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Brown Bag Talk: Phil Walsh 2:15 pm
Brown Bag Talk: Phil Walsh @ Philosophy LC Room, Collins Hall
Oct 2 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Contact Stephen Grimm for more information.
CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Oct 2 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Each colloquium is held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M. All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9205/9206 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information. Download an interactive PDF version of the schedule here. September 11 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Philip Kitcher (Columbia University) “Progress in the Sciences—and in the Arts” September 18 • Note: colloquium will begin at 5:45pm Jason Stanley (Yale University) “Hustle: The Politics[...]
Francophone Phil Reading Group: Invited Speakers 4:30 pm
Francophone Phil Reading Group: Invited Speakers @ Philosophy Conference Room, Collins Hall
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact Sam Haddad for more information.
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Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Here is the tentative schedule for PoPRocks sessions this semester. We will be meeting, usually, on Thursday or Friday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the 2nd floor seminar room at the NYU philosophy department. Th. 10/03 Luke Roelofs Fr. 10/18 Josh Myers Fr. 10/25 Sam Clarke Th. 10/31 Simon Brown Th. 11/14 Noga Gratvol Fr. 11/22 Cristina Ballarini Th. 12/12 Rodrigo Diaz You can still sign up to present! Of course, the[...]
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The Moral Imagination of the Novel
The Moral Imagination of the Novel @ Columbia U Philosophy Dept.
Oct 4 – Oct 5 all-day
Columbia University’s Department of Philosophy, the Morningside Institute, and the Thomistic Institute invite graduate students in philosophy, theology/religious studies, literature, and related disciplines to submit papers for “The Moral Imagination of the Novel.” The conference will examine the ways in which individual novels and the novel as a literary genre can be understood both to depict the search for moral, philosophical, and religious truth and to engage in this very search themselves. Is the novel[...]
Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 6493
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 20: Matthias Michel Philosophy and Laboratoire Sciences, Université Paris-Sorbonne and NYU “Consciousness and the Prefrontal Cortex” October 4: Ryan McElhaney Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center “Explanation and Consciousness” October 18: Sascha Benjamin Fink Philosophy-Neurosciences-Cognition, University of Magdeburg and NYU “Varieties of Phenomenal Structuralism” November 1: Jesse Atencio Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center Title TBA November 15: Frank Pupa Philosophy, Nassau Community College “Getting Between: Predicativism, Domain Restriction, and Binding” December[...]
Democracy and the Division of Labor. Axel Honneth (Columbia) 4:00 pm
Democracy and the Division of Labor. Axel Honneth (Columbia) @ Columbia U Philosophy Dept. 302
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The New York German Idealism Workshop will be having its second session of the semester Friday, October 4th from 4:00-6:00 pm (please note time change) at Columbia University (302 Philosophy Hall). Axel Honneth (Columbia) will be presenting a paper entitled “Democracy and the Division of Labor” and Aminah Hasan-Birdwell (Furman/Columbia) will be providing comments. For non-Columbia guests, please note that room 302 is located past the glass doors by the elevator; it requires a Columbia[...]
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A Night of Philosophy at The New School
A Night of Philosophy at The New School @ New School, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day
A Night of Philosophy is a new thing. It prefigures a brilliant future where nightlife and philosophy, everyday life and art, can merge. Join us for this 12-hour, multimedia delve into philosophy: 48 Philosophy Lectures 12 Performances including: 1 Art of Change 1 Musicircus 1 Nightclub feat. DJ sets by Laurent Vacher and a full reading of Virginie Despentes‘ novel VERNON SUBUTEX Check THE PHILOSOPHY program here: https://www.nightofphilosophy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/THE-PHILOSOPHY-AT-A-NIGHT-OF-PHILOSOPHY-AT-THE-NEW-SCHOOL.pdf Check THE ART program here: https://www.nightofphilosophy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/THE-ART-1.pdf The[...]
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Explanation and Modality: On Why The Swampman Is Still Worrisome to Teleosemanticists (Dongwoo Kim) 4:15 pm
Explanation and Modality: On Why The Swampman Is Still Worrisome to Teleosemanticists (Dongwoo Kim) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Oct 7 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Many have thought that Davidson’s Swampman scenario offers a serious problem to teleosemantics. For it appears to be possible from the scenario that there are completely ahistorical creatures with beliefs, and this apparent possibility contradicts the theory. In a series of papers (2001, 2006, 2016), Papineau argues that the Swampman scenario is not even the start of an objection to teleosemantics as a scientific reduction of belief. It is against this claim that I want[...]
