21st Annual CUNY Graduate Philosophy Conference: Self and Other

March 23, 2018 all-day
CUNY Grad Center, rm 9206
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016

The 21st Annual CUNY Graduate Philosophy Conference will take place on March 23rd, 2018 at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue). This year’s theme is “Self and Other”, broadly construed. The program below features Dr. Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia) and Dr. Daniel Kolak (William Paterson University) as keynote speakers. Eight graduate students from departments across the U.S. and abroad will give 30-minute talks spanning a broad array of philosophical research areas.

Click the links to download PDFs of the the conference flyer and schedule of talks.

Time / Title / Speaker / Affiliation


9-9:30 AM / Embedded Love: What it Means for / Love to Structure Your Will / Hunter Gentry / University of Houston

9:30-10 AM / Animal Intimacy: Intra-Species connectivity and care in the Touch / Stephanie Mieko Struble / Western Connecticut State University

10-10:30 AM / BREAK

10:30-11AM / Foundations of Loyalty: Transcending Self and Other / Sara Pope / Fordham University

11-11:30 AM / Self as Other: On the Interpretation of Mirror Self-Recognition / Pengbo Liu / University of Massachusetts

11:30 AM -12:30 PM / LUNCH

12:30-1:30 PM / Keynote

Inquiry and Academic Freedom: Philosophical Reflections on Current Controversies on Campuses

Akeel Bilgrami

Columbia University

1:30-1:45 PM / BREAK

1:45-2:15 PM / Other Minds in Other Traditions: The Problem of Other Minds in Plantinga and Heidegger / Ben Koons / Oxford University, Oriel College

2:15-2:45 PM / The intrinsic epistemic value of primitive introspection / Anna Giustina / Institut Jean Nicod/Ecole Normale Supérieure/PSL Research University

2:45-3 PM / BREAK

3-3:30 PM / Who Do You Speak For? And How? The Management of Identities in Online Abuse / Michael Barnes / Georgetown University

3:30-4 PM / Hospitality and the Political Economy of Care / Lisa M. Madura / Vanderbilt University

4-4:30 PM / BREAK

4:30-5.30 PM / Keynote

Open Individualism: the Five Ways

Daniel Kolak

William Paterson University


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