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Reconstructing Nietzsche, Contextually. Matthew Meyer 6:00 pm
Reconstructing Nietzsche, Contextually. Matthew Meyer @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I defend a contextual reconstruction of Nietzsche’s philosophical project. My contextualist reconstruction contrasts with the rationalist reconstruction predominant in contemporary Anglo-American scholarship. After discussing the differences between the two approaches, I show how the rationalist reconstruction has distorted our understanding of Nietzsche in at least two respects. First, in trying to extract theories from Nietzsche’s corpus that will be attractive to contemporary philosophers, it has caused scholars largely to neglect the nature, structure, and argument[...]
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NYC Nietzsche Group: Dylan Bailey (Fordham) 6:00 pm
NYC Nietzsche Group: Dylan Bailey (Fordham) @ Plaza View Room (12th Floor)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Contact Sara Pope for more information.
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Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer)
Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) @ Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day
Ian Hacking wrote that probability is a Janus-faced concept with one face looking toward the world and the other toward the mind. The face looking toward the world is central to laws and explanations in physics (especially quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics) and the special sciences. The face looking toward the mind is central to epistemology and decision theory. This conference concerns both aspects and especially their relation to each other. What is probability that[...]
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