NYC Area Philosophy Calendar

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
29 January Gillian Russell (UNC) 5 February Mandy Simons (CMU) 12 February (No Workshop) 19 February (No Workshop) 26 February Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 5 March Chris Kennedy (UChicago) 12 March Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 19 March No Workshop (NYU Spring Break) 26 March Andreas Stokke (Uppsala) 2 April Rebekah Baglini (Stanford) 9 April Henry Schiller (UT Austin) 16 April Gary Ostertag (CUNY) 23 April Manuel Križ (Jean Nicod) 30 April Maria Aloni (ILLC/Amsterdam) 7 May Alexis Wellwood (USC)
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Mind and Language Research Seminar 4:00 pm
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 3 @ 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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Why the Copenhagen Interpretation Doesn’t Work and Why It’s Popular Anyhow – Adam Becker (UC Berkeley) 5:00 pm
Why the Copenhagen Interpretation Doesn’t Work and Why It’s Popular Anyhow – Adam Becker (UC Berkeley) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 101
Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conventional wisdom holds that since the advent of the first full theories of quantum mechanics in the mid-1920s, the Copenhagen interpretation has been the default interpretation of quantum mechanics, and has enjoyed the support of a majority of physicists ever since. This is not the case. While it is indeed true that a majority of physicists have long professed that they subscribe to the Copenhagen interpretation, the plain fact of the matter is that there is no single coherent position known as the Copenhagen interpretation, nor has there ever been one. Moreover, none of the positions that go by the name “Copenhagen interpretation” do a good job of solving the …

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Finite and Infinite Cognition in German Philosophy
Finite and Infinite Cognition in German Philosophy @ Philosophy Conference Room, Collins Hall, Room 139
Apr 4 all-day
Uygar Abaci Pennsylvania State University Brady Bowman Pennsylvania State University Daniel Dahlstrom Boston University Allegra De De Laurentiis State University of New York, Stony Brook Rolf-Peter Horstmann Humboldt-University, Berlin https://philevents.org/event/show/61246
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CEU-Rutgers Philosophy Conference
CEU-Rutgers Philosophy Conference @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
CEU-Rutgers Philosophy Conference, April 6-7.
Issues of Identity
Issues of Identity @ Dept of Philosophy, Fordham University
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
Fordham University Graduate Conference The Fordham Philosophical Society invites current graduate students to submit abstracts for presentation at its upcoming conference. Our topic this year is identity and we welcome submissions from all philosophical fields and interests. Some possible areas of exploration include: logical identity, the politics of identity, identity and difference, identity and narrative, personal identity, and other themes related to the critical study of identity. The Fordham Philosophical Society is a consciously pluralistic organization and welcomes submissions from all philosophical perspectives including, but not limited to, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Pragmatism, Analytic Philosophy, Process Philosophy, Neo-Thomism, Critical Theory, Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, and Postmodern Philosophy. Submission Deadline: December …

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On Bridges and Walls: Towards a Philosophy Without/Beyond Borders
On Bridges and Walls: Towards a Philosophy Without/Beyond Borders @ NSSR Philosophy Dept.
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
The New School for Social Research Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy Discourse concerning the role of bridges and walls has become commonplace in our contemporary political scene. Xenophobic, racist, and nationalistic calls for the building of walls are opposed by calls to construct bridges by those seeking to form coalitions of solidarity and resistance. An example of this is given by the way in which colonialism/imperialism has repeatedly used ‘bridges’ as Trojan horses of sorts, by means of which distances were lessened and inequality worsened. Thus, this conference wishes to explore the normative consequences of the ubiquitous discourse of epistemic and geographic stratification by interrogating the way in which this …

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“What Proofs are For” – Greg Restall (University of Melbourne) 12:00 pm
“What Proofs are For” – Greg Restall (University of Melbourne) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In this short talk, I present a new account of the nature of proof, with the aim of explaining how proof could actually play the role in reasoning that it does, and answering some long-standing puzzles about the nature of proof. Along the way, I’ll explain how Kreisel’s Squeezing argument helps us understand the connection between an informal notion of of validity and the notions formalised in our accounts of proofs and models, and the relationship between proof-theoretic and model-theoretic analyses of logical consequence.
“Forms of Life, Forms of Thought: Hegel and Wittgenstein” Terry Pinkard 4:30 pm
“Forms of Life, Forms of Thought: Hegel and Wittgenstein” Terry Pinkard @ New School, rm D1009
Apr 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join the NY German Idealism Workshop for its next event on Thursday, April 6th, from 4:30 to 6:30pm at 6 East 16th St, room D1009. Terry Pinkard will present a paper entitled “Forms of Life, Forms of Thought: Hegel and Wittgenstein,” and New School’s Jay Bernstein will respond. For anyone interested in reading the paper ahead of time, please send an e-mail to nygermanidealism@gmail.com
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Galen Strawson on “Things That Bother Me” 7:00 pm
Galen Strawson on “Things That Bother Me” @ Book Culture
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
An original collection of lauded philosopher Galen Strawson’s writings on the self and consciousness, naturalism and pan-psychism. Galen Strawson might be described as the Montaigne of modern philosophers, endlessly curious, enormously erudite, unafraid of strange, difficult, and provocative propositions, and able to describe them clearly–in other words, he is a true essayist. Strawson also shares with Montaigne a particular fascination with the elastic and elusive nature of the self and of consciousness. Of the essays collected here, “A Fallacy of Our Age” (an inspiration for Vendela Vida’s novel Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name) takes issue with the commencement-address cliche that life is a story. Strawson questions whether it is …

