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Philosophical Linguistics and Linguistical Philosophy (PhLiP) 5
Philosophical Linguistics and Linguistical Philosophy (PhLiP) 5 @ Tarrytown House Estate
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day
Philosophical Linguistics and Linguistical Philosophy (PhLiP) 5 will take place from November 29 to December 2, 2018 at the Tarrytown Estate in Westchester, NY. PhLiP is a small, workshop-style conference that brings together researchers who are working at the intersection of philosophy and linguistics. The conference is a four-day retreat intended to provide the opportunity for intense discussions of topics at the intersection of linguistic semantics and pragmatics and philosophy of language, in the bucolic setting of the Hudson River Valley. For more information, please contact phlip.conference@gmail.com Organizers Karen Lewis, Barnard College, Columbia University Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago Program Committee Chris Barker, New York University Chris Kennedy, University of …

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Meeting 56: Should we assume the accused are innocent until proven guilty? 2:00 pm
Meeting 56: Should we assume the accused are innocent until proven guilty? @ Justine's apartment
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 PM CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Liam Ryan will lead this discussion. Do we have a moral obligation to assume people are innocent until proven guilty? W… Price: 12.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/254993574/
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Methodology for the Metaphysics of Pregnancy, Suki Finn, Southampton 4:15 pm
Methodology for the Metaphysics of Pregnancy, Suki Finn, Southampton @ CUNY Grad Center, 6494
Dec 3 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
One of the central questions in the metaphysics of pregnancy is this: Is the foetus a part of the mother? In this paper I seek not to answer this question, but rather to raise methodological concerns regarding how to approach answering it. Given the parthood relationship in question, should we be looking to mereology? Or given the biological entities in question, should we be looking to the philosophy of science, or even to biology itself? I will outline how these and various other candidate domains of enquiry attempt to answer whether the foetus is a part of the mother, in order to demonstrate the methodological problems that each approach faces. …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
10 Sept Michael Rieppel (Syracuse) 17 Sept Ethan Jerzak (Berkeley) 24 Sept Jeff King (Rutgers) 1 Oct Philippe Schlenker (NYU/ENS/Jean Nicod) 8 Oct No Talk (NYU Fall Recess) 15 Oct Morgan Moyer (Rutgers) 22 Oct Luvell Anderson (Syracuse) 29 Oct Matthew Stone (Rutgers) 5 Nov Justin Bledin (Johns Hopkins) 12 Nov Samia Hesni (MIT) 19 Nov Megan Hyska (Northwestern) 26 Nov Derek Anderson (BU) 3 Dec Cat Saint-Croix (Minnesota) 10 December Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers)
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204-5
Dec 5 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Each colloquium is held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M. All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9204/9205 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information. September 12 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Paul Boghossian (NYU) “Normativity, Objectivity and the A Priori” September 19: No Colloquium (No Classes Scheduled) September 26 Pierre Destrée (Université Catholique de Louvain) “Aristotle on the Philosophical Value of Humor and Laughter” October 3 Charles Mills (CUNY Graduate Center) “Racial Justice” October 10 Carole Talon-Hugon (Université Nice) “History of Art as History of the Idea of Art” October 17 Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh) “De-Freuding Implicit Attitudes” October 24 Otávio Bueno (University …

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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Schedule of Speakers September 6 Eric Beerbohm, Harvard September 13 Rick Brooks, NYU September 20 Jan-Werner Mueller, Princeton September 27 Antony Duff, University of Minnesota October 4 Veronique Munoz-Darde, UC Berkeley October 11 Tommie Shelby, Harvard October 18 Michele Moody-Adams, Columbia University October 25 Meir Dan-Cohen, UC Berkeley November 1   Amia Srinivasan, University College London November 8   Melissa Schwartzberg, NYU November 15 Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago November 29 Tom Nagel, NYU December 6    Nancy Fraser, The New School   The Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy was founded by Ronald Dworkin and Thomas Nagel in 1987. It is the original model for all of NYU Law’s colloquia. The Colloquium …

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Miranda Fricker on “Moral Protagonists” 6:00 pm
Miranda Fricker on “Moral Protagonists” @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Miranda Fricker is Presidential Professor of Philosophy at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research is mainly in Moral Philosophy, and Social Epistemology with a special interest in virtue and feminist perspectives. She is the author of Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing; and co-editor of a number of edited collections, the most recent of which is The Epistemic Life of Groups: Essays in the Epistemology of Collectives. She was Director of the Mind Association, which overseas the philosophy journal MIND, from 2010-2015; and currently serves as Moral Philosopher on the Spoliation Advisory Panel, a UK government body of expert advisers that considers claims concerning loss of cultural property during the Nazi …

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Human Cognition and the AI Revolution 7:00 pm
Human Cognition and the AI Revolution @ The New York Academy of Sciences
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Einstein once remarked, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Indeed, discovering the true nature of reality may ultimately hinge on grasping the nature and essence of human understanding. What are the fundamental elements or building blocks of human understanding? And how will superintelligent machines challenge our ideas about cognition, reality, and the limits of human understanding? The 21st century has seen rapid advancements in the realm of artificial intelligence, or AI, which aims to generate a synthetic capacity to mimic and even surpass human knowledge. But beyond the creation of programs that detect statistical patterns in vast data sets, it remains to be seen whether AI can …

