Sharon Kirshek (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), On Kierkegaard.
  • April 27th 2018 (Small Committee Room, King’s Building) – Christopher Insole (Durham), On Kant.
  • May 25th 2018 (Small Committee Room, King’s Building) – Emily Thomas (Durham), On Anne Conway.
KHOPS 2016-17 Schedule
  • Friday 30th September – Aaron Garrett (Boston University), On Hutcheson. 
  • November 7th – Aaron Wendland  (Tartu) - On Heidegger. 
  • Friday 9th December 2016 - Stella Sandford (Kingston) - On Kant.
  • 17th February 2017 - Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) - On Adam Smith 
  • Friday 10th March 2017 - Alix Cohen (Edinburgh) - On Kant.
  • Friday 28th April 2017 - Mehmet Erginel (EMU) - On Plato. 
KHOPS 2015-16 Schedule
  • February 19th, 2016 - Sarah Hutton (University of York), On Cudworth.
  • March 18th, 2016 - James Harris  (University of St Andrews), On Hume.
  • May 27th, 2016 - Christopher Brooke (University of Cambridge), On Malthus. 


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