NYC Area Philosophy Calendar

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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Nov 1 @ 4:15 pm
September 6th • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Catherine Elgin (Harvard) “Epistemic Normativity” September 13th Rohit Parikh (CUNY Brooklyn College | Graduate Center) “Understanding the Umwelt” September 20th: No Colloquium (No classes scheduled) September 27th Jessica Moss (NYU) “Is Plato’s Epistemology about Knowledge?” October 4th Gary Ostertag (CUNY Graduate Center) “Thriving on a Riff: The Ontology of Jazz Performance” October 11th Boudewijn de Bruin (University of Groningen) Title TBA October 18th Grace Helton (Princeton) “Skepticism and Solipsism” October 25th Kate Manne (Cornell) “Disabusing Her: How Misogyny Turns on Gaslighting” November 1st Don Garrett (NYU) “The Correction of Doubts: Humean Skepticism and Humean Dogmatism” November 8th Marcello DiBello (CUNY Lehman College) “Rethinking the …

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reedom of speech: voluntary boundaries when it stops discussion and the art of continuing discussion by other means – Richard Sorabji 3:00 pm
reedom of speech: voluntary boundaries when it stops discussion and the art of continuing discussion by other means – Richard Sorabji @ Archibald S. Alexander Library, Rm. 403
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Rutgers Philosophy Department, in partnership with Oxford University Press, is pleased to present the second annual Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy!  This annual series brings some of the world’s greatest living philosophers to Rutgers University–New Brunswick where they present three original lectures to be published by Oxford University Press. The lectures are free and open to the public.   Last year, the inaugural series featured Kit Fine on a novel approach to the problem of vagueness.  This year, Rutgers is hosting Sir Richard Sorabji[na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] for three lectures on the history of free speech.  Here are the details:   Lecture I – Freedom of Speech for all: the gradual discovery, East and …

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“Laws and Their Instances” Nina Emery (Mount Holyoke) 4:00 pm
“Laws and Their Instances” Nina Emery (Mount Holyoke) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
I present an argument for the view that laws ground their instances. I then outline two important consequences that follow if we accept the conclusion of this argument. First, the claim that laws ground their instances threatens to undermine a prominent recent attempt to make sense of the explanatory power of Humean laws by distinguishing between metaphysical and scientific explanation. And second, the claim that laws ground their instances gives rise to a novel argument against the view that grounding relations are metaphysically necessary.   Presented by SWIP-Analytic
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Pollack Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy was founded by Ronald Dworkin and Thomas Nagel in 1987. It is the original model for all of NYU Law’s colloquia. The Colloquium is now convened by Liam Murphy, Samuel Scheffler, and Jeremy Waldron, two of whom will host in any given year. Each week on Thursday a legal theorist or moral or political philosopher presents a paper to the group, which consists of students, faculty from the Law School and other departments of NYU, and faculty from other universities. The choice of subject is left to the paper’s author, within the general boundaries of the Colloquium’s subjects, and the discussions 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
Nov 2 @ 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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“Intersectionality and Epistemic Privilege” Satya Mohanty 6:00 pm
“Intersectionality and Epistemic Privilege” Satya Mohanty @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This talk focuses on two concepts that are central to discussions of minority politics and social justice: intersectionality and the epistemic privilege of the oppressed. Both concepts are often misunderstood as leading to separatism and essentialism, but this paper shows why they should be seen instead as crucial components of an adequate social theory and a cogent theory of social identity, theories that can be the basis of a progressive politics of coalition and solidarity. Satya P. Mohanty was born in Orissa, India, and was educated in India and the United States. His work in literary criticism and theory has focused on issues that are shaped by his bi-cultural background …

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Cynic Survey 7:00 pm
Cynic Survey
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 PM For this week we’ll read and discuss a collection of short works and fragments of and by several Ancient Greek Cynic philosophers. As much of the larg… https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/244387655/
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Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 10:30 am
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7113
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 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 meet roughly once every 2 weeks at 10.30-12.30 on Fridays in CUNY’s Graduate Center (Room 7113) 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 the drafts discussed …

