NYC Area Philosophy Calendar

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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Sep 6 @ 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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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Pollack Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Sep 7 @ 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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James Dodd- War and Sacrifice: The Troubled Legacy of the First World War 6:00 pm
James Dodd- War and Sacrifice: The Troubled Legacy of the First World War @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Professor James Dodd gives a lecture entitled: “War and Sacrifice. The Troubled Legacy of the First World War” Abstract Taking as its point of departure a reflection on Abel Gance’s 1919 film “J’accuse!”, and drawing on George Bataille’s theory of sacrifice, as well as the work of the historian Jay Winter, this paper argues that one of the legacies of the First World War in intellectual and cultural history is a deeply problematic relation between war and sacrifice, however enduring the temptation may remain to secure the meaning of the former through the evocation of the latter. Thursday Night Philosophy Workshop: James Dodd on “War and Sacrifice: The Troubled Legacy …

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Plato’s “Republic, Book 8” 7:00 pm
Plato’s “Republic, Book 8” @ Elizabeth's apartment
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 PM In this book, Socrates picks up a thread from the earlier part of his discussion and presents four problematic types of governments and their devoluti… https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/241269923/
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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Pollack Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Sep 8 all-day
The Conference for the Colloquium, September 7 and 8 Funded by the research project grant awarded to the late Ronald Dworkin as part of his 2014 Balzan Prize, the conference celebrates Ronald Dworkin’s work by celebrating the Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy, which he convened with Thomas Nagel from 1987 to 2011, joined in the early years by Lawrence Sager and David Richards. The conference will comprise four modified colloquium sessions.  The papers will be posted on this page two weeks in advance. Each session will last for two hours, and there will be just one interlocutor for the guest speaker in each session. Our four distinguished speakers …

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Meeting 47: Philosophy of Time 2:00 pm
Meeting 47: Philosophy of Time @ Justine's apartment
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 PM CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Vincent Peluce will lead this meeting. Usually we think that things that don’t happen and never happen still could have… Price: 12.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/238277977/
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The Logic of Ground – Logic and Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
The Logic of Ground – Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3209
Sep 11 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Adam Lovett, NYU   Abstract: In this talk I present a new logic of ground. By this, I mean a theory of what grounds what. My logic is an extension of Kit Fine’s (2012) logic. It has five main advantages over Fine’s logic. First, it is stronger. Second, it generates more intuitively valid principles. Third, it is  theoretically fruitful. Fourth, it is ideologically parsimonious. Fifth, it solves Fine’s puzzles of ground. These constitute a compelling abductive case for adopting my logic over Fine’s. More generally, this constitutes a good case for adopting my logic as one’s logic of ground. Logic and Metaphysics Workshop Fall 2017: September 11 Lovett, NYU September …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 11 @ 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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What Difference Does God Make to Metaphysics? Duns Scotus, Aristotle, and Undetectable Miracles – Giorgio Pini 4:30 pm
What Difference Does God Make to Metaphysics? Duns Scotus, Aristotle, and Undetectable Miracles – Giorgio Pini @ Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library
Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The 2017 Departmental Faculty Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Giorgio Pini on September 12 at 4:30 pm in Flom Auditorium of the Walsh Family Library.  The lecture is free and open to the public.
Chaim Gans, University of Tel Aviv: Jews, Palestinians & Israel: Three Moralities, Three Historiographies, and Three Roadmaps 6:30 pm
Chaim Gans, University of Tel Aviv: Jews, Palestinians & Israel: Three Moralities, Three Historiographies, and Three Roadmaps @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9207
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm
Upcoming and Past Events at The Center for Global Ethics and Politics 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
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204/5
Sep 13 @ 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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Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous
Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous @ Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day
World renowned and revered French writer, literary critic, and philosopher Hélène Cixous celebrates her 80th birthday in 2017. To mark this occasion, New York University is organizing a major event that will bring Hélène Cixous to the Washington Square Campus once again, together with a number of distinguished scholars and writers from Europe and the United States. Cixousversaire, A Celebration of Hélène Cixous will include, from September 14 to 16, 2017, a keynote address by Hélène Cixous; a discussion with Hélène Cixous, Karen Finley, and Avital Ronell; a screening by filmmaker Olivier Morel; readings by director Daniel Mesguich; a roundtable on Cixous’ theater, including Anne Bogart, Hélene Cixous, and Judith …