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Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 3:00 pm
Karen Bennett (Cornell University) @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor. 2/27/18 Goldman Lecture, 4pm 3/1/18 Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 3:00-6:30 pm 3/22/18 RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm 4/8/18 Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 4/12/18 Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 4/13/18 Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference, 9:30 am-6:30 pm 4/13-4/14/18 Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference 4/14-4/15/18 Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (held at Columbia University) 4/17/18 Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 5/21-5/25/18 Metaphysical Mayhem 6/8-6/9/18 Pantheism Workshop 7/8-7/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (held at …

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Isomorphisms in a Category of Proofs – Greg Restall 4:15 pm
Isomorphisms in a Category of Proofs – Greg Restall @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3309
Apr 9 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
In this talk, I show how a category of classical proofs can give rise to three different hyperintensional notions of sameness of content. One of these notions is very fine-grained, going so far as to distinguish p and p∧p, while identifying other distinct pairs of formulas, such as p∧q and q∧p; p and ¬¬p; or ¬(p∧q) and ¬p∨¬q. Another relation is more coarsely grained, and gives the same account of identity of content as equivalence in Angell’s logic of analytic containment. A third notion of sameness of content is defined, which is intermediate between Angell’s and Parry’s logics of analytic containment. Along the way we show how purely classical proof …

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Logic & Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic & Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3309
Apr 9 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Feb 26 Martin Pleitz, Muenster Mar 5 Vera Flocke, NYU Mar 12 Roy Sorensen, WUSTL Mar 19 Alex Citkin, Private Researcher Mar 26 Chris Scambler, NYU Apr 2 SPRING RECESS. NO MEETING Apr 9 Greg Restall, Melbourne Apr 16 Daniel Nolan, Notre Dame Apr 23 Mel Fitting, CUNY Apr 30 Sungil Han, Seoul National May 7 Andreas Ditter, NYU May14 Rohit Parikh
Responsibility, Punishment, and Psychopathy: At the Crossroads of Law, Neurocriminology, and Philosophy – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience 4:15 pm
Responsibility, Punishment, and Psychopathy: At the Crossroads of Law, Neurocriminology, and Philosophy – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Apr 9 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Psychopathy is a mental disorder closely associated with marked emotional dysfunctions, limited capacity for moral judgments, recidivistic offending, and poor treatment outcome. Considering its peculiar characteristics, the status of psychopathy in the field of law raises several disputes. While current criminal law holds psychopaths fully responsible and punishable for their misbehavior, some scholars argue that psychopathy is a condition that may severely compromise an individual’s moral agency and capacity for rationality. As such, it should be included among the potential excusing or mitigating factors for criminal responsibility and punishment. This argument finds additional support in the body of studies from neurocriminology showing that people who suffer from psychopathy exhibit (often …

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Do we Need a Global Criminal Justice? – Daniele Archibugi 6:30 pm
Do we Need a Global Criminal Justice? – Daniele Archibugi @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm
Upcoming and Past Events at The Center for Global Ethics and Politics *all events open to the public and held at The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.)*  |  for video of past events please see here) Spring 2018 Linda Bosniak, Rutgers University, “‘Here To Stay’ and The Contested Ethics of Presence” Monday, February 5 @ 6:30 pm, room 9204-05. Co-sponsored by the Social and Political Theory Student Association Daniele Archibugi, Birkbeck University of London, “Do we Need a Global Criminal Justice?”, Monday April 9 @ 6.30 pm, room 9204. Seyla Benhabib, Yale University, “Isaiah Berlin. A Judaism between Decisionism and Pluralism,” Monday, April 23 @ 6.30 pm, room 9204.
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
29 January Gillian Russell (UNC) 5 February Mandy Simons (CMU) 12 February (No Workshop) 19 February (No Workshop) 26 February Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 5 March Chris Kennedy (UChicago) 12 March Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 19 March No Workshop (NYU Spring Break) 26 March Andreas Stokke (Uppsala) 2 April Rebekah Baglini (Stanford) 9 April Henry Schiller (UT Austin) 16 April Gary Ostertag (CUNY) 23 April Manuel Križ (Jean Nicod) 30 April Maria Aloni (ILLC/Amsterdam) 7 May Alexis Wellwood (USC)
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“Hating as Contrary to Loving” – Anthony Steinbock (Southern Illinois) 4:00 pm
“Hating as Contrary to Loving” – Anthony Steinbock (Southern Illinois) @ Flom Auditorium, Fordham U
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Suarez Lecture: Anthony Steinbock (Southern Illinois University) Tuesday, April 10, 2018 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Google Calendar ICS “Hating as Contrary to Loving” Location: Flom Auditorium Posted in All Lectures, Suarez Lectures
Mind and Language Research Seminar 4:00 pm
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 10 @ 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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Questioning the Evidence for Cosmic Expansion – Elise Crull (CCNY) 4:00 pm
Questioning the Evidence for Cosmic Expansion – Elise Crull (CCNY) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Expansion is a key feature of the standard cosmological model, yet evidence for it is not as strong as often believed. The only direct evidence is galactic red-shifting, but reasoning from these data to expansion is not straightforward. I argue that the relationship is better understood as inference to the best explanation, and granting this, that expansion is not the obvious best explanation. This is demonstrated by investigating the fitness of the ΛCDM model as against static models under various indirect tests.In this talk I shall focus on time dilation studies: if expansion is happening, then general relativity suggests that clocks in substantially red-shifted galaxies ought to run slow with …

