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A Night of Philosophy & Ideas
A Night of Philosophy & Ideas @ Brooklyn Public Library
Feb 1 – Feb 2 all-day
A Night of Philosophy & Ideas, at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, is an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, music, and virtual reality experiences takes over the entirety of the iconic Central Library. This year’s participants will consider humanity’s relationship to the world, to nature, to other living beings and species, and to technology. They will ask: What is the meaning of life? How do we live our lives[...]
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A new genealogy of neoliberalism. History and pertinence of the Lippmann-Dewey debate. Barbara Steigler 12:00 pm
A new genealogy of neoliberalism. History and pertinence of the Lippmann-Dewey debate. Barbara Steigler @ Columbia Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where does this sneaking, yet ever more oppressive and widely experienced sense of a generalized lagging behind come from? A feeling which is only strengthened by the perpetual decree that evolution must be preceded by adaptation. In her talk, Barbara Steigler will explore the genealogy of this new imperative which takes us back to the 1930s, to the sources of a new and very powerful political thought—since baptized as “neoliberalism”—which told a great story about[...]
The Power of Naive Truth. Hartry Field 4:15 pm
The Power of Naive Truth. Hartry Field @ CUNY Grad Center, 7395
Feb 3 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
While non-classical theories of truth that take truth to be transparent have some obvious advantages over any classical theory that evidently must take it as non-transparent, several authors have recently argued that there’s also a big disadvantage of non-classical theories as compared to their “external” classical counterparts: proof-theoretic strength. Some of them have concluded that this gives a decisive advantage to classical logic theories. Williamson has argued this too. While conceding the relevance of proof-theoretic[...]
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Feb 3 @ 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. Anyone with an interest in philosophy of language is welcome! 3 February Paul Pietroski (Rutgers) 10 February Brian Leahy (Harvard) 17 February No Workshop 24 February Elizabeth Coppock (Boston) 2 March Maria Biezma (UMass) 9 March Jenn McDonald (CUNY) 16 March[...]
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Castoriadis and the Permutations of the Social Imaginary. Suzi Adams 4:00 pm
Castoriadis and the Permutations of the Social Imaginary. Suzi Adams @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This paper considers Cornelius Castoriadis’s articulation of social imaginary significations with an emphasis on their link to the radical imaginary. Castoriadis wrote on social imaginary significations for more than thirty years, and his understanding of them changed significantly during this time, yet this is not reflected in debates on his work. The paper argues that there are three distinct phases in his reflections. The first phase can be dated 1964-1970. This early phase is characterized[...]
Entropy in long-lived genuinely closed quantum systems. Anthony Aguirre (UCSC) 6:30 pm
Entropy in long-lived genuinely closed quantum systems. Anthony Aguirre (UCSC) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presented by Metro Area Philosophers of Science Spring 2020 Schedule: Anthony Aguirre (UCSC) – “Entropy in long-lived genuinely closed quantum systems” 6:30-8:30pm Tuesday Feb 4; NYU Philosophy Department (5 Washington Place), 3rd floor seminar room. David Papineau (King’s College London & CUNY) – “The Nature of Representation” 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday March 3; CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave, NYC), room 5307. Jim Holt (Author of Why Does the World Exist?) – “Here, Now, Photon: Why Newton[...]
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Brown Bag Talk: Nick Smyth 2:15 pm
Brown Bag Talk: Nick Smyth @ Philosophy Conference Room, Collins Hall
Feb 5 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Contact Stephen Grimm for more information.
CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Feb 5 @ 4:15 pm
February 5 Hayley Clatterbuck (University of Wisconsin-Madison) “Learning Incommensurable Concepts” February 19 Andy Egan (Rutgers University) “What Kind of Relativism is Right for You?” February 26 Benjamin Vilhauer (City College, CUNY) “Free Will and the Asymmetrical Justifiability of Holding Morally Responsible” March 4 · Marx Wartofsky Memorial Lecture Tommie Shelby (Harvard University) “What’s Wrong with the Prison-Industrial Complex? Profit, Privatization, and the Circumstances of Injustice” Note: colloquium held in Martin E. Segal Theatre, GC March[...]
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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 7102