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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 15: Joseph Bendaña Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center   September 22 and 29:  No talks—Graduate Center closed   October 6:  Amanda Huminski Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center “Intuitional Holism:  Intuitions, Evidence, and Lessons from Feminist Epistemology”   October 13:  Hakwan Lau Psychology and Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Hong Kong “Inner Sense and Metacognitive Adversary for Conscious Perception”   October 20:  Jean Rémi King Cognitive Neuroscience, NYU and Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt “Visual Awareness:  Identifying the Neural Architecture of Conscious Perception with Temporally Resolved Neuroimaging”   October 27:  Martijn Wokke Cognitive Neuroscience, CUNY Graduate Center “Sure I’m Sure:  Differential Information Supports …

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Freedom of Speech: Difficulties in framing and policing legal boundaries – Richard Sorabji 3:00 pm
Freedom of Speech: Difficulties in framing and policing legal boundaries – Richard Sorabji @ Rutgers Academic Bldg, rm 2125
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Rutgers Philosophy Department, in partnership with Oxford University Press, is pleased to present the second annual Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy!  This annual series brings some of the world’s greatest living philosophers to Rutgers University–New Brunswick where they present three original lectures to be published by Oxford University Press. The lectures are free and open to the public.   Last year, the inaugural series featured Kit Fine on a novel approach to the problem of vagueness.  This year, Rutgers is hosting Sir Richard Sorabji[na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] for three lectures on the history of free speech.  Here are the details:   Lecture I – Freedom of Speech for all: the gradual discovery, East and …

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David Christensen (Brown Univ.) 3:30 pm
David Christensen (Brown Univ.) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Nov 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Talk title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow in 6th floor lounge.
“Responsibility with a Buddhist Face” Daniel Breyer (Illinois State University) 5:30 pm
“Responsibility with a Buddhist Face” Daniel Breyer (Illinois State University) @ Columbia Religion Dept. rm 101
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm
I’ve argued that the Indian Buddhist tradition, broadly construed, has tended to endorse a unique view of freedom and responsibility, a view I’ve called Buddhist Perspectivalism. According to this view, we should always regard ourselves as genuinely free and responsible agents, because we have good reason to do so, while we should never regard others in this way, because we have equally good reason to see them as neither free nor responsible. In this talk, I clarify Buddhist Perspectivalism as a theory of moral responsibility and defend it against some concerns that scholars like Christopher Gowans and Charles Goodman have raised. With a response from: Rick Repetti (Kingsborough Community College, …

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Without Music, Life Would be a Mistake: Friedrich Nietzsche as Composer and Philosopher 6:00 pm
Without Music, Life Would be a Mistake: Friedrich Nietzsche as Composer and Philosopher @ Karahan's Loft
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm
Nietzsche Circle Presents: An Evening with Music and Philosophy Speakers: Michael Teinmann Yunus Tuncel Pianist: Aysegul Durakoglu RSVP required! Refreshments will be served. If you like to attend, Please RSVP by sending email to Luke Trusso at trussol@nietzschecircle.com
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The modal principles of potentialism in mathematics – Joel David Hamkins, CUNY 4:15 pm
The modal principles of potentialism in mathematics – Joel David Hamkins, CUNY @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3209
Nov 6 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Potentialism is the view in the philosophy of mathematics that one’s mathematical universe, whether in arithmetic or set theory, is never fully completed, but rather unfolds gradually as new parts of it increasingly come into existence or become accessible or known to us. As in the classical dispute between actual versus potential infinity, the potentialist holds that objects in the upper or outer reaches have potential as opposed to actual existence, in the sense that one can imagine forming or discovering always more objects from that realm, as many as desired, but the task is never completed.  Recent work has emphasized the modal aspect of potentialism, and in this talk, …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 6 @ 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. During the Fall of 2017, we’ll meet at NYU (5 Washington Place, Room 302) on Monday evenings from 6:30 until 8:30. Please see our schedule of speakers below. Anyone with an interest in philosophy of language is welcome! 11 Sept Anna Szabolcsi (NYU) 18 Sept Martín Abreu Zavaleta (NYU) 25 Sept Simon Charlow (Rutgers) 2 Oct Milica Denic (LSCP/IJN/ENS) 16 Oct Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 23 Oct Megan Stotts (McMaster) 30 Oct Dan Lassiter (Stanford) 6 …