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Perceptual Uncertainty and Perceptual Confidence – Susanna Siegel (Harvard) 4:15 pm
Perceptual Uncertainty and Perceptual Confidence – Susanna Siegel (Harvard) @ CUNY Grad Center: Skylight rm 9th flr
Apr 11 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Fourth Saul Kripke Lecture April 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Susanna Siegel (Harvard) will give the fourth Saul Kripke Lecture, on 11th April, 4.15 – 6.15, in the 9th floor Skylight Room,  at The Graduate Center, CUNY Title: Perceptual Uncertainty and Perceptual Confidence
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Hacer Escuela/Inventing School: Latin American Pedagogy Conference
Hacer Escuela/Inventing School: Latin American Pedagogy Conference @ 12th Floor lounge (April 12-13) and McMahon 109 (April 14)
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day
The Hacer Escuela/Inventing School workshop series brings together thinkers and practitioners from across the Americas who have developed new pedagogical techniques influenced by critical theory traditions, to share their work with professors, students, and others studying critical theory in the United States. Our project asks how, notwithstanding the increasing imposition of neoliberal measures, a variety of education movements from Latin American and the Caribbean have given rise to new understandings of pedagogical relations, of what it means to be a subject of education, and how educational practice can refigure public space. Registration is free, but please register to help us better plan for the workshop. Friday, April 13 12th floor …

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Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 3:00 pm
Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor. 2/27/18 Goldman Lecture, 4pm 3/1/18 Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 3:00-6:30 pm 3/22/18 RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm 4/8/18 Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 4/12/18 Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 4/13/18 Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference, 9:30 am-6:30 pm 4/13-4/14/18 Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference 4/14-4/15/18 Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (held at Columbia University) 4/17/18 Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 5/21-5/25/18 Metaphysical Mayhem 6/8-6/9/18 Pantheism Workshop 7/8-7/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (held at …

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Mental Affordances and the Phenomenology of Thought – Tom McClelland 4:00 pm
Mental Affordances and the Phenomenology of Thought – Tom McClelland @ North Academic Center Room 5/144C, CCNY
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
1. Talk by Tom McClelland title: Mental Affordances and the Phenomenology of Thought date and time: Thursday, April 12 at 4 PM – 5:45 PM location: City College of New York, North Academic Center Room 5/144C 160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031 2. Talk by Aaron Griffith title: Social Construction and the Aims of Justice date and time: Friday, April 20 at 4 PM – 5:45 PM location: City College of New York, North Academic Center Room 5/144C 160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031
Ishani Maitra (University of Michigan) 4:10 pm
Ishani Maitra (University of Michigan) @ Philosophy Hall rm 716
Apr 12 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Title: TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM. 716 Philosophby Hall Reception to follow
“Implicit Bias and the Unconscious” Ege Yumusak (Harvard) – SWIP-Analytic Graduate Student Essay Prize 5:00 pm
“Implicit Bias and the Unconscious” Ege Yumusak (Harvard) – SWIP-Analytic Graduate Student Essay Prize @ NYU Philosophy Dept. 6th flr lounge
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The metaphysics of implicit bias has been an area of heated debates involving philosophers and psychologists. Most theorists of implicit bias posit that associations underwrite implicit bias. Recent dissenters have argued that propositional attitudes undergird this pernicious attitude. However, the propositional attitude view of implicit bias does not satisfyingly explain its various manifestations that are underwritten by its diverse contents. In this paper my criticism targets: (1) legitimacy of ascriptions of unconscious mental content, and (2) the phenomenology of implicit bias. The first criticism focuses on a common assumption in philosophy of mind—the equivalence of content in the conscious and unconscious domain—and raises problems regarding the propositional attitude theorist’s strategy …

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“Ethics, Anthropology, and Words not at Home” Veena Das in conversation with Alice Crary 6:00 pm
“Ethics, Anthropology, and Words not at Home” Veena Das in conversation with Alice Crary @ Room D1009, Albert and Vera List Academic Center
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NSSR Philosophy Speaker Series Presents: “ETHICS, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND WORDS NOT AT HOME” Veena Das in Conversation with Alice Crary. April 12, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM  6 East 16th Street Room D1009   CO-SPONSORED BY: Gender and Sexuality Studies Minorities and Philosophy NYC Wittgenstein Workshop
A Lawyer, A Poet, and A Philosopher walk into a bar to talk about Money 8:00 pm
A Lawyer, A Poet, and A Philosopher walk into a bar to talk about Money @ Las Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
It makes the world go round. It is the root of all evil. It offers security. It enslaves. It will protect you. It will corrupt you. To have some is necessary, but no amount seems sufficient. It is reputedly unable to buy love, yet the lack of it can destroy relationships. What price would you pay to accumulate as much as you can? And can anyone actually afford to forsake it? Join us as we try to measure the true cost of money. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8p.m. At Las Tapas Bar and Restaurant, 808 W 187th Street, New York, NY 10033. (Take the A Train) Admission is $15, …