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Oct 7 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
September 2 GC Closed NO MEETING September 9 Yael Sharvit, UCLA September 16  Ole Hjortland and Ben Martin, Bergen September 23 Alessandro Rossi, StAndrews September 30 GC Closed NO MEETING October 7 Dongwoo Kim, GC October 14 GC Closed NO MEETING October 21 Rohit Parikh, GC October 28 Barbara Montero, GC November 4 Sergei Aretmov, GC November 11 Martin Pleitz, Muenster November 18 November 25 December 2 Jessica Wilson, Toronto December 9 Mark Colyvan, Sydney[...]
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re a community of philosophers of language centered in New York City. We have a meeting each week at which a speaker presents a piece of their own work relating to the philosophy of language. Sept 9 Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz) Sept 16 John Maackay (U Wisconsin–Madison) Sept 23 Andrew Bacon (USC) Sept 30 Eleonore Neufeld (USC) Oct 7 Eli Alshanetsky (Temple) Oct 21 Gabe Dupre (UCLA) Oct 28 Dorit Bar-On (UConn) Nov 4 Sam[...]
Slavoj Žižek: Disorder Under Heaven 6:30 pm
Slavoj Žižek: Disorder Under Heaven @ NYU Skirball Center
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Our situation is dangerous, there are uncertainties and elements of chaos in our environment, in international relations, in biotechnology, in sexual relations… But it is here that we should remember Mao’s old motto: “There is great disorder under heaven, so the situation is excellent!” Let’s not lose nerves, let’s exploit the confusion as a chance to propose a new radical vision. In January 2019, an international team of scientists proposed “a diet it says can improve health while ensuring[...]
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CANCELLED: Equilibrium Modeling in Economics: An Evolutionary Defense. Armin Schulz (University of Kansas) 4:30 pm
CANCELLED: Equilibrium Modeling in Economics: An Evolutionary Defense. Armin Schulz (University of Kansas) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Oct 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A traditional evolutionary economic criticism of mainstream economic analysis is that the latter is too strongly focused on equilibrium models and thus fails to do justice to the complex and dynamic nature of real economic systems. I here assess the plausibility of this criticism further. More specifically, I here seek to both determine whether it is true that the heavy reliance on equilibrium models in economics is problematic, and whether and how an appeal to[...]
Choosing to Live a Just Life: On the Republic’s Depiction of Justice as Good in and of Itself. Daniel Davenport 5:45 pm
Choosing to Live a Just Life: On the Republic’s Depiction of Justice as Good in and of Itself. Daniel Davenport @ Philosophy Dept, St. John's U. rm 210
Oct 9 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
In Plato’s Republic, Socrates argues that justice is good not only for its consequences but also in and of itself. Challenged by Glaucon and Adeimantus, who suggest that all human interactions are inherently competitive and that being unjust could help you get the better in these conflicts, Socrates establishes that justice is good because it is harmony in the city and in the soul. If justice is a kind of health of the soul, then[...]
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Laughing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Comedic Imagination. Luvell E. Anderson (Syracuse) 4:10 pm
Laughing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Comedic Imagination. Luvell E. Anderson (Syracuse) @ Columbia U Philosophy Dept. 716
Oct 10 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 10th, 2019 Luvell E. Anderson (Syracuse) Title: “Laughing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Comedic Imagination” 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, 716 Philosophy Hall Reception to follow Thursday, November 14th, 2019 Frances Egan (Rutgers) Title: “TBA” 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, 716 Philosophy Hall Reception to follow
Reconstructing Nietzsche, Contextually. Matthew Meyer 6:00 pm
Reconstructing Nietzsche, Contextually. Matthew Meyer @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I defend a contextual reconstruction of Nietzsche’s philosophical project. My contextualist reconstruction contrasts with the rationalist reconstruction predominant in contemporary Anglo-American scholarship. After discussing the differences between the two approaches, I show how the rationalist reconstruction has distorted our understanding of Nietzsche in at least two respects. First, in trying to extract theories from Nietzsche’s corpus that will be attractive to contemporary philosophers, it has caused scholars largely to neglect the nature, structure, and argument[...]
