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Social Value in Non-Social Philosophy: 20th Annual CUNY Graduate Conference
Social Value in Non-Social Philosophy: 20th Annual CUNY Graduate Conference @ CUNY Grad Center
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day
Analytic philosophy is often derided as overly esoteric, focused on matters of little consequence in day-to-day life. This is particularly directed at non-value theoretic areas: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Logic. Does any greater good result from our countless hours spent in armchairs? This conference aims to explore the value of non-value theoretic areas of philosophy. Questions to address include, but are not limited to: What value does [any area of] non-value theoretic philosophy have, if any? What is it for work to have value? Can we use non-value theoretic philosophy to effect political change, and if so, how? How do …

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17th Annual Columbia-NYU Graduate Conference in Philosophy
17th Annual Columbia-NYU Graduate Conference in Philosophy @ NYU Philosophy Dept.
Apr 1 all-day
The graduate students and faculty of the Columbia and NYU Philosophy Departments invite graduate submissions in any area of philosophy for a conference to be held on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at New York University. 9:00-9:30 Breakfast/Introduction 9:30-10:45 Samia Hesni (MIT), “Generics as Instructions” 11:05-12:20 Zach Blaesi (UT Austin), “Grounding, Physicalism, and the Explanatory Gap” 12:20-1:20 Lunch 1:20-2:35 Antonia Peacocke (UC Berkeley), “How to Imagine Experiences You’ve Never Had: Literary Comparison and Imaginative Extrapolation” 2:55-4:10 Christian Tarsney (Maryland), “Moral Uncertainty for Deontologists” 4:30-6:00 Karen Jones (University of Melbourne & Princeton UCHV), “Everyday Pathologies in Trust”   Organizing Committee Juan Garcia, Yarran Hominh, Andrew Richmond (Columbia), Caroline Bowman, Joseph Carlsmith, Andrea …

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Long Island Philosophical Society Conference
Long Island Philosophical Society Conference @ Philosophy Dept., St. John's U
Apr 1 all-day
The Long Island Philosophical Society is seeking submissions for its Spring 2017 conference that will be held Saturday April 1st, 2017 on the Jamaica, Queens NY campus of Saint John’s University. 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 are limited to 25-30 minutes. CFP DEADLINE March 3, 2017. Please submit papers, …

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Semantics for Counterpossibles – Yale Weiss 4:15 pm
Semantics for Counterpossibles – Yale Weiss @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3212
Apr 3 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
The object of this paper is to examine two approaches for giving non-vacuous truth conditions for counterpossibles, counterfactuals with impossible antecedents. I first develop extensions of a Lewis-style sphere semantics with impossible worlds. I argue that this approach sanctions intuitively invalid inferences and rests on philosophically problematic foundations. I then develop extensions of one of Priest’s ceteris paribus conditional logics with impossible worlds. Certain extensions are shown to have similar problems to the first approach. I suggest reasons for favoring a relatively weak extension of Priest’s logic as a semantics for counterpossibles. Finally, a tableaux proof theory is given for the preferred semantics and soundness and completeness results are sketched. …