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Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy, and Ethics
Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy, and Ethics @ Global Bioethics Initiative
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day
The three day conference, “Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy, and Ethics”, sponsored by Global Bioethics Initiative, offers a unique opportunity to call attention to the impact of new technologies on the global profile of aging and longevity. By facilitating expert discussion in a unique setting regarding broad-based perspectives on these topics, the conference promotes global thinking, scientific exploration and policy orientation at the individual, social, community and macro-societal level. Who can present? Scientists from leading universities, academics, and practitioners with diverse professional backgrounds (biology, biomedical engineering, industry, nursing, medicine, health care administration, ethics, philosophy, theology) who are active in the fields of aging research, regenerative medicine, cryonics and …

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Chinese Philosophy Conference
Chinese Philosophy Conference @ Brower Commons
Apr 13 all-day
Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP) is designed to promote critical engagements and constructive dialogues between scholars of Chinese philosophy and Western analytic philosophy with the hope of bringing the study of Chinese philosophy into the mainstream of philosophical discourses within the Western academy. It is run every other April. The workshop is co-directed by Tao JIANG (Religion), Ruth Chang (Philosophy) and Stephen Angle (Wesleyan). The theme and format of the fourth RWCP workshop is “Engagements with Western Philosophers.” Thirteen invited scholars will participate in the workshop, including seven experts on Chinese philosophy (one presentation will be jointly offered by two speakers) and six leading voices in the Western analytic …

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Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference
Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor. 2/27/18 Goldman Lecture, 4pm 3/1/18 Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 3:00-6:30 pm 3/22/18 RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm 4/8/18 Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 4/12/18 Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 4/13/18 Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference, 9:30 am-6:30 pm 4/13-4/14/18 Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference 4/14-4/15/18 Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (held at Columbia University) 4/17/18 Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 5/21-5/25/18 Metaphysical Mayhem 6/8-6/9/18 Pantheism Workshop 7/8-7/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (held at …

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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7-102
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
February 9: Jessie Munton Philosophy, New York University “How Long Is ‘a’ Visual Experience?” March 9: Taylor Webb Neuroscience Institute and Cognitive Science, Princeton University Title TBA April 13: Eleni Manolakaki Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens “Propositions as Measures of Mind” For spring 2018, the CUNY Cognitive Science Speaker Series will meet once a month. We’ll return to weekly talks in fall 2018. All talks are at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, room 7-102, Fridays, 1-3 pm. http://bit.ly/cs-talks
Icard: On the Rational Role of Randomization 4:10 pm
Icard: On the Rational Role of Randomization @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Apr 13 @ 4:10 pm
Randomized acts play a marginal role in traditional Bayesian decision theory, essentially only one of tie-breaking. Meanwhile, rationales for randomized decisions have been offered in a number of areas, including game theory, experimental design, and machine learning. A common and plausible way of accommodating some (but not all) of these ideas from a Bayesian perspective is by appeal to a decision maker’s bounded computational resources. Making this suggestion both precise and compelling is surprisingly difficult. We propose a distinction between interesting and uninteresting cases where randomization can help a decision maker, with the eventual aim of achieving a unified story about the rational role of randomization. The interesting cases, we …

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Bewildered Perception: Exploring Mindfulness as Delusion 5:30 pm
Bewildered Perception: Exploring Mindfulness as Delusion @ Columbia Religion Dept. rm 101
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The circa 9th century CE poet-saint Saraha enjoys a close association with spontaneity in both his reported actions and recorded works. This association leads him to be popularly read and remembered as a freewheeling antinomian sacred figure opposed to institutions, rituals, and even social norms. His appears to be a call to joyful chaos. But many of his verses invite readers towards a different kind of chaos, towards mental/perceptual chaos as the path towards correct conventional perception. What does it mean to correctly perceive an object? Many Buddhist sources describe how perception functions, and theorize the differences between correct and incorrect perception. A related important distinction is made between conventional …

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Long Island Philosophical Society Conference
Long Island Philosophical Society Conference @ Malloy College Philosophy Dept.
Apr 14 all-day
CALL FOR PAPERS LONG ISLAND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY SPRING 2018 CONFERENCE AT MOLLOY COLLEGE The Long Island Philosophical Society is seeking submissions for its Spring 2018 conference that will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 on the Rockville Centre campus of Molloy College. The Long Island Philosophical Society has been a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas since 1964. LIPS is an internationally recognized organization that is a valuable philosophical resource for the Greater New York area. Its conferences have drawn scholars from over 30 states and from the international community, including Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Israel, and the Ukraine. Papers can be on any topic of philosophical interest. Presentations …