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Hollow Truth. Louis deRosset (University of Vermont) 3:30 pm
Hollow Truth. Louis deRosset (University of Vermont) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Oct 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A number of puzzles concerning how truth-ascriptions are grounded have recently been discovered by several theorists, following Fine (2010). Most previous commentators on these puzzles have taken them to shed light on the theory of ground. In this paper, I argue that they also shed light on the theory of truth. In particular, I argue that the notion of ground can be deployed to clearly articulate one strand of deflationary thinking about truth, according to[...]
The Riddle of Transformation and the Nature of Philosophical Truth. Gilad Nir (Leipzig) 4:00 pm
The Riddle of Transformation and the Nature of Philosophical Truth. Gilad Nir (Leipzig) @ New School, rm D906
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Certain intellectual challenges can neither be resolved by the discovery of missing pieces of information nor by construction of better arguments. Yet what is called for in such cases is not mere persuasion, but a form of intellectual transformation. Wittgenstein sought to respond to the problems of philosophy along similar lines. And the need for the notion of intellectual transformation arises in other contexts, as well, including the context of moral progress, which Cora Diamond[...]
The Role of Negative Emotions in the Good Life: Reflections from the Zhuangzi. Richard Kim 5:30 pm
The Role of Negative Emotions in the Good Life: Reflections from the Zhuangzi. Richard Kim @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The philosophical and psychological literature on well-being tend to focus on the prudential value of positive emotions such as pleasure, joy, or gratitude. But how do the negative emotions such as grief fit into our understanding of well-being? It is often assumed that negative emotions are intrinsically bad far us and that we should work toward eliminating them, especially from the perspective of our own well-being. In this presentation I want to question this assumption[...]
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Northeast Philosophy of Religion Colloquium
Northeast Philosophy of Religion Colloquium @ Philosophy Conference Room, Collins Hall
Oct 12 all-day
Contact Crina Gschwandtner for more information.
Pedagogy of Dignity Workshop
Pedagogy of Dignity Workshop @ Columbia University, Philosophy rm tba
Oct 12 all-day
Pedagogy of Dignity Workshop  Saturday, October 12, 2019 Workshop Organizer: Christia Mercer
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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Lowenstein, Plaza View Room (12th Floor)
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Meetings are held on Tuesdays at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan in the Plaza View Room on the 12th floor of the Lowenstein Building (113 W 60th St).We meet from 5:30 to 6:45 and papers are read in advance. If interested in attending, contact sahaddad@fordham.edu, swhitney@fordham.edu, or jeflynn@fordham.edu. ​ 2019-20 September 24 – Rosaura Martínez (UNAM) “Alterability and Writing. Rethinking an Ontology of Dependency” October 15 – Jesús Luzardo (Fordham) “The Wages of the Past: Whiteness, Nostalgia, and[...]
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Break It Down Lecture: “A Look at Mary Shepherd’s Philosophy”, Prof. Martha Bolton 3:00 pm
Break It Down Lecture: “A Look at Mary Shepherd’s Philosophy”, Prof. Martha Bolton @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rutgers Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details. Fall 2019 10/17  Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Martha Bolton, “A Look at Mary Shepherd’s Philosophy” 10/18  Holly Smith book launch, Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall 8:45 am-5:30 pm 10/24  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 3:00-5:00 pm 10/25  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 9:00[...]
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy: Pop-up Session with Joseph Raz 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy: Pop-up Session with Joseph Raz @ NYU Law School - Vanderbilt Hall, 3rd Flr, Faculty Library
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Although the Colloquium on Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy is on hiatus this year, it will convene a special “pop-up” session on Thursday, October 17 from 4-7 p.m. in the Faculty Library on the third floor of Vanderbilt Hall. Professor Joseph Raz, who has long been an important member of the Colloquium community, will present a pre-circulated paper on this occasion, which marks the end of many years during which he has taught regularly at[...]
