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Anti-Exceptionalism about Logic Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center
Anti-Exceptionalism about Logic Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center
Sep 20 all-day
Logic has frequently played an exceptional role in philosophical projects. The laws of logic have been considered self-evident, obvious or a priori, and therefore epistemologically foundational. As a result, logic has been set apart from the other sciences. According to anti-exceptionalism, however, the privileged epistemological status of logical laws has been exaggerated. Instead, both logical theories and theory-choice in logic are continuous with the theories and methods of other sciences. But what does that tell us about theory-choice in logic, and does it help us adjudicate in the many disputes between rival logical theories? Speakers: Jc Beall (UConn) Christopher Blake-Turner (UNC Chapel Hill) Ole Hjortland (University of Bergen) Saul Kripke …

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Anti-Exceptionalism about Logic Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center
Anti-Exceptionalism about Logic Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center
Sep 21 all-day
Logic has frequently played an exceptional role in philosophical projects. The laws of logic have been considered self-evident, obvious or a priori, and therefore epistemologically foundational. As a result, logic has been set apart from the other sciences. According to anti-exceptionalism, however, the privileged epistemological status of logical laws has been exaggerated. Instead, both logical theories and theory-choice in logic are continuous with the theories and methods of other sciences. But what does that tell us about theory-choice in logic, and does it help us adjudicate in the many disputes between rival logical theories? Speakers: Jc Beall (UConn) Christopher Blake-Turner (UNC Chapel Hill) Ole Hjortland (University of Bergen) Saul Kripke …

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4:15 pm Anti-Exceptionalism and Explanations in Logic (Ole Hjortland and Ben Martin) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Anti-Exceptionalism and Explanations in Logic (Ole Hjortland and Ben Martin) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7314
Sep 16 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
According to logical anti-exceptionalism we come to be justified in believing logical theories by similar means to scientific theories. This is often explained by saying that theory choice in logic proceeds via abductive arguments (Priest, Russell, Williamson, Hjortland). Thus, the success of classical and non-classical theories of validity are compared by their ability to explain the relevant data. However, as of yet there is no agreed upon account of which data logical theories must explain, and subsequently how they prove their mettle. In this paper, we provide a non-causal account of logical explanation, and show how it can accommodate important disputes about logic. Logic and Metaphysics Workshop Fall 2019 September …

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6:00 pm Legal Interpretation and Natural Law. Mark Greenberg (UCLA) @ Fordham Law School, Bateman 2-01B
Legal Interpretation and Natural Law. Mark Greenberg (UCLA) @ Fordham Law School, Bateman 2-01B
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Fordham Natural Law Colloquium 5:30-6:00 check in, 6:00-7:50 program Location: Fordham Law School, Bateman 2-01B Contact Michael Baur and Ben Zipursky for more information.
6:30 pm Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 16 @ 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. Sept 9 Donka Farkas (Santa Cruz) Sept 16 John Maackay (U Wisconsin–Madison) Sept 23 Andrew Bacon (USC) Sept 30 Eleonore Neufeld (USC) Oct 7 Eli Alshanetsky (Temple) Oct 21 Gabe Dupre (UCLA) Oct 28 Dorit Bar-On (UConn) Nov 4 Sam Berstler (Princeton) Nov 11 Robert Henderson (Arizona) Nov 18 Sam Cumming (UCLA) Nov 25 Harvey Lederman (Princeton) Dec 2 Sarah Fisher (Reading) Dec 9 Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern)
5:45 pm “Hustle: The Politics of Language” Jason Stanley. CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
“Hustle: The Politics of Language” Jason Stanley. CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Sep 18 @ 5:45 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. September 11 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Philip Kitcher (Columbia University) “Progress in the Sciences—and in the Arts” September 18 • Note: colloquium will begin at 5:45pm Jason Stanley (Yale University) “Hustle: The Politics of Language” September 25 • Note: colloquium will be held in C201/C202 Noël Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center) “Forget Taste” October 2 Hayley Clatterbuck (University of Rochester) TBD October 23 Michelle M. Dyke (New York …

