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2:10 pm Consistency Conditions on Fundamental Physics – Rachel Rosen (Columbia University). @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept.
Consistency Conditions on Fundamental Physics – Rachel Rosen (Columbia University). @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept.
Mar 20 @ 2:10 pm – 4:00 pm
as our understanding of the universe and its basic building blocks extends to shorter and shorter distances, experiments capable of probing these scales are becoming increasingly difficult to construct. Fundamental particle physics faces a potential crisis: an absence of data at the shortest possible scales. Yet remarkably, even in the absence of experimental data, the requirement of theoretical consistency puts stringent constraints on viable models of fundamental particles and their interactions. In this talk I’ll present some of these constraints and discuss their applications for cosmology, string theory and more. There will be dinner after the talk. If you are interested, please send an email with “Dinner” in the heading …

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4:00 pm Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our topic for Spring 2018 will be Formal Frameworks for Semantics and Pragmatics. We’ll be investigating a range of questions in semantics and/or pragmatics which involve or are relevant to the choice between different kinds of overall structure for theories in these areas. In most sessions, the members of the seminar will receive a week in advance, copies of recent work, or work in progress from a thinker at another university. After reading this work, students discuss it with one of the instructors on the day before the colloquium. Then at the Tuesday colloquium, the instructors give a summary review and raise criticisms or questions about the work. The author …

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5:30 pm Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Flr, Lowenstein
Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Flr, Lowenstein
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
The Epistemology and Ethics group is composed of faculty and graduate students at Fordham and other nearby universities. Papers are read in advance, so the majority of the time is devoted to questions and discussion. If interested in attending, email dheney[at]fordham[dot]edu. September 19th  Kate Manne (Cornell) October 17th  Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern) November 14th  Eden Lin (Ohio State) February 27th  Nathan Ballantyne (Fordham) March 20th  Sophie Horowitz (UMass, Amherst) April 24th  Nomy Arpaly (Brown)