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NYC Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy: Freedom and Evil @ Fordham Lincoln Center
NYC Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy: Freedom and Evil @ Fordham Lincoln Center
Mar 2 all-day
The workshop, which is now in its 9th year, aims to foster exchange and collaboration among scholars, students, and anyone with an interest in Early Modern Philosophy. This year’s workshop will focus on the topic of “Freedom and Evil” in Early Modern Philosophy (roughly the period from 1600-1800). We welcome submissions on the conference topic, which may be broadly construed to include the problem of free will, theodicy, political and social liberty, and evil practices and institutions. For consideration, please submit abstracts of 250-300 words to newyorkcityearlymodern@gmail.com no later than December 31, 2018. Keynote speakers: Robert Adams (unaffiliated) Aaron Garrett Boston University Organisers: Lauren Kopajtic (unaffiliated) Ohad Nachtomy Bar-Ilan University, …

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2:00 pm Meeting 58: Consciousness @ Justine's apartment
Meeting 58: Consciousness @ Justine's apartment
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 PM CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Liam Ryan will lead. The alleged hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining the difference between consc… Price: 14.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/257432852/
4:15 pm Identity, Indeterminacy, and Supervaluationism- Achille Varzi (Columbia) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Identity, Indeterminacy, and Supervaluationism- Achille Varzi (Columbia) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Feb 25 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
I am a friend of supervaluationism. A statement lacks a determinate truth value if, and only if, it comes out true on some admissible precisifications of the relevant vocabulary and false on others. In this talk I want to focus on the special cases of identity statements. There is, I think, a potentially devastating objection that can be raised against the supervaluationist treatment of such statements—in fact two objections. Luckily, both can be resisted. But seeing how requires that we take a closer look at the ontological presuppositions of supervaluationism, allowing for more leeway than is usually supposed. The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will be meeting on Mondays from 4:15 …

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4:15 pm Logic & Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Logic & Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Feb 25 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will be meeting on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 in room 7314 of the Graduate Center, CUNY (365 5th Avenue). The (provisional) schedule is as follows: Feb 4. Melvin Fitting, CUNY Feb 11. Benjamin Neeser, Geneva Feb 18. GC CLOSED. NO MEETING Feb 25. Achille Varzi, Columbia Mar 4. Eric Bayruns Garcia, CUNY Mar 11. Jeremy Goodman, USC Mar 18. Romina Padro, CUNY Mar 25. Kit Fine, NYU Apr 1. Elena Ficara, Paderborn Apr 8. Chris Scambler, NYU Apr 15.  Jenn McDonald, CUNY Apr 22. GC CLOSED. NO MEETING Apr 29. Tommy Kivatinos, CUNY May 6. Daniel Durante, Natal May 13. Martina Botti, Columbia May 20. …

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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 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re a community of philosophers of language centered in New York City. We have a meeting each week at which a speaker presents a piece of their own work relating to the philosophy of language. 28 January Luca Incurvati (ILLC/Amsterdam) 4 February Dan Hoek (NYU) 11 February Peter Klecha (Swarthmore) 25 February Ginger Schultheis (NYU/Chicago) and David Boylan (Rutgers) 4 March Chris Tancredi (Keio University, Tokyo) 11 March TBD 25 March Yael Sharvit (UCLA) 1 April Thony Gillies (Rutgers) 8 April Yale Weiss (CUNY) 15 April Friederike Moltmann (CNRS) 22 April Amir Anvari (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS) 29 April David Balcarras (MIT) 6 May Nadine Theiler (ILLC, Amsterdam) 13 May …

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4:30 pm The variety of scientism and the limits of science, Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY) @ NYU, rm 110
The variety of scientism and the limits of science, Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY) @ NYU, rm 110
Feb 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Science is by far the most powerful approach to the investigation of the natural world ever devised. Still, it has limits, and there are many areas and questions where the scientific approach is ill suited, or at best provides only pertinent information rather than full answers. The denial of this modest attitude about science is called scientism, which declares science to be the only form of human knowledge and understanding, attempting to subsume everything else, including all the humanistic disciplines, into “science” very broadly (mis-)construed. In this talk, I argue that this is a mistake, and that it moreover has the potential to undermine public trust in science itself. There …

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5:30 pm Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
AY 2018 – 19 Workshop Schedule September 25th – Avery Archer (GWU) October 16th – Daniel Singer (Penn) November 13th – Ariel Zylberman (SUNY Albany) February 26th – Vita Emery (Fordham) March 26th – Kathryn Tabb (Columbia) April 23rd – Carol Hay (UMass Lowell) 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. Location: Plaza View Room, 12th Floor, Lowenstein Bldg., 113 West 60th Street. If interested in attending, email dheney[at]fordham[dot]edu.
4:00 pm Mind and Language Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Mind and Language 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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4:15 pm CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Feb 27 @ 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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6:30 pm Marrying Indigenous Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge: Reimagining the Human Place in Nature @ Union Theological Seminary
Marrying Indigenous Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge: Reimagining the Human Place in Nature @ Union Theological Seminary
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm
Join us for a conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer as she helps us rethink, reimagine and, renarrate our relationship to the sacred and the natural world. Can the objective, data-driven approach of science be enriched by non-anthropocentric spiritual worldviews? As a botanist and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Dr. Kimmerer draws on both indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge to enrich and animate our understanding of the natural world. This expansive way of seeing and relating to creation privileges regeneration and reciprocity, and offers novel solutions for ecological restoration and climate change resilience. Dr. Kimmerer will be joined in conversation with Union faculty member John Thatamanil, and Geraldine Ann Patrick …

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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 28 @ 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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6:00 pm Bryce Huebner: “Meditating and hallucinating: A socially situated and neuro-Yogācarin perspective” @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Bryce Huebner: “Meditating and hallucinating: A socially situated and neuro-Yogācarin perspective” @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A number of philosophers working on Buddhist traditions have recently explored similarities between the cultivated experience of not-self, and the clinical experience of depersonalization. In this talk, I will offer some reflections on this theme. But my primary aim will be to push a similar kind of exploratory project one step further. Drawing on tools from cognitive and computational neuroscience, as well as insights from Yogācāra Buddhist philosophy, I will explore some of the most significant similarities and differences between anomalous experiences evoked by meditation, and anomalous experiences that are commonly labeled as hallucinations. I will then argue that understanding how such experiences are produced offers a powerful framework for …

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7:00 pm Kate Pendoley, Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ e's bar, btw 112/113th
Kate Pendoley, Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ e's bar, btw 112/113th
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PoPRocks (formerly known as ‘WoPoP’) is an ongoing series in the NYC area for early career researchers – typically grad students, postdocs, people who got their PhD within the last few years, advanced undergrads etc. – working on philosophy of psychology/mind/perception/cognitive science/neuroscience/… . We usually meet roughly once every 2-3 weeks to informally discuss a draft paper by one of our members. 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 …

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12:00 pm Ask A Philosopher Booth @ Turnstyle Underground Market at Columbus Circle
Ask A Philosopher Booth @ Turnstyle Underground Market at Columbus Circle
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come, ask a philosopher what you will, or just discuss big ideas with your fellow New Yorkers!
1:00 pm Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Mar 1 @ 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>