NYC Area Philosophy Calendar

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Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Race Reading Group 11:15 am
Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Race Reading Group @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 5489
Sep 4 @ 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
The Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Race Reading Group‘s first Fall semester meeting will be: Tuesday September 4th from 11:15 am to 12:45pm in room 5489 at The Graduate Center, CUNY. The Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10016. We will read: Emmalon Davis’ “On Epistemic Appropriation.”
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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Schedule of Speakers September 6 Eric Beerbohm, Harvard September 13 Rick Brooks, NYU September 20 Jan-Werner Mueller, Princeton September 27 Antony Duff, University of Minnesota October 4 Veronique Munoz-Darde, UC Berkeley October 11 Tommie Shelby, Harvard October 18 Michele Moody-Adams, Columbia University October 25 Meir Dan-Cohen, UC Berkeley November 1   Amia Srinivasan, University College London November 8   Melissa Schwartzberg, NYU November 15 Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago November 29 Tom Nagel, NYU December 6    Nancy Fraser, The New School   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 …

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Michelle Kosch (Cornell) 3:30 pm
Michelle Kosch (Cornell) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Sep 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow in 6th floor lounge.
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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
10 Sept Michael Rieppel (Syracuse) 17 Sept Ethan Jerzak (Berkeley) 24 Sept Jeff King (Rutgers) 1 Oct Philippe Schlenker (NYU/ENS/Jean Nicod) 8 Oct No Talk (NYU Fall Recess) 15 Oct Morgan Moyer (Rutgers) 22 Oct Luvell Anderson (Syracuse) 29 Oct Matthew Stone (Rutgers) 5 Nov Justin Bledin (Johns Hopkins) 12 Nov Samia Hesni (MIT) 19 Nov Megan Hyska (Northwestern) 26 Nov Derek Anderson (BU) 3 Dec Cat Saint-Croix (Minnesota) 10 December Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers)
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Nietzsche on “the Triumph of Scientific Method over Science” Babette Babich (Fordham) 4:30 pm
Nietzsche on “the Triumph of Scientific Method over Science” Babette Babich (Fordham) @ Flom Auditorium Walsh Library
Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Babette Babich (Fordham University) Nietzsche on “the Triumph of Scientific Method over Science” Flom Auditorium Walsh Family Library Rose Hill Campus
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204-5
Sep 12 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Each colloquium is held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M. All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9204/9205 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information. September 12 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Paul Boghossian (NYU) “Normativity, Objectivity and the A Priori” September 19: No Colloquium (No Classes Scheduled) September 26 Pierre Destrée (Université Catholique de Louvain) “Aristotle on the Philosophical Value of Humor and Laughter” October 3 Charles Mills (CUNY Graduate Center) “Racial Justice” October 10 Carole Talon-Hugon (Université Nice) “History of Art as History of the Idea of Art” October 17 Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh) “De-Freuding Implicit Attitudes” October 24 Otávio Bueno (University …

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Book Salon: Linda Martín Alcoff, “Rape and Resistance” 6:30 pm
Book Salon: Linda Martín Alcoff, “Rape and Resistance” @ CUNY Grad Center, Skylight Room (Room 9100)
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Graduate Center Professor of Philosophy Linda Alcoff will read from and discuss her new book, Rape and Resistance, with interlocutors Rupal Oza and Alyson Cole. Co-sponsored with the CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in Philosophy, Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP), and The Feminist Press.
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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Schedule of Speakers September 6 Eric Beerbohm, Harvard September 13 Rick Brooks, NYU September 20 Jan-Werner Mueller, Princeton September 27 Antony Duff, University of Minnesota October 4 Veronique Munoz-Darde, UC Berkeley October 11 Tommie Shelby, Harvard October 18 Michele Moody-Adams, Columbia University October 25 Meir Dan-Cohen, UC Berkeley November 1   Amia Srinivasan, University College London November 8   Melissa Schwartzberg, NYU November 15 Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago November 29 Tom Nagel, NYU December 6    Nancy Fraser, The New School   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 …

