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Political Theology Today as Critical Theory of the Contemporary: Reason, Religion, Humanism @ Deutsches Haus, NYU
Political Theology Today as Critical Theory of the Contemporary: Reason, Religion, Humanism @ Deutsches Haus, NYU
Feb 17 all-day
Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute will jointly present the conference “Political Theology Today as Critical Theory of the Contemporary: Reason, Religion, Humanism,” to be held at Deutsches Haus at NYU, from February 15-17. Reverend Eugene F. Rivers III will deliver one of the keynote speeches. For a detailed conference schedule, please click here. Across the globe the liberal logic of capitalism and technocracy has seemingly triumphed, and with it a culture of secularism, now the dominant ideology of the liberal establishment that prefers progress to tradition, an individualized identity to a sense of shared belonging, and free choice to common purpose. As much as this regime has produced …

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Matters of Love: A Conference @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Matters of Love: A Conference @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Feb 22 all-day
9:15 – 9:30 Coffee & Opening Remarks 9:30 – 10:50 Anna Katsman: Freighted Love 11:00 – 12:20 Federica Gregoratto: Eros and Freedom Today 12:20 – 1:30 Lunch Break 1:30 – 2:50 Sara Macdonald: The Art of Friendship: Hegel and Plato 3:00 – 4:20 Gal Katz, “Love’s Rage Is Shame”: Hegel on Sex 4:20 – 4:45 Break 4:45 – 6.05 Paul Kottman: Love as Human Freedom   New York German Idealism Workshop A joint undertaking of the philosophy departments of Columbia University & the New School for Social Research presents: MATTERS OF LOVE: A CONFERENCE
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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 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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4:15 pm CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Feb 20 @ 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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6:00 pm NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm tba
NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm tba
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapters of Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, and the Graduate Center, CUNY, invite submissions to the Spring 2019 NY-MAPWorks: a workshop series featuring the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on topics in critical social philosophy and non-canonical areas of philosophy. Topics include, but are not limited to: social philosophy (including intersections with epistemology, language, and metaphysics), feminist philosophy and philosophy of sex and gender, philosophy of race, queer philosophy, non-western philosophy, africana philosophy, latinx philosophy, native american philosophy, and women in the history of philosophy. The Format The series will alternate locations in New York City (see below for the full list of dates and …

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10:00 am New Fascism Mass Psychology & Financialization @ Wolff Conference Room, NSSR, D1103/ UL104
New Fascism Mass Psychology & Financialization @ Wolff Conference Room, NSSR, D1103/ UL104
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
What do the worlds of global finance and nationalist populism have in common? How can we understand the rise of today’s ‘new fascisms’ through the prism of financialization? This one-day workshop brings together scholars from across disciplines to debate  these key questions for our understanding of contemporary capitalism. The workshop is part of Public Seminar’s Imaginal Politics initiative and is organised jointly with the Department of Social Science, University College London. The workshop will include three panel discussions and will close with a talk by Judith Butler on ‘Anti-gender ideology and the new fascism’. Organised by Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (University College London) and Chiara Bottici (The New School) 10-11.45am – Panel 1 (Wolff Conference Room, D1103) …

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1:00 pm Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spring 2019 2/15: Andrew Lee, Philosophy, New York University 2/22: William Robinson, Philosophy, Iowa State University 3/1: Wesley Sauret, Philosophy, University of Bayreuth 3/8: Jean-Paul Noel, Center for Neural Science, New York University 3/15: Santiago Echeverri, Philosophy, New York University 3/22: TBA 3/29: TBA 4/5: No Cognitive Science talk: CUNY Graduate-Student Conference https://2019cunyphilosophyconference.weebly.com/ 4/12: TBA 4/19, 4/26: No talks; Spring Break 5/3: TBA Additional information at: http://bit.ly/cscitalks or e-mail David Rosenthal <davidrosenthal1@gmail.com>
3:30 pm Kate Manne (Cornell) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Kate Manne (Cornell) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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4:00 pm NYC Wittgenstein Workshop presents Zed Adams on the digital/analogue distinction. @ New School, rm D1106
NYC Wittgenstein Workshop presents Zed Adams on the digital/analogue distinction. @ New School, rm D1106
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The New York City Wittgenstein Workshop has the following workshops scheduled for this semester and more planned workshops to be announced soon. This is a reminder that Zed Adams will be presenting at the workshop this Friday, the 22nd  from 4 to 6 pm on the history of the digital/analogue distinction in philosophy. We will be meeting in room D 1106 in 6 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003. Please join us for a great conversation! As always, snacks and drinks will be served. We would also like to announce two additions to our schedule this semester. Larry Jackson will be presenting on April 26 and Pierre-Jean Renaudi (Lyon) will be presenting on May …

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4:10 pm Buddha versus Popper: Do we live in the present or do we plan for the future? Rohit Parikh (CUNY) @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Buddha versus Popper: Do we live in the present or do we plan for the future? Rohit Parikh (CUNY) @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Feb 22 @ 4:10 pm
There are two approaches to life. The first one, which we are identifying with Sir Karl Popper, is to think before we act and to let our hypotheses die in our stead when the overall outcome is likely to be negative. We act now for a better future, and we think now which action will bring the best future. Both decision theory and backward induction are technical versions of this train of thought.  The second approach, which we will identify with the Buddha, is to live in the present and not allow the future to pull us away from living in the ever present  Now. The Buddha’s approach is echoed in …

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4:30 pm German Idealism Workshop @ Columbia University, Philosophy rm 716
German Idealism Workshop @ Columbia University, Philosophy rm 716
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
8 February @Columbia Patricia Kitcher: The Fact of Reason in Kant’s Moral Psychology Response: Jessica Tizzard 22 February @NSSR Matters of Love: A Conference 5 April @Columbia Beatrice Longuenesse: Residues of First Nature 19 April @NSSR Angelica Nuzzo: Approaching Hegel’s Logic Obliquely: Melville, Moliere, Beckett Response: David Carlson 10 May @Columbia Amy Allen: Turning Dead Ends into Through Streets: Psychoanalysis and the Idea of Progress