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Daniel DeHaan, Cambridge: The Compatibility of Contemporary Neuroscience and Belief in Souls 7:30 pm
Daniel DeHaan, Cambridge: The Compatibility of Contemporary Neuroscience and Belief in Souls @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
RCPR/Thomistic Institute presents Dr. Daniel DeHaan (Cambridge) on “The Compatibility of Contemporary Neuroscience and Belief in Souls.” Monday 06 November 2017, 07:30pm – 09:30pm Dr. Daniel DeHaan (Cambridge) on “The Compatibility of Contemporary Neuroscience and Belief in Souls.” Location Rutgers Philosophy Department, 106 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
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Hanna Pickard, Princeton: Addiction and the Self 4:10 pm
Hanna Pickard, Princeton: Addiction and the Self @ Philosophy Hall rm 716
Nov 7 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Colloquium Series Fall 2017 Thursday, October 5th, 2017 James Kreines (Claremont McKenna College) Title TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, Philosophy Hall 716 Reception to follow Thursday, October 19th, 2017 Josh Knobe (Yale University) Title TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, Philosophy Hall 716 Reception to follow Thursday, November 16, 2017 Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College) Title TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, Philosophy Hall 716 Reception to follow Thursday, December 7, 2017 Hanna Picard (Princeton) Title TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, Philosophy Hall 716 Reception to follow
Typical Quantum Worlds, Jeff Barrett 4:45 pm
Typical Quantum Worlds, Jeff Barrett @ NYU, Room 205
Nov 7 @ 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Abstract: Hugh Everett III’s pure wave mechanics, sometimes known as the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, was proposed as a solution to the quantum measurement problem. Both physicists and philosophers of physics have repeatedly claimed to be able to deduce the standard quantum probabilities from pure wave mechanics alone. We will consider why this is impossible, then consider how Everett himself understood quantum probabilities. This will involve clearly distinguishing between typical and probable quantum worlds. Presented by Metro Area Philosophy of Science group (MAPS) There will be dinner after the talk. If you are interested, please send an email with “Dinner” in the heading to nyphilsci@gmail.com (please note that all …

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“Why is Spinoza an Epicurean?” Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
“Why is Spinoza an Epicurean?” Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Flr, Lowenstein
Nov 7 @ 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. ​
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Nov 8 @ 4:15 pm
September 6th • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Catherine Elgin (Harvard) “Epistemic Normativity” September 13th Rohit Parikh (CUNY Brooklyn College | Graduate Center) “Understanding the Umwelt” September 20th: No Colloquium (No classes scheduled) September 27th Jessica Moss (NYU) “Is Plato’s Epistemology about Knowledge?” October 4th Gary Ostertag (CUNY Graduate Center) “Thriving on a Riff: The Ontology of Jazz Performance” October 11th Boudewijn de Bruin (University of Groningen) Title TBA October 18th Grace Helton (Princeton) “Skepticism and Solipsism” October 25th Kate Manne (Cornell) “Disabusing Her: How Misogyny Turns on Gaslighting” November 1st Don Garrett (NYU) “The Correction of Doubts: Humean Skepticism and Humean Dogmatism” November 8th Marcello DiBello (CUNY Lehman College) “Rethinking the …

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Jeff King 3:00 pm
Jeff King @ Seminar Rm, 5th flr, Gateway Bldg
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar or scheduled speakers and more details. Fall 2017 10/19/17 Break It Down For Me Lecture Series: Alex Guerrero 10/30/17 Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Sir Richard Sorabji, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, Room 403, CAC 3:00-8:00pm 11/2/17 Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Sir Richard Sorabji, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, 3:00-8:00 pm 11/3/17 Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Sir Richard Sorabji, 3:00-5:00pm 11/6/17 Dr. Daniel DeHaan (https://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/directory/dehaan) – “Souls and Contemporary Neuroscience: the Possibility of Reconciliation,” 7:30pm 11/9/17 Break It Down For Me Lecture Series: Jeff King 11/16/17 …