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Rodrigo Nunes on “One or Two Melancholias? 1917, 1968 and the Question of Organisation” 6:00 pm
Rodrigo Nunes on “One or Two Melancholias? 1917, 1968 and the Question of Organisation” @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This presentation weaves together two themes that have been recurrent in philosophical and political debates of recent years. The first is a revival of interest in Walter Benjamin’s concept of “leftwing melancholy” and the identification of melancholia as an intrinsic element of the left’s “structure of feeling” or desire; the second is the call for a return to the question of political organisation. By contrasting different accounts of left melancholia, I suggest that we might be dealing not with one, but two different melancholias whose mutual opposition both prevents them from being fully avowed and blocks the possibility of fruitful engagements with the question of organisation. I finish by suggesting …

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The Foundations of Conceptual Engineering
The Foundations of Conceptual Engineering @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
One dimension of cognitive success is getting it right, i.e gaining knowledge of facts. Another dimension of cognitive success is using the right concept, i.e. framing a topic in the right way. This view, if correct, tasks inquirers with critically examining the concepts they are using and perhaps replacing those concepts with new and better ones. This task is often known as “conceptual engineering”. The idea that conceptual engineering is an important task for inquirers in and outside philosophy has recently gained traction. Some philosophers think conceptual engineering is an important task for inquirers to pursue.  The conference is focused on foundational issues in connection with conceptual engineering. Topics to …

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Brown Bag Series 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Series @ Philosophy Conference Room, Collins Hall, Room 139
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A presentation of ongoing research by Fordham Philosophers; bring your own lunch, light refreshments will be provided. All meetings are from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Philosophy Department Conference Room in Collins Hall. Contact: Stephen Grimm Stephen Grimm – September 14, 2018 Andrew Jampol-Petzinger – October 26, 2018 Lauren Kopajtic – November 16, 2018 Nicholas Smyth – February 15, 2019 Brian Johnson – March 15, 2019 Crina Gschwandtner – April 5, 2019
What Contains What? The Relationship Between Mind and World, in Science and in Contemplation – Piet Hut (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) 5:30 pm
What Contains What? The Relationship Between Mind and World, in Science and in Contemplation – Piet Hut (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) @ Faculty House, Garden rm 1
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
There is a clear need for a worldview that includes science and contemplation, arguably the two greatest achievements of humanity in studying the nature of reality. In my talk I will focus on the possibilities for future integration of aspects of science and contemplation, and perhaps even some far-future form of unification. For these developments to proceed, two things must happen. From the science side, the role of the subject needs to be analyzed in qualitatively more detail, as different from a complex object that performs complex cognitive tasks. From the contemplation side, experts from different traditions with deep contemplative experience need to get together to establish a common language …

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BPP Onscreen: Ex Machina at the Flatbush Library 1:00 pm
BPP Onscreen: Ex Machina at the Flatbush Library @ Flatbush Library
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Philosophers is excited to announce a new program that we’ve put together for the fall! In addition to the Philosophy in the Library speaker series (stay tuned), we’re also starting a philosophy screening and discussion series that I’m calling Onscreen until I come up with a better name. On Saturday, September 15th at 1:00 PM at the Flatbush Library (22 Linden Blvd.), we’ll be screening Ex Machina, a very good, very creepy movie about hubris, relationships, and what it takes to have a mind. Ian Olasov (CUNY), a.k.a. the person writing this post, will lead a brief discussion of it afterwards. The screening is free. There will be …

