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Seminar in Logic, Games and Language 4:15 pm
Seminar in Logic, Games and Language @ CUNY Grad Center, 4421
Sep 6 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Our next meeting will be on September 6 and we will go over Christian List’s survey article on Social Choice from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/social-choice/
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Ask a Philosopher Booth 10:00 am
Ask a Philosopher Booth @ Borough Hall Greenmarket
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
You should come to one of the three (3) Ask a Philosopher booths we have scheduled for the month of September! Saturday 9/7, 10:00-2:00 @ the Borough Hall Greenmarket Saturday 9/14, 11:00-3:00 @ the Market at the Brooklyn Museum Saturday 9/21, 10:00-2:00 @ the McCarren Park Greenmarket
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Temporal ‘de re’ Attitudes (Yael Sharvit) 4:15 pm
Temporal ‘de re’ Attitudes (Yael Sharvit) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Sep 9 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
A sensible approach to the semantics of tense says that present tense and past tense “refer” to the evaluation time and to some pre-evaluation time, respectively. Indeed, this seems to be the case in unembedded sentences (e.g., Mary is thirty-five, Mary was thirty-five). But embedded tenses seem to misbehave: (1) does not express the proposition that two months prior to s* (= the speech time) Joseph was sure about the truth of [Mary is currently thirty-five]; this proposition is expressed by (2). Assuming that tenses are indexical expressions does not automatically solve the problem, since (1) does not express the proposition that two months prior to s* Joseph was sure about the truth of [Mary will be thirty-five at s*] either; that proposition is expressed by …

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On Reductionism and Functionalism about Space and Time – Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge) 4:30 pm
On Reductionism and Functionalism about Space and Time – Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Sep 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Various programmes and results in the philosophy/foundations of spacetime theories illustrate themes from reductionism and functionalism in general philosophy of science. I will focus on some programmes and results about how the physics of matter contributes to determining, or even determines, or even explains, chrono-geometry. I hope to say something about most of the following examples: in the philosophical literature, Robb (1914), and Mundy (1983); and in the physics literature: Barbour and Bertotti (1982); Hojman, Kuchar and Teitelboim (1976); Dull, Schuller et al. (2012, 2018); and Gomes & Shyam (2016).   Presented by Metro Area Philosophers of Science =============================================================== Armin Schulz (University of Kansas) Details: 4:30-6:30pm Wednesday Oct 9; 3rd …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re a community of philosophers of language centered in New York City. We have a meeting each week at which a speaker presents a piece of their own work relating to the philosophy of language. Sept 9 Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz) Sept 16 John Maackay (U Wisconsin–Madison) Sept 23 Andrew Bacon (USC) Sept 30 Eleonore Neufeld (USC) Oct 7 Eli Alshanetsky (Temple) Oct 21 Gabe Dupre (UCLA) Oct 28 Dorit Bar-On (UConn) Nov 4 Sam Berstler (Princeton) Nov 11 Robert Henderson (Arizona) Nov 18 Sam Cumming (UCLA) Nov 25 Harvey Lederman (Princeton) Dec 2 Sarah Fisher (Reading) Dec 9 Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern)
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Sep 11 @ 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 9205/9206 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information.   Download an interactive PDF version of the schedule here. September 11 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Philip Kitcher (Columbia University) “Progress in the Sciences—and in the Arts” September 18 • Note: colloquium will begin at 5:45pm Jason Stanley (Yale University) “Hustle: The Politics of Language” September 25 • Note: colloquium will be held in C201/C202 Noël Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center) “Forget Taste” October 2 Hayley Clatterbuck (University of Rochester) “Learning Incommensurable Concepts”. October 23 Michelle M. Dyke …

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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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International Merleau-Ponty Circle: Affect / Emotion / Feeling
International Merleau-Ponty Circle: Affect / Emotion / Feeling @ 12th Floor Lounge
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day
Thursday, September 12 Schedule 8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration and coffee 9 – 9:15 a.m. Opening remarks: Shiloh Whitney, Conference Director Session 1 – Organic Affectivity and Animality Moderator: Emilia Angelova, Concordia University 9:15 – 10 a.m. Hermanni Yli-Tepsa, University of Jyväskylä: “How to feel like our eyes: tracing the theme of instinctive affectivity in Phenomenology of Perception” 10 – 10:45 a.m. Sarah DiMaggio, Vanderbilt University: “Flesh and Blood: Reimagining Kinship” 10:45 – 11 a.m. Break Session 2 – Passivity Moderator: Philip Walsh, Fordham University 11 – 11:45 a.m. David Morris, Concordia University: “The Transcendentality of Passivity: Affective Being and the Contingency of Phenomenology as Institution” 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 …

