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Colloquium - Spring 2020

Each colloquium is held on Wednesday at 4:15 P.M. All colloquia will take place at the Graduate Center in rooms 9205/9206 except as otherwise noted. Please call (212) 817-8615 for further information.


Download a PDF version of the schedule here.

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
CANCELLED March 11 · Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture 
Robert Stalnaker (MIT)
“Fragmentation and Singular Propositions”

Steve Ross (Graduate Center, Hunter College, CUNY)
 “Two Conceptions of Objectivity, and How Morality is Objective When It Is”

Karen Green (University of Melbourne)
“Did Tarski Refute Frege?”

Prospective Students Day

April 22
Hagop Sarkissian (Graduate Center, Baruch College, CUNY)
"Self-Knowledge and Effective Moral Agency"
April 29
Iakovos Vasiliou (Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Eudaimonism and Moral Theory”
May 6
Serena Parekh (Northeastern University)
“Global Refugee Crisis as a Structural Injustice”
May 13
Shannon Spaulding (Oklahoma State University)
“Beliefs and Biases”


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Philosophy Program,
The Graduate Center, CUNY

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New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-817-8615
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Deputy Executive Officer: Prof. John Greenwood
Director of Admissions: Prof. Nickolas Pappas
Director of Placement: Prof. Miranda Fricker
MA Program Director: Prof. Jonathan Gilmore
Assistant Program Officer: Natile Clarke