Thursday, May 16th
|9:00-9:30 am||Breakfast (Provided)|
|9:30-9:45 am||Opening Remarks, James Swenson, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs|
|9:45-10:45 am||Session 1 – Tom Bever, “Foundational cognitive science themes that Jerry explored”|
|10:45-11:00 am||Coffee Break|
|11:00 am – Noon||Session 2 – Rochel Gelman, “Innate learning and beyond: The case of number”|
|Noon – 2:30 pm||Lunch (Not provided, see below for options)|
|2:30-3:30 pm||Session 3 – Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, “What Jerry and I got right about what Darwin got wrong”|
|3:30-3:45 pm||Coffee Break|
|3:45-4:45 pm||Session 4 – David Rosenthal, “Fodor’s Representationalism”
|4:45-5:45 pm||Session 5 – Terry Horgan, “Morphological content and chromatic illumination in belief fixation”|
|6:00 pm||Dinner Reception Open to All (6th Floor WEST Wing of the Academic Building)|
Friday, May 17th
|9:00-9:15 am||Breakfast (Provided)|
|9:15-10:15 am||Session 6 – Louise Antony, “Not psychological, but not brutely causal either”|
|10:15-10:30 am||Coffee Break|
|10:30-11:30 am||Session 7 – Kevan Edwards, “Fodor* on concepts, Frege’s Problem, and the division of explanatory labor”|
|11:30 am – 12:30 pm||Session 8 – Eric Margolis, “Understanding concept nativism”|
|12:30-3:00 pm||Lunch (Not provided, see below for options)|
|3:00-4:00 pm||Session 9 – Susan Schneider, “Conscious machines? A sober-minded approach”|
|4:00-4:15 pm||Coffee Break|
|4:15-5:15 pm||Session 10 – Georges Rey, “Fodor’s mis-guided Quineanism”|
|5:15-6:15 pm||Session 11 – Randy Gallistel, “It’s numbers all the way down”|
|6:15-6:30 pm||Closing Remarks|
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Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 PM
Justine Borer, adjunct philosophy professor at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll examine the theory of ethical egoism (the idea that peo…
Price: 18.00 USD
Annual Nietzsche Circle Fundraiser with talk, music, drinks, and refreshments.
$25 General Admission
$10 Student Admission
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Donations can be made direct, at our website at www.nietzschecirclecom/support_us.html, or simply bring a check with you. Payable to: Nietzsche Circle. Funds may be held in an escrow account subject to determination of 501(c) compliance. We thank you.
Please RSVP with Luke Trusso at email@example.com by May 10, 2019 and include any guests.
Program Committee: Sam Buss, Johanna Franklin, Wesley Holliday (chair), Elaine Landry,Andrew Marks, and Joel Nagloo.Local Organizing Committee: Evangelia Antonakos (co-chair), Sergei Artemov, AlfredDolich, Shoshana Friedman (co-chair), Gunter Fuchs, and Joel Hamkins.
for additional information. All plenary and tutorial lectures will be held in Proshansky Auditorium, on the lower levelof the Graduate Center. All special session and contributed talks will be in the nearbyrooms C197, C198, and C201–C205. The welcoming reception will be held at 6:00 pm onMonday, May 20 in the Concourse Lobby, in front of Proshansky Auditorium.
In L.E.J. Brouwer’s first act of intuitionism, the subject’s perception of time is put forth as the foundation on which arithmetic will be built. According to Brouwer, proper intuitionistic arithmetic, as with the rest of intuitionistic mathematics, is not tied to any particular formal system. When we try to axiomatically approximate an intuitionistic arithmetical system, we are faced with the problem of incorporating the subject and their perception into the axiom system itself. We discuss some unsatisfactory responses to this problem and then offer a solution.
The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will be meeting on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 in room 7314 of the Graduate Center, CUNY (365 5th Avenue). The (provisional) schedule is as follows:
Feb 4. Melvin Fitting, CUNY
Feb 11. Benjamin Neeser, Geneva
Feb 18. GC CLOSED. NO MEETING
Feb 25. Achille Varzi, Columbia
Mar 4. Eric Bayruns Garcia, CUNY
Mar 11. Jeremy Goodman, USC
Mar 18. Romina Padro, CUNY
Mar 25. Kit Fine, NYU
Apr 1. Elena Ficara, Paderborn
Apr 8. Chris Scambler, NYU
Apr 15. Jenn McDonald, CUNY
Apr 22. GC CLOSED. NO MEETING
Apr 29. Tommy Kivatinos, CUNY
May 6. Daniel Durante, Natal
May 13. Martina Botti, Columbia
May 20. Vincent Peluce, CUNY
Working Papers in Ethics and Moral Psychology is a speaker series conducted under the auspices of the Icahn School of Medicine Bioethics Program. It is a working group where speakers are invited to present well-developed, as yet unpublished work. The focus of the group is interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on topics in ethics, bioethics, neuroethics, and moral psychology. The meetings begin with a brief presentation by the invited speaker and the remaining time is devoted to a discussion of the paper. The speakers will make their papers available in advance of their presentation to those who sign up for the Working Papers mailing list.
11 Oct: Jordan Mackenzie, NYU
8 Nov: Susana Nuccetelli, St. Cloud State
13 Dec: Michael Brownstein, John Jay
14 Mar: Kyle Ferguson, CUNY
18 Apr: Jeff Sebo, NYU
23 May: Johann Frick, Princeton
Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM
Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll discuss social contract theory (the idea that morali…
Price: 18.00 USD
Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 PM
Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. We’ll discuss utilitarianism (commonly known as “the great…
Price: 18.00 USD
As work on the nature of understanding has expanded in recent years, there has been increasing interest in the question of what might be distinctive about our understanding of other people, or humane understanding.
Our conference will explore this question, and consider how recent debates might be enriched by insights from areas such as epistemology, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of social science, the hermeneutical tradition, and the “verstehen” tradition in Continental philosophy.
Olivia Bailey (Tulane)
Kristin Gjesdal (Temple)
Stephen R. Grimm (Fordham)
Kareem Khalifa (Middlebury)
Michael Strevens (NYU)
Karsten Stueber (Holy Cross)
Call for Abstracts:
3-4 spots on the program will be filled via a call for abstracts. Submitted abstracts should be no longer than 500 words, and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2018. Meals at the conference will be covered, but scholars whose abstracts are selected will cover their own travel and lodging costs. Abstracts should try to engage with the following questions:
How does understanding people differ from other kinds of understanding, such as the understanding of concepts, language, or natural phenomena? Do these various types of understanding bring different cognitive resources to bear, or have different epistemic profiles?
Is there a deep unity among these types of understanding, or not?
What are the distinctive ways in which the study of literature or art or history enhance our understanding of other people?
What role does the reenactment of another’s perspective play in humane understanding? Is it merely a heuristic for discovering a person’s mental states (as Hempel seemed to think) or does it play a more epistemically robust role? Is reenactment of this sort indispensable to intentional-action explanation?
How does recent research on social cognition and mindreading bear on older debates about Verstehen?
How does the hermeneutical tradition shed light on these issues? Is it engaged with different questions, or does it pursue them from a distinctively different angle?
How do we adjudicate between competing interpretations of people’s actions?
What contribution does memory make to humane understanding?
Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 PM
Justine Borer, adjunct professor of philosophy at John Jay College, will lead this meeting. Are there absolute moral rules? We’ll consider Kant’s view…
Price: 18.00 USD