Southern Philosophical Forum

Workshop: Disagreement

A workshop for postgraduate students and early career researchers, organised by the Southern Philosophical Forum and the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Ethics (University of Brighton)

To register please contact Ian Sinclair <>

Keynote speakers: Noah Gabriel Martin and Clare Woodford (University of Brighton)


7thFebruary 2020

Room G7, Pavilion Parade, University of Brighton

9.00am to 5.30pm




09.00 – 09.15 – Registration

09.15 – 11.00 – PANEL 1 



Joel Yalland (University of Kent): Agreement, Disagreement and Stand-Up Comedy


Elliot Porter (University of Kent): No Platforming: a question of distribution, not free speech

Sadie Tomlinson (University of Brighton): Political change through aesthetics with Deleuze and Rancière


11.15 to 13.00 – PANEL 2 

Spiros Makris (University of Macedonia): Disagreement as Civil Disobedience: The contribution of Hannah Arendt in light of contemporary political theory

Harrison Lechley-Yuill (University of Brighton): Ex-appropriation: Democracy and Resistance


Niclas Rautenberg (University of Essex):  Finding the Conflictual in Conflict – A Phenomenological Analysis of the Alien in Politics


13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch break 

14.00– 15.30 – KEYNOTE 

Noah Gabriel Martin (University of Brighton): Disagreement and the Difference between Responding to Evidence and Being Right

Clare Woodford (University of Brighton): The Ethics of Disagreement

15.45 – 17.15 – PANEL 3  

Paul Irikefe (University of Cardiff):Disagreements on Case Judgements and the Threat of Radical Restrictionism: A Reply to Machery


Jacopo Condo’ (University of Brighton): Relational agents and personal values: the role of reason in moral disagreement

Robert Singh (King’s College London): Disagreeing with philosophical experts



Please join us for a post-workshop drink at the Waggon &Horses Pub (109 Church Street, Brighton).


Please contact one of the organizers for further details or queries: Jacopo Condo (J.Condo’, Viktoria Huegel ( and Harrison Lechley-Yuill (


Southern Philosophical Forum

The Southern Philosophical Forum has the aim of bringing together postgraduate and early career researchers in the South of England to meet periodically in a friendly and informal setting to share and discuss work in progress. The forum’s focus for this year will be Disagreement. This workshop constitutes the inaugural meetingand will befollowed by a conference in early 2021.

If you are interested in joining the forum – even if this year’s topic is not of particular interest – please email

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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