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Meeting 54: Moral Luck 2:00 pm
Meeting 54: Moral Luck @ Justine's apartment
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Philosophy-in-Manhattan Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 PM Philosophy PhD candidate Liam Ryan will lead this meeting. A case of moral luck occurs whenever luck makes a moral difference. Moral luck describes ci… Price: 12.00 USD https://www.meetup.com/Philosophy-in-Manhattan/events/253180283/
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Applying Causal Modeling to Philosophical Issues – Sander Beckers (Utrecht) 4:15 pm
Applying Causal Modeling to Philosophical Issues – Sander Beckers (Utrecht) @ CUNY Grad Center, 7395
Sep 17 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Abstract: Causal modeling was developed within Artificial Intelligence over the last few decades in order to formally capture causal information, which is notably absent from statistics. Aside from the undeniable impact this has had on Artificial Intelligence, where talk of causal networks has become commonplace, the resulting formalisms were also eagerly picked up by philosophers working on causation. In particular, causal modeling has been used rather successfully in constructing formal definitions of actual causation, aka token causation. Given that actual causation occupies a crucial role in many issues in philosophy, causal modeling is a helpful tool to anyone studying those issues, that much is obvious. However, I argue that even …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
10 Sept Michael Rieppel (Syracuse) 17 Sept Ethan Jerzak (Berkeley) 24 Sept Jeff King (Rutgers) 1 Oct Philippe Schlenker (NYU/ENS/Jean Nicod) 8 Oct No Talk (NYU Fall Recess) 15 Oct Morgan Moyer (Rutgers) 22 Oct Luvell Anderson (Syracuse) 29 Oct Matthew Stone (Rutgers) 5 Nov Justin Bledin (Johns Hopkins) 12 Nov Samia Hesni (MIT) 19 Nov Megan Hyska (Northwestern) 26 Nov Derek Anderson (BU) 3 Dec Cat Saint-Croix (Minnesota) 10 December Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers)
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Debate: Do Split Brain Patients Have Two Minds? 5:00 pm
Debate: Do Split Brain Patients Have Two Minds? @ Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In split-brain patients, the cerebral hemispheres have been separated by severing the corpus collosum. These patients sometimes behave as if they have one mind and sometimes as if they have two. Do these patients have a single consciousness that is in some respects fragmented? Or does each hemisphere support a distinct experiencing subject with a separate mind? Joseph LeDoux (Center for Neural Science, NYU) Yaïr Pinto (Psychology, University of Amsterdam) Elizabeth Schechter (Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis) Elizabeth Schechter, author of the recent book Self-consciousness and ‘Split-brains’: The Mind’s I, will argue for the two-minds view. Yair Pinto, author of the recent article “The Split Brain Phenomenon Revisited: A …

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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
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. September 18 – Cristina Beltrán (NYU) October 9 – Jennifer Scuro (New Rochelle) – “Mapping Ableist Biases: Diagnoses and Prostheses” November 6 – Lillian Cicerchia (Fordham) February 12 – Robin Celikates (Amsterdam) March 12 – Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt) April 9 – Ann Murphy (New Mexico)
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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Schedule of Speakers September 6 Eric Beerbohm, Harvard September 13 Rick Brooks, NYU September 20 Jan-Werner Mueller, Princeton September 27 Antony Duff, University of Minnesota October 4 Veronique Munoz-Darde, UC Berkeley October 11 Tommie Shelby, Harvard October 18 Michele Moody-Adams, Columbia University October 25 Meir Dan-Cohen, UC Berkeley November 1   Amia Srinivasan, University College London November 8   Melissa Schwartzberg, NYU November 15 Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago November 29 Tom Nagel, NYU December 6    Nancy Fraser, The New School   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 …

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Temporal Discounting in Psychology and Philosophy: Four Proposals for Mutual Research Aid – Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame) 4:00 pm
Temporal Discounting in Psychology and Philosophy: Four Proposals for Mutual Research Aid – Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame) @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9205
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SWIP-Analytic Fall 2018 Events Thursday, September 20, 4:00pm-6:00pm CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9205 Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame), “Temporal Discounting in Psychology and Philosophy: Four Proposals for Mutual Research Aid” Thursday, October 18, 4:00pm-6:00pm Location TBA Amie Thomasson (Dartmouth), Title TBA Thursday, November 8, 4:00pm-6:00pm Location TBA Jessica Wilson (Toronto), Title TBA More details will be added as they become available. Click here to download the flyer as a PDF.
Serene J. Khader on “Towards a Decolonial Feminist Universalism” 6:00 pm
Serene J. Khader on “Towards a Decolonial Feminist Universalism” @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I argue we can make progress in three contemporary debates about transnational feminisms by a) clarifying the normative commitments central to feminism and b) rethinking the role of normative ideals in transnational political practices. These debates concern the purported tension between taking seriously critiques of Western imperialism and retaining feminism’s status as a normative doctrine. Understanding feminism as opposition to sexist oppression unthethers feminism from commitments to controversial forms of individualism and antitraditionalism. Understanding transnational feminist praxis as a practice of nonideal justice-enhancement permits a universalist feminist position that is not monist about the endpoint of gender justice or the strategies that should be taken to achieve it.
What is a Space for Ethics? – Robert Harvey 7:00 pm
What is a Space for Ethics? – Robert Harvey @ La Maison Française
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
A roundtable based on Sharing Common Ground (Bloomsbury, 2017) ROBERT HARVEY Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University; author of Witnessness: Beckett, Levi, Dante and the Foundations of Ethics; Les Écrits de Marguerite Duras; De l’exception à la règle; Sharing Common Ground with EDWARD S. CASEY (Philosophy, Stony Brook University) JEANNE ETELAIN (French Literature, Thought, and Culture, NYU)
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Brown Bag Talk: Marcus Giaquinto (UCL) 12:30 pm
Brown Bag Talk: Marcus Giaquinto (UCL) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Sep 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming.
Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 21:  Andreas Keller Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University “The Structure of Olfactory Appearance”   September 28:  Cristina Borgoni Philosophy, University of Bayreuth “Persons, First-Person Authority, and Self-Knowledge”   October 5:  Antonia Peacocke Philosophy and the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness New York University “Content Plurality in Mental Action”   October 12:  Çağlan Çinar Dilek Philosophy, Central European University and Visiting Scholar, CUNY Graduate Center “On the Nature of Representational Relation in the Higher-Order Thought Theory:  Extrinsicality, Directness and Transitivity”   October 19:  Chad Kidd Philosophy, City College of New York, CUNY “Transparency and Cognitive Phenomenology”  **NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM THIS ONE DAY:  9-206**   October 26:  Kathryn Pendoley …

