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Colloquium - Spring 2018

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.


February 7th • Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture
David Papineau (CUNY Graduate Center | King’s College London)
“Kinds and Essences: Taming Metaphysical Modality”

February 14th
Jane Friedman (NYU)
“The Epistemic and the Zetetic”

February 21st
Muhammad Ali Khalidi (York U)
“Are Sexes Natural Kinds?”

February 28th
Laurie Paul (UNC)
“De Se Truth and Epistemic Revolution”


March 14th
Collin O’Neil (CUNY Lehman College)
“Consent and Third-Party Coercion in Medicine and Research”

March 21st
Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh)
"De-Freuding Implicit Attitudes”

March 28th
Greg Restall (Melbourne)
“Accommodation, Inference, Generics and Pejoratives”

April 4th: No Colloquium (Spring Recess)

April 11th • Marx Wartofsky Memorial Lecture (RESCHEDULED)
Steven Lukes (NYU)
“Power, Truth and Epistemic Closure” 
* Note Room & Time Changes: Room C198, 6:30-8:30pm *

April 18th
Shaun Nichols (Arizona)
“The Wrong and the Bad: On the Rational Acquisition of Moral Rules”

April 25th
Quayshawn Spencer (UPenn)
“A Radical Solution to the Race Problem”

May 2nd
Tim Crane (CEU)
“Putnam’s Ant: On the Reduction of Meaning and Intentionality”

May 9
Kathryn Tabb (Columbia)
“Locke on the Complexity of Ideas and the Ethics of Belief”

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Philosophy Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Phone: 212-817-8615
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Deputy Executive Officer: Prof. John Greenwood
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Director of Placement: Prof. Stephen Neale
Assistant Program Officer: Natile Clarke