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6:00 pm Stoicon-X New York! @ New York Society for Ethical Culture
Stoicon-X New York! @ New York Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 PM What? You can’t make it to the annual Stoicon in Athens, on October 5th? (https://modernstoicism.com/save-the-date-stoicon-2019-in-athens/) Well, that… https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe/events/260670290/
6:00 pm The Liberal Zionism of the Future. Omri Boehm @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
The Liberal Zionism of the Future. Omri Boehm @ Wolff Conference Room, D1106
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Zionists and anti-Zionists alike agree that Zionism consists in the idea that the Jewish People has the right to their own nation state. They deeply disagree about the legitimacy of such politics. Whereas anti-Zionists maintain that a Jewish State is necessarily discriminatory and even racist, Zionists tend to reject anti-Zionist arguments as anti-Semitic. I argue that both sides of this familiar debate are wrong. (Or worse: all too often, both are right.) A Jewish State indeed cannot be a liberal democracy; and yet Zionist politics — contrary to the consensus held by Zionists and anti-Zionists alike — does not require a Jewish State. That’s a form of Zionism that’s legitimate, …

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1:00 pm Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 6493
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 6493
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 20: Matthias Michel Philosophy and Laboratoire Sciences, Université Paris-Sorbonne and NYU “Consciousness and the Prefrontal Cortex” October 4: Ryan McElhaney Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center “Explanation and Consciousness” October 18: Sascha Benjamin Fink Philosophy-Neurosciences-Cognition, University of Magdeburg and NYU “Varieties of Phenomenal Structuralism” November 1: Jesse Atencio Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center Title TBA November 15: Frank Pupa Philosophy, Nassau Community College “Getting Between: Predicativism, Domain Restriction, and Binding” December 6: Susana Martinez-Conde Neurology and Integrative Neuroscience, Downstate Medical Center Title TBA https://philosophy.commons.gc.cuny.edu/cognitive-speaker-series-fall-2019/
4:00 pm Black Radical Kantianism. Charles Mills (CUNY) @ 302 Philosophy, Columbia U
Black Radical Kantianism. Charles Mills (CUNY) @ 302 Philosophy, Columbia U
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This essay tries to develop a “black radical Kantianism” – that is, a Kantianism informed by the black experience in modernity. After looking briefly at socialist and feminist appropriations of Kant, I argue that an analogous black radical appropriation should draw on the distinctive social ontology and view of the state associated with the black radical tradition. In ethics, this would mean working with a (color-conscious rather than colorblind) social ontology of white persons and black sub-persons and then asking what respect for oneself and others would require under those circumstances. In political philosophy, it would mean framing the state as a Rassenstaat (a racial state) and then asking what …

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5:30 pm Autonomy, Deference, and “Getting it Oneself” (ZIDE 自) Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University) @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Autonomy, Deference, and “Getting it Oneself” (ZIDE 自) Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University) @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This paper is on the topic of deliberative autonomy in (primarily) post-classical Chinese moral epistemology. By “deliberative autonomy,” I mean the epistemic state or achievement in which one’s ethical views or beliefs are those that seem right to oneself and are based on reasons or considerations that one understands for oneself. This is to be contrasted with holding a view or belief based primarily on the authority or expertise of others, without seeing for oneself that the view is correct or why it is correct.
The Chinese philosophical tradition is rich in discussion of the nature, value, and function of deliberative autonomy, having much to say both in its defense and …

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10:00 am Ask a Philosopher Booth @ McCarren Park Greenmarket
Ask a Philosopher Booth @ McCarren Park Greenmarket
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
You should come to one of the three (3) Ask a Philosopher booths we have scheduled for the month of September! Saturday 9/7, 10:00-2:00 @ the Borough Hall Greenmarket Saturday 9/14, 11:00-3:00 @ the Market at the Brooklyn Museum Saturday 9/21, 10:00-2:00 @ the McCarren Park Greenmarket