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Philosophers in the Age of Black Lives Matter 4:30 pm
Philosophers in the Age of Black Lives Matter @ CUNY Grad Center
Apr 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Charles Mills (Philosophy, Hunter College, CUNY) Linda Alcoff​ (Philosophy, The Graduate Center, CUNY) APRIL 3, 2017 4:30-6:30pm The Graduate Center, CUNY
Philosophy of Language Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 30 Daniel Harris (Hunter College, CUNY) February 6 Lucas Champollion (NYU) February 13 Ben Holguín (NYU) February 20 No Workshop February 27 Sophia Dandelet (Berkeley) March 6 Ginger Schultheis (MIT) March 13 No Workshop March 20 Julia Zakkou (Hamburg) March 27 Paolo Bonardi (Geneva) April 3 David Plunkett (Dartmouth) April 10 Kate Ritchie (City College, CUNY) April 17 Una Stojnic (NYU/Columbia) April 24 Elmar Unnsteinsson (UC Dublin/Iceland) May 1 David Boylan (MIT) May 8 Karen Lewis (Barnard/Columbia)
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Social & Political Philosophy Working Group 4:15 pm
Social & Political Philosophy Working Group @ CUNY Grad Center
Apr 4 @ 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Tuesday, March 14, 11:45-1:15pm Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY Room TBD Success and Stereotype: The Underrepresentation of Women in Academic Philosophy Rebecca Traynor, The Graduate Center, CUNY From Coordination to Cooperation: Switching to Team Reasoning Jules Salomone, The Graduate Center, CUNY Tuesday, April 4, 4:15-5:45pm Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY Room TBD The Dialectic of the Individual and the Collective: an Ecological Imperative. Nancy Holmstrom, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers Tuesday, May 9, 4:15-5:45pm Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY Room TBD Emotion, Fittingness, and Epistemic and Testimonial Injustice Kathryn Pendoley, The Graduate Center, CUNY Taxonomy of Environmental Responsibility Manuel Rodeiro, The Graduate Center, CUNY
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY, rm 9204/5
Apr 5 @ 4:15 pm
Each colloquium will be held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M in GC rooms 9204/9205, except as otherwise noted. February 8th Andrei Marmor (Cornell) “Two Rights of Free Speech” February 15th: No Colloquium (CUNY Monday Schedule) February 22nd Justin Garson (CUNY Hunter College) “What Biological Functions Are and Why They Matter” March 1st • Marx Wartofsky Memorial Panel Carol Gould, Moderator (CUNY Hunter College | Graduate Center) Gregg Horowitz (Pratt) — “Art and Cognitive Praxis” Michael Howard (UMaine) — “Labor, Power, and Social Practice” Philip Kitcher (Columbia) — “Historical Epistemology” Sheldon Krimsky (Tufts) — “Bioethical Dilemmas” March 8th Desmond Hogan (Princeton) “Dogmatism and Criticism in Kant’s Antinomy of Pure Reason” March 15th Elise …

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“Secularism and Its Discontents”: 16th Annual Philosophy Graduate Conference
“Secularism and Its Discontents”: 16th Annual Philosophy Graduate Conference @ NSSR Philosophy Dept
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day
“Secularism and Its Discontents” The New School for Social Research 16th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference Keynote Speaker: Gil Anidjar (Columbia) Keynote Roundtable Featuring: Simon Critchley (The New School) and others TBA With the increased social secularization in the West, philosophy, politics, and religion have become strange bedfellows. This emphasis on secularization has sparked controversies concerning the role of religion in the political sphere that have taken the form of lawsuits against forced funding of birth control, liberal democratic states outlawing hijabs, and increased focus on religious extremism as a way to define marginalized social classes. Unfortunately, in many liberal rationalizations of the political sphere there is a failure to …

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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spring 2017, Fridays, 1-3 pm                          Room 7102, CUNY Graduate Center   February 17:  Frédérique de Vignemont Philosophy, Columbia University and Institut Jean Nicod, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) “Bodily Awareness:  Feeling or Knowing?”   February 24:  Sarah Allred Psychology, Rutgers University “How Memory and Perception Interact to Guide Behavior”   March 3:  William G. Lycan Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “In What Sense Is Desire a Propositional Attitude?”   March 10:  Benjamin Young Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno “The BioPhilosophy of Smell”   March 17:  Georges Rey Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park …

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Hannah Ginsborg (Berkeley) 3:30 pm
Hannah Ginsborg (Berkeley) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 7 @ 3:30 pm
Hannah Ginsborg (Berkeley) Friday, April 7, 2017, 3:30 p.m. 5 Washington Place, Room 202 Talk title and abstract forthcoming.
Koellner: Gödel’s Disjunction 5:00 pm
Koellner: Gödel’s Disjunction @ 716 Philosophy Hall
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm
Gödel’s disjunction asserts that either “the mind cannot be mechanized” or “there are absolutely undecidable statements.” Arguments are examined for and against each disjunct in the context of precise frameworks governing the notions of absolute provability and truth. The focus is on Penrose’s new argument, which interestingly involves type-free truth. In order to reconstruct Penrose’s argument, a system, DKT, is devised for absolute provability and type-free truth. It turns out that in this setting there are actually two versions of the disjunction and its disjuncts. The first, fully general versions end up being (provably) indeterminate. The second, restricted versions end up being (provably) determinate, and so, in this case there …