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Morality and Mathematics Workshop
Morality and Mathematics Workshop @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept. 716
Apr 14 all-day
Morality and Mathematics Workshop Saturday, April 14th All day 716 Philosophy Hall Workshop Organizer: Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia)
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Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schürmann​​​​​​​ Annual Symposium in Political Philosophy
Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schürmann​​​​​​​ Annual Symposium in Political Philosophy @ room I202
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day
The 2018 Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schürmann Annual Symposium in Political Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of The New School for Social Research, “Philosophy and Coloniality”. Monday, April 16 11:00 AM Moderator: JASKIRAN DHILLON KYLE WHYTE: “Indigenous Philosophizing in Our Ancestors Dystopia” LINDA ALCOFF: Eurocentrism as a Philosophical Practice” 1:00 PM Lunch 2:00 PM Moderator: SANDRO MEZZADRA JODI BYRD: “The (De)Coloniality of Relationality in Southeastern American Indian Philosophies” CHIARA BOTTICI: “Imaginal Past: Philosophy, Coloniality and the Politics of Remembrance” 4:00 PM Coffee Break 4:30 PM-6:30 PM  Moderator: EMMALON DAVIS WALTER MIGNOLO: ” Is Philosophy still a useful concept? On Nahuatl Thought, Coloniality of Knowledge and Western Philosophy” LEWIS GORDON: ” Philosophy …

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Logic & Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic & Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3309
Apr 16 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Feb 26 Martin Pleitz, Muenster Mar 5 Vera Flocke, NYU Mar 12 Roy Sorensen, WUSTL Mar 19 Alex Citkin, Private Researcher Mar 26 Chris Scambler, NYU Apr 2 SPRING RECESS. NO MEETING Apr 9 Greg Restall, Melbourne Apr 16 Daniel Nolan, Notre Dame Apr 23 Mel Fitting, CUNY Apr 30 Sungil Han, Seoul National May 7 Andreas Ditter, NYU May14 Rohit Parikh
Metaphysics Beyond Grounding – Daniel Nolan 4:15 pm
Metaphysics Beyond Grounding – Daniel Nolan @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3309
Apr 16 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Thinking about metaphysical problems in terms of grounding has its uses, but those uses are limited. I am not a sceptic either about grounding or our ability to make progress on some metaphysical puzzles by invoking it, but I will argue it only has a partial role to play in our metaphysical theories. I will discuss how grounding relates to necessity, to explanation and to parsimony in theory choice. Finally, I will discuss the connection between grounding and the proper aim, or rather aims, of metaphysics. Logic & Metaphysics Workshop Spring 2018 Feb 26 Martin Pleitz, Muenster Mar 5 Vera Flocke, NYU Mar 12 Roy Sorensen, WUSTL Mar 19 Alex …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
29 January Gillian Russell (UNC) 5 February Mandy Simons (CMU) 12 February (No Workshop) 19 February (No Workshop) 26 February Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 5 March Chris Kennedy (UChicago) 12 March Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 19 March No Workshop (NYU Spring Break) 26 March Andreas Stokke (Uppsala) 2 April Rebekah Baglini (Stanford) 9 April Henry Schiller (UT Austin) 16 April Gary Ostertag (CUNY) 23 April Manuel Križ (Jean Nicod) 30 April Maria Aloni (ILLC/Amsterdam) 7 May Alexis Wellwood (USC)
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Mind and Language Research Seminar 4:00 pm
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 17 @ 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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Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU) 4:30 pm
Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU) @ Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, rm 403
Apr 17 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor. 2/27/18 Goldman Lecture, 4pm 3/1/18 Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 3:00-6:30 pm 3/22/18 RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm 4/8/18 Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 4/12/18 Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 4/13/18 Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference, 9:30 am-6:30 pm 4/13-4/14/18 Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference 4/14-4/15/18 Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (held at Columbia University) 4/17/18 Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 5/21-5/25/18 Metaphysical Mayhem 6/8-6/9/18 Pantheism Workshop 7/8-7/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (held at …

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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Flr, Lowenstein
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
September 26 – Matthias Fritsch (Concordia), “Deconstructive Normativity” October 10 – TBA November 7 – Dimitris Vardoulakis (Western Sydney) February 13 – Candice Delmas (Northeastern) March 13 – Robert Gooding-Williams (Columbia) April 17 – Serene Khader (Brooklyn College/CUNY Grad Center) Meetings are held on Tuesdays at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan in the Plaza View Room, 12th Floor, Lowenstein Building (113 W. 60th St). We meet from 5:30 to 6:45 and papers are read in advance. If interested in attending, contact sahaddad@fordham.edu or jeflynn@fordham.edu. ​
Minorities and Philosophy Spring Workshop Series 7:00 pm
Minorities and Philosophy Spring Workshop Series @ Various Locations around NYC
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Chapters of Columbia, The New School, Rutgers, CUNY, NYU, and Princeton invite submissions from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups for a workshop series (NY-MAPWorks) in spring 2018. Dates: Jan 30th (NYU), Feb. 20th (New School), March 6th (CUNY), April 17th (Columbia), May 8th (NYU), 7-9:30pm. Submission Guidelines: To apply, please compete the following by December 15th, 2017: Send an extended abstract of 750-1,000 words (.pdf or .doc), prepared for blind review, suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation to a general philosophical audience to nymapshop@gmail.com. Provide your contact information by completing this google form. Applications will only be accepted from individuals from groups …

