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Critique 1/13: Foucault and Nietzsche with Amy Allen 6:15 pm
Critique 1/13: Foucault and Nietzsche with Amy Allen @ Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia Law
Sep 11 @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
The first seminar in the Critique 13/13 Series. About this Event Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:15 – 8:45 pm at Columbia University With Professor Amy Allen and Bernard E. Harcourt Readings include: Foucault, Michel. “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History.” In The Foucault Reader, ed. Paul Rabinow, 76-100. New York, Pantheon Books, 1984. _____. “Nietzsche, Freud, Marx.” In The Essential Works of Michel Foucault: Power, ed. James D. Faubion, trans. Robert Hurley et al., 277-278. New York: New Press, 2000. Harcourt, Bernard E., “The Illusion of Influence: On Foucault, Nietzsche, and a Fundamental Misunderstanding” (May 24, 2019). Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-627 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3393827 These events are free …

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Can metaphysics explain? Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth) 4:10 pm
Can metaphysics explain? Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth) @ Columbia U Philosophy Dept. 716
Sep 12 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 12th, 2019 Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth) Title: “TBA” 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, 716 Philosophy Hall Reception to follow Thursday, October 10th, 2019 Luvell E. Anderson (Syracuse) Title: “TBA” 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
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Black Radical Kantianism. Charles Mills (CUNY) 4:00 pm
Black Radical Kantianism. Charles Mills (CUNY) @ 302 Philosophy, Columbia U
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This essay tries to develop a “black radical Kantianism” – that is, a Kantianism informed by the black experience in modernity. After looking briefly at socialist and feminist appropriations of Kant, I argue that an analogous black radical appropriation should draw on the distinctive social ontology and view of the state associated with the black radical tradition. In ethics, this would mean working with a (color-conscious rather than colorblind) social ontology of white persons and black sub-persons and then asking what respect for oneself and others would require under those circumstances. In political philosophy, it would mean framing the state as a Rassenstaat (a racial state) and then asking what …

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Autonomy, Deference, and “Getting it Oneself” (ZIDE 自) Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University) 5:30 pm
Autonomy, Deference, and “Getting it Oneself” (ZIDE 自) Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University) @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This paper is on the topic of deliberative autonomy in (primarily) post-classical Chinese moral epistemology. By “deliberative autonomy,” I mean the epistemic state or achievement in which one’s ethical views or beliefs are those that seem right to oneself and are based on reasons or considerations that one understands for oneself. This is to be contrasted with holding a view or belief based primarily on the authority or expertise of others, without seeing for oneself that the view is correct or why it is correct.
The Chinese philosophical tradition is rich in discussion of the nature, value, and function of deliberative autonomy, having much to say both in its defense and …

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Critique 2/13: Horkheimer and Adorno with Axel Honneth 6:15 pm
Critique 2/13: Horkheimer and Adorno with Axel Honneth @ Columbia Maison Française, Buell Hall
Sep 25 @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
The second seminar in the Critique 13/13 Seminar Series. About this Event Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:15-8:45 pm at Columbia University Professor Axel Honneth and Bernard E. Harcourt discussing the early Frankfurt School, specifically Max Horkheimer’s 1937 essay, “Traditional and Critical Theory,” and Theodor Adorno’s 1931 essay, “The Actuality of Philosophy.” This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française. Readings include: Horkheimer, Max. “Traditional and Critical Theory, in Horkheimer, Max. Critical Theory: Selected Essays. New York: Continuum, 1992. Adorno, Theodor W. “The Actuality of Philosophy.” Telos 1997, no. 31 (1997): 120-133. These events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP.   The syllabus is available here.
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Isaac Levi Conference and Memorial
Isaac Levi Conference and Memorial @ Columbia University, Philosophy rm tba
Sep 28 all-day
Conference Schedule 10AM       Teddy Seidenfeld – Conditional Probability, Conditionalization, and Total Evidence 11AM       Eleonora Cresto – Beyond Indeterminate Utilities. The Case of Neurotic Cake-Cutting 11:20AM  Ignacio Ojea Quintana – Unawareness and Levi’s Consensus as Common Ground 11:40AM  Rush Stewart – Uncertainty, Equality, Fraternity 1PM         Nils-Eric Sahlin – Levi’s Decision Theory: Lessons Learned 1:45PM    Wilfried Sieg – Scientific Theories as Set-Theoretic Predicates? 2:45PM    Panel Discussion – Learning from Levi Abstracts available in attached documents under “Supporting material.” Memorial A memorial service will be held at 5PM at St. Paul’s Chapel on the Columbia campus. Reception to follow on the 7th floor of …

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