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2/7: Uriah Kriegel Philosophy, Rice University 2/21: Megan Peters Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine 2/28: Iris Berent Psychology, Northeastern University 3/6: Michael Glanzberg Philosophy, Rutgers University 3/20: Sam Coleman Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire 4/3: Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini Philosophy, Rutgers University 4/26: Nicholas Shea Institute of Philosophy, University of London Philosophy, University of Oxford 5/8: Diana Raffman Philosophy, University of Toronto
Ethics in the Shadow of Love. Quinn White (MIT) 3:30 pm
Ethics in the Shadow of Love. Quinn White (MIT) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Feb 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
One of the central questions facing human beings is how we should respond to the humanity of others. Since the enlightenment, secular Western ethics has gravitated towards two kinds of answer: we should care for others’ well-being, or we should respect them as autonomous agents. Largely neglected is an answer we can find the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Buddhism: we should love all. Analytic philosophers have started to pay more attention to love.[...]
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Meeting 67: Is the world a better or worse place to live in now? 2:00 pm
Meeting 67: Is the world a better or worse place to live in now? @ Justine's apartment
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 PM CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Liam Ryan will lead us. Over the last few decades, or centuries, or millennia, have societies (as a whole) made social p… Price: 16.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/265245544/
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Is Free Choice Cancellable? Melissa Fusco 4:15 pm
Is Free Choice Cancellable? Melissa Fusco @ CUNY Grad Center, 7395
Feb 10 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
I explore the implications of the Tense Phrase deletion operation known as sluicing (Ross 1969) for the semantic and pragmatic literature on the Free Choice effect (Kamp 1973, von Wright 1969). I argue that the time-honored ‘I don’t know which’-riders on Free Choice sentences, traditionally taken to show that the effect is pragmatic, are sensitive to scope. Careful attention to such riders suggests that these sluices do not show cancellation on Free Choice antecedents in which disjunction scopes[...]
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Feb 10 @ 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. Anyone with an interest in philosophy of language is welcome! 3 February Paul Pietroski (Rutgers) 10 February Brian Leahy (Harvard) 17 February No Workshop 24 February Elizabeth Coppock (Boston) 2 March Maria Biezma (UMass) 9 March Jenn McDonald (CUNY) 16 March[...]
Philosophy and Anarchy: Anatomy of a Disavowal. Catherine Malabou 7:00 pm
Philosophy and Anarchy: Anatomy of a Disavowal. Catherine Malabou @ La Maison Française
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“The issue of anarchy is at once metaphysical and political. Nevertheless, (French) philosophy and politics have always turned their backs on each other when defining it.  One of the fundamental motivations of my lectures is to understand the reason of such a non-dialogue. Different, sometimes contradictory, signs are making manifest the necessity of a new interrogation on anarchy in the current global political situation, far beyond the idea of a violent strategy against the State.[...]
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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Lowenstein, Plaza View Room (12th Floor)
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Meetings are held on Tuesdays at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan in the Plaza View Room on the 12th floor of the 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, swhitney@fordham.edu, or jeflynn@fordham.edu. ​ 2019-20 September 24 – Rosaura Martínez (UNAM) “Alterability and Writing. Rethinking an Ontology of Dependency” October 15 – Jesús Luzardo (Fordham) “The Wages of the Past: Whiteness, Nostalgia, and[...]
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Mesthene Lecture – Jennifer Saul (Sheffield) 3:00 pm
Mesthene Lecture – Jennifer Saul (Sheffield) @ Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm
The Rutgers Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details.
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Meditations Conference
Meditations Conference @ Columbia U, tba
Feb 14 all-day
Contact Professor Mercer for details.
Johann Frick (Princeton) 3:30 pm
Johann Frick (Princeton) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Feb 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow.