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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Apr 18 @ 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. February 7th • Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture David Papineau (CUNY Graduate Center | King’s College London) “Kinds and Essences: Taming Metaphysical Modality” February 14th Jane Friedman (NYU) “The Epistemic and the Zetetic” February 21st Muhammad Ali Khalidi (York U) “Are Sexes Natural Kinds?” February 28th Laurie Paul (UNC) “De Se Truth and Epistemic Revolution” March 7th • Marx Wartofsky Memorial Lecture Steven Lukes (NYU) Title TBD March 14th Collin O’Neill (CUNY Lehman College) “Consent and Third-Party Coercion in Medicine and Research” March 21st Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh) TBD …

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Latinx Philosophy Conference
Latinx Philosophy Conference @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor. 2/27/18 Goldman Lecture, 4pm 3/1/18 Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 3:00-6:30 pm 3/22/18 RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm 4/8/18 Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 4/12/18 Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 4/13/18 Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference, 9:30 am-6:30 pm 4/13-4/14/18 Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference 4/14-4/15/18 Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (held at Columbia University) 4/17/18 Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 5/21-5/25/18 Metaphysical Mayhem 6/8-6/9/18 Pantheism Workshop 7/8-7/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (held at …

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NJ Philosophy Students Symposium
NJ Philosophy Students Symposium @ Philosophy Dept. Middlesex College
Apr 19 all-day
The symposium is thought as a moment of reflection/celebration of philosophy and its sister disciplines. Faculty, and Alumni from the community colleges located in NJ are invited to actively participate. Proposal in all relevant areas of Philosophy are welcomed. Please Submit your proposal (Pdf or Doc) before February 18th. Submitters will be notified by March 1st. Send your submissions to grotolo@middlesexcc.edu Submission Guidlines: Submissions can be of two kind: Free Submission Submissions are accepted in any area of Philosophy and should be between 1000 and 3000 words. The Submitter will be expected to present for 20 minutes (10 min actual presentation + 10 minutes for discussion). Panel Submission Submission are …

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Working Papers in Ethics and Moral Psychology 5:30 pm
Working Papers in Ethics and Moral Psychology @ Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Anneberg 12-15
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Working Papers in Ethics and Moral Psychology is a speaker series conducted under the auspices of the Icahn School of Medicine Bioethics Program. It is a working group where speakers are invited to present well-developed, as yet unpublished work. The focus of the group is interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on topics in ethics, bioethics, neuroethics, and moral psychology. The meetings begin with a brief presentation by the invited speaker and the remaining time is devoted to a discussion of the paper. The speakers will make their papers available in advance of their presentation to those who sign up for the Working Papers mailing list. All speakers: 9/28/2017: Eric Chwang /Rutgers …

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Oscar Wilde’s “De Profundis” 7:00 pm
Oscar Wilde’s “De Profundis”
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 PM In the footsteps of Boethius we follow this week with another text written from prison, albeit a departure from a formal philosophical work. Oscar Wil… https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/249372752/
The Ethics of Emerging Technologies @ Brooklyn Public Philosophers 7:30 pm
The Ethics of Emerging Technologies @ Brooklyn Public Philosophers @ Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm
New technologies increasingly mediate our interactions with each other and the institutions on which we depend. What special moral problems do these new technologies pose? Are existing moral categories and practices up to the task? For the April edition of Philosophy in the Library, three philosophers–Joanna Smolenski, Tony Doyle, and Samir Chopra–present short talks on the ethics of ongoing developments in genetic engineering, big data, and artificial intelligence, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Part 1: Editing the Genome–How CRISPR/CAS9 is Changing the Game Joanna Smolenski of CUNY Graduate Center discusses CRISPR technology, and how it can be used to modify both somatic cells and the germline (i.e., reproductive …

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CUNY Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
CUNY Undergraduate Philosophy Conference @ La Guardia Philosophy Dept.
Apr 20 all-day
This is a Call for Papers for the 8th Annual CUNY Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.  Submissions from any area of philosophy are welcome, but the primary author must be an undergraduate. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length and should be suitable for 15–20 minute presentations. Electronic submissions should be in Word or PDF format and should ready for blind review.  In your submission email, please include your name, the title of your paper, your institutional affiliation, and your preferred email address for correspondence. Please send your submissions to lagccphilosophy@gmail.com.
Elizabeth Barnes (UVA) 3:30 am
Elizabeth Barnes (UVA) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 20 @ 3:30 am – 5:30 am
Annual Diversity Lecture: Elizabeth Barnes (UVA) Talk title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow in 6th floor lounge.
Simon Brown 1:00 pm
Simon Brown @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7-102
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PoPRocks (formerly known as ‘WoPoP’) is an ongoing series in the NYC area for early career researchers – typically grad students and postdocs – working on philosophy of psychology/mind/perception/cognitive science/neuroscience/… . We usually meet roughly once every 2 weeks to informally discuss a draft paper by one of our members, but Spring 2018 we will be meeting less frequently. 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 the drafts discussed …

