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Nonsense on Stilts: Science, Pseudoscience & the Need for Critical Thinking 7:00 pm
Nonsense on Stilts: Science, Pseudoscience & the Need for Critical Thinking @ Strand Book Store
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café Friday, February 1 at 7:00 PM There is good science and bad science. There is quasi-science and pseudo-science. It’s a complex landscape out there, where people can get lost, swaye… https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe/events/257353443/
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Night of Philosophy and Ideas 7:00 pm
Night of Philosophy and Ideas @ Brooklyn Public Library
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 7:00 am
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 February 2 AT 7PM TO SUNDAY February 3, 2019 AT 7AM at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY Co-presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Check back for more details in the coming weeks. The full schedule will appear here on January 10.
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Jason D’Cruz (University at Albany, SUNY) 4:30 pm
Jason D’Cruz (University at Albany, SUNY) @ Rose Hill Campus
Feb 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Jason D’Cruz (University at Albany, SUNY) Location: TBD Rose Hill Campus
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Ethan Hallerman – Philosophy of Technology 7:30 pm
Ethan Hallerman – Philosophy of Technology @ Brooklyn Public Library
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm
Then the excellent Ethan Hallerman is giving the season’s first Philosophy in the Library talk on February 6th at 7:30 PM – if you’re into the philosophy of technology, you’ll want to come out to this one.
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Liberalism & Democracy Past, Present, Prospects the second of two conferences Organized by James Miller (Professor of Politics, New School for Social Research) Helena Rosenblatt (Professor of History, CUNY Graduate Center) Sponsored by The New School
Liberalism & Democracy Past, Present, Prospects the second of two conferences Organized by James Miller (Professor of Politics, New School for Social Research) Helena Rosenblatt (Professor of History, CUNY Graduate Center) Sponsored by The New School @ John L. Tishman Auditorium, New School
Feb 7 – Feb 8 all-day
Liberal democratic values seem embattled as never before in the United States, and around the world. The time is right for a serious and wide-ranging exploration of the prospects for liberal democracies in a context that acknowledges the historical and contemporary tensions between democracy and liberal values, both in theory and in practice. This conference convenes a varied group of scholars, journalists, policy expert and veteran public servants, we hope to stage a real meeting of the minds, not the usual partisan sniping that occurs at most academic events – and we are trying to be as inclusive as possible, by inviting thoughtful representatives from the left, right, and center. …

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Reality is Not As It Seems 7:00 pm
Reality is Not As It Seems @ The New York Academy of Sciences
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Despite remarkable strides across virtually all scientific disciplines, the nature of the relationship between our brain and our conscious experience—the “mind-body problem”—remains perhaps the greatest mystery confronting science today. Most neuroscientists currently believe that neural activity in the brain constitutes the foundation of our reality, and that consciousness emerges from the dynamics of complicated neural networks. Yet no scientific theory to date has been able to explain how the properties of such neurons or neural networks actually translates into our specific conscious experiences. The prevalent view in cognitive science today is that we construct our perception of reality in real time. But could we be misinterpreting the content of our perceptual …

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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Law School rm 8-01
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Meetings are held on Tuesdays at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan in the Plaza View Room, 12th Floor, Lowenstein Building (113 W. 60th St). We meet from 5:30 to 6:45 and papers are read in advance. If interested in attending, contact sahaddad@fordham.edu or jeflynn@fordham.edu. September 18 – Cristina Beltrán (NYU) October 9 – Jennifer Scuro (New Rochelle) – “Mapping Ableist Biases: Diagnoses and Prostheses” November 6 – Lillian Cicerchia (Fordham) February 12 – Robin Celikates (Amsterdam) March 12 – Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt) April 9 – Ann Murphy (New Mexico)
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Brown Bag Series 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Series @ Philosophy Conference Room, Collins Hall, Room 139
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A presentation of ongoing research by Fordham Philosophers; bring your own lunch, light refreshments will be provided. All meetings are from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Philosophy Department Conference Room in Collins Hall. Contact: Stephen Grimm Stephen Grimm – September 14, 2018 Andrew Jampol-Petzinger – October 26, 2018 Lauren Kopajtic – November 16, 2018 Nicholas Smyth – February 15, 2019 Brian Johnson – March 15, 2019 Crina Gschwandtner – April 5, 2019
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NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop 6:00 pm
NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm tba
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapters of Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, and the Graduate Center, CUNY, invite submissions to the Spring 2019 NY-MAPWorks: a workshop series featuring the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on topics in critical social philosophy and non-canonical areas of philosophy. Topics include, but are not limited to: social philosophy (including intersections with epistemology, language, and metaphysics), feminist philosophy and philosophy of sex and gender, philosophy of race, queer philosophy, non-western philosophy, africana philosophy, latinx philosophy, native american philosophy, and women in the history of philosophy. The Format The series will alternate locations in New York City (see below for the full list of dates and …

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Meeting 58: Consciousness 2:00 pm
Meeting 58: Consciousness @ Justine's apartment
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 PM CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Liam Ryan will lead. The alleged hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining the difference between consc… Price: 14.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/257432852/
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Is consciousness a basic property of the universe? 6:00 pm
Is consciousness a basic property of the universe? @ New York Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café Monday, February 25 at 6:00 PM Have you ever heard of panpsychism? It’s the ancient notion, pre-dating the Stoic philosophers and going back all the way to the pre-Socratic Heraclit… https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe/events/256299851/
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Epistemology and Ethics Workshop 5:30 pm
Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
AY 2018 – 19 Workshop Schedule September 25th – Avery Archer (GWU) October 16th – Daniel Singer (Penn) November 13th – Ariel Zylberman (SUNY Albany) February 26th – Vita Emery (Fordham) March 26th – Kathryn Tabb (Columbia) April 23rd – Carol Hay (UMass Lowell) The Epistemology and Ethics group is composed of faculty and graduate students at Fordham and other nearby universities. Papers are read in advance, so the majority of the time is devoted to questions and discussion. Location: Plaza View Room, 12th Floor, Lowenstein Bldg., 113 West 60th Street. If interested in attending, email dheney[at]fordham[dot]edu.
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Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers) 12:00 pm
Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm tba
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm
Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers), February 28, 4:00-6:00pm More speakers to be announced soon.