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Mala Kamm Memorial Lecture: Michael Otsuka (LSE) 3:30 pm
Mala Kamm Memorial Lecture: Michael Otsuka (LSE) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow.
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The Quantified Argument Calculus, with Application to the Barcan Formulas and Necessary Existence (Hanoch Ben-Yami) 4:15 pm
The Quantified Argument Calculus, with Application to the Barcan Formulas and Necessary Existence (Hanoch Ben-Yami) @ CUNY Grad Center, 6494
Sep 24 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
I present a logic system I recently developed (RSL 2014), the Quantified Argument Calculus or Quarc. Quarc is closer in syntax and logical properties to Natural Language than is the Predicate Calculus, on any of its versions, and it is no less powerful than the first-order Predicate Calculus. This makes analysing the Barcan formulas and necessary existence by its means particularly interesting. As we shall see, the analogues in Quarc of the Barcan formulas and their converses are straightforwardly invalid. And, since quantification and existence in Quarc come apart, existence isn’t logically necessary. The issues with both the Barcan formulas and necessary existence were an artefact of a specific formal …

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What is the nature of philosophical inquiry? 6:00 pm
What is the nature of philosophical inquiry? @ New York Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café Monday, September 24 at 6:00 PM What is philosophy all about anyway? How do philosophers do their work? Can anyone be a philosopher? Has philosophy changed significantly over the pas… https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe/events/252706114/
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
10 Sept Michael Rieppel (Syracuse) 17 Sept Ethan Jerzak (Berkeley) 24 Sept Jeff King (Rutgers) 1 Oct Philippe Schlenker (NYU/ENS/Jean Nicod) 8 Oct No Talk (NYU Fall Recess) 15 Oct Morgan Moyer (Rutgers) 22 Oct Luvell Anderson (Syracuse) 29 Oct Matthew Stone (Rutgers) 5 Nov Justin Bledin (Johns Hopkins) 12 Nov Samia Hesni (MIT) 19 Nov Megan Hyska (Northwestern) 26 Nov Derek Anderson (BU) 3 Dec Cat Saint-Croix (Minnesota) 10 December Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers)
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Daniel Sudarsky (UNAM) A philosophical mantle on the primordial tensor modes in inflation 4:30 pm
Daniel Sudarsky (UNAM) A philosophical mantle on the primordial tensor modes in inflation @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Inflationary cosmology’s account for the emergence of the seeds of structure in the universe out of primordial quantum fluctuations is empirically successful as far as the so called scalar modes is concerned, but not so regarding the tensor modes. On the other hand, the usual account has some serious conceptual problems, connected to the quantum macro-objectification question. In the search for an approach to resolve the latter, we find substantially modified predictions (with respect to the standard ones) for one of the observables, specifically the estimates for the amplitude and shape of the  spectrum primordial gravity waves. This is an interesting example, where considerations that might have initially thought to …