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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
The Ethical Stance and the Possibility of Critique. Webb Keane 6:00 pm
The Ethical Stance and the Possibility of Critique. Webb Keane @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Critique is an assertion of values pitted against a state of affairs. To say that things should not be the way they are–to respond to questions such as ‘Why do I think this political or economic arrangement is wrong (and why should I care?)?’ implies an ethical stance. Critique thus draws together fact and value, domains that a long tradition of moral thought has argued exist on distinct planes. For there are dimensions of political life that are incomprehensible without this conjunction between ethical motivations and social realities. But if they are to have political consequences, such questions cannot be confined to private introspection. Scale matters. This talk looks at …

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Balzan Conference: Dworkin’s Late Work
Balzan Conference: Dworkin’s Late Work @ Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, 9th Flr Furman Hall
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day
Ronald Dworkin’s work always spanned a wide array of topics, from the most abstract jurisprudence through the details of American constitutional law all the way over to political philosophy and theories of justice and equality. In the last decades of his life, however, Dworkin’s work flowered in ways that went beyond even this prodigious range. Though he continued his central work in the philosophy of law and constitutional theory, he also addressed issues in international law, human dignity, the philosophy of religion, the relation between ethics, morality and legal theory, and the unity of practical thought generally. This conference will explore some of these themes in Dworkin’s late work. Beginning …

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Luvell Anderson (Syracuse University) 3:30 pm
Luvell Anderson (Syracuse University) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Sep 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow.
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Ask a Philosopher Booth 11:00 am
Ask a Philosopher Booth @ Market at the Brooklyn Museum
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
You should come to one of the three (3) Ask a Philosopher booths we have scheduled for the month of September! Saturday 9/7, 10:00-2:00 @ the Borough Hall Greenmarket Saturday 9/14, 11:00-3:00 @ the Market at the Brooklyn Museum Saturday 9/21, 10:00-2:00 @ the McCarren Park Greenmarket
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Anti-Exceptionalism and Explanations in Logic (Ole Hjortland and Ben Martin) 4:15 pm
Anti-Exceptionalism and Explanations in Logic (Ole Hjortland and Ben Martin) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Sep 16 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
According to logical anti-exceptionalism we come to be justified in believing logical theories by similar means to scientific theories. This is often explained by saying that theory choice in logic proceeds via abductive arguments (Priest, Russell, Williamson, Hjortland). Thus, the success of classical and non-classical theories of validity are compared by their ability to explain the relevant data. However, as of yet there is no agreed upon account of which data logical theories must explain, and subsequently how they prove their mettle. In this paper, we provide a non-causal account of logical explanation, and show how it can accommodate important disputes about logic. Logic and Metaphysics Workshop Fall 2019 September …

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Legal Interpretation and Natural Law. Mark Greenberg (UCLA) 6:00 pm
Legal Interpretation and Natural Law. Mark Greenberg (UCLA) @ Fordham Law School, Bateman 2-01B
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Fordham Natural Law Colloquium 5:30-6:00 check in, 6:00-7:50 program Location: Fordham Law School, Bateman 2-01B Contact Michael Baur and Ben Zipursky for more information.
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re a community of philosophers of language centered in New York City. We have a meeting each week at which a speaker presents a piece of their own work relating to the philosophy of language. Sept 9 Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz) Sept 16 John Maackay (U Wisconsin–Madison) Sept 23 Andrew Bacon (USC) Sept 30 Eleonore Neufeld (USC) Oct 7 Eli Alshanetsky (Temple) Oct 21 Gabe Dupre (UCLA) Oct 28 Dorit Bar-On (UConn) Nov 4 Sam Berstler (Princeton) Nov 11 Robert Henderson (Arizona) Nov 18 Sam Cumming (UCLA) Nov 25 Harvey Lederman (Princeton) Dec 2 Sarah Fisher (Reading) Dec 9 Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern)
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“Hustle: The Politics of Language” Jason Stanley. CUNY Colloquium 5:45 pm
“Hustle: The Politics of Language” Jason Stanley. CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Sep 18 @ 5:45 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.   Download an interactive PDF version of the schedule here. September 11 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Philip Kitcher (Columbia University) “Progress in the Sciences—and in the Arts” September 18 • Note: colloquium will begin at 5:45pm Jason Stanley (Yale University) “Hustle: The Politics of Language” September 25 • Note: colloquium will be held in C201/C202 Noël Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center) “Forget Taste” October 2 Hayley Clatterbuck (University of Rochester) TBD October 23 Michelle M. Dyke (New York …

