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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[...]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[...]