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Celebrating Yirmiyahu Yovel @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Celebrating Yirmiyahu Yovel @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Mar 29 all-day
The Philosophy Department of The New School for Social Research invites you to a conference in honor of the life and work of Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy Yirmiyahu Yovel. The conference will be on March 29th and 30th in the Wolff Conference Room, D1103, 6 E 16th Street. Celebrating Yirmiyahu Yovel Friday, March 29th Chair: Richard J. Bernstein 9 AM – 11 AM: Agnes Heller “The Other Within” 11 AM – 1 PM: Jay Bernstein “Yovel and Hegel’s Phenomenology Lunch 2 PM – 4 PM: James Dodd “The Historical Antinomy” 4PM – 6PM: Jonathan Yovel “Normativity as a Poetic Quality”   Saturday, March 30th Chari: Dmitri Nikulin 9 AM …

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Thinking and Living the Good Life @ Philosophy Department, Fordham U
Thinking and Living the Good Life @ Philosophy Department, Fordham U
Mar 29 all-day
The theme of our conference, “Thinking and Living the Good Life,” asks participants to think upon what it means to live well in contemporary society, how we can know the right or best way to live, and the role of thought in the enterprise of human life. Evocative of ancient theories of virtue, the theme of the good life also bears on prominent areas of discussion in contemporary political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics. Papers topics may include, but are not limited to: the relationship between political structures and the shared goal of realizing a common good; the complexities that arise in trying to achieve knowledge of the good; and the …

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Celebrating Yirmiyahu Yovel @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Celebrating Yirmiyahu Yovel @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Mar 30 all-day
The Philosophy Department of The New School for Social Research invites you to a conference in honor of the life and work of Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy Yirmiyahu Yovel. The conference will be on March 29th and 30th in the Wolff Conference Room, D1103, 6 E 16th Street. Celebrating Yirmiyahu Yovel Friday, March 29th Chair: Richard J. Bernstein 9 AM – 11 AM: Agnes Heller “The Other Within” 11 AM – 1 PM: Jay Bernstein “Yovel and Hegel’s Phenomenology Lunch 2 PM – 4 PM: James Dodd “The Historical Antinomy” 4PM – 6PM: Jonathan Yovel “Normativity as a Poetic Quality”   Saturday, March 30th Chari: Dmitri Nikulin 9 AM …

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Thinking and Living the Good Life @ Philosophy Department, Fordham U
Thinking and Living the Good Life @ Philosophy Department, Fordham U
Mar 30 all-day
The theme of our conference, “Thinking and Living the Good Life,” asks participants to think upon what it means to live well in contemporary society, how we can know the right or best way to live, and the role of thought in the enterprise of human life. Evocative of ancient theories of virtue, the theme of the good life also bears on prominent areas of discussion in contemporary political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics. Papers topics may include, but are not limited to: the relationship between political structures and the shared goal of realizing a common good; the complexities that arise in trying to achieve knowledge of the good; and the …

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4:15 pm Kit Fine (NYU): A Theory of the Conditional. Logic & Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Kit Fine (NYU): A Theory of the Conditional. Logic & Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Mar 25 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Abstract: I provide a truth-maker semantics for the conditional and consider the application to imperative and deontic conditionals. 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 …

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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
Mar 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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5:30 pm Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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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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
Mar 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 Is it wrong for feminists to pay other women for housework? Johanna Oksala, Pratt @ Wolff Conference Room, NSSR, D1103
Is it wrong for feminists to pay other women for housework? Johanna Oksala, Pratt @ Wolff Conference Room, NSSR, D1103
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Many philosophers have suggested that the aim of imaginative philosophical inquiry is not to provide right answers, but right questions. This means demonstrating why certain questions are meaningless, based on false assumptions, or become senseless when posed in a wrong context. The question in my title appears to be a good candidate for this type of philosophical inquiry and I will try to show why. However, I will also argue that posing the question is nevertheless important, perhaps not for moral philosophy, but for feminist politics. The argument proceeds in three stages. In the first section, I will discuss Gabrielle Meagher’s article, Jstor, Spring 2002, ‘Is it Wrong to Pay for Housework?’. I …

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6:00 pm Nietzsche and the Disadvantage of History: the Rise of Western Oikophobia. Benedict Beckeld @ Meyer Hall, Room 102, NYU
Nietzsche and the Disadvantage of History: the Rise of Western Oikophobia. Benedict Beckeld @ Meyer Hall, Room 102, NYU
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New York University’s Liberal Studies, in Collaboration with Nietzsche Circle, Presents: Nietzsche and the Disadvantage of History: The rise of Western Oikophobia More Info & RSVP: If you like to attend, Please RSVP by sending email to Luke Trusso at luke.trusso@gmail.com
1:00 pm Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Mar 29 @ 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>
4:00 pm Bjorndahl: The Epistemology of Nondeterminism. Logic, Probability, and Games Seminar @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Bjorndahl: The Epistemology of Nondeterminism. Logic, Probability, and Games Seminar @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm
Propositional dynamic logic (PDL) is a framework for reasoning about nondeterministic program executions (or, more generally, nondeterministic actions). In this setting, nondeterminism is taken as a primitive: a program is nondeterministic iff it has multiple possible outcomes. But what is the sense of “possibility” at play here? This talk explores an epistemic interpretation: working in an enriched logical setting, we represent nondeterminism as a relationship between a program and an agent deriving from the agent’s (in)ability to adequately measure the dynamics of the program execution. More precisely, using topology to capture the observational powers of an agent, we define the nondeterministic outcomes of a given program execution to be those …

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5:30 pm Confucian Approaches to Intergenerational Ethics. Timothy Connolly (East Stroudsburg) @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Confucian Approaches to Intergenerational Ethics. Timothy Connolly (East Stroudsburg) @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Since Confucianism is an intergenerational phenomenon, it should have unique insights into ethical issues surrounding our obligations to future generations. In the first part of this discussion, I examine two contemporary Confucian perspectives on intergenerational ethics. Proponents of Confucian Role Ethics have developed an interpretation of xiao 孝 as “intergenerational reverence” that binds the community together over time by reference to shared cultural models and evolving ethical values. The Chinese thinker Jiang Qing in turn argues for a political constitution in which the state depends not just on the will of presently existing citizens, but also serves to preserve and transmit the values of the past for the sake of …

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