Positions in Patriarchy: Retooling the Metaphysics of Gender. Robin Dembroff (Yale) 4:00 pm
Positions in Patriarchy: Retooling the Metaphysics of Gender. Robin Dembroff (Yale) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Decades of feminist theory have approached the question ‘what is gender?’ with an eye to gender as a system — in particular, the system that creates and sustains patriarchy. Using this approach, feminists have proposed theories of gender focused on the social positions that persons occupy within a patriarchal system. However, these analyses almost uniformly assume a gender binary (men & women), and so look for corresponding, binary social positions. In this talk, I defend the importance of position-based[...]
Thinking Beyond the Annihilation of Nature: Conscientia and Schelling’s Ethics of Redemptive Epistemology. Bruce Matthews, Bard 6:00 pm
Thinking Beyond the Annihilation of Nature: Conscientia and Schelling’s Ethics of Redemptive Epistemology. Bruce Matthews, Bard @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In 1804 Schelling diagnosed our impending “annihilation of nature” due to our conceptual detachment from and consequent economic exploitation of our natural world. His critique of Modernity’s Cartesian Idealisms, effected through his inversion of the Kantian categories, results in a philosophical project whose relevance to our ongoing climate crisis is difficult to overstate. Bruce Matthews Bard College/BHSEC, professor of philosophy, research in German Idealism and Romanticism, with a focus on life and thought of F.W.J.[...]
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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 6493
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 20: Matthias Michel Philosophy and Laboratoire Sciences, Université Paris-Sorbonne and NYU “Consciousness and the Prefrontal Cortex” October 4: Ryan McElhaney Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center “Explanation and Consciousness” October 18: Sascha Benjamin Fink Philosophy-Neurosciences-Cognition, University of Magdeburg and NYU “Varieties of Phenomenal Structuralism” November 1: Jesse Atencio Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center Title TBA November 15: Frank Pupa Philosophy, Nassau Community College “Getting Between: Predicativism, Domain Restriction, and Binding” December[...]
Holly Smith book launch 3:00 pm
Holly Smith book launch @ Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall, 4th flr
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rutgers Philosophy Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details. 10/18  Holly Smith book launch, location TBD (Guerrero) 10/18  Workshop on Meaning (Pietroski) 10/19  Workshop on Meaning (Pietroski) 10/24  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 3:00-5:00 pm 10/25  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 9:00 am-5:30 pm 10/26  Philosophy of Probability[...]
NYC Nietzsche Group: Dylan Bailey (Fordham) 6:00 pm
NYC Nietzsche Group: Dylan Bailey (Fordham) @ Plaza View Room (12th Floor)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Contact Sara Pope for more information.
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Here is the tentative schedule for PoPRocks sessions this semester. We will be meeting, usually, on Thursday or Friday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the 2nd floor seminar room at the NYU philosophy department. Th. 10/03 Luke Roelofs Fr. 10/18 Josh Myers Fr. 10/25 Sam Clarke Th. 10/31 Simon Brown Th. 11/14 Noga Gratvol Fr. 11/22 Cristina Ballarini Th. 12/12 Rodrigo Diaz You can still sign up to present! Of course, the[...]
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New Materialist Approaches to Sound
New Materialist Approaches to Sound @ Music Department, Columbia U
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
Scholars working under the broad umbrella of New Materialism have offered compelling reappraisals of the ways in which we know, interact with, and exist in the world. This scholarship also intersects with recent work on music and sound, which raises rich sets of questions regarding human agency, material, ethics, aesthetics, embodiment, and the subject/object dichotomy, among other issues. We invite scholars working in the humanities, arts and sciences to submit proposals for papers and performances[...]
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Meeting 63: The Ship of Theseus 2:00 pm
Meeting 63: The Ship of Theseus @ Justine's apartment
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 PM CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Liam Ryan will lead us. This little thought experiment from Ancient Greece illustrates the philosophical problems: “A m… Price: 14.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/261143577/
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The Buddha versus Popper: When to Live? Rohit Parikh 4:15 pm
The Buddha versus Popper: When to Live? Rohit Parikh @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Oct 21 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
We discuss two approaches to life: presentism and futurism. The first one, which we are identifying with the Buddha, is to live in the present and not to allow the future to hinder us from living in the ever present now. The second one, which we will identify with Karl Popper, is to think before we act, and act now for a better future. We will discuss various aspects of presentism and futurism, such as[...]