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Stoicon-X New York! 6:00 pm
Stoicon-X New York! @ New York Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 PM What? You can’t make it to the annual Stoicon in Athens, on October 5th? (https://modernstoicism.com/save-the-date-stoicon-2019-in-athens/) Well, that… https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe/events/260670290/
The Liberal Zionism of the Future. Omri Boehm 6:00 pm
The Liberal Zionism of the Future. Omri Boehm @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Zionists and anti-Zionists alike agree that Zionism consists in the idea that the Jewish People has the right to their own nation state. They deeply disagree about the legitimacy of such politics. Whereas anti-Zionists maintain that a Jewish State is necessarily discriminatory and even racist, Zionists tend to reject anti-Zionist arguments as anti-Semitic. I argue that both sides of this familiar debate are wrong. (Or worse: all too often, both are right.) A Jewish State indeed cannot be a liberal democracy; and yet Zionist politics — contrary to the consensus held by Zionists and anti-Zionists alike — does not require a Jewish State. That’s a form of Zionism that’s legitimate, …

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Anti-Exceptionalism about Logic Workshop
Anti-Exceptionalism about Logic Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day
Logic has frequently played an exceptional role in philosophical projects. The laws of logic have been considered self-evident, obvious or a priori, and therefore epistemologically foundational. As a result, logic has been set apart from the other sciences. According to anti-exceptionalism, however, the privileged epistemological status of logical laws has been exaggerated. Instead, both logical theories and theory-choice in logic are continuous with the theories and methods of other sciences. But what does that tell us about theory-choice in logic, and does it help us adjudicate in the many disputes between rival logical theories? Speakers: Jc Beall (UConn) Christopher Blake-Turner (UNC Chapel Hill) Ole Hjortland (University of Bergen) Saul Kripke …

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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 6493
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 20: Matthias Michel Philosophy and Laboratoire Sciences, Université Paris-Sorbonne and NYU “Consciousness and the Prefrontal Cortex” October 4: Ryan McElhaney Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center “Explanation and Consciousness” October 18: Sascha Benjamin Fink Philosophy-Neurosciences-Cognition, University of Magdeburg and NYU “Varieties of Phenomenal Structuralism” November 1: Jesse Atencio Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center Title TBA November 15: Frank Pupa Philosophy, Nassau Community College “Getting Between: Predicativism, Domain Restriction, and Binding” December 6: Susana Martinez-Conde Neurology and Integrative Neuroscience, Downstate Medical Center Title TBA https://philosophy.commons.gc.cuny.edu/cognitive-speaker-series-fall-2019/
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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Ask a Philosopher Booth 10:00 am
Ask a Philosopher Booth @ McCarren Park Greenmarket
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
You should come to one of the three (3) Ask a Philosopher booths we have scheduled for the month of September! Saturday 9/7, 10:00-2:00 @ the Borough Hall Greenmarket Saturday 9/14, 11:00-3:00 @ the Market at the Brooklyn Museum Saturday 9/21, 10:00-2:00 @ the McCarren Park Greenmarket
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Meeting 62, take 2: Philosophy of Math (11am-1pm) 11:00 am
Meeting 62, take 2: Philosophy of Math (11am-1pm) @ Justine's apartment
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, September 22 at 11:00 AM Due to overwhelming interesting in this topic, we’re going to have an additional Philosophy of Math meeting on September 22. This one will be from 11a… Price: 14.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/264354533/
Meeting 62: Philosophy of Math 2:00 pm
Meeting 62: Philosophy of Math @ Justine's apartment
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 PM CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Vincent Peluce will lead us. What sort of things are mathematical truths about? How do we come to know mathematical trut… Price: 14.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/259632655/
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Existence, Verbal Disputes and Equivocation (Alessandro Rossi) 4:15 pm
Existence, Verbal Disputes and Equivocation (Alessandro Rossi) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Sep 23 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Noneism is the theory according to which some things do not exist. Following an established convention, I will call allism the negation of noneism (every thing exists). Lewis [1990] and, more recently, Woodward [2013] argued that the allism/noneism dispute turns on an equivocation about the meaning of ‘exists’ and would thereby be merely verbal. These arguments have been attacked by Priest [2005, 2011, 2013], who took the dispute to be genuine. In this paper, I will present two new arguments for the genuineness of the allism/noneism dispute. The first appeals to a recent version of logical pluralism defended by Kouri Kissel [Forth]: the two parties could be seen as engaging in a metalinguistic …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re a community of philosophers of language centered in New York City. We have a meeting each week at which a speaker presents a piece of their own work relating to the philosophy of language. Sept 9 Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz) Sept 16 John Maackay (U Wisconsin–Madison) Sept 23 Andrew Bacon (USC) Sept 30 Eleonore Neufeld (USC) Oct 7 Eli Alshanetsky (Temple) Oct 21 Gabe Dupre (UCLA) Oct 28 Dorit Bar-On (UConn) Nov 4 Sam Berstler (Princeton) Nov 11 Robert Henderson (Arizona) Nov 18 Sam Cumming (UCLA) Nov 25 Harvey Lederman (Princeton) Dec 2 Sarah Fisher (Reading) Dec 9 Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern)
The metaphysics of mindfulness 7:00 pm
The metaphysics of mindfulness @ Park Plaza
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café Monday, September 23 at 7:00 PM Mindfulness — whatever that means, exactly — is increasingly popular. And yet, the concept if being promoted as value-neutral while it is in fact lo… Price: 5.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe/events/263950416/
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Dramaturgy and Dialectic at The Endgame: Hegel and Beckett​ 4:00 pm
Dramaturgy and Dialectic at The Endgame: Hegel and Beckett​ @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rebecca Comay, Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, The University of Toronto discusses Hegel and Beckett followed by a response from Paul Kottman of The New School for Social Research.
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Lowenstein, Plaza View Room (12th Floor)
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Meetings are held on Tuesdays at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan in the Plaza View Room on the 12th floor of the 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, swhitney@fordham.edu, or jeflynn@fordham.edu. ​ 2019-20 September 24 – Rosaura Martínez (UNAM) “Alterability and Writing. Rethinking an Ontology of Dependency” October 15 – Jesús Luzardo (Fordham) “The Wages of the Past: Whiteness, Nostalgia, and Property” November 19 – Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (Syracuse) “Conceptualizing Terrorism ‘From Below’: Lynching as Racial Terrorism” February 11 – Jill Stauffer (Haverford) March 10 – Sina Kramer (LMU) April 7 – TBD
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Sep 25 @ 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 9205/9206 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information.   Download an interactive PDF version of the schedule here. September 11 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Philip Kitcher (Columbia University) “Progress in the Sciences—and in the Arts” September 18 • Note: colloquium will begin at 5:45pm Jason Stanley (Yale University) “Hustle: The Politics of Language” September 25 • Note: colloquium will be held in C201/C202 Noël Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center) “Forget Taste” October 2 Hayley Clatterbuck (University of Rochester) “Learning Incommensurable Concepts”. October 23 Michelle M. Dyke …