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Social Construction and the Aims of Justice – Aaron Griffith 4:00 pm
Social Construction and the Aims of Justice – Aaron Griffith @ North Academic Center Room 5/144C, CCNY
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Talk by Aaron Griffith title: Social Construction and the Aims of Justice date and time: Friday, April 20 at 4 PM – 5:45 PM location: City College of New York, North Academic Center Room 5/144C 160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031
Lydia Goehr – NY German Idealism Workshop 4:30 pm
Lydia Goehr – NY German Idealism Workshop @ New School, rm D1009
Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
NY German Idealism Workshop Spring 2018 Johannes-Georg Schulein – March 2 Terry Pinkard – April 6 Lydia Goehr – April 20 Thomas Khurana – April 27
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Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept.
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor. 2/27/18 Goldman Lecture, 4pm 3/1/18 Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 3:00-6:30 pm 3/22/18 RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm 4/8/18 Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 4/12/18 Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 4/13/18 Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference, 9:30 am-6:30 pm 4/13-4/14/18 Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference 4/14-4/15/18 Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (held at Columbia University) 4/17/18 Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 5/21-5/25/18 Metaphysical Mayhem 6/8-6/9/18 Pantheism Workshop 7/8-7/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (held at …

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Derrida Philosophy Panel 4:00 pm
Derrida Philosophy Panel @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. 5th floor Seminar Rm.
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor. 2/27/18 Goldman Lecture, 4pm 3/1/18 Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 3:00-6:30 pm 3/22/18 RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm 4/8/18 Karen Bennett (Cornell University) 4/12/18 Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) 4/13/18 Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference, 9:30 am-6:30 pm 4/13-4/14/18 Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference 4/14-4/15/18 Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (held at Columbia University) 4/17/18 Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm 5/21-5/25/18 Metaphysical Mayhem 6/8-6/9/18 Pantheism Workshop 7/8-7/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (held at …

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Quantifiers and Modal Logic – Melvin Fitting 4:15 pm
Quantifiers and Modal Logic – Melvin Fitting @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3309
Apr 23 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
In classical logic the move from propositional to quantificational is profound but essentially takes one route, following a direction we are all familiar with.  In modal logic, such a move shoots off in many directions at once.  One can quantify over things or over intensions.  Quantifier domains can be the same from possible world to possible world, shrink or grow as one moves from a possible world to an accessible one, or follow no pattern whatsoever.  A long time ago, Kripke showed us how shrinking or growing domains related to validity of the Barcan and the converse Barcan formulas, bringing some semantic order into the situation.  But when it comes …

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Isaiah Berlin. A Judaism between Decisionism and Pluralism – Seyla Benhabib 6:30 pm
Isaiah Berlin. A Judaism between Decisionism and Pluralism – Seyla Benhabib @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
Upcoming and Past Events at The Center for Global Ethics and Politics *all events open to the public and held at The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.)*  |  for video of past events please see here) Spring 2018 Linda Bosniak, Rutgers University, “‘Here To Stay’ and The Contested Ethics of Presence” Monday, February 5 @ 6:30 pm, room 9204-05. Co-sponsored by the Social and Political Theory Student Association Daniele Archibugi, Birkbeck University of London, “Do we Need a Global Criminal Justice?”, Monday April 9 @ 6.30 pm, room 9204. Seyla Benhabib, Yale University, “Isaiah Berlin. A Judaism between Decisionism and Pluralism,” Monday, April 23 @ 6.30 pm, room 9204.
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
29 January Gillian Russell (UNC) 5 February Mandy Simons (CMU) 12 February (No Workshop) 19 February (No Workshop) 26 February Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 5 March Chris Kennedy (UChicago) 12 March Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 19 March No Workshop (NYU Spring Break) 26 March Andreas Stokke (Uppsala) 2 April Rebekah Baglini (Stanford) 9 April Henry Schiller (UT Austin) 16 April Gary Ostertag (CUNY) 23 April Manuel Križ (Jean Nicod) 30 April Maria Aloni (ILLC/Amsterdam) 7 May Alexis Wellwood (USC)
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Mind and Language Research Seminar 4:00 pm
Mind and Language Research Seminar @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 24 @ 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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Epistemology and Ethics Workshop 5:30 pm
Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Flr, Lowenstein
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
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. If interested in attending, email dheney[at]fordham[dot]edu. September 19th  Kate Manne (Cornell) October 17th  Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern) November 14th  Eden Lin (Ohio State) February 27th  Nathan Ballantyne (Fordham) March 20th  Sophie Horowitz (UMass, Amherst) April 24th  Nomy Arpaly (Brown)
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Apr 25 @ 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. February 7th • Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture David Papineau (CUNY Graduate Center | King’s College London) “Kinds and Essences: Taming Metaphysical Modality” February 14th Jane Friedman (NYU) “The Epistemic and the Zetetic” February 21st Muhammad Ali Khalidi (York U) “Are Sexes Natural Kinds?” February 28th Laurie Paul (UNC) “De Se Truth and Epistemic Revolution” March 7th • Marx Wartofsky Memorial Lecture Steven Lukes (NYU) Title TBD March 14th Collin O’Neill (CUNY Lehman College) “Consent and Third-Party Coercion in Medicine and Research” March 21st Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh) TBD …