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Ask a Philosopher
Ask a Philosopher @ Union Square Greenmarket
Apr 8 all-day
Brooklyn Public Philosophers upcoming events: 4/8 – Ask a Philosopher @ the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket // 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. 4/27 – Christia Mercer on women in the history of philosophy @ the Dweck Center // 7:00 P.M. 4/30 – Ask a Philosopher @ the Jackson Heights Greenmarket // 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. 5/17 – Ask a Philosopher @ the Union Square Greenmarket // 12:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. 5/18 – Chris Lebron on James Baldwin and democratic love @ the Dweck Center // 7:00 P.M.
Columbia Workshop on Probability and Learning
Columbia Workshop on Probability and Learning @ 716 Philosophy Hall
Apr 8 all-day
Gordon Belot (Michigan) – Typical!, 10am Abstract. This talk falls into three short stories. The over-arching themes are: (i) that the notion of typicality is protean; (ii) that Bayesian technology is both more and less rigid than is sometimes thought. Simon Huttegger (Irvine LPS) – Schnorr Randomness and Lévi’s Martingale Convergence Theorem, 11:45am Abstract. Much recent work in algorithmic randomness concerns characterizations of randomness in terms of the almost everywhere behavior of suitably effectivized versions of functions from analysis or probability. In this talk, we take a look at Lévi’s Martingale Convergence Theorem from this perspective. Levi’s theorem is of fundamental importance to Bayesian epistemology. We note that much of …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 30 Daniel Harris (Hunter College, CUNY) February 6 Lucas Champollion (NYU) February 13 Ben Holguín (NYU) February 20 No Workshop February 27 Sophia Dandelet (Berkeley) March 6 Ginger Schultheis (MIT) March 13 No Workshop March 20 Julia Zakkou (Hamburg) March 27 Paolo Bonardi (Geneva) April 3 David Plunkett (Dartmouth) April 10 Kate Ritchie (City College, CUNY) April 17 Una Stojnic (NYU/Columbia) April 24 Elmar Unnsteinsson (UC Dublin/Iceland) May 1 David Boylan (MIT) May 8 Karen Lewis (Barnard/Columbia)
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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Law School , rm 3-06
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Meetings are held at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan.  Papers are read in advance. If interested in attending, contact sahaddad@fordham.edu or jeflynn@fordham.edu. 2016-2017 Schedule: Tuesday, October 11 – Karen Ng (Vanderbilt), “Social Freedom as Ideology: Honneth and Mills” Tuesday, November 15 – Carol Gould (Hunter/CUNY Grad Center) Tuesday, November 29 – Shiloh Whitney (Fordham) Tuesday, February 7 – Serene Khader (Brooklyn College/CUNY Grad Center) Thursday, April 11 – Rainer Forst (Frankfurt) Tuesday, April 18 – Sungmoon Kim (City University of Hong Kong)
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Futures of Queer Theory: A Right to Philosophy
Futures of Queer Theory: A Right to Philosophy @ The New School for Social Research
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day
In a recent dialogue with Sara Ahmed published in Sexualities, Judith Butler had the opportunity to reflect on the reception of Gender Trouble among academic philosophers at the time of its original publication. Describing herself as having attempted to write a book on the “philosophical foundations of gender,” Butler recalls how, in the name of disciplinary purity, philosophy departments at the time dismissed the writings of what would come to be called “queer theory” as non-philosophical. Following Butler, one might say that throughout its history queer theory has been disavowed in both the practice and institutions of philosophy—not unlike the non-normative bodies, genders and sexualities for which it has sought …

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Philosophy and Education Colloquium Series 5:30 pm
Philosophy and Education Colloquium Series @ Grace Dodge Hall 179
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Colloquium in Philosophy and Education (A&HF 5600) is intended for all masters and doctoral students in the program in Philosophy and Education. Others who are interested in attending a session should contact the coordinator, Professor Megan Laverty. January 26 Chu Hsi’s Ethics of Reading: for the Recovery of Humanistic Pedagogies of Learning Duck-Joo Kwak, Professor, Department of Education, Seoul National University, South Korea & Wsiting Scholar, Philosophy Department, CU February 9 A Quest for Freedom In Colonial limes: Sor Juana lnes de la Cruz on Liberty Virginia Aspe, Researcher, Philosophy Faculty, Panamericana University, Mexico February 16 The Dignity of Difference: Toward a Metaphysical Justification of Care for the Other …

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The Persisting Enigma: Reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra Today 6:00 pm
The Persisting Enigma: Reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra Today @ Nietzsche Circle
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
Lawrence J. Hatab Krista Johansson David Kilpatrick Yunus Tuncel This is an RSVP only event and participants will be informed about the location prior to the event. Please RSVP by April 1st either with Luke Trusso at trussol@nietzschecircle.com or Yunus Tuncel at tuncely@nietzschecircle.com.
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Philosophy of Language Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 30 Daniel Harris (Hunter College, CUNY) February 6 Lucas Champollion (NYU) February 13 Ben Holguín (NYU) February 20 No Workshop February 27 Sophia Dandelet (Berkeley) March 6 Ginger Schultheis (MIT) March 13 No Workshop March 20 Julia Zakkou (Hamburg) March 27 Paolo Bonardi (Geneva) April 3 David Plunkett (Dartmouth) April 10 Kate Ritchie (City College, CUNY) April 17 Una Stojnic (NYU/Columbia) April 24 Elmar Unnsteinsson (UC Dublin/Iceland) May 1 David Boylan (MIT) May 8 Karen Lewis (Barnard/Columbia)
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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Law School , rm 3-06
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Meetings are held at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan.  Papers are read in advance. If interested in attending, contact sahaddad@fordham.edu or jeflynn@fordham.edu. 2016-2017 Schedule: Tuesday, October 11 – Karen Ng (Vanderbilt), “Social Freedom as Ideology: Honneth and Mills” Tuesday, November 15 – Carol Gould (Hunter/CUNY Grad Center) Tuesday, November 29 – Shiloh Whitney (Fordham) Tuesday, February 7 – Serene Khader (Brooklyn College/CUNY Grad Center) Thursday, April 11 – Rainer Forst (Frankfurt) Tuesday, April 18 – Sungmoon Kim (City University of Hong Kong)
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Internal categoricity and internal realism in the philosophy of mathematics – Tim Button 4:10 pm
Internal categoricity and internal realism in the philosophy of mathematics – Tim Button @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Apr 19 @ 4:10 pm
Abstract. Many philosophers think that mathematics is about ‘structure’. Many philosophers would also explicate this notion of ‘structure’ via model theory. But the Compactness and Löwenheim–Skolem theorems lead to some famously hard questions for this view. They threaten to leave us unable to talk about any particular ‘structure’. In this talk, I outline how we might explicate ‘structure’ without appealing to model theory, and indeed without invoking any kind of semantic ascent. The approach involves making use of internal categoricity. I will outline the idea of internal categoricity, state some results, and use these results to make sense of Putnam’s beautiful but cryptic claim: “Models are not lost noumenal waifs looking …

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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY, rm 9204/5
Apr 19 @ 4:15 pm
Each colloquium will be held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M in GC rooms 9204/9205, except as otherwise noted. February 8th Andrei Marmor (Cornell) “Two Rights of Free Speech” February 15th: No Colloquium (CUNY Monday Schedule) February 22nd Justin Garson (CUNY Hunter College) “What Biological Functions Are and Why They Matter” March 1st • Marx Wartofsky Memorial Panel Carol Gould, Moderator (CUNY Hunter College | Graduate Center) Gregg Horowitz (Pratt) — “Art and Cognitive Praxis” Michael Howard (UMaine) — “Labor, Power, and Social Practice” Philip Kitcher (Columbia) — “Historical Epistemology” Sheldon Krimsky (Tufts) — “Bioethical Dilemmas” March 8th Desmond Hogan (Princeton) “Dogmatism and Criticism in Kant’s Antinomy of Pure Reason” March 15th Elise …

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Burning Issues in African Philosophy 7:00 pm
Burning Issues in African Philosophy @ Heyman Common Room
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Burning Issues in African Philosophy is curated by Drucilla Cornell and Souleymane Bachir Diagne and presented by the Insitute of African Studies at Columbia University. It includes six seminars with Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Michael Monahan, Nkiru Nzegwu, Olufemi Taiwo, Nadia Yala Kisukidi, and Lewis Gordon. Date: September 28, 2016 – 7:00pm – April 19, 2017 – 9:00pm Location: Heyman Common Room Free and open to the public  |  ID required Burning Issues in African Philosophy builds off of the sophisticated work that has now become part of an international conversation on how African philosophy makes unique interventions into almost every important question of politics, ethics, aesthetics, ontology and epistemology. Indeed, …

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Invisibilty: The Power of an Idea, 36th Social Research Conference
Invisibilty: The Power of an Idea, 36th Social Research Conference @ The New School for Social Research
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day
The concept of invisibility is powerful, pervasive, and multifaceted. It is paradoxically double-edged, affording the possibility of great power as well as the complete absence of power. It is both magical and a spur to scientific experimentation and exploration. It is a central concept in science—whether as something to be achieved or overcome. It is evident in the development of technologies that allow us to find new evidence of the invisibly small (e.g. the Large Hadron Collider revealing the Higgs boson) and the invisibly far-away (a new planet in the solar system); conversely, it is also evident in devices that allow us to render objects invisible, devices that may have …

