NYC Area Philosophy Calendar

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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
Nov 1 @ 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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“A Wolf in the City. Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato’s Republic” 6:30 pm
“A Wolf in the City. Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato’s Republic” @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cinzia Arruzza (NSSR) in conversation with Jessica Moss (NYU) and Nickolas Pappas (CUNY) Book discussion: “A Wolf in the City. Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato’s Republic” The problem of tyranny preoccupied Plato, and its discussion both begins and ends his famous Republic. Though philosophers have mined the Republic for millennia, A Wolf in the City is the first monograph entirely devoted to the study of tyranny and of the tyrant’s soul in Plato’s Republic. The book argues that Plato’s critique of tyranny intervenes in an ancient debate concerning the sources of the crisis of Athenian democracy and the relation between political leaders and demos in the last decades of the fifth century BCE. It shows that Plato’s …

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Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 8:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept. 716
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PoPRocks (formerly known as ‘WoPoP’) is an ongoing series in the NYC area for early career researchers – typically grad students, postdocs, people who got their PhD within the last few years, advanced undergrads etc. – working on philosophy of psychology/mind/perception/cognitive science/neuroscience/… . We usually meet roughly once every 2-3 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 …

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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Nov 2 @ 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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Spontaneous Arising and an Ethics of Creativity in Early Daoism, Erica Brindley (Penn State) 5:30 pm
Spontaneous Arising and an Ethics of Creativity in Early Daoism, Erica Brindley (Penn State) @ Columbia University Religion Dept. 101
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In the early part of the 20th century, Joseph Needham formulated a substantial claim concerning the Chinese predilection for self-generated creation rather than creator gods and myths. Half a century later, scholars working in the West like Frederick Mote, Derk Bodde, and Chang Kwang-chih picked up on Needham’s insight to discuss the so-called lack of a “creation myth” in early Chinese culture, basing their arguments on what they called the “inner necessity” or “spontaneously self-generating” nature of things in the cosmos. While the claim that there are no creator gods or myths in early China is false and has since been convincingly refuted by many scholars, there may indeed be a …

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Agential Free Choice, Melissa Fusco (Columbia) 4:15 pm
Agential Free Choice, Melissa Fusco (Columbia) @ CUNY Grad Center, 6494
Nov 5 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
The Free Choice effect—whereby ♢(p or q) seems to entail both ♢p and ♢q—has long been described as a phenomenon affecting the deontic modal “may”. This paper presents an extension of the semantic account of deontic free choice defended in Fusco (2015) to the agentive modal “can”, the “can” which, intuitively, describes an agent’s powers. I begin by sketching a model of inexact ability, which grounds a modal approach to agency (Belnap & Perloff, 1998; Belnap et al., 2001) in a Williamson (1992, 2014)-style margin of error. A classical propositional semantics combined with this framework can reflect the intuitions highlighted by Kenny (1976)’s much-discussed dartboard cases, as well as the …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 5 @ 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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Social and Political Philosophy Workshop 5:30 pm
Social and Political Philosophy Workshop @ Law School rm 8-01
Nov 6 @ 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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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204-5
Nov 7 @ 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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The Art of Refusal: Overcoming Epistemic Injustice in the #MeToo Era, Sarah Clark Miller (Penn State) 7:30 pm
The Art of Refusal: Overcoming Epistemic Injustice in the #MeToo Era, Sarah Clark Miller (Penn State) @ Brooklyn Public Library
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm
On Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30 PM, Sarah Clark Miller (Penn State) joins us to discuss “The Art of Refusal: Overcoming Epistemic Injustice in the #MeToo Era.” She’ll talk about how survivors of sexual assault and harassment can deal with the fact that many people don’t believe them. It’s a difficult topic, but I think it’s really, really important. If you’re interested in the epistemological questions surrounding #MeToo – what standards of evidence are appropriate for sexual misconduct claims made in different sorts of contexts, what are the moral and epistemic reasons to believe women, what new concepts might survivors need to understand their own experiences – this might be one to check out. …

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Causal Composition, Jessica Wilson (Toronto) 4:00 pm
Causal Composition, Jessica Wilson (Toronto) @ CUNY Grad Center
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
On the face of it, we live in a world rife with materially composed objects. But what is it exactly for some (smaller, spatiotemporally located) objects to materially compose, or ‘make up’, another? Intuitively, this has something to do with causal interactions among the parts, but causal accounts of composition have been surprisingly rare, due to their seeming to face pressing difficulties associated with extensional inadequacy, vague existence, and causal overdetermination. Here I motivate, present, and defend a causal account of composition, highlighting along the way its advantages over accounts based in classical mereology. SWIP-Analytic Fall 2018 Events Thursday, September 20, 4:00pm-6:00pm CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9205 Meghan Sullivan (Notre …

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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
Nov 8 @ 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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The Animal Sexes as Queer Kinds, Laura Franklin-Hall (NYU) 4:10 pm
The Animal Sexes as Queer Kinds, Laura Franklin-Hall (NYU) @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept. 716
Nov 8 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Columbia Fall 2018 Colloquium Series Thursday, November 8th, 2018 Laura Franklin-Hall (New York University) Title: “The Animal Sexes as Queer Kinds” 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, 716 Philosophy Hall Reception to follow Thursday, November 15th, 2018 Simona Aimar (UCL) Title: TBA 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM, 716 Philosophy Hall Reception to follow
Working Papers in Ethics and Moral Psychology 5:30 pm
Working Papers in Ethics and Moral Psychology @ Icahn School @Mount Sinai, Annenberg 12-16
Nov 8 @ 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. Upcoming Speakers: 11 Oct: Jordan Mackenzie, …

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NYU Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy: Philosophy’s Use of Its History
NYU Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy: Philosophy’s Use of Its History @ Kimmel Center, Room 914
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day
Fourteenth Annual NYU Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy 17th/18th Century Philosophy 19th Century Philosophy 20th Century Philosophy November 9, 2018 – November 10, 2018 Department of Philosophy, New York University 60 Washington Square South New York 10012 United States https://philevents.org/event/show/38258
Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Nov 9 @ 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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BPP Onscreen: Inside Out 1:00 pm
BPP Onscreen: Inside Out @ Carrol Gardens Library
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Philosophers is hosting a movie and discussion on “Inside Out”. Free popcorn.
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Openness and Indeterminacy, Amy Seymour, Fordham 4:15 pm
Openness and Indeterminacy, Amy Seymour, Fordham @ CUNY Grad Center, 6494
Nov 12 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
There are competing accounts of the openness of the future, which are structurally similar to competing analyses of ‘can’ and ‘able to do otherwise’. I argue metaphysical openness regarding the future requires the rejection of the commonly assumed tense logic axiom of Kt, (HF): p → HFp. (That is: If p, then it has always been the case that it will be that p). This account of openness both captures the core intuitions in the open future debates and is isomorphic to the libertarian’s account of the ability to do otherwise. Rejecting this axiom does not require a rejection of bivalence. However, a common assumption is that metaphysical future openness requires at …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 12 @ 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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Epistemology and Ethics Workshop 5:30 pm
Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 15 @ 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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Alejandro Vigo on “Meaning and causality in Kant’s conception of action” 6:00 pm
Alejandro Vigo on “Meaning and causality in Kant’s conception of action” @ Wolff Conference Room, D1103
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kant’s conception of action cannot be understood in purely causal terms. The internal structure of action can only be explained in terms of a two-level meaning structure involving both a priori and empirical components. Short bio: Alejandro G. Vigo (Buenos Aires, 1958) is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Navarra. Prof. Vigo earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy (1984) from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg (1993). He has been a fellow of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas (CONICET, Argentina), of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Between …

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Graham Harman & Manuel DeLanda: New Architectural Contexts 6:00 pm
Graham Harman & Manuel DeLanda: New Architectural Contexts @ Higgins Hall Auditorium, Pratt
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Manuel DeLanda (NYC); Philosopher; Pratt GAUD Adjunct Professor Graham Harman (LA); Philosopher; Distinguished Professor of Philosophy SCI-Arc New Architectural Contexts
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 8:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept. 716
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PoPRocks (formerly known as ‘WoPoP’) is an ongoing series in the NYC area for early career researchers – typically grad students, postdocs, people who got their PhD within the last few years, advanced undergrads etc. – working on philosophy of psychology/mind/perception/cognitive science/neuroscience/… . We usually meet roughly once every 2-3 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 …