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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Pollack Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy was founded by Ronald Dworkin and Thomas Nagel in 1987. It is the original model for all of NYU Law’s colloquia. The Colloquium is now convened by Liam Murphy, Samuel Scheffler, and Jeremy Waldron, two of whom will host in any given year. Each week on Thursday a legal theorist or moral or political philosopher presents a paper to the group, which consists of students, faculty from the Law School and other departments of NYU, and faculty from other universities. The choice of subject is left to the paper’s author, within the general boundaries of the Colloquium’s subjects, and the discussions are …

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Joseph Carens, University of Toronto 4:30 pm
Joseph Carens, University of Toronto @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5409
Nov 9 @ 4:30 pm
Fall 2017 Chaim Gans, University of Tel Aviv, “Jews, Palestinians & Israel: Three Moralities, Three Historiographies, and Three Roadmaps,” Tuesday, September 12  @ 6:30 pm, room 9207. Michael Howard, The University of Maine, “Basic Income, Climate Change, and Degrowth,” Tuesday, October 10 @6.30, room 5409. Joseph Carens, University of Toronto, TBA, Thursday, November 9th @ 4.30, room 5200 Co-sponsored by the Political Theory Workshop Spring 2018 Linda Bosniak, Rutgers University, “Affective Citizenship,” Monday, February 5 @ 4:30 pm, room TBA. Co-sponsored by the Social and Political Theory Student Association
“Spinoza’s God and a Defense of Hegel’s Criticism: The Shapeless Abyss” James Kreines 6:00 pm
“Spinoza’s God and a Defense of Hegel’s Criticism: The Shapeless Abyss” James Kreines @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hegel famously charges that Spinoza’s monism involves an unacceptable elimination of all finitude and all determinacy, leaving Spinoza’s God a “shapeless abyss”. I argue that the criticism is not best understood as claiming that Spinoza specifically denies finitude and determinacy. Nor as uncharitably importing Hegel’s own view of determinacy as negation. The criticism rather rests on an interpretation of Spinoza as arguing from the principle that everything must be explicable. I defend Hegel’s interpretation, or the need of Spinoza’s case for monism for this principle. Hegel’s critical point is then that precisely this principle, used in just the ways required by the proof of monism, should also force Spinoza to …

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Aristotle’s “Categories” 7:00 pm
Aristotle’s “Categories”
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 PM https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/244387878/
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“Idealism”: The Fourteenth Annual NYU Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy
“Idealism”: The Fourteenth Annual NYU Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy @ NYU Philosophy Dept. Room 914
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
Margaret Atherton University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee William Bristow University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Michael Friedman Stanford University James Kreines Claremont McKenna College Samantha Matherne University of California, Santa Cruz Kris McDaniel Syracuse University Ian Proops University of Texas, Austin Sam Rickless University of California, San Diego Dorothy Rogers Montclair State University Eric Watkins University of California, San Diego Organisers: Don Garrett New York University Anja Jauernig New York University Béatrice Longuenesse New York University John Richardson New York University
Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 15: Joseph Bendaña Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center   September 22 and 29:  No talks—Graduate Center closed   October 6:  Amanda Huminski Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center “Intuitional Holism:  Intuitions, Evidence, and Lessons from Feminist Epistemology”   October 13:  Hakwan Lau Psychology and Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Hong Kong “Inner Sense and Metacognitive Adversary for Conscious Perception”   October 20:  Jean Rémi King Cognitive Neuroscience, NYU and Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt “Visual Awareness:  Identifying the Neural Architecture of Conscious Perception with Temporally Resolved Neuroimaging”   October 27:  Martijn Wokke Cognitive Neuroscience, CUNY Graduate Center “Sure I’m Sure:  Differential Information Supports …

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Entropy and Insufficient Reason – Anubav Vasudevan (University of Chicago) 4:00 pm
Entropy and Insufficient Reason – Anubav Vasudevan (University of Chicago) @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One well-known objection to the principle of maximum entropy is the so-called Judy Benjamin problem, first introduced by van Fraassen (1981). The problem turns on the apparently puzzling fact that, on the basis of information relating an event’s conditional probability, the maximum entropy distribution will almost always assign to the event conditionalized on a probability strictly less than that assigned to it by the uniform distribution. In this paper, I present an analysis of the Judy Benjamin problem that can help to make sense of this seemingly odd feature of maximum entropy inference. My analysis is based on the claim that, in applying the principle of maximum entropy, Judy Benjamin …

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On Pragmatism, Normativity and Logical Pluralism – Marcos Silva (Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil) 4:15 pm
On Pragmatism, Normativity and Logical Pluralism – Marcos Silva (Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3209
Nov 13 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Abstract: It is easy to take reason as an authoritative power and to observe that we obey it, or at least, we should obey it. However, it is not obvious how we could explain the nature of the authority that compels us to obey reason. Why and how do we take reason as an authority and feel obliged to obey it? What is the nature of demanding for justification? In virtue of what do we feel coerced by reason in our inferential practices, in both practical and theoretical reasoning? The power of reason can be taken, for example, as guiding our decisions for practical life and as the power to …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 13 @ 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. During the Fall of 2017, we’ll meet at NYU (5 Washington Place, Room 302) on Monday evenings from 6:30 until 8:30. Please see our schedule of speakers below. Anyone with an interest in philosophy of language is welcome! 11 Sept Anna Szabolcsi (NYU) 18 Sept Martín Abreu Zavaleta (NYU) 25 Sept Simon Charlow (Rutgers) 2 Oct Milica Denic (LSCP/IJN/ENS) 16 Oct Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 23 Oct Megan Stotts (McMaster) 30 Oct Dan Lassiter (Stanford) 6 …

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Epistemology and Ethics Workshop 5:30 pm
Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Flr, Lowenstein
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 15 @ 4:15 pm
September 6th • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Catherine Elgin (Harvard) “Epistemic Normativity” September 13th Rohit Parikh (CUNY Brooklyn College | Graduate Center) “Understanding the Umwelt” September 20th: No Colloquium (No classes scheduled) September 27th Jessica Moss (NYU) “Is Plato’s Epistemology about Knowledge?” October 4th Gary Ostertag (CUNY Graduate Center) “Thriving on a Riff: The Ontology of Jazz Performance” October 11th Boudewijn de Bruin (University of Groningen) Title TBA October 18th Grace Helton (Princeton) “Skepticism and Solipsism” October 25th Kate Manne (Cornell) “Disabusing Her: How Misogyny Turns on Gaslighting” November 1st Don Garrett (NYU) “The Correction of Doubts: Humean Skepticism and Humean Dogmatism” November 8th Marcello DiBello (CUNY Lehman College) “Rethinking the …

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Corey Robin and Eddie Glaude on conservative political thought 7:30 pm
Corey Robin and Eddie Glaude on conservative political thought @ Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is “boring,” said the founding father of the American right. “Devoting your life to it,” as conservatives do, “is horrifying if only because it’s so repetitious. It’s like sex.” With this unlikely conversation began Robin’s decade-long foray into the conservative mind. What is conservatism, and what’s truly at stake for its proponents? If capitalism bores them, what excites them? Written by a keen, highly regarded observer of the contemporary political scene, Robin’s newly reissued The Reactionary Mind ranges widely, from Edmund Burke to Antonin Scalia, from John C. Calhoun to Ayn Rand. It advances the notion that …

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“Alternative facts and the role of philosophy” Roundtable 12:30 pm
“Alternative facts and the role of philosophy” Roundtable @ North Academic Center 5/144, CCNY
Nov 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
At lunch time, join Profs. Jennifer Morton, Elise Crull, and Chad Kidd for a roundtable discussion on “Alternative facts and the role of philosophy.” What are alternative facts? Are scientific facts alternative facts? How can philosophy help us deal with alternative facts? (Time: 12:30 to 1:45pm, Location: NAC 5/144) In the evening, come to our keynote address, which will be given by Jesse Prinz, of CUNY’s Graduate Center at 6:30pm in the North Academic Building, 0/201. The title is “The genealogy of Western values.” Nietzsche argued that some of our most deeply cherished values can be exposed as deeply problematic when we look into their history. He was writing in …

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Jenann Ismael, University of Arizona 3:00 pm
Jenann Ismael, University of Arizona @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Prof. Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona) Dept. Colloquium- Thursday 16 November 2017 Location Rutgers Philosophy Department, 106 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Pollack Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy was founded by Ronald Dworkin and Thomas Nagel in 1987. It is the original model for all of NYU Law’s colloquia. The Colloquium is now convened by Liam Murphy, Samuel Scheffler, and Jeremy Waldron, two of whom will host in any given year. Each week on Thursday a legal theorist or moral or political philosopher presents a paper to the group, which consists of students, faculty from the Law School and other departments of NYU, and faculty from other universities. The choice of subject is left to the paper’s author, within the general boundaries of the Colloquium’s subjects, and the discussions are …

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Nietzsche & Transhumanism 4:00 pm
Nietzsche & Transhumanism @ Stevens Institute of Technology, Carnegie 316
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Is Transhumanism a Dangerous Idea? Book Launch Discussion Moderated by Gregory Morgan Speakers: Babette Babich Francesca Ferrando Michael Steinmann Yunus Tuncel
Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College) 4:10 pm
Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College) @ Philosophy Hall rm 716
Nov 16 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Colloquium Series Fall 2017 Thursday, October 5th, 2017 James Kreines (Claremont McKenna College) Title TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, Philosophy Hall 716 Reception to follow Thursday, October 19th, 2017 Josh Knobe (Yale University) Title TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, Philosophy Hall 716 Reception to follow Thursday, November 16, 2017 Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College) Title TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, Philosophy Hall 716 Reception to follow Thursday, December 7, 2017 Hanna Picard (Princeton) Title TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, Philosophy Hall 716 Reception to follow
Metaphysical Necessity: a Skeptical Perspective – Graham Priest (CUNY) 4:15 pm
Metaphysical Necessity: a Skeptical Perspective – Graham Priest (CUNY) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 6496
Nov 16 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Many people hold that there is a notion of metaphysical necessity wedged between broadly analytic necessity and physical necessity. I have always been skeptical about this. In this talk I will explain why.
Making Sense of Mind-Blowing Physics 6:00 pm
Making Sense of Mind-Blowing Physics @ Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute 7th Floor Commons
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A conversation with Sabine Hossenfelder and Natalie Wolchover November 16th, 2017 6:00-8:00PM Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute 7th Floor Commons 20 Cooper Square, NY
The genealogy of Western values, a critical look – Jesse Prinz (CUNY) 6:30 pm
The genealogy of Western values, a critical look – Jesse Prinz (CUNY) @ North Academic Center 0/201, CCNY
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nietzsche argued that some of our most deeply cherished values can be exposed as deeply problematic when we look into their history. He was writing in 19th century Germany and focusing on “Christian values.” But what about the values that are most enshrined in contemporary “liberal” societies like our own? Most Americans, for example, would say they value freedom, equality, democracy, human rights, and empathy. Would these cherished values emerge unscathed if we looked at them through a historical lens? Perhaps not. This talk aims to show that our core values emerged through historical events that are not entirely noble, and they continue to be applied in ways that reflect …

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Animal Consciousness
Animal Consciousness @ NYU Cantor Film Center, rm 200
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day
On November 17-18, 2017, the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness in conjunction with the NYU Center for Bioethics and NYU Animal Studies will host a conference on “Animal Consciousness”. The recent flourishing of research into animal mentality raises pressing questions for many including zoologists, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, philosophers of mind and ethicists. How unified are the realizers of consciousness across species? What can animal psychology teach philosophy about the underpinnings of consciousness? How should the light shed by research into animal consciousness inform our conception of the ethical status of animals? By bringing together researchers from a wide range of salient fields, this conference seeks to make progress …

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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 15: Joseph Bendaña Cognitive Science and Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center   September 22 and 29:  No talks—Graduate Center closed   October 6:  Amanda Huminski Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center “Intuitional Holism:  Intuitions, Evidence, and Lessons from Feminist Epistemology”   October 13:  Hakwan Lau Psychology and Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Hong Kong “Inner Sense and Metacognitive Adversary for Conscious Perception”   October 20:  Jean Rémi King Cognitive Neuroscience, NYU and Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt “Visual Awareness:  Identifying the Neural Architecture of Conscious Perception with Temporally Resolved Neuroimaging”   October 27:  Martijn Wokke Cognitive Neuroscience, CUNY Graduate Center “Sure I’m Sure:  Differential Information Supports …

