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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 6493
Nov 1 @ 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[...]
The Network Self: Relation, Process, and Personal Identity 1:00 pm
The Network Self: Relation, Process, and Personal Identity @ Philosophy dept., Hofstra 145 Mack Student Center
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This one-day symposium looks at Hofstra Professor Kathleen Wallace’s new book, The Network Self: Relation, Process, and Personal Identity (Routledge, 2019). The book offers a systematic treatment of the notion of the self as constituted by social, cultural, political, and biological relations. The event will feature Diana Meyers, University of Connecticut; Vincent Colapietro, University of Rhode Island; and Amy Shuster, Dennison University, with a response from Professor Wallace.
Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) 4:30 pm
Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) @ Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building
Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Rutgers Philosophy Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details. 10/18  Holly Smith book launch, location TBD (Guerrero) 10/18  Workshop on Meaning (Pietroski) 10/19  Workshop on Meaning (Pietroski) 10/24  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 3:00-5:00 pm 10/25  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 9:00 am-5:30 pm 10/26  Philosophy of Probability[...]
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The Provability of Consistency. Sergei Artemov 4:15 pm
The Provability of Consistency. Sergei Artemov @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Nov 4 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
We revisit the foundational question “Can consistency of a theory T be established by means of T?” The usual answer “No, by Gödel’s Second Incompleteness Theorem” is based on two assumptions: 1. Gödel’s internalized consistency formula is the only way to represent consistency. 2. Any contentual reasoning within T internalizes as a formal derivation in T. We show that already for Peano arithmetic PA both of these assumptions are false: (1) does not cover such[...]
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 4 @ 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[...]
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Nov 6 @ 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[...]
Getting Curious About Mindfulness. Asia Ferrin 7:00 pm
Getting Curious About Mindfulness. Asia Ferrin @ Brooklyn Public Library Information Commons Lab
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In recent decades, “mindfulness” has spread like wildfire in the United States, pervading schools, hospitals, the tech industry, and even Wall Street. Thanks to research by Professor of Medicine Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindful practices such as meditation are increasingly used to address a wide range of social, emotional, and spiritual issues—such as alienation, anger, and depression—as well as a variety of physical conditions—such as cancer recovery and psoriasis. In this talk, I encourage us to get[...]
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Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy: Normativity
Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy: Normativity @ Kimmel Center, Room 914
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day
The New York University Department of Philosophy will host the sixteenth in its series of conferences on issues in the history of modern philosophy on November 8 and 9, 2019. Each conference in the series examines the development of a central philosophical problem from early modern philosophy to the present, exploring the evolution of formulations of the problem and of approaches to resolving it. By examining the work of philosophers of the past both in[...]
Buddhism and Politics in Korea 1:00 pm
Buddhism and Politics in Korea @ International Affairs Building, Room 918
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Abstracts: “Giving as Spending and Spending as Giving: Buddhism and the Politics of Spending during the Chosŏn Dynasty” Juhn Ahn, University of Michigan The impact of the Koryŏ-Chosŏn transition on the Buddhist establishment in Korea is generally understood in current scholarship to have been a negative one. It is all too often assumed that Buddhist monasteries, who enjoyed great economic prosperity under Koryŏ’s culture of giving, were forced to undergo a radical reduction in size[...]
Improvising Illocutions and Passionate Perlocutions: Why Sexual Scripts are Insufficient. Lisa McKeown 4:00 pm
Improvising Illocutions and Passionate Perlocutions: Why Sexual Scripts are Insufficient. Lisa McKeown @ New School, rm D906
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Recently, Rebecca Kukla – among others – has argued that consent language is too narrow to adequately capture the ethical obligations and failures arising in the context of sex. Instead, she offers more nuanced scripts for the kinds of communication that occur throughout sex, not just at the beginning. I agree with Kukla that consent language is too narrow; however, I argue that she overlooks the fact that intimate personal communication requires an emotional attunement[...]
Beyond the Pluralism Dilemma — A Constitutional Reconstruction of Confucian Democracy. Kim Sungmoon 5:30 pm
Beyond the Pluralism Dilemma — A Constitutional Reconstruction of Confucian Democracy. Kim Sungmoon @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Recently, a group of scholars has challenged the moral legitimacy of Confucian democracy from a liberal philosophical standpoint. According to these scholars, including political liberals and moderate perfectionists, any attempt to create a Confucian democratic theory inevitably confronts a dilemma—let us call this the pluralism dilemma—with the following two horns: (a) a free society is characterized by the plurality of mutually incompatible, often conflicting, moral, philosophical, and religious doctrines that guide an individual’s conception of the[...]
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Talking about Reification (Martin Pleitz) 4:15 pm
Talking about Reification (Martin Pleitz) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Nov 11 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Reification is the systematic association of a non-object with an object that encodes it. Therefore the reificationist must be a trans-objectist – i.e., anyone who thinks that there are instances of reification must also think that some items are not objects. As exemplified by Frege’s puzzle of the concept horse, non-objects and reification are notoriously difficult to talk about. Therefore I will begin my presentation by outlining a formal language that enables the trans-objectist and the[...]
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 11 @ 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[...]
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Brown Bag Talk: Kate Bresee 2:15 pm
Brown Bag Talk: Kate Bresee @ Philosophy LC Room, Collins Hall
Nov 13 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Contact Stephen Grimm for more information.
CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Nov 13 @ 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[...]
In Praise of Clausius Entropy: Reassessing the Foundations of Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics. Christopher Weaver (University of Illinois) 4:30 pm
In Praise of Clausius Entropy: Reassessing the Foundations of Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics. Christopher Weaver (University of Illinois) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
I will argue, pace a great many of my contemporaries, that there’s something right about Boltzmann’s attempt to ground the 2nd law of thermodynamics in deterministic time-reversal invariant classical dynamics, and that in order to appreciate what’s right about (what was at least at one time) Boltzmann’s explanatory project one has to fully apprehend the nature of (a) microphysical causal structure, (b) time-reversal invariance, and (c) the relationship between Boltzmann entropy and the work of[...]
Critique 5/13: Louis Althusser – Reading Capital 6:15 pm
Critique 5/13: Louis Althusser – Reading Capital @ Columbia Maison Française, Buell Hall
Nov 13 @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Professor Etienne Balibar and Bernard E. Harcourt discussing the Louis Althusser and Reading Capital This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française. Reading and discussing Reading Capital By Althusser et al. These events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP.
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Columbia Colloquium 4:10 pm
Columbia Colloquium @ Columbia U Philosophy Dept. 716
Nov 14 @ 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: “Laughing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Comedic Imagination” 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
Aristotle’s concept of matter and the generation of animals. Anna Schriefl 6:00 pm
Aristotle’s concept of matter and the generation of animals. Anna Schriefl @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
There is a broad consensus that Aristotle introduced the concept of matter in order to develop a consistent account of substantial change. However, it is disputed which role matter fulfills in substantial change. According to the traditional interpretation, matter persists while taking on or losing a substantial form. According to a rival interpretation, matter does not persist in substantial change; instead, it is an entity from which a new substance can emerge and which ceases[...]
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Here is the tentative schedule for PoPRocks sessions this semester. We will be meeting, usually, on Thursday or Friday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the 2nd floor seminar room at the NYU philosophy department. Th. 10/03 Luke Roelofs Fr. 10/18 Josh Myers CANCELLED Fr. 10/25 Sam Clarke Th. 10/31 Simon Brown Th. 11/14 Noga Gratvol Fr. 11/22 Cristina Ballarini Th. 12/12 Rodrigo Diaz You can still sign up to present! Of course,[...]
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Foundations of Physics Workshop, In Celebration of David Albert’s Birthday
Foundations of Physics Workshop, In Celebration of David Albert’s Birthday @ Columbia U Hamilton Hall 717
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day
David Albert’s work has been of seminal importance to the foundations of physics, exerting central influence on the direction the field and laying foundations for much of its ongoing development. In celebration of David’s many past and continuing contributions, we will be hosting a conference at Columbia University on the foundations of physics. We expect talks on a range of topics, including the foundations of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, the possible emergence of space[...]
Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 6493
Nov 15 @ 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[...]
Elijah Chudnoff (University of Miami) 3:30 pm
Elijah Chudnoff (University of Miami) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Nov 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow.
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Ask a Philosopher Booth 10:00 am
Ask a Philosopher Booth @ Brooklyn Museum
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, we have an Ask a Philosopher booth at the Brooklyn Museum. Next Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM or so, we’re doing the Ask a Philosopher thing at Same Same But Different: This Year’s Harvest, a concert/meditation/house party in Bed Stuy. The last Philosophy in the Library talk of 2019 is coming up on December 4th at 7:00 PM! Sebastian Purcell is[...]
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Meeting 64: Heidegger 2:00 pm
Meeting 64: Heidegger @ Justine's apartment
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 PM CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Liam Ryan will lead. Martin Heidegger is one of many German philosophers notorious for dense, sophisticated, and jargon-… Price: 14.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/262986800/
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An Unorthodox Solution to the Hintikka-Kripke Problem. Matías Bulnes 4:15 pm
An Unorthodox Solution to the Hintikka-Kripke Problem. Matías Bulnes @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Nov 18 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
The Hintikka-Kripke problem consists in reconciling Hintikka’s semantics for doxastic operators and Kripke’s semantics for alethic operators. The problem arises from their treatment of identity. While the necessity of identities was one of the main innovations of Kripke’s semantics, Hintikka needs identities to be contingent to explain the opacity of doxastic operators. Yet alethic and doxastic operators are combined effortlessly in everyday discourse. In the talk, I will first discuss various attempts at reconciliation within[...]
The Vanishing Point of Existence: Kierkegaard and the Ethics of the Novel. Yi-Ping On 5:00 pm
The Vanishing Point of Existence: Kierkegaard and the Ethics of the Novel. Yi-Ping On @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Vanishing Point of Existence: Kierkegaard and the Ethics of the Novel. Presented by: Yi-Ping Ong, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Thought and Literature, Johns Hopkins University. Presented by Liberal Studies at The New School of Social Research
Transnational Feminism. Serene Khader 6:15 pm
Transnational Feminism. Serene Khader @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9207
Nov 18 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Presented by the Center for Global Ethics & Politics, The Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies Serene Khader, Brooklyn College
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 18 @ 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[...]
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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Lowenstein, Plaza View Room (12th Floor)
Nov 19 @ 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[...]
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Nov 20 @ 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[...]
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Realism, Objectivity, and Evaluation. Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia) 3:00 pm
Realism, Objectivity, and Evaluation. Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia) @ Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm
The Rutgers Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details.
Learning True and Making True. Jessica Collins (Columbia) 4:00 pm
Learning True and Making True. Jessica Collins (Columbia) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
I offer a direct argument for so-called “causal decision theory”, an argument that doesn’t depend on intuitions about wildly outlandish problem cases. The argument proceeds immediately from a distinction drawn by Frank Ramsey between the attitudes one takes towards (1) making something true and (2) merely learning that something is true. According to this argument, commitment to the theory is simply a prerequisite for viewing oneself as having and exercising agency in the world, i.e.[...]
The Power of Art. Markus Gabriel 6:00 pm
The Power of Art. Markus Gabriel @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We live in an era of aesthetics. Art has become both pervasive and powerful – it is displayed not only in museums and galleries but also on the walls of corporations and it is increasingly fused with design. But what makes art so powerful, and in what does its power consist? According to a widespread view, the power of art – its beauty – lies in the eye of the beholder. What counts as art[...]
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NYC Nietzsche Group: Yunus Tuncel (New School) 6:00 pm
NYC Nietzsche Group: Yunus Tuncel (New School) @ Plaza View Room (12th Floor)
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Contact Sara Pope for more information.
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Here is the tentative schedule for PoPRocks sessions this semester. We will be meeting, usually, on Thursday or Friday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the 2nd floor seminar room at the NYU philosophy department. Th. 10/03 Luke Roelofs Fr. 10/18 Josh Myers CANCELLED Fr. 10/25 Sam Clarke Th. 10/31 Simon Brown Th. 11/14 Noga Gratvol Fr. 11/22 Cristina Ballarini Th. 12/12 Rodrigo Diaz You can still sign up to present! Of course,[...]
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Ask a Philosopher Booth 8:00 pm
Ask a Philosopher Booth @ SameSameButDifferent
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, we have an Ask a Philosopher booth at the Brooklyn Museum. Next Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM or so, we’re doing the Ask a Philosopher thing at Same Same But Different: This Year’s Harvest, a concert/meditation/house party in Bed Stuy. The last Philosophy in the Library talk of 2019 is coming up on December 4th at 7:00 PM! Sebastian Purcell is[...]
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Logic and Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Nov 25 @ 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 Matias Bulnes, CUNY November 25 Vincent Peluce, CUNY December 2 Jessica Wilson,[...]
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 25 @ 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[...]
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