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Brown Bag Series 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Series @ Philosophy Conference Room, Collins Hall, Room 139
Nov 16 @ 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
Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Nov 16 @ 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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Andrew Bacon (USC) 3:30 pm
Andrew Bacon (USC) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 202
Nov 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Reception to follow in 6th floor lounge.
Mark Theunissen: “Wittgenstein and Adorno: making practices critical again” 4:00 pm
Mark Theunissen: “Wittgenstein and Adorno: making practices critical again” @ New School D906
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We are excited to announce that the New York City Wittgenstein Workshop will be hosting two workshops this Fall. November 16: Mark Theunissen: “Wittgenstein and Adorno: making practices critical again” November 30: Richard Bernstein: Why Read Hannah Arendt Now? Both workshops will take place in room D906 at 6 E. 16th Street from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
Nielsen: Speed-optimal Induction and Dynamic Coherence 4:10 pm
Nielsen: Speed-optimal Induction and Dynamic Coherence @ Faculty House, Columbia U
Nov 16 @ 4:10 pm – 6:10 pm
A standard way to challenge convergence-based accounts of inductive success is to claim that they are too weak to constrain inductive inferences in the short run. We respond to such a challenge by answering some questions raised by Juhl (1994). When it comes to predicting limiting relative frequencies in the framework of Reichenbach, we show that speed-optimal convergence—a long-run success condition—induces dynamic coherence in the short run. This is joint work with Eric Wofsey. Michael Nielsen (Columbia University). 4:10 pm, Friday, November 16th, 2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
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Book launch: Nonsense on Stilts, How to Tell Science from Bunk 2:00 pm
Book launch: Nonsense on Stilts, How to Tell Science from Bunk @ Brooklyn Commons
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Skye & Massimo’s Philosophy Café Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 PM Come celebrate the second edition of Massimo’s book, Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk. From the dust jacket: In this era of fake news… https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe/events/255893196/
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A Multimodal Interpretation of Descartes’ Creation Doctrine, Andrew Tedder, UConn 4:15 pm
A Multimodal Interpretation of Descartes’ Creation Doctrine, Andrew Tedder, UConn @ CUNY Grad Center, 6494
Nov 19 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Descartes’ doctrine of the creation of eternal truths seems to claim that there is a class of necessary truths which are, nevertheless, possibly false. In short, these are truths concerning the essences of created things, and so are necessary: yet God, having full voluntary control over the creation of said essences as part of his voluntary control over creation in general, could have failed to create some essences or created them otherwise than he did. This leads to a famous difficulty in interpreting Descartes modal metaphysics. In this talk, I develop an interpretation according to which Descartes countenances two modalities, one constrained by the actual essences God creates (inner modalities), …

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Non-Conscious Knowing: Drones, Cash Machines, and Roomba. Jody Azzouni 6:00 pm
Non-Conscious Knowing: Drones, Cash Machines, and Roomba. Jody Azzouni @ Cornelia Street Cafe
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm
We think being conscious is special. Computers and drones are formidable but they’re not conscious. Maybe so, but can a being or entity think and know things without being conscious? Absolutely. Consciousness isn’t needed for that. Indeed, consciousness isn’t needed for a lot of things, which raises a big question: What is consciousness for?   Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6pm. This event is part of the Philosophy Series at The Cornelia Street Café, located at 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014 (near Sixth Avenue and West 4th St.). Admission is $10, which includes the price of one drink. Reservations are recommended (212. 989.9319) Jody Azzouni is a philosopher …

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Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 19 @ 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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The Structure of Space and Time, and Physical Indeterminacy- Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU) 4:30 pm
The Structure of Space and Time, and Physical Indeterminacy- Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU) @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
I introduce a sequence which I call indefinite: a sequence every element of which has a successor but whose number of elements is bounded; this is no contradiction. I then consider the possibility of space and time being indefinitely divisible. This is theoretically possible and agrees with experience. If this is space and time’s structure, then even if the laws of nature are deterministic, the behaviour of physical systems will be probabilistic. This approach might also shed light on directionality in time and other physical phenomena. 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 …

