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Virginia Aspe Armella and Ma. Elena García Peláez Cruz 2:00 pm
Virginia Aspe Armella and Ma. Elena García Peláez Cruz @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
SWIP-Analytic Schedule for Spring 2018 Here is a sneak peak at our exciting line-up of speakers and events for Spring 2018. Some times and rooms TBA. Elanor Taylor, February 8, CUNY Graduate Center, The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, Room 5307, 4:00-6:00pm Virginia Aspe Armella and Ma. Elena García Peláez Cruz (co-sponsored with SWIP-Analytic Mexico), March 2, NYU Room 202, 2:00-4:30pm Round Table Women in Philosophy: Publishing, Jobs, and Fitting In (co-sponsored with NYSWIP), March 8, CUNY Graduate Center, The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, Room 5307, 4:30-7:30pm Graduate Student Essay Prize Winner Presentation, April 12 Sophie Horowitz (UMass, Amherst), April 26
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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
29 January Gillian Russell (UNC) 5 February Mandy Simons (CMU) 12 February (No Workshop) 19 February (No Workshop) 26 February Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 5 March Chris Kennedy (UChicago) 12 March Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 19 March No Workshop (NYU Spring Break) 26 March Andreas Stokke (Uppsala) 2 April Rebekah Baglini (Stanford) 9 April Henry Schiller (UT Austin) 16 April Gary Ostertag (CUNY) 23 April Manuel Križ (Jean Nicod) 30 April Maria Aloni (ILLC/Amsterdam) 7 May Alexis Wellwood (USC)
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Mind and Language Research Seminar 4:00 pm
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 6 @ 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 @ Various Locations around NYC
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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 (.pdf or .doc), prepared for blind review, suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation to a general philosophical audience to nymapshop@gmail.com. Provide your contact information by completing this google form. Applications will only be accepted from individuals from groups …

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The Authority of Pleasure: A Neglected Alternative in Aesthetics – Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn Univ.) 3:30 pm
The Authority of Pleasure: A Neglected Alternative in Aesthetics – Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn Univ.) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Does art have anything interesting to do with pleasure? The aesthetic hedonist answers positively, claiming that the value of artworks qua artworks lie in their power to please those who are properly engaged with them. Recent critics of hedonism answer the question in the negative, arguing that the power to please cannot properly explain the value of artworks. In this paper, I point to a blind spot in the dialectic between the hedonic orthodoxy and its recent critics: though the hedonist is wrong to claim that artworks are valuable because they are endowed with the power to please, the contemporary critic of hedonism mistakenly disconnects art from pleasure. The bulk of the paper consists in a …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
29 January Gillian Russell (UNC) 5 February Mandy Simons (CMU) 12 February (No Workshop) 19 February (No Workshop) 26 February Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 5 March Chris Kennedy (UChicago) 12 March Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 19 March No Workshop (NYU Spring Break) 26 March Andreas Stokke (Uppsala) 2 April Rebekah Baglini (Stanford) 9 April Henry Schiller (UT Austin) 16 April Gary Ostertag (CUNY) 23 April Manuel Križ (Jean Nicod) 30 April Maria Aloni (ILLC/Amsterdam) 7 May Alexis Wellwood (USC)
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Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” [Live Reading] 7:00 pm
Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” [Live Reading] @ Elizabeth's apartment
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 PM We’ll pick parts at the beginning of the night and read through it together, following with a discussion. Copies provided and no advance reading neces… https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/247534687/
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Meeting 52: Philosophy of Law 2:00 pm
Meeting 52: Philosophy of Law @ Justine's apartment
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 PM CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Vincent Peluce will lead this discussion. What is law? In order for something to be correctly considered law, need onl… Price: 12.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/248118163/
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Mind and Language Research Seminar 4:00 pm
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 20 @ 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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Scientific Philosophy from Kant to Kuhn and Beyond – Michael Friedman (Stanford) 6:15 pm
Scientific Philosophy from Kant to Kuhn and Beyond – Michael Friedman (Stanford) @ NYU Law School, Lipton Hall
Mar 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Abstract: These lectures report on my recent work in tracing out a path through a variety of philosophical attempts to appropriate developments in contemporaneous science on behalf of an evolving conception of “scientific” philosophy beginning with Kant and extending to the present.  I concentrate, in particular, on Kant and the post-Kantian tradition.  This includes the Naturphilosophie of Schelling and Hegel, the neo-Kantian reaction to Naturphilosophie initiated by Helmholtz, and the ensuing contributions to nineteenth and early twentieth century philosophy and science by Mach, Poincaré, and Einstein.  I then consider the neo-Kantianism of Ernst Cassirer and (yes) Thomas Kuhn, which finally leads to my own attempt to develop a post-Kuhnian approach to …

