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The Philosophy of Oliver Black

Strand Campus, London

21 Oct NEV-main-StrandCampus-statue

13.30 - 15.00 Infinite Regress Arguments and Regresses

The session will explore Oliver Black's Paradox View of infinite regress arguments.

Participants: Jessica Leech, Carlo Nicolai and Mark Textor

15.00 - 15.30 Tea 

15.30 - 17.00 Promises and Agreements

The session is dedicated to issues raised by Oliver Black's work on promises and agreements in law and ordinary life.

Participants: David Owens and Tom Pink

18.00 - 19.30 Roundtable on the Philosophy of Law

The roundtable will introduce Oliver Black's writings on the philosophy of law and Simon Evnine will talk about 'Oliver Black as a philosopher'.

Participants: Bill Allan, Simon Evnine, Michael Grenfell and Jo Wolff.

19.30 - 21.00 Reception

Oliver was a visiting research professsor in our department from 2000 until his death this year.

If you want to attend, please rsvp Jenny Black (




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