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Check here regularly for updates on events organized by the Department of Philosophy at the City College of New York

 

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January

 

1. Colloquium: Mandel Cabrera, Assistant Professor, Yonsei University.

Title: “Prophecy as a Tutelage in Finitude: Spinoza’s Religious Fictionalism”

Date: Thursday Jan 31 from 12.30pm–2pm

Location: NAC 5/144, Philosophy/History Conference Room

Faculty organizer: Chad Kidd

 

February

 

1. Colloquium: Khalid Bou-Rabee, Assistant Prof of Math, CCNY

Title: “The Banach-Tarski Paradox”

Date: Thursday Feb 14 from 12.30pm–2pm

Location: NAC 5/144, Philosophy/History Conference Room

Faculty organizer: David Weissman

 

2. Workshop: Online Philosophy Research Tools

Date: Tuesday Feb 28 from 12:30-2pm

Description: Did you know that you can do more research on philosophical topics online now than ever before? Did you know that there are now a wealth of reputable online databases, websites, and even online journals that you can use to introduce yourself to topics in philosophy, stay up to date on the most cutting-edge developments, and even dig into the history of the subject matter? And did you know that almost all of these resources are completely FREE or accessible with your CCNY library privileges? If not, then come learn about these powerful research tools and how to use them from Prof. Chad Kidd at this workshop. All are welcome!

Location: NAC 5/144, Philosophy/History Conference Room

Faculty organizer: Chad Kidd

 

March

 

1. Discussion: Jeffrey Blustein, Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics, CCNY

Title: Blame and Forgiveness

Description: join us for a discussion about the topics of blame and forgiveness, hosted by Prof. Blustein of CCNY

Date: March 14 from 12.30–2pm

Location: NAC 5/144, Philosophy/History Conference Room

Faculty organizer: Jeffrey Blustein

 

April

 

1. Philosophy Honors Week: a Symposium of philosophy honors students.

 

Refreshments provided.

Speaker schedule: 

 

Tuesday April 16th 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, NAC 5/144C

Olivia Calamia “A Contemporary Portrait of Sexual Orientation”

Lucas Chao “The Architectural Subject”

Anton Pavlov “Conscious Empathy: Edith Stein’s view over against Simulation Theory"

 

Thursday April 18th 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, NAC 5/144C

Lucia Dikaczova "The Epistemic Aims of Scientific Understanding"

Caley Pigliucci “What Are We Doing with Foreign Policy?”

Location: TBA

 

Faculty organizers: Katherine Ritchie and Elise Crull

 

2. Philosophy Department Graduation Party

 

Description: Join us for refreshments and fellowship as the Philosophy department celebrates the 2019 class of philosophy majors and minors!

Date: Tuesday April 30, 12.30–2pm

Location: NAC 5/144, Philosophy/History Conference Room

Faculty organizer: Chad Kidd

 

May

 

1. First Annual Faculty Spotlight Lecture

 

(co-sponsored by the Rifkind Center at CCNY, https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/rifkind): Lou Marinoff, (https://www.loumarinoff.com/) Professor of Philosophy, CCNY.

 

Title: “On Human Conflict”

Description: Join us as we celebrate the research accomplishments of the faculty of Philosophy at CCNY by hosting a lecture.  For our first installment, we are pleased to feature a lecture by Lou Marinoff about his forthcoming book On Human Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), an interdisciplinary study of war and peace, impelled by the author’s experience of the Cuban missile crisis as a schoolboy and his witnessing of 9/11 as an adult. It examines the human species with an admixture of evolutionary insight, free-ranging horror, and heavily-guarded optimism. 

 

Date: Thursday May 2, evening (exact time TBA)

Location: TBA

Faculty organizer: Chad Kidd and The Rifkind Center at CCNY

 

2. Colloquium: Gabrielle Benette Jackson Assistant Professor of Philosophy and faculty in the Center for Embodied Cognition, Creativity, and Performance, Stony Brook University 

 

Title: “What can we learn about the Normal from the Pathological?”

Date: Thursday May 9, from 12.30pm–2pm

Location: TBA

Faculty organizer: Chad Kidd