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Explanation and Modality: On Why The Swampman Is Still Worrisome to Teleosemanticists (Dongwoo Kim) 4:15 pm
Explanation and Modality: On Why The Swampman Is Still Worrisome to Teleosemanticists (Dongwoo Kim) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Oct 7 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Many have thought that Davidson’s Swampman scenario offers a serious problem to teleosemantics. For it appears to be possible from the scenario that there are completely ahistorical creatures with beliefs, and this apparent possibility contradicts the theory. In a series of papers (2001, 2006, 2016), Papineau argues that the Swampman scenario is not even the start of an objection to teleosemantics as a scientific reduction of belief. It is against this claim that I want[...]
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Oct 7 @ 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[...]
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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy: Pop-up Session with Joseph Raz 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy: Pop-up Session with Joseph Raz @ NYU Law School - Vanderbilt Hall, 3rd Flr, Faculty Library
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Although the Colloquium on Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy is on hiatus this year, it will convene a special “pop-up” session on Thursday, October 17 from 4-7 p.m. in the Faculty Library on the third floor of Vanderbilt Hall. Professor Joseph Raz, who has long been an important member of the Colloquium community, will present a pre-circulated paper on this occasion, which marks the end of many years during which he has taught regularly at[...]
Positions in Patriarchy: Retooling the Metaphysics of Gender. Robin Dembroff (Yale) 4:00 pm
Positions in Patriarchy: Retooling the Metaphysics of Gender. Robin Dembroff (Yale) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Decades of feminist theory have approached the question ‘what is gender?’ with an eye to gender as a system — in particular, the system that creates and sustains patriarchy. Using this approach, feminists have proposed theories of gender focused on the social positions that persons occupy within a patriarchal system. However, these analyses almost uniformly assume a gender binary (men & women), and so look for corresponding, binary social positions. In this talk, I defend the importance of position-based[...]
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The Buddha versus Popper: When to Live? Rohit Parikh 4:15 pm
The Buddha versus Popper: When to Live? Rohit Parikh @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Oct 21 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
We discuss two approaches to life: presentism and futurism. The first one, which we are identifying with the Buddha, is to live in the present and not to allow the future to hinder us from living in the ever present now. The second one, which we will identify with Karl Popper, is to think before we act, and act now for a better future. We will discuss various aspects of presentism and futurism, such as[...]
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Benacerraf’s Non-Problem. Barbara Gail Montero 4:15 pm
Benacerraf’s Non-Problem. Barbara Gail Montero @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Oct 28 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Research in philosophy of mathematics over roughly the past half century can be understood, to a large degree, as a series of responses to what is commonly known as the Benacerraf problem: Given the abstract nature of mathematical entities, how can we come to have mathematical knowledge? How are we, in Benacerraf’s words, “to bridge the chasm. . . between the entities that form the subject matter of mathematics and the human knower?” In this[...]
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