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Actual Causality: A Survey, Joseph Halpern (Cornell) 4:10 pm
Actual Causality: A Survey, Joseph Halpern (Cornell) @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Dec 7 @ 4:10 pm
What does it mean that an event C “actually caused” event E? The problem of defining actual causation goes beyond mere philosophical speculation.  For example, in many legal arguments, it is precisely what needs to be established in order to determine responsibility.   (What exactly was the actual cause of the car accident or the medical problem?) The philosophy literature has been struggling with the problem of defining causality since the days of Hume, in the 1700s. Many of the definitions have been couched in terms of counterfactuals. (C is a cause of E if, had C not happened, then E would not have happened.) In 2001, Judea Pearl and I introduced a new definition of actual cause, using Pearl’s notion of …

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Allegra de Laurentiis 4:30 pm
Allegra de Laurentiis @ New School D1001
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm
New York German Idealism Workshop Our upcoming events for this fall (2018): Robyn Marasco – September 28 (Columbia) Francey Russell – October 26 (NSSR) Samantha Matherne – November 30 (Columbia) Allegra de Laurentiis – December 7 (NSSR)
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BPP Onscreen: Stalker 1:00 pm
BPP Onscreen: Stalker @ Brighton Beach Library
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Philosophers is hosting a movie and discussion on “Stalker”. Free popcorn.
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Semantic Relationism and the Relational View of Proposition, Byeong-uk Yi (Toronto) 4:15 pm
Semantic Relationism and the Relational View of Proposition, Byeong-uk Yi (Toronto) @ CUNY Grad Center, 6494
Dec 10 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
In Semantic Relationism, Kit Fine proposes semantic relationism, the view that semantic relationship among linguistic expressions is not reducible to their intrinsic semantic features, and combines this view with referentialism, the view that intrinsic semantic features of linguistic expressions are exhausted by their referents.  In this talk, I will point out some difficulties with his account and present a way to overcome them by taking a thorough version of semantic relationism. The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will be meeting on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 in room 6494 of the Graduate Center, CUNY (365 5th Avenue). The (provisional) schedule is as follows: Sep 17. Sander Breckers, Utrecht Sep 24. Hanoch …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
10 Sept Michael Rieppel (Syracuse) 17 Sept Ethan Jerzak (Berkeley) 24 Sept Jeff King (Rutgers) 1 Oct Philippe Schlenker (NYU/ENS/Jean Nicod) 8 Oct No Talk (NYU Fall Recess) 15 Oct Morgan Moyer (Rutgers) 22 Oct Luvell Anderson (Syracuse) 29 Oct Matthew Stone (Rutgers) 5 Nov Justin Bledin (Johns Hopkins) 12 Nov Samia Hesni (MIT) 19 Nov Megan Hyska (Northwestern) 26 Nov Derek Anderson (BU) 3 Dec Cat Saint-Croix (Minnesota) 10 December Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers)
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Working Papers in Ethics and Moral Psychology 5:30 pm
Working Papers in Ethics and Moral Psychology @ Icahn School @Mount Sinai, Annenberg 12-16
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Working Papers in Ethics and Moral Psychology is a speaker series conducted under the auspices of the Icahn School of Medicine Bioethics Program. It is a working group where speakers are invited to present well-developed, as yet unpublished work. The focus of the group is interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on topics in ethics, bioethics, neuroethics, and moral psychology. The meetings begin with a brief presentation by the invited speaker and the remaining time is devoted to a discussion of the paper. The speakers will make their papers available in advance of their presentation to those who sign up for the Working Papers mailing list. Upcoming Speakers: 11 Oct: Jordan Mackenzie, …

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Rethinking Pregnancy: Two Philosophical Perspectives with Suki Finn and Jennifer Scuro 6:30 pm
Rethinking Pregnancy: Two Philosophical Perspectives with Suki Finn and Jennifer Scuro @ Martin E. Segal Theater
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pregnancy is something that affects all of us: Many of us are, have been, or will be, pregnant; and each and every one of us is the result of a pregnancy. But there remain deep and important questions about pregnancy that are yet to be answered. What is it to be pregnant?  How can we understand the complex relationship between the fetus and the mother?  What are the myths and assumptions that surround the phenomenon of pregnancy?  Should we challenge the medical and paternalistic interpretations of pregnancy?  Are our current dominant understandings of and cultural scripts about pregnancy harmful?   Two philosophers discuss these issues regarding pregnancy through a phenomenological and metaphysical lens. Suki Finn is …

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Last Day for Early Registration ($50 off) for Eastern APA
Last Day for Early Registration ($50 off) for Eastern APA
Dec 20 all-day
It’s $285 for non-members, $170 for members! If I go, I’m just sneaking in.  2019 Meeting Registration Rates Early Bird On-Site   printed program       APA app   printed program     APA app  Student Member  $40 $35  $90  $85  APA Member  $125 $120  $175  $170  Non-Member  $240 $235  $290 $285        
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