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Epistemology and Ethics Workshop 5:30 pm
Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
AY 2018 – 19 Workshop Schedule September 25th – Avery Archer (GWU) October 16th – Daniel Singer (Penn) November 13th – Ariel Zylberman (SUNY Albany) February 26th – Vita Emery (Fordham) March 26th – Kathryn Tabb (Columbia) April 23rd – Carol Hay (UMass Lowell) 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.
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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204-5
Sep 26 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Each colloquium is held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M. All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9204/9205 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information. September 12 • Jonathan Adler Memorial Lecture Paul Boghossian (NYU) “Normativity, Objectivity and the A Priori” September 19: No Colloquium (No Classes Scheduled) September 26 Pierre Destrée (Université Catholique de Louvain) “Aristotle on the Philosophical Value of Humor and Laughter” October 3 Charles Mills (CUNY Graduate Center) “Racial Justice” October 10 Carole Talon-Hugon (Université Nice) “History of Art as History of the Idea of Art” October 17 Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh) “De-Freuding Implicit Attitudes” October 24 Otávio Bueno (University …

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Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy 4:00 pm
Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy @ Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, 9th Flr. Furman Hall
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Schedule of Speakers September 6 Eric Beerbohm, Harvard September 13 Rick Brooks, NYU September 20 Jan-Werner Mueller, Princeton September 27 Antony Duff, University of Minnesota October 4 Veronique Munoz-Darde, UC Berkeley October 11 Tommie Shelby, Harvard October 18 Michele Moody-Adams, Columbia University October 25 Meir Dan-Cohen, UC Berkeley November 1   Amia Srinivasan, University College London November 8   Melissa Schwartzberg, NYU November 15 Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago November 29 Tom Nagel, NYU December 6    Nancy Fraser, The New School   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 …

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David Barack ‘Stream of Thought’ 7:30 pm
David Barack ‘Stream of Thought’ @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept. 716
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Many cognitive processes rely on the preservation of contents across mental transitions or processes. Inference, for example, is a certain sort of content preserving mental transition from premises to conclusions. Content preservation is also important in communicating the contents of perception for further processing and for the influence of desires and belief on action. But what is content preservation? …
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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 21:  Andreas Keller Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University “The Structure of Olfactory Appearance”   September 28:  Cristina Borgoni Philosophy, University of Bayreuth “Persons, First-Person Authority, and Self-Knowledge”   October 5:  Antonia Peacocke Philosophy and the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness New York University “Content Plurality in Mental Action”   October 12:  Çağlan Çinar Dilek Philosophy, Central European University and Visiting Scholar, CUNY Graduate Center “On the Nature of Representational Relation in the Higher-Order Thought Theory:  Extrinsicality, Directness and Transitivity”   October 19:  Chad Kidd Philosophy, City College of New York, CUNY “Transparency and Cognitive Phenomenology”  **NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM THIS ONE DAY:  9-206**   October 26:  Kathryn Pendoley …

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Annual Diversity Lecture: Charles Mills (CUNY) 3:30 pm
Annual Diversity Lecture: Charles Mills (CUNY) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow.
Baccelli: The Problem of State-Dependent Utility 4:10 pm
Baccelli: The Problem of State-Dependent Utility @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Sep 28 @ 4:10 pm – 6:10 pm
State-dependent utility is a problem for decision theory under uncertainty. It questions the very possibility that beliefs be revealed by choice data. According to the current literature, all models of beliefs are equally exposed to the problem. Moreover, the problem is solvable only when the decision-maker can influence the resolution of uncertainty. This paper shows that these two views must be abandoned. The various models of beliefs are unequally exposed to the problem of state-dependent utility. The problem is solvable even when the decision-maker has no influence over the resolution of uncertainty. The implications of such reappraisal for a philosophical appreciation of the revealed preference methodology are discussed. Jean Baccelli (Munich …

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Robyn Marasco: Hegel’s Esotericism 4:30 pm
Robyn Marasco: Hegel’s Esotericism @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept. 716
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Robyn Marasco (Hunter College) will deliver a paper entitled “Hegel’s Esotericism,” and Jeremy M. Glick (Hunter College) will respond.
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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.

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 [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

Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY


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]

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.