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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
Sep 14 @ 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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Plato’s “Republic, Book 9” 7:00 pm
Plato’s “Republic, Book 9”
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 PM Socrates ends his discussion in Book 8 of four unfavorable types of state constitutions and the type of individual that correspond to them, and begins… https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/243186361/
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“Relative Fundamentality” Karen Bennett, SWIP-Analytic Workshop 11:00 am
“Relative Fundamentality” Karen Bennett, SWIP-Analytic Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Karen Bennett (Cornell), September 15, The Graduate Center, CUNY Patricia Blanchette (Notre Dame), October 20, NYU Philosophy Department Nina Emery (Mount Holyoke), November 3, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Sep 15 @ 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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Truth or Consequences: Implicit Commitments and the Logic of Prāsaṅgika – Douglas Duckworth (Temple University) 5:30 pm
Truth or Consequences: Implicit Commitments and the Logic of Prāsaṅgika – Douglas Duckworth (Temple University) @ Columbia Religion Dept. rm 101
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm
In the first chapter of his Prasannapadā, Candrakīrti famously defended Buddhapālita against Bhāviveka’s criticism that he had failed to formulate Nāgārjuna’s critique of causality in terms of probative arguments, but rather left the arguments in the form of reductios. This debate is well known to be the starting point of the “Prāsaṅgika-Madhyamaka” interpretation in Tibet.  Indeed, Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) has said that “an autonomous probative argument is not suitable to generate the view of thusness in an opponent” in the context of explaining Candrakīrti’s Prāsaṅgika (dgongs pa rab gsal, 226). In his critique of Tsongkhapa’s synthesis of Prāsaṅgika-Madhyamaka and pramāṇa, the fifteenth-century Sakya scholar, Daktsang (stag tsang), accused Tsongkhapa of “eighteen great contradictions,” including a contradiction …

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Ancient and Contemporary Epistemology: Epistêmê and Doxa, Knowledge and Belief, Understanding and Opinion
Ancient and Contemporary Epistemology: Epistêmê and Doxa, Knowledge and Belief, Understanding and Opinion @ NYU Silver Center, rm 503
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day
The full program can be viewed here. The workshop will bring together philosophers working in ancient epistemology with those working in contemporary epistemology to discuss issues relevant to the debates in both fields. It was assumed until recently that the distinction between doxa and epistêmê, key players in ancient epistemology, maps directly onto the contemporary distinction between knowledge and belief. Recent interpreters of Plato and Aristotle have challenged this assumption.  Some argue that epistêmê is closer to understanding than to knowledge because (for example) it requires explanation rather than justification, cannot be transmitted by testimony, is hard to come by, and can only be had of a restricted range of objects. Others argue that …

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Logic and Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3209
Sep 18 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop Fall 2017: September 11 Lovett, NYU September 18 Skiles, NYU September 25 Jago, Nottingham October 2 Greenstein, Private Scholar October 9 GC Closed. No meeting October 16 Ripley UConn October 23 Mares, Wellington October 30 Woods, Bristol November 6 Hamkins, GC November 13 Silva, Alagoas November 20 Yi, Toronto November 27 Malink, NYU December 4 Kivatinos, GC
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 18 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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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Hegel and the Problem of Bodily Expression, Julia Peters 6:00 pm
Hegel and the Problem of Bodily Expression, Julia Peters @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hegel returns to the theme of human bodily expression repeatedly throughout his writings. While his early Phenomenology of Spirit offers a scathing criticism of contemporary physiognomy and phrenology, his later works contain a more nuanced view of the expressive capacities of the human body. In his late philosophy of mind, Hegel is particularly concerned with the question of how mental states which involve complex intellectual and social capacities, such as moral emotions, come to be expressed in the human body. This talk takes Hegel’s discussion of human bodily expression in his late philosophy of mind as a prism through which to approach a central question raised by Hegel’s philosophy: the …