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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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How To Be An Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century: A Conference in Memory of Erik Olin Wright
How To Be An Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century: A Conference in Memory of Erik Olin Wright @ Wolff Conference Room
Sep 26 all-day
ERIK OLIN WRIGHT spent the last years of his life thinking about ways to challenge and transform capitalist societies. He distilled his thinking in a book, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (Verso, 2019). The symposium is designed to launch a debate about the strengths and weaknesses of Wright’s approach. We seek to both honor our colleague’s memory and assure that his ideas become part of current discussions of socialism and socialist strategy. The event will consist of three panels during the day and an evening session that will include tributes to Wright and a keynote by his friend, Ira Katznelson. For full program and to RSVP …

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A Theory of Skilled Action Control. Ellen Fridland (King’s College London) 4:00 pm
A Theory of Skilled Action Control. Ellen Fridland (King’s College London) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In this talk, I will sketch a theory of skill, which puts control at the center of the account. First, I present a definition of skill that integrates several essential features of skill that are often ignored or sidelined on other theories. In the second section, I spell out how we should think of the intentions involved in skilled actions and in the third section, I discuss why deliberate practice and not just experience, repetition, or exposure is required for skill development. In the fourth section, I claim that practice produces control and go on to spell out the notion of control relevant for a theory of skill. In the …

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NYC Nietzsche Group: Michael Begun (Fordham) 6:00 pm
NYC Nietzsche Group: Michael Begun (Fordham) @ Plaza View Room (12th Floor)
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presented by Fordham Philosophy
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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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Logic and Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Sep 30 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
September 2 GC Closed NO MEETING September 9 Yael Sharvit, UCLA September 16  Ole Hjortland and Ben Martin, Bergen September 23 Alessandro Rossi, StAndrews September 30 GC Closed NO MEETING October 7 Dongwoo Kim, GC October 14 GC Closed NO MEETING October 21 Rohit Parikh, GC October 28 Barbara Montero, GC November 4 Sergei Aretmov, GC November 11 Martin Pleitz, Muenster November 18 November 25 December 2 Jessica Wilson, Toronto December 9 Mark Colyvan, Sydney December 16  MAYBE A MEETING; MAYBE NOT
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re a community of philosophers of language centered in New York City. We have a meeting each week at which a speaker presents a piece of their own work relating to the philosophy of language. Sept 9 Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz) Sept 16 John Maackay (U Wisconsin–Madison) Sept 23 Andrew Bacon (USC) Sept 30 Eleonore Neufeld (USC) Oct 7 Eli Alshanetsky (Temple) Oct 21 Gabe Dupre (UCLA) Oct 28 Dorit Bar-On (UConn) Nov 4 Sam Berstler (Princeton) Nov 11 Robert Henderson (Arizona) Nov 18 Sam Cumming (UCLA) Nov 25 Harvey Lederman (Princeton) Dec 2 Sarah Fisher (Reading) Dec 9 Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern)