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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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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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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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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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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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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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