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Boethius’ “The Consolation of Philosophy” – Books 1-3 7:00 pm
Boethius’ “The Consolation of Philosophy” – Books 1-3 @ Elizabeth's apartment
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM Written to comfort both himself and his similarly distressed readers, this work by Boethius–in a nod to traditional Latin ‘consolatio’ form–sets him… https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/247534475/
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Scientific Philosophy from Kant to Kuhn and Beyond – Michael Friedman (Stanford) 6:15 pm
Scientific Philosophy from Kant to Kuhn and Beyond – Michael Friedman (Stanford) @ NYU Law School, Lipton Hall
Mar 23 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Abstract: These lectures report on my recent work in tracing out a path through a variety of philosophical attempts to appropriate developments in contemporaneous science on behalf of an evolving conception of “scientific” philosophy beginning with Kant and extending to the present.  I concentrate, in particular, on Kant and the post-Kantian tradition.  This includes the Naturphilosophie of Schelling and Hegel, the neo-Kantian reaction to Naturphilosophie initiated by Helmholtz, and the ensuing contributions to nineteenth and early twentieth century philosophy and science by Mach, Poincaré, and Einstein.  I then consider the neo-Kantianism of Ernst Cassirer and (yes) Thomas Kuhn, which finally leads to my own attempt to develop a post-Kuhnian approach to …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
29 January Gillian Russell (UNC) 5 February Mandy Simons (CMU) 12 February (No Workshop) 19 February (No Workshop) 26 February Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 5 March Chris Kennedy (UChicago) 12 March Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 19 March No Workshop (NYU Spring Break) 26 March Andreas Stokke (Uppsala) 2 April Rebekah Baglini (Stanford) 9 April Henry Schiller (UT Austin) 16 April Gary Ostertag (CUNY) 23 April Manuel Križ (Jean Nicod) 30 April Maria Aloni (ILLC/Amsterdam) 7 May Alexis Wellwood (USC)
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Mind and Language Research Seminar 4:00 pm
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 27 @ 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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Scientific Philosophy from Kant to Kuhn and Beyond – Michael Friedman (Stanford) 6:15 pm
Scientific Philosophy from Kant to Kuhn and Beyond – Michael Friedman (Stanford) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 28 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Abstract: These lectures report on my recent work in tracing out a path through a variety of philosophical attempts to appropriate developments in contemporaneous science on behalf of an evolving conception of “scientific” philosophy beginning with Kant and extending to the present.  I concentrate, in particular, on Kant and the post-Kantian tradition.  This includes the Naturphilosophie of Schelling and Hegel, the neo-Kantian reaction to Naturphilosophie initiated by Helmholtz, and the ensuing contributions to nineteenth and early twentieth century philosophy and science by Mach, Poincaré, and Einstein.  I then consider the neo-Kantianism of Ernst Cassirer and (yes) Thomas Kuhn, which finally leads to my own attempt to develop a post-Kuhnian approach to …

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Boethius’ “The Consolation of Philosophy” – Books 4 & 5 7:00 pm
Boethius’ “The Consolation of Philosophy” – Books 4 & 5 @ Elizabeth's apartment
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 PM We’ll finish our discussion of this text which follows Philosophy’s treatment of Boethius walking him through questions of his life’s meaning and valu… https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/247534603/
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Miri Albahari (Univ. of Western Australia) 3:30 am
Miri Albahari (Univ. of Western Australia) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 30 @ 3:30 am – 5:30 am
Talk title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow in 6th floor lounge.
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