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Recent Work in Decision Theory and Epistemology Workshop @ Philosophy Hall rm 716
Recent Work in Decision Theory and Epistemology Workshop @ Philosophy Hall rm 716
Mar 3 all-day
Speakers: Jennifer Carr (University of California, San Diego) Ryan Doody (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Harvey Lederman (Princeton University) Chris Meacham (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Organizer: Melissa Fusco (Columbia University) 9:30 – 10:00 Breakfast (716 Philosophy Hall) SESSION I Chair: Melissa Fusco 10:00 – 11:30 Jennifer Carr: “Can Accuracy Motivate Modesty?” 11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break I SESSION II Chair: Jessica John Collins 11:45 – 1:15 Ryan Doody: “Hard Choices Made Harder” 1:15 – 2:30 Lunch SESSION III Chair: Jennifer Carr 2:30 – 4:00 Harvey Lederman: “Verbalism” 4:00 – 4:30 Coffee Break II SESSION IV Chair: Ryan Doody 4:30 – 6:00 Chris Meacham: “Decision in Cases of Infinitely Many Utility Contributions” …

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The Social Responsibility of Intellectuals Conference @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
The Social Responsibility of Intellectuals Conference @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Mar 3 all-day
Many academics work on issues of social justice, and in this politically tumultuous moment, we want to ask: What is our social responsibility as academics? What does it mean to assume this responsibility? In response to the untimely suspension of all Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature programs at Stony Brook University, the final graduate conference (co-sponsored by Minorities and Philosophy, NSSR) will be an interdisciplinary event where we aim to confront the limitations of our position as academics and conceive possibilities for moving beyond those limitations. Schedule 9:45–10:15     Participant Registration/ Coffee & Bagels 10:15–10:30   Opening Remarks 10:30–12:00   Panel 1: Humanities & Political Insight 10:30–11:00  Amy Cook (Associate Professor of Theatre …

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2:00 pm Meeting 51: Philosophy of Language @ Justine's apartment
Meeting 51: Philosophy of Language @ Justine's apartment
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 PM Columbia philosophy PhD candidate Jake McNulty will lead this meeting. ] Reading: Austin “Performatives”… Price: 12.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/247190645/
4:15 pm A Dynamic Solution to the Liar Paradox – Martin Pleitz (Muenster) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3309
A Dynamic Solution to the Liar Paradox – Martin Pleitz (Muenster) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3309
Feb 26 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
The Liar paradox arises when we combine the assumption that a sentence can refer to itself with our naïve notion of truth and apply our unrevised logic. Most current approaches to the Liar paradox focus on revising our notion of truth and logic because nowadays almost everyone is convinced that there are self-referential sentences. I will argue against this conviction. My argument starts from observations about the metaphysics of expressions: A meaningful expression is based in a syntactic expression which in turn is based in a non-semiotic object, and these are pairwise distinct. As all objects of this three-fold ontology exist only relative to contexts, we can import ideas from …

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6:00 pm Making Our Thoughts Clear: The Role of Language in the Pursuit of Self-Knowledge – Eli Alshanetsky (Stanford) @ Orozco Room, A712
Making Our Thoughts Clear: The Role of Language in the Pursuit of Self-Knowledge – Eli Alshanetsky (Stanford) @ Orozco Room, A712
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We often make our thoughts clear to ourselves in the process of putting them into words. In this lecture I introduce a new puzzle about this process—one that’s reminiscent of the famous paradox about inquiry in Plato’s Meno. The puzzle is that, on the one hand, coming to know what we’re thinking seems to require finding words that would express our thought; yet, on the other hand, finding such words seems to require already knowing what we’re thinking. I consider and reject two possible solutions to this puzzle. The first solution denies that language contributes to our knowledge of our thoughts. The second solution denies that we have a fully …

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6:30 pm Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
29 January Gillian Russell (UNC) 5 February Mandy Simons (CMU) 12 February (No Workshop) 19 February (No Workshop) 26 February Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 5 March Chris Kennedy (UChicago) 12 March Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 19 March No Workshop (NYU Spring Break) 26 March Andreas Stokke (Uppsala) 2 April Rebekah Baglini (Stanford) 9 April Henry Schiller (UT Austin) 16 April Gary Ostertag (CUNY) 23 April Manuel Križ (Jean Nicod) 30 April Maria Aloni (ILLC/Amsterdam) 7 May Alexis Wellwood (USC)
4:00 pm Goldman Lecture @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Goldman Lecture @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor. 2/27/18 Goldman Lecture, 4pm 3/1/18 Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 3:00-6:30 pm 3/22/18 RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm 4/8/18 Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 4/12/18 Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 4/13/18 Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference, 9:30 am-6:30 pm 4/13-4/14/18 Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference 4/14-4/15/18 Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (held at Columbia University) 4/17/18 Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 5/21-5/25/18 Metaphysical Mayhem 6/8-6/9/18 Pantheism Workshop 7/8-7/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (held at …

