The Edgington Lectures

The Edgingtons are a biennial pair of lectures held in the Department of Philosophy of Birkbeck College, University of London. The lectures are free to attend and open to all, and each pair is accompanied by a graduate workshop in philosophy devoted to, and led by, the work of that year's Edgington lecturer. The lectures are named in honour of Professor Dorothy Edgington.

Dorothy Edgington

Dorothy Edgington

Dorothy Edgington is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Birkbeck College. She was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysics at Oxford, 2003–6, where she was also a professor from 1996–2001. The rest of her career has been at Birkbeck, after reading PPE and doing a B.Phil. in Philosophy at Oxford. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, was President of the Aristotelian Society 2007–8 and President of the Mind Association 2004–5. She is an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has held visiting positions in Canada, United States, Mexico and Italy.

Dorothy works mainly in philosophical logic, particularly on conditionals, counterfactual reasoning, probabilistic reasoning and vagueness. She was recently involved in a project on Probabilities, Propensities and Conditionals at the Institute of Philosophy.

Organizing Committee

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