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POProcks: Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 11:00 am
POProcks: Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, Thesis rm
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This semester, Poprocks will be on Thursdays, 11-1, in the Thesis Room in the CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue). We will circulate drafts of the papers we are going to be discussing around a week in advance of each meeting. Here is a tentative schedule – though some dates later in the semester will be subject to change: February 9th – Jake Quilty-Dunn (CUNY) – “Attention and Encapsulation” February 23rd – Ryan Ogilvie (UMD) March 9th – Jorge Morales (Columbia) – “Introspection and Mental Strength” March 23rd – Julia Kolak (CUNY) April 20th – Henry Shevlin (CUNY) April 27th – David Barack (Columbia) May 4th – Joseph Bendaña (CUNY) …

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Philosophy and Education Colloquium Series 5:30 pm
Philosophy and Education Colloquium Series @ Grace Dodge Hall 179
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Colloquium in Philosophy and Education (A&HF 5600) is intended for all masters and doctoral students in the program in Philosophy and Education. Others who are interested in attending a session should contact the coordinator, Professor Megan Laverty. January 26 Chu Hsi’s Ethics of Reading: for the Recovery of Humanistic Pedagogies of Learning Duck-Joo Kwak, Professor, Department of Education, Seoul National University, South Korea & Wsiting Scholar, Philosophy Department, CU February 9 A Quest for Freedom In Colonial limes: Sor Juana lnes de la Cruz on Liberty Virginia Aspe, Researcher, Philosophy Faculty, Panamericana University, Mexico February 16 The Dignity of Difference: Toward a Metaphysical Justification of Care for the Other …

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Games, Networks and Social Epistemology
Games, Networks and Social Epistemology @ CUNY Grad Center, rm C198
Apr 21 all-day
Games, Networks and Social Epistemology There will be a one day meeting on Friday April 21 at the City University of New York Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue, New York. The room will be C198. Time, 10 AM to 6 PM The theme of the meeting is to examine how social networks and influence from friends and neighbors affect the formation of opinions. Speakers: Zoe Christoff (Bayreuth, Germany) Adam Elga (Princeton) Shweta Jain (John Jay and CUNY Graduate Center)) Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University and Stanford) Bud Mishra (NYU) Pavel Naumov (Vassar College) Yunqi Xue (CUNY Grad Center) Organizer: Rohit Parikh (Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center)
Theorizing Criminal Law Reform
Theorizing Criminal Law Reform @ Rutgers Law School
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
The last two decades have seen a significant outpouring of criminal law reform efforts throughout the English-speaking world and beyond – including in the U.S., England  and Wales, Scotland, Australia, the Balkans, Georgia, Germany, Norway, Poland, and Rwanda. Despite, or possibly because of, all this activity, there has been relatively little consideration of the underlying theoretical issues that such reform raises. And there has been even less dialogue among criminal law reformers across jurisdictions. This project will seek to fill these voids by bringing together some of the leading figures in contemporary criminal law reform, as well as younger scholars and law reformers, to participate in an international workshop on …

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SWIP-Analytic 2017 Graduate Student Essay Prize and Presentation 10:00 am
SWIP-Analytic 2017 Graduate Student Essay Prize and Presentation @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CALL FOR PAPERS SWIP-Analytic 2017 Graduate Student Essay Prize SWIP-Analytic invites women graduate students to submit abstracts and papers in the areas of language, mind, metaphysics, logic, ethics, epistemology, & philosophy of science for consideration for a two-hour presentation at SWIP-Analytic in NYC. https://philevents.org/event/show/29366 One student’s paper will be accepted for presentation on April 21st, 2017. The student will be awarded the 2017 SWIP-Analytic Graduate Student Paper Prize of $250. The winner will also be reimbursed for up to $250 of travel expenses. Submission Requirements (1) a pdf, .doc, or .docx of a maximum 300 word abstract and 5,000 word paper prepared for blind review (2) document of identification with name, institution, and email address Email both to swipanalytic@gmail.com by February 15th, 2017. Notifications of decisions will …

