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Philosophy – Wisdom or Technique? 7:30 pm
Philosophy – Wisdom or Technique? @ Setauket Neighborhood House
Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm
‘Philosophy begins in wonder. And at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains. There have been added, however, some grasp of the immensity of things, some purification of emotion by understanding. Yet there is a danger in such reflections. An immediate good is apt to be thought of in a degenerate form of a passive enjoyment. Existence (life) is activity ever merging into the future. The aim of philosophical understanding is the aim of piercing the blindness of activity in respect to its transcendent functions.’ (A.N. Whitehead, Modes of Thought, Capricorn Books, New York, 1938, 232). Please read Anthony O’Hear work titled Philosophy – Wisdom or Technique? starting on page 351. Please click here. Please …

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Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” – Week 1/5 7:00 pm
Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” – Week 1/5
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, January 4 at 7:00 PM https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/244387774/
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Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” – Week 2/5 7:00 pm
Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” – Week 2/5
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 PM https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/244387791/
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A Lawyer, A Poet, and A Philosopher Walk into a Bar to talk about Truth in the City 8:00 pm
A Lawyer, A Poet, and A Philosopher Walk into a Bar to talk about Truth in the City @ Las Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Lawyer, A Poet, and A Philosopher Walk into a Bar to talk about Truth in the City… There is only a perspectival seeing, only a perspectival ‘knowing’; and the more affects we allow to speak about a matter, the more eyes, different eyes, we know how to bring to bear on one and the same matter, that much more complete will our ‘concept’ of this matter, our ‘objectivity’ be. Thus wrote Friedrich Nietzsche, and we at the Gotham Philosophical Society agree. We believe that to make sense of something, we need to see it from as many sides as possible. That is why we are launching a new discussion …

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Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” – Week 3/5 7:00 pm
Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” – Week 3/5
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 PM https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/244387800/
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Mind and Language Research Seminar 4:00 pm
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our topic for Spring 2018 will be Formal Frameworks for Semantics and Pragmatics. We’ll be investigating a range of questions in semantics and/or pragmatics which involve or are relevant to the choice between different kinds of overall structure for theories in these areas. In most sessions, the members of the seminar will receive a week in advance, copies of recent work, or work in progress from a thinker at another university. After reading this work, students discuss it with one of the instructors on the day before the colloquium. Then at the Tuesday colloquium, the instructors give a summary review and raise criticisms or questions about the work. The author …

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Ask a Philosopher @ Bryant Park 12:00 pm
Ask a Philosopher @ Bryant Park
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We have an Ask a Philosopher booth this Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00 at Bryant Park! Come talk with us about your philosophical questions/ideas! A film crew for a Japanese TV program will be making a short documentary about public philosophy in New York City, so let’s make this a good one. (We will have a space heater.) Stop by during lunch! Tell your friends! See you there!
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Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” – Week 4/5 7:00 pm
Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” – Week 4/5
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 PM https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/244387831/
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Mala Kamm Memorial Lecture: Nomy Arpaly (Brown), “On Benevolence” 3:30 pm
Mala Kamm Memorial Lecture: Nomy Arpaly (Brown), “On Benevolence” @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Jan 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
“It is widely agreed that benevolence is not the whole of the moral life, but it is not as widely appreciated that benevolence is an irreducible part of that life. This paper argues that Kantian efforts to characterize benevolence, or something like it, in terms of reverence for rational agency fall short. Such reverence, while credibly an important part of the moral life, is no more the whole of it than benevolence.”
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A Night of Philosophy and Ideas
A Night of Philosophy and Ideas @ Brooklyn Public Library
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day
A Night of Philosophy and Ideas is an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music. Join us and be a part of this FREE 12-HOUR EXCHANGE OF IDEAS, featuring top philosophers from around the world. FROM SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 7PM TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018 AT 7AM at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY. Doors open at 7PM. Lineup is subject to change. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.   Contact For more information please contact the Brooklyn Public Library’s BPL Presents team. RSVPs not required Phone 718.230.2200 Email vrosenbaum@bklynlibrary.org Co-presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services …

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Gillian Russell on Speech Acts and Speaking Up 6:30 pm
Gillian Russell on Speech Acts and Speaking Up @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
When people encounter speech that they judge to inappropriately denigrate others, they often feel both a desire and an obligation to respond with more speech—a response that I’ll call “speaking up.” When we hear our colleagues unfairly put down, racist or sexist jokes told, or misleading aspersions cast on victims, many of us wonder whether we should speak up, and some people speak up more readily and with more confidence than others. But whether we speak up or not, is also common to have doubts about its value. Some reservations might concern outweighing pragmatic reasons—as when one suspects that speaking up will provoke violence. But others—the ones this paper is …

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Mind and Language Research Seminar 4:00 pm
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our topic for Spring 2018 will be Formal Frameworks for Semantics and Pragmatics. We’ll be investigating a range of questions in semantics and/or pragmatics which involve or are relevant to the choice between different kinds of overall structure for theories in these areas. In most sessions, the members of the seminar will receive a week in advance, copies of recent work, or work in progress from a thinker at another university. After reading this work, students discuss it with one of the instructors on the day before the colloquium. Then at the Tuesday colloquium, the instructors give a summary review and raise criticisms or questions about the work. The author …

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Minorities and Philosophy Spring Workshop Series 7:00 pm
Minorities and Philosophy Spring Workshop Series @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00-7:50: Helios Bajwa (New School), “The Violence of Inclusion: Borders, Ideology and Migrant Labor in Singapore” 7:55-8:45: Alejandro Naranjo Sandoval (Princeton), “Gatekeeping Generics: How Our Utterances Shape the Social World” 8:45-9:30: Food & Beverage Reception (6th Floor Lounge) The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Chapters of Columbia, The New School, Rutgers, CUNY, NYU, and Princeton invite submissions from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups for a workshop series (NY-MAPWorks) in spring 2018. Dates: Jan 30th (NYU), Feb. 20th (New School), March 6th (CUNY), April 17th (Columbia), May 8th (NYU), 7-9:30pm. Submission Guidelines: To apply, please compete the following by December 15th, 2017: Send an extended abstract of 750-1,000 words …

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