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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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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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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/
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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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