Dawes Hicks Lectures on Philosophy

The Dawes Hicks Lectures on Philosophy were endowed through a bequest from George Dawes Hicks FBA. The lecture was first delivered in 1955. From 1994 to 2014, the lectures were converted into a series of symposia. In 2018 it was agreed that henceforth the lecture fund should be used to support philosophy-themed events in the British Academy Conferences programme.


1992 The Anaxarchus Case: An Essay on Survival, by Jacques Brunschwig (text)

1990 Thomas Hobbes: Rhetoric and the Construction of Morality, by Quentin Skinner (text)

1989 Kant’s Moral Intuitionism, by Jules Vuillemin (text)

1988 The Rational Imperative: Kant Against Hume, by R C S Walker (text)

1987 Plato’s Division of the Soul, by Michael Woods (text)

1986 Hegel on Self-Consciousness, by D W Hamlyn (text)

1985 Marx and Locke on Land and Labour, by G A Cohen (text)

1983 Terms and Sentences: Theophrastus on Hypothetical Syllogisms, by Jonathan Barnes (text)

1982 Is Time Real? Responses to an Unageing Paradox, by R R K Sorabji (text)

1981 Locke’s Logical Atomism, by Michael Ayers (text)

1980 Theories of Meaning, by Charles Taylor (text)

1979 Conflicting Appearances, by M F Burnyeat (text)

1978 Locke and the Ethics of Belief, by J A Passmore (text)

1977 Pre-Established Harmony versus Constant Conjunction: A Reconsideration of the Distinction Between Rationalism and Empiricism, by Hidé Ishiguro (text)

1976 The Naturalism of Book I of Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature, by David Pears (text)

1975 The Good Self and the Bad Self: The Moral Psychology of British Idealism and the English School of Psychoanalysis Compared, by Richard Wollheim (text)

1974 Aristotle on Eudaimonia, by J L Ackrill (text)

1973 Leibniz and Descartes: Proof and Eternal Truths, by Ian Hacking (text)

1972 The Impartial Spectator, by D D Raphael (text)

1971 Absolute Idealism, by A M Quinton (text)

1970 Activity and Description in Aristotle and the Stoa, by A C Lloyd (text)

1969 Mental Health in Plato’s Republic, by A J P Kenny (text)

1968 Kierkegaard’s Two Ways, by Patrick Gardiner (text)

1967 Kant’s Conception of Freedom, by Stephan Körner (text)

1967 The Primacy of Practical Reason, by G J Warnock (text)

1965 The Platonism of Aristotle, by G E L Owen (text)

1964 G. E. Moore on the Naturalistic Fallacy, by C Lewy

1963 Kant's Moral Theology, by W H Walsh

1962 Some Problems of Self-Reference in John Buridan, by A N Prior

1961 Hume's Doctrine of Space, by C D Broad

1960 Spinoza and the Idea of Freedom, by Stuart Hampshire

1959 The Philosophy of Language in Revolutionary France, by H B Acton

1958 Some Elements in Hegel's Logic, by G R G Mure

1957 The Development of Aristotle's Thought, by David Ross

1956 Kant on Friendship, by H J Paton

1955 Bergson on Morality, by Frederick C Copleston

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