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After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid
After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid @ NYU
Feb 15 – Feb 16 all-day
The 2020 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference Keynote Speaker: Catherine Malabou, Kingston University and University of California, Irvine. Conference Description Although the rise of populism has often been interpreted as the atavistic return of racism and nationalism, the underlying sources have more to do with the collapse of the welfare state model in advanced post-industrial countries, which has resulted in the search for new forms of solidarity that could replace welfare state structures. These structures[...]
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Meeting 68: Philosophy of Personal Finance 2:00 pm
Meeting 68: Philosophy of Personal Finance @ Justine's apartment
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 PM Money coach and Instagram influencer Shang Saavedra (follow her @savemycents) will lead a discussion about the philosophy of personal finance. How sho… Price: 16.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/266196444/
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Feb 19 @ 4:15 pm
February 5 Hayley Clatterbuck (University of Wisconsin-Madison) “Learning Incommensurable Concepts” February 19 Andy Egan (Rutgers University) “What Kind of Relativism is Right for You?” February 26 Benjamin Vilhauer (City College, CUNY) “Free Will and the Asymmetrical Justifiability of Holding Morally Responsible” March 4 · Marx Wartofsky Memorial Lecture Tommie Shelby (Harvard University) “What’s Wrong with the Prison-Industrial Complex? Profit, Privatization, and the Circumstances of Injustice” Note: colloquium held in Martin E. Segal Theatre, GC March[...]
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Could a Middle Level be the Most Fundamental? Sara Bernstein (Notre Dame) 4:00 pm
Could a Middle Level be the Most Fundamental? Sara Bernstein (Notre Dame) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5307
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Debates over what is fundamental assume that what is fundamental must be either a “top” level (roughly, the biggest or highest-level thing), or a “bottom” level (roughly, the smallest or lowest-level things). Here I sketch a middle view between top-ism and bottom-ism, that a middle level could be the most fundamental, and argue for its possibility. I then suggest that this view satisfies the desiderata of asymmetry, irreflexivity, intransitivity, and well-foundedness of fundamentality, and that[...]
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Philosophy & Education. Fordham University Graduate Philosophy Conference
Philosophy & Education. Fordham University Graduate Philosophy Conference @ Fordham U. Philosophy Dept.
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
We all find ourselves already subject to some educational program and routinely invited into learning and teaching relationships with one another. We are inviting papers that engage philosophy and education from a wide range of perspectives. We welcome both papers that focus on philosophies of education as well as projects which engage the practice of teaching philosophy. Our conference aims to bring together graduate students that work in different areas of philosophy in order to[...]
Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 7102
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2/7: Uriah Kriegel Philosophy, Rice University 2/21: Megan Peters Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine 2/28: Iris Berent Psychology, Northeastern University 3/6: Michael Glanzberg Philosophy, Rutgers University 3/20: Sam Coleman Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire 4/3: Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini Philosophy, Rutgers University 4/26: Nicholas Shea Institute of Philosophy, University of London Philosophy, University of Oxford 5/8: Diana Raffman Philosophy, University of Toronto
Olivia Bailey (Tulane) 3:30 pm
Olivia Bailey (Tulane) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow.
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 6:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PopRocks is a read-ahead, works-in-progress workshop for graduate students and postdocs in the philosophy of cognitive science and mind. We meet on Fridays to hear and discuss a paper, and try to keep a low-pressure, constructive environment. If that sounds useful to you please get in touch and sign up to present! Feb 21 – Juliette Vazard Mar 6 – Stephan Pohl Mar 13 – Simon Brown Mar 27 – David Udell Apr 17 –[...]
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A Truthmaker Semantics for Modal Logics. Dongwoo Kim 4:15 pm
A Truthmaker Semantics for Modal Logics. Dongwoo Kim @ CUNY Grad Center, 7395
Feb 24 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