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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204-5
Nov 21 @ 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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Logic and Metaphysics Workshop 4:15 pm
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop @ CUNY Grad Center, 6494
Nov 26 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will be meeting on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 in room 6494 of the Graduate Center, CUNY (365 5th Avenue). The (provisional) schedule is as follows: Sep 17. Sander Breckers, Utrecht Sep 24. Hanoch Ben-Yami, CEU Oct 1. Otavio Bueno, Miami Oct 8. GC CLOSED. NO MEETING Oct 15. Alfredo Freire, Campinas Oct 22. Yale Weiss, GC Oct 29. Boris Kment, Princeton Nov 5. Melissa Fusco, Columbia Nov 12. Amy Seymour, Fordham Nov 19. Andrew Tedder, UConn Nov 26. Justin Bledin, Johns Hopkins Dec 3. Suki Finn, Southampton Dec 10. Byong Yi, Toronto
Philosophy of Language Workshop 6:30 pm
Philosophy of Language Workshop @ NYU Philosophy Dept. rm 302
Nov 26 @ 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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CUNY Colloquium 4:15 pm
CUNY Colloquium @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 9204-5
Nov 28 @ 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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When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom, Mario Hubert (Columbia) 4:30 pm
When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom, Mario Hubert (Columbia) @ tbd
Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
We show that in the Maxwell–Lorentz theory of classical electrodynamics most initial values for fields and particles lead to an ill-defined dynamics, as they exhibit singularities or discontinuities along light-cones. This phenomenon suggests that the Maxwell equations and the Lorentz force law ought rather to be read as a system of delay differential equations, that is, differential equations that relate a function and its derivatives at different times. This mathematical reformulation, however, leads to physical and philosophical consequences for the ontological status of the electromagnetic field. In particular, fields cannot be taken as independent degrees of freedom, which suggests that one should not add them to the ontology. (joint work …

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Philosophical Linguistics and Linguistical Philosophy (PhLiP) 5
Philosophical Linguistics and Linguistical Philosophy (PhLiP) 5 @ Tarrytown House Estate
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day
Philosophical Linguistics and Linguistical Philosophy (PhLiP) 5 will take place from November 29 to December 2, 2018 at the Tarrytown Estate in Westchester, NY. PhLiP is a small, workshop-style conference that brings together researchers who are working at the intersection of philosophy and linguistics. The conference is a four-day retreat intended to provide the opportunity for intense discussions of topics at the intersection of linguistic semantics and pragmatics and philosophy of language, in the bucolic setting of the Hudson River Valley. For more information, please contact phlip.conference@gmail.com Organizers Karen Lewis, Barnard College, Columbia University Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago Program Committee Chris Barker, New York University Chris Kennedy, University of …

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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
Nov 29 @ 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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Technê as Productive Knowledge for Aristotle, Simona Aimar (UCL) 4:10 pm
Technê as Productive Knowledge for Aristotle, Simona Aimar (UCL) @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept. 716
Nov 29 @ 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Reception to follow
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop 8:00 pm
Philosophy of Psychology Workshop @ Columbia University Philosophy Dept. 716
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PoPRocks (formerly known as ‘WoPoP’) is an ongoing series in the NYC area for early career researchers – typically grad students, postdocs, people who got their PhD within the last few years, advanced undergrads etc. – working on philosophy of psychology/mind/perception/cognitive science/neuroscience/… . We usually meet roughly once every 2-3 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 …

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Cognitive Science Speaker Series 1:00 pm
Cognitive Science Speaker Series @ CUNY Grad Center, rm 7102
Nov 30 @ 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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Richard Bernstein: Why Read Hannah Arendt Now? 4:00 pm
Richard Bernstein: Why Read Hannah Arendt Now? @ New School D906
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We are excited to announce that the New York City Wittgenstein Workshop will be hosting two workshops this Fall. November 16: Mark Theunissen: “Wittgenstein and Adorno: making practices critical again” November 30: Richard Bernstein: Why Read Hannah Arendt Now? Both workshops will take place in room D906 at 6 E. 16th Street from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
Samantha Matherne 4:30 pm
Samantha Matherne @ Columbia University, Philosophy rm 716
Nov 30 @ 4:30 pm
New York German Idealism Workshop Our upcoming events for this fall (2018): Robyn Marasco – September 28 (Columbia) Francey Russell – October 26 (NSSR) Samantha Matherne – November 30 (Columbia) Allegra de Laurentiis – December 7 (NSSR)

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

Philosophical Linguistics and Linguistical Philosophy conference


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.