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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
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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)
4:15 pm CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Feb 28 @ 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. February 7th • Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture David Papineau (CUNY Graduate Center | King’s College London) “Kinds and Essences: Taming Metaphysical Modality” February 14th Jane Friedman (NYU) “The Epistemic and the Zetetic” February 21st Muhammad Ali Khalidi (York U) “Are Sexes Natural Kinds?” February 28th Laurie Paul (UNC) “De Se Truth and Epistemic Revolution” March 7th • Marx Wartofsky Memorial Lecture Steven Lukes (NYU) Title TBD March 14th Collin O’Neill (CUNY Lehman College) “Consent and Third-Party Coercion in Medicine and Research” March 21st Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh) TBD …

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3:00 pm Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY) @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY) @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor. 2/27/18 Goldman Lecture, 4pm 3/1/18 Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 3:00-6:30 pm 3/22/18 RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm 4/8/18 Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 4/12/18 Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 4/13/18 Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference, 9:30 am-6:30 pm 4/13-4/14/18 Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference 4/14-4/15/18 Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (held at Columbia University) 4/17/18 Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 5/21-5/25/18 Metaphysical Mayhem 6/8-6/9/18 Pantheism Workshop 7/8-7/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (held at …

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4:30 pm Spring MaP Colloquium: “More than Fair: How Excessive Sympathy for Him (“Himpathy”) Obscures and Causes Misogyny” Kate Manne (Cornell) @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Spring MaP Colloquium: “More than Fair: How Excessive Sympathy for Him (“Himpathy”) Obscures and Causes Misogyny” Kate Manne (Cornell) @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
According to my ameliorative definition, misogyny is, roughly, the “law enforcement” branch of patriarchy, which serves to police, enforce, or restore patriarchal social order—often by visiting hostility on girls and women for perceived violations of gendered norms and expectations. As well as complementary ideologies (most notably, sexism), there is also the flipside of misogyny which deserves to be considered: the exonerating narratives and excessive sympathy of which comparatively privileged men tend to be the beneficiaries. I call the latter ‘himpathy.’ This talk departs from the main example of himpathy I discuss in my recent book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny: that of Brock Turner, the convicted sexual assailant and then student …

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1:00 pm Nic Porot @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7-102
Nic Porot @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7-102
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PoPRocks (formerly known as ‘WoPoP’) is an ongoing series in the NYC area for early career researchers – typically grad students and postdocs – working on philosophy of psychology/mind/perception/cognitive science/neuroscience/… . We usually meet roughly once every 2 weeks to informally discuss a draft paper by one of our members, but Spring 2018 we will be meeting less frequently. Typically presenters send a copy of their paper around 1 week in advance, so do join the mailing list (by emailing poprocksworkshop@gmail.com or one of the organizers) or email to ask for a copy of the paper. We aim for a friendly, constructive discussion with the understanding that the drafts discussed …

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2:00 pm Virginia Aspe Armella and Ma. Elena García Peláez Cruz @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Virginia Aspe Armella and Ma. Elena García Peláez Cruz @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
SWIP-Analytic Schedule for Spring 2018 Here is a sneak peak at our exciting line-up of speakers and events for Spring 2018. Some times and rooms TBA. Elanor Taylor, February 8, CUNY Graduate Center, The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, Room 5307, 4:00-6:00pm Virginia Aspe Armella and Ma. Elena García Peláez Cruz (co-sponsored with SWIP-Analytic Mexico), March 2, NYU Room 202, 2:00-4:30pm Round Table Women in Philosophy: Publishing, Jobs, and Fitting In (co-sponsored with NYSWIP), March 8, CUNY Graduate Center, The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, Room 5307, 4:30-7:30pm Graduate Student Essay Prize Winner Presentation, April 12 Sophie Horowitz (UMass, Amherst), April 26