This paper attempts to provide an exact truthmaker semantics for a family of normal modal propositional logic. The new semantics can be regarded as an “exactification” of the Kripke semantics in the sense of Fine (2014). For it offers an account of the accessibility relation on worlds in terms of the banning and allowing relations on states. The main idea is that an exact truthmaker for “Necessarily P” is a state that bans the exact[...]
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Feb 24 @ 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. Anyone with an interest in philosophy of language is welcome! 3 February Paul Pietroski (Rutgers) 10 February Brian Leahy (Harvard) 17 February No Workshop 24 February Elizabeth Coppock (Boston) 2 March Maria Biezma (UMass) 9 March Jenn McDonald (CUNY) 16 March[...]
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Jay Garfield 3:00 pm
Jay Garfield @ Seminar Rm, Gateway Transit Building, 5th flr
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details. 01/08 – 01/11 Eastern APA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 02/13   Mesthene Lecture-Prof. Jennifer Saul (Sheffield) 02/26   Jay Garfield, 3:00-5:00 pm 02/26 – 02/29 Central APA, Chicago, Illinois 02/27   Break It Down Lecture, José Eduardo Porcher, “Delusion” 03/26   Sanders Lecture, Kris McDaniel (Syracuse), TBD 04/08 –[...]
CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205/6
Feb 26 @ 4:15 pm
February 5 Hayley Clatterbuck (University of Wisconsin-Madison) “Learning Incommensurable Concepts” February 19 Andy Egan (Rutgers University) “What Kind of Relativism is Right for You?” February 26 Benjamin Vilhauer (City College, CUNY) “Free Will and the Asymmetrical Justifiability of Holding Morally Responsible” March 4 · Marx Wartofsky Memorial Lecture Tommie Shelby (Harvard University) “What’s Wrong with the Prison-Industrial Complex? Profit, Privatization, and the Circumstances of Injustice” Note: colloquium held in Martin E. Segal Theatre, GC March[...]
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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, 7102
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2/7: Uriah Kriegel Philosophy, Rice University 2/21: Megan Peters Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine 2/28: Iris Berent Psychology, Northeastern University 3/6: Michael Glanzberg Philosophy, Rutgers University 3/20: Sam Coleman Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire 4/3: Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini Philosophy, Rutgers University 4/26: Nicholas Shea Institute of Philosophy, University of London Philosophy, University of Oxford 5/8: Diana Raffman Philosophy, University of Toronto
Claire Kirwin (U Chicago) 3:30 pm
Claire Kirwin (U Chicago) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Feb 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow.
The difficulty of Being between Cora Diamond and Martin Heidegger. Filippo Casati (Lehigh) 4:00 pm
The difficulty of Being between Cora Diamond and Martin Heidegger. Filippo Casati (Lehigh) @ New School 1101
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
NYC Wittgenstein presents: Filippo Casati (Lehigh University) on  “The difficulty of Being between Cora Diamond and Martin Heidegger” As usual, we will being serve refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.
Comparative Philosophy Seminar 5:30 pm
Comparative Philosophy Seminar @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We are delighted to announce our Spring meeting dates for the Comparative Philosophy seminar. Please save these dates! January 24 – Aaron Stalnaker (Indiana University) February 28 – Karsten Struhl (John Jay College, CUNY) March 27 – Jin Y Park (American University) May 1 – Sin yee Chan (University of Vermont)
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A listing of the (usually) free philosophy events, lectures and conferences in the New York City area. [Since 2007!]

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.

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

New York German Idealism Workshop [facebook page]

Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy [seminar page]

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 [Heyman Center]

The Center for Science & Society, Columbia U

New York Circle

Brooklyn Public Philosophers (fb)

Mind and Language Seminar @ NYU

Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY

Philosophical Linguistics and Linguistical Philosophy conference

PoPRocks Philosophy of Psychology Workshop

Radical Democracy Conference

Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ NYU

Platypus New York (Marxist philosophy)

Center for Critical Thought / Institute for the Radical Imagination


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://as.nyu.edu/philosophy/events.html 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 [events calendar]

Rutgers Philosophy Dept. Colloquia page [events calendar]

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.