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Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” & King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” 7:00 pm
Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” & King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” @ Location Details TBD
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 PM Rounding out our trilogy of prison readings, this week will discuss Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Civil Disobedience” and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s … https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/249373007/
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Casey O’Callaghan (Washington Univ., St. Louis) 3:30 am
Casey O’Callaghan (Washington Univ., St. Louis) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 27 @ 3:30 am – 5:30 am
Talk title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow in 6th floor lounge.
Thomas Khurana – NY German Idealism Workshop 4:30 pm
Thomas Khurana – NY German Idealism Workshop @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept.
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
NY German Idealism Workshop Spring 2018 Johannes-Georg Schulein – March 2 Terry Pinkard – April 6 Lydia Goehr – April 20 Thomas Khurana – April 27
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A Roundtable on The Concept of History 3:00 pm
A Roundtable on The Concept of History @ New School, rm E206
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
It has been common in modernity to think of history as singular and universal, progressively moving forward to a particular end. Although few contemporary philosophers and historians maintain the view that there is strict universality and teleology in history, according to Professor Dmitri Nikulin in his most recent work, The Concept of History (Bloomsbury, 2017), the remnants of these positions still affect our understanding of history. In the account he gives, which he traces back to antiquity, Nikulin interrogates what we mean when we talk of history and the philosophical problems we get into by conceiving of it in certain ways. If we jettison the idea of an objective universal …

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Logic & Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic & Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3309
Apr 30 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Feb 26 Martin Pleitz, Muenster Mar 5 Vera Flocke, NYU Mar 12 Roy Sorensen, WUSTL Mar 19 Alex Citkin, Private Researcher Mar 26 Chris Scambler, NYU Apr 2 SPRING RECESS. NO MEETING Apr 9 Greg Restall, Melbourne Apr 16 Daniel Nolan, Notre Dame Apr 23 Mel Fitting, CUNY Apr 30 Sungil Han, Seoul National May 7 Andreas Ditter, NYU May14 Rohit Parikh
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
29 January Gillian Russell (UNC) 5 February Mandy Simons (CMU) 12 February (No Workshop) 19 February (No Workshop) 26 February Daniel Rothschild (UCL) 5 March Chris Kennedy (UChicago) 12 March Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 19 March No Workshop (NYU Spring Break) 26 March Andreas Stokke (Uppsala) 2 April Rebekah Baglini (Stanford) 9 April Henry Schiller (UT Austin) 16 April Gary Ostertag (CUNY) 23 April Manuel Križ (Jean Nicod) 30 April Maria Aloni (ILLC/Amsterdam) 7 May Alexis Wellwood (USC)

A listing of the (usually) free philosophy events, lectures and conferences in the New York City area. Support the calendar by leaving a tip, buying a t-shirt/ coffee mug/ sticker design as seen on the sidebar to the right, or buying me a beer if you are in NYC.

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There are more talks, especially on specific topics, some of which I choose not to add and others that I’ve just missed.  See the links to philosophy groups and departments below.

N.B. Most information has been taken from webpages and is provided as is, with no guarantees as to its accuracy or the quality of the philosophy.

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Specific Philosophy related Groups [department links below]

New York Logic – provides a calendar of logic, mathematical logic and related talks and events.

Epistemology and Ethics Workshops at Fordham

The New York Philosophy of Language Workshop at NYU 

Metro Area Philosophy of Science (MAPS) [formerly: NY/NJ Philosophy of Science Group] https://www.facebook.com/groups/metroareaphilscience/

Formal Philosophy/ Logic Group @ Columbia

Cognitive Science Symposium @CUNY

Linguistics Colloquium @ CUNY

The Foucault Society

New York Society for Ethical Culture

Society for Women in Philosophy – Analytic Workshop Series

SWIPshop workshop for philosophy of gender, sex, and sexuality, feminist philosophy, feminist theory, feminism, and related topics.

Maison Française: Columbia, NYU

Deutsches Haus, NYU

Nietzsche Circle

The Social & Political Philosophy Working Group

Lacan Dot Com

Center for Law and Philosophy

New York German Idealism Workshop [facebook page]

Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy

Society for the Metaphysics of Science

Gotham Philosophical Society

Union Theological Seminary

NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness

NYU Center for Bioethics

Kripke Center at CUNY

NYU New York Institute of Philosophy

Fordham Workshop in Social and Political Philosophy

Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought

The Center for Science & Society, Columbia U

New York Circle

Brooklyn Public Philosophers

Mind and Language Seminar @ NYU


Philosophy Meetups

http://philosophy.meetup.com/cities/us/ny/new_york/

I have never attended a meetup, but it looks like a good time.


Philosophy Department Sites

http://philosophy.fas.nyu.edu/page/events NYU events

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Philosophy/Program-Events/Colloquium/ CUNY Events

http://philosophy.columbia.edu/events/colloquium-series Columbia Events

http://www.fordham.edu/info/20946/department_life Fordham Events (http://www.fordhamphilosophy.org/events/)

http://www.newschool.edu/nssr/philosophy/ New School for Social Research Events [See the linked pdf where it says, “View this semester’s departmental lecture series.”]

http://philosophy.rutgers.edu/events-335/department-calendar/year.listevents/ Rutgers Philosophy Dept. Events (old colloquia page)

http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/philosophy/events.html, http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/nyc/ (Stony Brook Manhattan)

http://www.slc.edu/news-events/events/index.html Sarah Lawrence College Events


If all else fails, try The Practical Ontologist, Thought Gallery or go to the beach.