Objectivity and the Humanities – Prospects for a New Realism. Markus Gabriel 6:00 pm
Objectivity and the Humanities – Prospects for a New Realism. Markus Gabriel @ Deutsches Haus at NYU
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Over the last decades, the humanities have come under pressure from the scientific worldview. To many, it seems as if the humanities provide us at best with less-than-objective knowledge claims. Arguably, there are at least two overall reasons for this. On the one hand, the scientific worldview tends to associate objectivity with the kind of knowledge-acquisition, explanation, and justification characteristic of the natural sciences. On the other hand, the humanities themselves have contributed to the[...]
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re a community of philosophers of language centered in New York City. We have a meeting each week at which a speaker presents a piece of their own work relating to the philosophy of language. Sept 9 Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz) Sept 16 John Maackay (U Wisconsin–Madison) Sept 23 Andrew Bacon (USC) Sept 30 Eleonore Neufeld (USC) Oct 7 Eli Alshanetsky (Temple) Oct 21 Gabe Dupre (UCLA) Oct 28 Dorit Bar-On (UConn) Nov 4 Sam[...]
Hell is other (internet) people 7:00 pm
Hell is other (internet) people @ Park Plaza
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café Monday, October 21 at 7:00 PM Hell is other people, existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre famously said. Updated to the 21st century, we may as well as that hell is other peo… Price: 5.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe/events/263950625/
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Oct 23 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Each colloquium is held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M. All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9205/9206 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information. Download an interactive PDF version of the schedule here. September 11 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Philip Kitcher (Columbia University) “Progress in the Sciences—and in the Arts” September 18 • Note: colloquium will begin at 5:45pm Jason Stanley (Yale University) “Hustle: The Politics[...]
Jennifer Morton on Education 7:30 pm
Jennifer Morton on Education @ Brooklyn Public Library Information Commons Lab
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Philosophers is a forum for philosophers in the greater Brooklyn area to discuss their work with a general audience, hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library. Its goal is to raise awareness of the best work on philosophical questions of interest to Brooklynites, and to provide a civil space where Brooklynites can reason together about the philosophical questions that matter to them. 10/23 – Philosophy in the Library: Jennifer Morton on Education @ the[...]
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Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer)
Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) @ Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day
Ian Hacking wrote that probability is a Janus-faced concept with one face looking toward the world and the other toward the mind. The face looking toward the world is central to laws and explanations in physics (especially quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics) and the special sciences. The face looking toward the mind is central to epistemology and decision theory. This conference concerns both aspects and especially their relation to each other. What is probability that[...]
Film screening & discussion “Toxic Reigns of Resentment” 6:00 pm
Film screening & discussion “Toxic Reigns of Resentment” @ Klein Conference Room, Room A510
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sjoerd van Tuinen and Jürgen Schaflechner will present their film “Toxic Reigns of Resentment” featuring Wendy Brown, Grayson Hunt, Rahel Jaeggi, Alexander Nehamas, Robert Pfaller, Gyan Prakash, Peter Sloterdijk, and Sjoerd van Tuinen. NSSR philosopher Jay Bernstein will respond after the screening. After the fall of the Soviet empire and the triumph of global capitalism, modernity appeared to keep its dual promise of liberty and equality. The spreading of human rights and democratic forms of[...]
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Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Here is the tentative schedule for PoPRocks sessions this semester. We will be meeting, usually, on Thursday or Friday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the 2nd floor seminar room at the NYU philosophy department. Th. 10/03 Luke Roelofs Fr. 10/18 Josh Myers Fr. 10/25 Sam Clarke Th. 10/31 Simon Brown Th. 11/14 Noga Gratvol Fr. 11/22 Cristina Ballarini Th. 12/12 Rodrigo Diaz You can still sign up to present! Of course, the[...]
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Benacerraf’s Non-Problem. Barbara Gail Montero 4:15 pm
Benacerraf’s Non-Problem. Barbara Gail Montero @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Oct 28 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Research in philosophy of mathematics over roughly the past half century can be understood, to a large degree, as a series of responses to what is commonly known as the Benacerraf problem: Given the abstract nature of mathematical entities, how can we come to have mathematical knowledge? How are we, in Benacerraf’s words, “to bridge the chasm. . . between the entities that form the subject matter of mathematics and the human knower?” In this[...]
Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) 4:30 pm
Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) @ Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rutgers Philosophy Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details. 10/18  Holly Smith book launch, location TBD (Guerrero) 10/18  Workshop on Meaning (Pietroski) 10/19  Workshop on Meaning (Pietroski) 10/24  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 3:00-5:00 pm 10/25  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 9:00 am-5:30 pm 10/26  Philosophy of Probability[...]
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re a community of philosophers of language centered in New York City. We have a meeting each week at which a speaker presents a piece of their own work relating to the philosophy of language. Sept 9 Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz) Sept 16 John Maackay (U Wisconsin–Madison) Sept 23 Andrew Bacon (USC) Sept 30 Eleonore Neufeld (USC) Oct 7 Eli Alshanetsky (Temple) Oct 21 Gabe Dupre (UCLA) Oct 28 Dorit Bar-On (UConn) Nov 4 Sam[...]
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Structural Rationality – Julian Nida-Rümelin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 12:15 pm
Structural Rationality – Julian Nida-Rümelin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. 6th flr. lounge
Oct 29 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
In my talk, I will present my account of practical reason that is based on the idea of embedding an act into an intended (diachronic and/or interpersonal) structure of agency. It is compatible with bayesian decision and game theory, but refrains from consequentialist optimization. Its main scope is to integrate practical reasons of different kinds and reconcile ethical realism with bayesian decision theory. Literature, Julian Nida-Rümelin: Economic Rationality and Practical Reason (Kluwer 1997) Structural Rationality and[...]
Sullivan Lecture: Jenann Ismael (Columbia) 5:30 pm
Sullivan Lecture: Jenann Ismael (Columbia) @ McNally Amphitheater, Fordham
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact Brian Johnson for more information.
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Oct 30 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Each colloquium is held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M. All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9205/9206 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information. Download an interactive PDF version of the schedule here. September 11 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Philip Kitcher (Columbia University) “Progress in the Sciences—and in the Arts” September 18 • Note: colloquium will begin at 5:45pm Jason Stanley (Yale University) “Hustle: The Politics[...]
Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) 4:30 pm
Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) @ Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rutgers Philosophy Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details. 10/18  Holly Smith book launch, location TBD (Guerrero) 10/18  Workshop on Meaning (Pietroski) 10/19  Workshop on Meaning (Pietroski) 10/24  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 3:00-5:00 pm 10/25  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 9:00 am-5:30 pm 10/26  Philosophy of Probability[...]
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Empirical and Normative Truth in Democracy – Julian Nida-Rümelin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 12:00 pm
Empirical and Normative Truth in Democracy – Julian Nida-Rümelin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. 6th flr. lounge
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In public discourse, but also in political theory, the opinion prevails, that democracy is incompatible with aspirations of truth. Some assume, in the Hobbesian tradition, that civic peace requires that truth assertions be restricted to science and religion (normative positivism), whereas the political sphere is constituted by interests, bargaining and collective decisions based on interests, bargaining and rules of aggregation, be they implicit or explicit. In this perspective Collective Choice as preference aggregation is paradigmatic for the[...]
Freud: An Intellectual Biography. Joel Whitebook 6:00 pm
Freud: An Intellectual Biography. Joel Whitebook @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr.Joel Whitebook, Philosopher and Psychoanalyst will discuss his book Freud: An Intellectual Biography As Hegel observed, the “Objective Spirit” never stands still — an observation that is especially true today. As a result, members of every generation have to return to the classics and reappropriate them for themselves. This is what Joel Whitebook has done in his recently published intellectual biography of Freud (Cambridge University Press) that we will be discussing in this workshop. Cutting through the tired[...]
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Here is the tentative schedule for PoPRocks sessions this semester. We will be meeting, usually, on Thursday or Friday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the 2nd floor seminar room at the NYU philosophy department. Th. 10/03 Luke Roelofs Fr. 10/18 Josh Myers Fr. 10/25 Sam Clarke Th. 10/31 Simon Brown Th. 11/14 Noga Gratvol Fr. 11/22 Cristina Ballarini Th. 12/12 Rodrigo Diaz You can still sign up to present! Of course, the[...]