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‘Rorty and Bernstein: Egotism, Irony, Self-Creation’ Tracy Llanera, Connecticut 4:00 pm
‘Rorty and Bernstein: Egotism, Irony, Self-Creation’ Tracy Llanera, Connecticut @ NSSR, room G529
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
NYC Wittgenstein Group Presents: Oct. 6–Matthew Congdon–Professor at Vanderbilt Title: “Wittgenstein and second person” Oct. 27–Zed Adams–professor at NSSR Topic: Wittgenstein and color Nov. 17–Tracy Llanera–research fellow at University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Title: “Rorty and Bernstein: Egotism, Irony, Self-Creation”
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3rd Speculative Ethics Forum
3rd Speculative Ethics Forum @ St. John's Philosophy Dept.
Nov 18 all-day
Keynote speakers: Michael Smith Princeton University   The Speculative Ethics Forum is a one day workshop-style event in which we’ll consider the most challenging matters of ethics. Ethical approaches of all sorts are welcomed–analytic, continental, ancient, medieval, Asian, and so on. Most papers are invited. However, there are two slots open for submissions. Any paper in ethical theory will be considered for acceptance. Bold and speculative inquiries are preferred to papers that primarily defend ground already gained or papers that are primarily scholarly. Our aim, in short, is to have a single day concentrated on expanding the horizons of ethics. Our Invited Speakers Are: Katja Vogt  (Columbia University) James Dodd  …

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Workshop on Political Equality: Its Value and Institutional Realization
Workshop on Political Equality: Its Value and Institutional Realization @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Nov 18 all-day
Workshop on Political Equality: Its Value and Institutional Realization Date Time Location Saturday Nov. 18 9:00am – 5:00pm Philosophy Department 5 Washington Place, Room 202
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Meeting 49: What is gender? 2:00 pm
Meeting 49: What is gender? @ Justine's apartment
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 PM Columbia PhD candidate Jake McNulty will lead this meeting. We will discuss the most significant contribution to theories of gender and sexuality in … Price: 12.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/243647756/
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Metaphors and Models: The Neuroscience of Comparison – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience 4:15 pm
Metaphors and Models: The Neuroscience of Comparison – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Nov 20 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
This event explores the conceptual force of metaphors in neuroscience.  How do metaphors shape how we think and communicate? How are they represented in the brain? To answer these questions, this event engages with the everyday persistence of these rhetorical tools by examining scientific studies of metaphor use and metaphors in scientific discourse.  Featuring perspectives from neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, and philosophy, our speakers probe the distinction between metaphors and models that emerge from thinking and reasoning.  These models are further taken up in different social and political circumstances and are used to describe a range of phenomenon from mental health to climate change that articulate and obscure our efforts …

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Rivalry between logics from a pluralist perspective, Erik Stei, Bonn 4:15 pm
Rivalry between logics from a pluralist perspective, Erik Stei, Bonn @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3209
Nov 20 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Logical pluralism is commonly described as the view that there is more than one correct logic. It has been claimed that, in order for that view to be interesting, there has to be at least a potential for rivalry between the correct logics (e.g., in Field 2009, Priest 2006, Read 2006, Russell 2008). In this talk, I explore how the relevant notions of rivalry and correctness could be combined when relying on a semantic conception of rivalry. I first give a brief intuitive characterization of the sort of rivalry in question, before reviewing some standard proposals on how to capture it. I argue that none of those proposals aligns well …

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Egotism from Westboro to the Klan – Tracy Llanera (Macquarie & UConn) 6:30 pm
Egotism from Westboro to the Klan – Tracy Llanera (Macquarie & UConn) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5489
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tracy Llanera (Macquarie University, Australia & University of Connecticut Humanities Institute) Egotism from Westboro to the Klan Presented by New York Society for Women in Philosophy
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 20 @ 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. During the Fall of 2017, we’ll meet at NYU (5 Washington Place, Room 302) on Monday evenings from 6:30 until 8:30. Please see our schedule of speakers below. Anyone with an interest in philosophy of language is welcome! 11 Sept Anna Szabolcsi (NYU) 18 Sept Martín Abreu Zavaleta (NYU) 25 Sept Simon Charlow (Rutgers) 2 Oct Milica Denic (LSCP/IJN/ENS) 16 Oct Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 23 Oct Megan Stotts (McMaster) 30 Oct Dan Lassiter (Stanford) 6 …

