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4:00 pm Mind and Language Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mind and Language Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Feb 6 @ 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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4:15 pm CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Feb 6 @ 4:15 pm
Each colloquium is held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M. All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9204/9205 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information. Download an interactive PDF version of the schedule here. February 6 • Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture Ned Block (New York University) “Perception is Non-Propositional, Non-Conceptual and Iconic” February 13 Francesco Pupa (Nassau Community College) “Determiners are Phrases” February 20 Robert Rupert (University of Colorado, Boulder) “There Is No Personal Level: On the Virtues of a Psychology Flattened from Above” February 27 Reed Winegar (Fordham University) “Kant on Infinity” March 6 • Marx Wartofsky Memorial Lecture David Schweickart (Loyola …

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7:30 pm The Extended Self: Autonomy and Technology in the Age of Distributed Cognition, Ethan Hallerman (Stony Brook) @ Brooklyn Public Library
The Extended Self: Autonomy and Technology in the Age of Distributed Cognition, Ethan Hallerman (Stony Brook) @ Brooklyn Public Library
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm
In Philosophy in the Library, philosophers from around the world tackle the big questions. In February, we hear from Ethan Hallerman. None of us today can avoid reflecting on the way our thoughts and habits relate to the tools we use, but interest in how technologies reshape us is both older and broader than contemporary concerns around privacy, distraction, addiction, and isolation. For the past hundred years, scholars have investigated the historical role of everyday technologies in making new forms of experience and senses of selfhood possible, from at least as early as the invention of writing. In recent years, philosophers have considered how our understanding of agency and mental …

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