NYC Area Philosophy Calendar

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Ask a Philosopher! 12:00 pm
Ask a Philosopher! @ Flatbush Avenue Street Fair
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 16th, 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. @ the Democracy Lab at Grand Army Plaza Thursday, June 21st, 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. @ the Socrates Sculpture Park’s Solstice Celebration Sunday, July 1st, 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. @ the Flatbush Avenue Street Fair Sunday, July 15th, 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. @ the Jackson Heights Greenmarket Friday, July 27th, 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. @ the Union Square Greenmarket If you’ve never been to a booth before, there’s not too much involved: a bunch of philosophers hang out, give out candy, and talk with visitors about their philosophical questions. It’s a lot of fun.
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Spinoza’s “Ethics” – Part 4: Of Human Bondage, or the Strength of the Emotions 7:00 pm
Spinoza’s “Ethics” – Part 4: Of Human Bondage, or the Strength of the Emotions @ Outpost Cafe
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, July 5 at 7:00 PM This week we will continue our examination of the Ethics by discussing our reading of Part 4. Participants are strongly encouraged to read the text be… https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/252087948/
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Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 1:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept. 716
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PoPRocks (formerly known as ‘WoPoP’) is an ongoing series in the NYC area for early career researchers – typically grad students and postdocs – working on philosophy of psychology/mind/perception/cognitive science/neuroscience/… . We usually meet roughly once every 2 weeks to informally discuss a draft paper by one of our members. 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 are typically work in progress. Summer Program: Friday May …

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Ask a Philosopher! 11:00 am
Ask a Philosopher! @ Jackson Heights Greenmarket
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 16th, 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. @ the Democracy Lab at Grand Army Plaza Thursday, June 21st, 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. @ the Socrates Sculpture Park’s Solstice Celebration Sunday, July 1st, 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. @ the Flatbush Avenue Street Fair Sunday, July 15th, 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. @ the Jackson Heights Greenmarket Friday, July 27th, 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. @ the Union Square Greenmarket If you’ve never been to a booth before, there’s not too much involved: a bunch of philosophers hang out, give out candy, and talk with visitors about their philosophical questions. It’s a lot of fun.
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Spinoza’s “Ethics” – Part 5: Of the Power of the Understanding 7:00 pm
Spinoza’s “Ethics” – Part 5: Of the Power of the Understanding @ Outpost Cafe
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 PM This week we will finish our examination of the Ethics by discussing our reading of Part 5, as well as wrapping up with a discussion of the work as a … https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/252088104/
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Meeting 53: What are our moral obligations to dead people? 2:00 pm
Meeting 53: What are our moral obligations to dead people? @ Justine's apartment
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 PM What do we owe to the dead? Do the dead have interests? Is a dead person harmed when his reputation is smeared, his memory or achievements are not hon… Price: 12.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/252205280/
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Ask a Philosopher! 11:00 am
Ask a Philosopher! @ Union Square Greenmarket
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 16th, 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. @ the Democracy Lab at Grand Army Plaza Thursday, June 21st, 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. @ the Socrates Sculpture Park’s Solstice Celebration Sunday, July 1st, 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. @ the Flatbush Avenue Street Fair Sunday, July 15th, 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. @ the Jackson Heights Greenmarket Friday, July 27th, 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. @ the Union Square Greenmarket If you’ve never been to a booth before, there’s not too much involved: a bunch of philosophers hang out, give out candy, and talk with visitors about their philosophical questions. It’s a lot of fun.
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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.

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Specific Philosophy related Groups [department links below]

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

Epistemology and Ethics Workshops at Fordham

The New York Philosophy of Language Workshop at NYU 

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

Formal Philosophy/ Logic Group @ Columbia

Cognitive Science Symposium @CUNY

Linguistics Colloquium @ CUNY

The Foucault Society

New York Society for Ethical Culture

Society for Women in Philosophy – Analytic Workshop Series

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

Maison Française: Columbia, NYU

Deutsches Haus, NYU

Nietzsche Circle

The Social & Political Philosophy Working Group

Lacan Dot Com

Center for Law and Philosophy

New York German Idealism Workshop [facebook page]

Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy

Society for the Metaphysics of Science

Gotham Philosophical Society

Union Theological Seminary

NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness

NYU Center for Bioethics

Kripke Center at CUNY

NYU New York Institute of Philosophy

Fordham Workshop in Social and Political Philosophy

Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought

The Center for Science & Society, Columbia U

New York Circle

Brooklyn Public Philosophers

Mind and Language Seminar @ NYU


Philosophy Meetups

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

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


Philosophy Department Sites

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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