Лекции - Lectures

See Ctat'i - Articles -  for the text version of all talks and papers.

he Lecture Course given in Oct-Dec 2014 at the Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, on 

Some key philosophical words in English – their history and interpretation

is now available on line at the Institute web-site:


or go to iphras.ru/video, then to аудио- и видеоматериали, then to выступления

There are 8 video  lectures, each accompanied by a printed sheet of notes. The lectures are spoken in clear English and  introduce debates about much discussed, and sometimes hard to translate, words in English intellectual discourse. 

(A similar course was also given in the autumn of 2012.)

The words discussed are: 

1. ‘Science’.

2. ‘Humanity, humanitarian, humanistic, humanities’.

3. ‘Mind and consciousness’.

4. ‘Human nature’.

5. ‘Utility and utilitarian’.

6. ‘Modernity and modernism’.

7. ‘Agency’.

8. ‘Liberal’.

American Psychological Society, Mary Whiton Calkins Lecture, 8 August 2014

Science encounters the humanities: History  of kinaesthesia and touch and metaphors of feeling

This lecture is available as a video at:


or go to:

Dr Roger Smith APA SHP 2014