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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spring 2017, Fridays, 1-3 pm                          Room 7102, CUNY Graduate Center   February 17:  Frédérique de Vignemont Philosophy, Columbia University and Institut Jean Nicod, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) “Bodily Awareness:  Feeling or Knowing?”   February 24:  Sarah Allred Psychology, Rutgers University “How Memory and Perception Interact to Guide Behavior”   March 3:  William G. Lycan Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “In What Sense Is Desire a Propositional Attitude?”   March 10:  Benjamin Young Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno “The BioPhilosophy of Smell”   March 17:  Georges Rey Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park …

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Johann Frick (Princeton) 3:30 pm
Johann Frick (Princeton) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Apr 21 @ 3:30 pm
Department Colloquium General Colloquium Johann Frick (Princeton) Friday, April 21, 3:30 p.m. 5 Washington Place, Room 202
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Early Career Women in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Early Career Women in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy @ Fordham Philosophy Dept.
Apr 22 all-day
A one-day workshop at Fordham University, NYC, intended  to provide academic and networking opportunities for early career women working in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. The workshop aims to achieve three goals: (1) to provide an opportunity for early career women working in the area to present their work and receive feedback, (2) to help foster networking opportunities with medieval philosophers working in the NYC area, and (3) to help increase the visibility of research in the area and women’s contributions to it. Keynote speakers: Marilyn McCord Adams and Therese Scarpelli Cory. Date: 22 April 2017 Location: Fordham University, 150 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023 Organizers: Giorgio Pini, Zita V. Toth, Shane Wilkins.
Meaning and Other Things: A Conference Celebrating the Work of Stephen Schiffer
Meaning and Other Things: A Conference Celebrating the Work of Stephen Schiffer @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 101
Apr 22 all-day
Speakers: Una Stojnić (NYU/Columbia) Karen Lewis (Barnard) Ray Buchanan (University of Texas at Austin) Hartry Field (NYU) Crispin Wright (NYU) Ian Rumfitt (Oxford University) Sponsored by the New York Institute of Philosophy For information, contact: nyip.events@nyu.edu Speakers: Una Stojnic, Karen Lewis, Ray Buchanan, Hartry Field, Crispin Wright, Ian Rumfitt Location: New York University
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Logic and Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3212
Apr 24 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Happy New Year! The L&M Workshop will be running again this semester as usual. Mondays 4.15-6.15, CUNY GC. Room still to be fixed. The program as it currently stands is as follows. Details of each meeting will be announced in due course. Note that we will be starting on Feb 27, and May 8 is still to be fixed.  Hope to see you at some of the meetings.  Graham Feb 27 McCarty UI Bloomington Mar 6 Kivatinos GC Mar 13 Picollo Munich Mar 20 Scambler NYU Mar 27 Schindler Cambridge Apr 3 Weiss GC Apr 10 Spring Recess Apr 17 Spring Recess Apr 24 Ciuni Amsterdam May 1 Malozzi GC …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 7:00 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 30 Daniel Harris (Hunter College, CUNY) February 6 Lucas Champollion (NYU) February 13 Ben Holguín (NYU) February 20 No Workshop February 27 Sophia Dandelet (Berkeley) March 6 Ginger Schultheis (MIT) March 13 No Workshop March 20 Julia Zakkou (Hamburg) March 27 Paolo Bonardi (Geneva) April 3 David Plunkett (Dartmouth) April 10 Kate Ritchie (City College, CUNY) April 17 Una Stojnic (NYU/Columbia) April 24 Elmar Unnsteinsson (UC Dublin/Iceland) May 1 David Boylan (MIT) May 8 Karen Lewis (Barnard/Columbia)
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The Scientific Construction of Kinds – Jesse Prinz 4:15 pm
The Scientific Construction of Kinds – Jesse Prinz @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Apr 25 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Abstract: In philosophy of mind and semantic theory, strong forms of realism continue to be popular.  Our concepts are presumed to pick our kinds whose joints are given by nature.   This picture is said to take science seriously, and philosophers with a naturalist bent have been especially drawn to it.  Within scientific practice, however, taxonomies often reflect a degree of fiat, with pragmatic and aesthetic factors determining the contours of kinds.  This is most obviously true is social sciences, but equally prevalent in natural sciences, such as chemistry and biology.  Those who have reflected on such practices sometimes lobby for sophisticated forms of realism (e.g., promiscuous realism or homeostatic …

