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Racial Inequality Conference @ CUNY Grad Center: Skylight rm 9100, Elebash Recital Hall
Racial Inequality Conference @ CUNY Grad Center: Skylight rm 9100, Elebash Recital Hall
Mar 9 all-day
The United States, supposedly founded on the “self-evident” principle of human equality, has in fact been a profoundly racially unequal society from the start. Yet for many years the striving for racial justice and racial equality has been obscured by an evasive discourse of “diversity.” Particularly with the recent rise of white nationalism, however, it has become urgently important to recognize and address the ongoing inequalities of race. This 2-day interdisciplinary conference will bring together 18 theorists from a wide array of subjects—philosophy, political theory, ethnic studies, critical psychology, urban studies, gender theory, and anthropology—to look from their distinctive perspectives at the enduring problem of racial inequality, and how it …

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1:00 pm Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7-102
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7-102
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
February 9: Jessie Munton Philosophy, New York University “How Long Is ‘a’ Visual Experience?” March 9: Taylor Webb Neuroscience Institute and Cognitive Science, Princeton University Title TBA April 13: Eleni Manolakaki Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens “Propositions as Measures of Mind” For spring 2018, the CUNY Cognitive Science Speaker Series will meet once a month. We’ll return to weekly talks in fall 2018. All talks are at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, room 7-102, Fridays, 1-3 pm. http://bit.ly/cs-talks
3:30 pm The Authority of Pleasure: A Neglected Alternative in Aesthetics – Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn Univ.) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
The Authority of Pleasure: A Neglected Alternative in Aesthetics – Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn Univ.) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Does art have anything interesting to do with pleasure? The aesthetic hedonist answers positively, claiming that the value of artworks qua artworks lie in their power to please those who are properly engaged with them. Recent critics of hedonism answer the question in the negative, arguing that the power to please cannot properly explain the value of artworks. In this paper, I point to a blind spot in the dialectic between the hedonic orthodoxy and its recent critics: though the hedonist is wrong to claim that artworks are valuable because they are endowed with the power to please, the contemporary critic of hedonism mistakenly disconnects art from pleasure. The bulk of the paper consists in a …

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4:00 pm The Paradox of Apology – Francey Russell (Yale) @ room D1206
The Paradox of Apology – Francey Russell (Yale) @ room D1206
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Apology constitutes an essential part of the hard work of being an imperfect moral agent, over time and amongst others.  Apology is one component of our “reparative responsibilities” (Bell 2012), of responding well to one’s past wrongdoing, and is more broadly part of the ongoing effort to come to terms with what one’s deeds will mean for one’s life (Williams 69).  So how is this work achieved?   In this paper I argue that the basic structure of apology is more puzzling, because more paradoxical, than has been recognized.  I argue that in apologizing one must at once identify with one’s wrong action, in order to take moral responsibility for …

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5:30 pm Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy @ Columbia Religion Dept. rm 101
Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy @ Columbia Religion Dept. rm 101
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb. 9: Cat Prueitt (George Mason University) March 9: Kin Cheung (Moravian College) April 13: Lara Braitstein (McGill University) May 11: David Cummiskey (Bates College) Also, please visit our website: http://www.cbs.columbia.edu/cscp/ Co-Chairs Professor Jonathan Gold Associate Professor, Princeton University, Department of Religion jcgold@princeton.edu Professor Hagop Sarkissian Associate Professor, The City University of New York, Baruch College | Graduate Center, Department of Philosophy hagop.sarkissian@baruch.cuny.edu Rapporteur Jay Ramesh jr3203@columbia.edu