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Liberalism & Democracy Past, Present, Prospects @ John L. Tishman Auditorium, New School
Liberalism & Democracy Past, Present, Prospects @ John L. Tishman Auditorium, New School
Feb 7 all-day
Liberal democratic values seem embattled as never before in the United States, and around the world. The time is right for a serious and wide-ranging exploration of the prospects for liberal democracies in a context that acknowledges the historical and contemporary tensions between democracy and liberal values, both in theory and in practice. This conference convenes a varied group of scholars, journalists, policy expert and veteran public servants, we hope to stage a real meeting of the minds, not the usual partisan sniping that occurs at most academic events – and we are trying to be as inclusive as possible, by inviting thoughtful representatives from the left, right, and center. …

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3:00 pm Rutgers Philosophy Dept. Colloquia @ Seminar Room, Gateway Transit Building, 5th flr
Rutgers Philosophy Dept. Colloquia @ Seminar Room, Gateway Transit Building, 5th flr
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details. 01/31  Department Colloquium-Prof. Brian Epstein (Tufts) 02/07  Inclusive Pedagogy by Prof. Zoë Johnson-King (NYU) 02/28  Climate Lecture-Prof. Teresa Blankmeyer Burke (Gallaudet University) 03/14  Mesthene Lecture-Prof. Lara Buchak (UC Berkeley) 03/28  Break It Down Lecture-Prof. Paul Pietroski, “Human Languages: What are They?” 04/11  Class of 1970s Lecture: Prof. Gideon Rosen (Princeton) Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 04/18  Break It Down Lecture-Prof. Larry Temkin, “Population Ethics: Forty Years On” 04/25 – 04/27 Semantics Workshop (Lepore) 04/27  Rutgers Day …

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7:00 pm Reality is Not As It Seems @ The New York Academy of Sciences
Reality is Not As It Seems @ The New York Academy of Sciences
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Despite remarkable strides across virtually all scientific disciplines, the nature of the relationship between our brain and our conscious experience—the “mind-body problem”—remains perhaps the greatest mystery confronting science today. Most neuroscientists currently believe that neural activity in the brain constitutes the foundation of our reality, and that consciousness emerges from the dynamics of complicated neural networks. Yet no scientific theory to date has been able to explain how the properties of such neurons or neural networks actually translates into our specific conscious experiences. The prevalent view in cognitive science today is that we construct our perception of reality in real time. But could we be misinterpreting the content of our perceptual …

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