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Humane Understanding Conference
Humane Understanding Conference @ Fordham Lincoln Center
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day
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. Confirmed Speakers: 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 …

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Workshop on German Aesthetics
Workshop on German Aesthetics @ Lowenstein, Plaza View Room (12th Floor)
Jun 26 all-day
Session I – Chair: Michael Begun (Fordham) 10:00 – Samantha Matherne (Harvard University) “Rethinking Kantian Aesthetic Normativity” 11:30 – Wiebke Deimling (Clark University) “Kant’s Theory of Tragedy” 1:00 – Lunch Break Session II – Chair: Daryl Tress (Fordham) 2:30 – Melissa Zinkin (SUNY Binghamton) “Aesthetic Judgment, the Generation of Concepts, and Cognitive Mastery in Kant” 4:00 – Jay Bernstein (New School for Social Research) “Kant and Adorno on Mind and World: From Wild Beauties to Spiral Jetty”   Sponsored by the Fordham Philosophy Department’s German Philosophy Group Contact: Reed Winegar (bwinegar@fordham.edu)
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