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Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 10:30 am
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7113
Sep 22 @ 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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Attachment and Felt Necessity: Engaging with Value in Love and Addiction 4:00 pm
Attachment and Felt Necessity: Engaging with Value in Love and Addiction @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Philosophers have employed two different varieties of felt necessity to explain central aspects of agency in addiction and love, respectively. In the case of addiction, the relevant felt need is often described in terms of an appetite, whereas love is characterized by necessities arising from a particular kind of caring. On Dr. Wonderly’s view, the extant literature offers an instructive, but incomplete picture of the roles of felt necessity in addiction and love. Dr. Wonderly argues that a third form of felt necessity – attachment necessity – often better captures central aspects of agency in love and addiction. Recognizing the role of attachment necessity will not only illuminate how felt …

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Plato’s “Republic, Book 10” 7:00 pm
Plato’s “Republic, Book 10”
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Brooklyn Philosophy Reading and Discussion Group Friday, September 22 at 7:00 PM **Please note this is on a Friday!** I thought we could wrap up our reading of the Republic on a Friday so we can take more time for a discussion of … https://www.meetup.com/Brooklyn-Philosophy-Reading-and-Discussion-Group/events/243186396/
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Logic and Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 3209
Sep 25 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop Fall 2017: September 11 Lovett, NYU September 18 Skiles, NYU September 25 Jago, Nottingham October 2 Greenstein, Private Scholar October 9 GC Closed. No meeting October 16 Ripley UConn October 23 Mares, Wellington October 30 Woods, Bristol November 6 Hamkins, GC November 13 Silva, Alagoas November 20 Yi, Toronto November 27 Malink, NYU December 4 Kivatinos, GC
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 25 @ 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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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Flr, Lowenstein
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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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Jim Weatherall, UC Irvine 4:15 pm
Jim Weatherall, UC Irvine @ NYUAD event space
Sep 27 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Metro Area Philosophy of Science group (MAPS) Presents: Jim Weatherall (University of California, Irvine) 4:15 – 6:15pm, Wednesday September 27, NYUAD event space, 19 Washington Square North, NYU. Title: TBD Abstract: TBD 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 are welcome, but only the speaker’s dinner will be covered). If you have any other questions, please email isaac.wilhelm@rutgers.edu. =============================================================== Heather Demarest (University of Colorado, Boulder) 4:15-6:15pm, Tuesday October 3, CUNY room 5307 (365 5th Ave, New York NY). Title: It matters how you slice it: relativity and causation Abstract: I argue …

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Beauty: How to Make It Safe for the 21st Century, Dominic McIver Lopes 6:00 pm
Beauty: How to Make It Safe for the 21st Century, Dominic McIver Lopes @ Lang Recital Hall, 4th flr., Hunter College
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm
Critiques of beauty in art and in everyday life assume the traditional idea that aesthetic value is a kind of power to please. An entirely new picture comes from a close look at intricately structured networks of agents who interact with each other in aesthetic enterprises. Aesthetic values give us reasons to act in the context of social practices. The “network theory” explains why, despite the critiques, beauty never disappeared from art, why it’s as humanly important as ever, and how it can be harnessed to address pressing social problems. Introduction by Noël Carroll, CUNY Graduate Center a lecture by Dominic McIver Lopes Professor of Philosophy at the University of …

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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
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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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The Affability of the Normative, Todd May 6:00 pm
The Affability of the Normative, Todd May @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Todd May is Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of the Humanities at Clemson University.  He is the author of fourteen books of philosophy, most recently A Fragile Life and A Significant Life, both from University of Chicago Press. Abstract: Ineffability is in the air these days, and has been for some time. In many areas of Continental philosophy, it is the very ethos in which thought is conducted. I argue that the realm of the normative, at least, is deeply linguistic. In contrast to the attempt of some thinkers to remove the normative from the conceptual or the linguistic, I try to show that it is central to normativity to have a linguistic reference, a …

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