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Epistemology & Ethics Workshop 5:30 pm
Epistemology & Ethics Workshop @ Fordham, Lincoln Center, 12th Floor Plaza View Room
Apr 25 @ 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. Location: Plaza View Room, 12th Floor, Lowenstein Bldg., 113 West 60th Street.  If interested in attending, email dheney[at]fordham[dot]edu. Our 2016-17 schedule: September 20th  Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt) October 18th  Tristram McPherson (Ohio State) November 1st  Kate Manne (Cornell) February 28th  Alex Worsnip (UNC Chapel Hill) March  21st  Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (Michigan) April 25th  Miranda Fricker (CUNY-GC) For the 2015-16 schedule and a list of our past speakers, see here.
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 12-06
Apr 25 @ 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. http://icahn.mssm.edu/files/ISMMS/Assets/Education/Graduate/WorkingPapers_Flyer_September.pdf 9/27/2016: James Mahon, Lehman College …

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Agency in Structural Explanations of Social Injustice – Saray Alaya-Lopez 6:30 pm
Agency in Structural Explanations of Social Injustice – Saray Alaya-Lopez @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5414
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
April 25, Saray Alaya-Lopez (Cal. State, Sacramento), “Agency in Structural Explanations of Injustice.”  6:30-8:00pm, CUNY Graduate Center 5414. May 23, Karen Jones (U. Melbourne), “Radical Consciousness and Epistemic Privilege.”  6:30-8:00pm, CUNY Graduate Center 5414.
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY, rm 9204/5
Apr 26 @ 4:15 pm
Each colloquium will be held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M in GC rooms 9204/9205, except as otherwise noted. February 8th Andrei Marmor (Cornell) “Two Rights of Free Speech” February 15th: No Colloquium (CUNY Monday Schedule) February 22nd Justin Garson (CUNY Hunter College) “What Biological Functions Are and Why They Matter” March 1st • Marx Wartofsky Memorial Panel Carol Gould, Moderator (CUNY Hunter College | Graduate Center) Gregg Horowitz (Pratt) — “Art and Cognitive Praxis” Michael Howard (UMaine) — “Labor, Power, and Social Practice” Philip Kitcher (Columbia) — “Historical Epistemology” Sheldon Krimsky (Tufts) — “Bioethical Dilemmas” March 8th Desmond Hogan (Princeton) “Dogmatism and Criticism in Kant’s Antinomy of Pure Reason” March 15th Elise …

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Conor Cunningham (University of Nottingham) 6:30 pm
Conor Cunningham (University of Nottingham) @ Fordham, Lincoln Center
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conor Cunningham (University of Nottingham) will deliver a lecture on the Lincoln Center campus.  The event is free and open to the public, although attendees are requested to preregister.  A reception will follow.
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Latinx Philosophy Conference
Latinx Philosophy Conference @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept.
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day
We are very pleased to announce that the second Latinx Philosophy Conference will be held here at Rutgers on April 27-28, 2017.  I am organizing this conference, along with Stephanie Rivera Berruz and Edgar Valdez. The conference features three wonderful keynote speakers: Andrea J. Pitts (UNC-Charlotte) Carlos Alberto Sánchez (San Jose State) Ernest Sosa (Rutgers)   The Latinx Philosophy Conference celebrates work by Latinx philosophers and philosophical work on issues of particular relevance to Latinx people.  The conference aims to bring together philosophers working on a wide variety of topics, from a wide variety of philosophical traditions.  The First Latinx Philosophy Conference was organized by graduate students at Columbia University in 2016 and was …

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POProcks: Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 11:00 am
POProcks: Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, Thesis rm
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This semester, Poprocks will be on Thursdays, 11-1, in the Thesis Room in the CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue). We will circulate drafts of the papers we are going to be discussing around a week in advance of each meeting. Here is a tentative schedule – though some dates later in the semester will be subject to change: February 9th – Jake Quilty-Dunn (CUNY) – “Attention and Encapsulation” February 23rd – Ryan Ogilvie (UMD) March 9th – Jorge Morales (Columbia) – “Introspection and Mental Strength” March 23rd – Julia Kolak (CUNY) April 20th – Henry Shevlin (CUNY) April 27th – David Barack (Columbia) May 4th – Joseph Bendaña (CUNY) …