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The Peripatetic Program in Categorical Logic: Leibniz on Propositional Terms – Marko Malink, Anubav Vasudevan 4:15 pm
The Peripatetic Program in Categorical Logic: Leibniz on Propositional Terms – Marko Malink, Anubav Vasudevan @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3209
Nov 27 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Greek antiquity saw the development of two competing systems of logic: Aristotle’s categorical syllogistic and Stoic propositional logic. Some Ancient logicians took propositional logic to be prior to categorical logic on the grounds that Aristotle’s syllogistic presupposes modes of propositional reasoning such as reductio ad absurdum. By contrast, Peripatetic logicians sought to establish the priority of categorical over propositional logic by reducing various modes of propositional reasoning to categorical syllogisms. In the 17th century, this Peripatetic program was championed by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. In the Specimina calculi rationalis, Leibniz develops a theory of propositional terms which allows him to derive the rule of reductio ad absurdum in a purely categorical …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 27 @ 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. During the Fall of 2017, we’ll meet at NYU (5 Washington Place, Room 302) on Monday evenings from 6:30 until 8:30. Please see our schedule of speakers below. Anyone with an interest in philosophy of language is welcome! 11 Sept Anna Szabolcsi (NYU) 18 Sept Martín Abreu Zavaleta (NYU) 25 Sept Simon Charlow (Rutgers) 2 Oct Milica Denic (LSCP/IJN/ENS) 16 Oct Rachel Sterken (Oslo) 23 Oct Megan Stotts (McMaster) 30 Oct Dan Lassiter (Stanford) 6 …

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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Nov 29 @ 4:15 pm
September 6th • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Catherine Elgin (Harvard) “Epistemic Normativity” September 13th Rohit Parikh (CUNY Brooklyn College | Graduate Center) “Understanding the Umwelt” September 20th: No Colloquium (No classes scheduled) September 27th Jessica Moss (NYU) “Is Plato’s Epistemology about Knowledge?” October 4th Gary Ostertag (CUNY Graduate Center) “Thriving on a Riff: The Ontology of Jazz Performance” October 11th Boudewijn de Bruin (University of Groningen) Title TBA October 18th Grace Helton (Princeton) “Skepticism and Solipsism” October 25th Kate Manne (Cornell) “Disabusing Her: How Misogyny Turns on Gaslighting” November 1st Don Garrett (NYU) “The Correction of Doubts: Humean Skepticism and Humean Dogmatism” November 8th Marcello DiBello (CUNY Lehman College) “Rethinking the …

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“Aquinas on the Atonement” Eleonore Stump 3:00 pm
“Aquinas on the Atonement” Eleonore Stump @ Seminar Rm, 5th flr, Gateway Bldg
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Bldg, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar or scheduled speakers and more details. Fall 2017 10/19/17 Break It Down For Me Lecture Series: Alex Guerrero 10/30/17 Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Sir Richard Sorabji, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, Room 403, CAC 3:00-8:00pm 11/2/17 Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Sir Richard Sorabji, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, 3:00-8:00 pm 11/3/17 Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Sir Richard Sorabji, 3:00-5:00pm 11/6/17 Dr. Daniel DeHaan (https://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/directory/dehaan) – “Souls and Contemporary Neuroscience: the Possibility of Reconciliation,” 7:30pm 11/9/17 Break It Down For Me Lecture Series: Jeff King 11/16/17 …

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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Pollack Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy was founded by Ronald Dworkin and Thomas Nagel in 1987. It is the original model for all of NYU Law’s colloquia. The Colloquium is now convened by Liam Murphy, Samuel Scheffler, and Jeremy Waldron, two of whom will host in any given year. Each week on Thursday a legal theorist or moral or political philosopher presents a paper to the group, which consists of students, faculty from the Law School and other departments of NYU, and faculty from other universities. The choice of subject is left to the paper’s author, within the general boundaries of the Colloquium’s subjects, and the discussions are …

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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.

I take no credit for this great idea. See the Boston Area Philosophy Calendar and mailing list. If you have a correction, addition or question, or want to buy me beer, please send me an email at noah /at/ noahgreenstein \dot\ com. Tweet at the calendar @nycaphical.


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

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


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.