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Experimental Philosophy – Break It Down For Me Lecture Series Presents Prof. Steve Stich 3:00 pm
Experimental Philosophy – Break It Down For Me Lecture Series Presents Prof. Steve Stich @ Rutgers Philosophy Dept., 5th Floor
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Break It Down For Me Lecture Series Presents Prof. Steve Stich-“Experimental Philosophy” Thursday 27 April 2017, 03:00pm – 05:00pm Location Rutgers Philosophy Department, 106 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Remembering Raymond Smullyan: an event for his friends and admirers 4:00 pm
Remembering Raymond Smullyan: an event for his friends and admirers @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 4102
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us to celebrate the memory of Raymond Smullyan, mathematician, musician, magician, teacher, author, showman, and dear friend. There will be two speakers, Melvin Fitting and Graham Priest, followed by an open mic session. If you would like an open mic slot or would like to contribute to the slide show of Ray’s life, please indicate that in the RSVP. While this event is open to the public, a photo ID is required to enter the building and an RSVP is appreciated as space is limited. A dinner will follow the event at a nearby restaurant.
How Women Changed the Course of Philosophy, 1300-1700 – Christia Mercer 7:00 pm
How Women Changed the Course of Philosophy, 1300-1700 – Christia Mercer @ Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
When we tell the history of philosophy, we tend to focus on a handful of great men – Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes… The stories we tell are false in the same ways that all Great Man histories are false. But what have we lost by ignoring women’s philosophical thinking in particular? How different would philosophy look today if we paid better attention to the female philosophers of the past? Coming up on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 P.M., Christia Mercer (Columbia University) joins us to help answer those questions. Here’s a bit more about the talk in Dr. Mercer’s own words: How Women Changed the Course of Philosophy, 1300-1700 In …

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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spring 2017, Fridays, 1-3 pm                          Room 7102, CUNY Graduate Center   February 17:  Frédérique de Vignemont Philosophy, Columbia University and Institut Jean Nicod, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) “Bodily Awareness:  Feeling or Knowing?”   February 24:  Sarah Allred Psychology, Rutgers University “How Memory and Perception Interact to Guide Behavior”   March 3:  William G. Lycan Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “In What Sense Is Desire a Propositional Attitude?”   March 10:  Benjamin Young Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno “The BioPhilosophy of Smell”   March 17:  Georges Rey Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park …

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Annual Mala Kamm Lecture – Thomas Hurka (University of Toronto) 3:30 pm
Annual Mala Kamm Lecture – Thomas Hurka (University of Toronto) @ NYU Philosophy Dept.
Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm
Annual Mala Kamm Lecture General Colloquium Thomas Hurka (University of Toronto) Friday, April 28, 3:30 p.m. Title and Abstract Forthcoming A reception will follow.
NYC Wittgenstein Workshop 4:00 pm
NYC Wittgenstein Workshop @ New School, room 1106
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 Here is the detailed schedule for the Wittgenstein Workshop this spring. Please notice that Tobias’ workshop date has changed from Feb. 24 to Mar. 3 due to a schedule conflict with the department Town Hall. All of the workshops will he held from 4-6pm at 6 E 16th St, Manhattan. Feb. 10: “Trust as Mutual Recognition,”                Ch. 5 from Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury               Jay Bernstein, New School for Social Research               room D1106 Mar. 3:  “The interdependence of normalcy and exclusion”               …

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Society at a Crossroads: Amartya Sen and Akeel Bilgrami 6:00 pm
Society at a Crossroads: Amartya Sen and Akeel Bilgrami @ The Rubin Museum of Art
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
Society is at a crossroads. The importance of asking questions to understand where we’ve been, why we’re here, and where we’re going, has never felt more pressing. Philosophical thought sits at the center of this quest for answers. In this talk, co-presented by Gotham Philosophical Society, Professors Amartya Sen (Economics and Philosophy, Harvard) and Akeel Bilgrami (Philosophy, Columbia) will consider the nature of philosophy in the past and present, its relation to the social sciences and humanities, and its role in  public and private life, both material and spiritual. Gotham Philosophical Society members can redeem $10 tickets using the discount code: GPS10.   https://philevents.org/event/show/32390
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Ask a Philosopher
Ask a Philosopher @ Union Square Greenmarket
Apr 30 all-day
Brooklyn Public Philosophers upcoming events: 4/8 – Ask a Philosopher @ the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket // 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. 4/27 – Christia Mercer on women in the history of philosophy @ the Dweck Center // 7:00 P.M. 4/30 – Ask a Philosopher @ the Jackson Heights Greenmarket // 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. 5/17 – Ask a Philosopher @ the Union Square Greenmarket // 12:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. 5/18 – Chris Lebron on James Baldwin and democratic love @ the Dweck Center // 7:00 P.M.

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

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 http://thoughtgallery.org/ or go to the beach.