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17th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

17th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

The 17th Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy Conference will be held on April 25th-26th, 2014, at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016 in room 5414.

The conference seeks to provide a two-day forum for the presentation and discussion of excellent graduate student work in philosophy, with a special focus on the topic of the senses. The senses play a crucial and pervasive role both in our everyday experience and in debates across diverse areas of philosophy. Such debates concern issues in perceptual and cognitive architecture, consciousness, aesthetics, and epistemology, among others. Our keynote speakers will be Tim Bayne (University of Manchester) and Fiona Macpherson (University of Glasgow).

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All events will be held at CUNY Graduate Center, room 5414.

Friday 4/25

9:30 am Coffee and introductory remarks

9:45 am-11:15 am “Taste, Flavor and Sense Individuation”

Presenter: Richard Sandlin (UBC)

Commentator: Ben Phillips (CUNY)

11:30 am-1:00 pm “On Sensory Individuals: Making Room for Surfaces”

Presenter: E.J. Green (Rutgers)

Commentator: Jake Quilty-Dunn (CUNY)

1:00 pm-2:30 pm Lunch break

2:30 pm-4:00 pm “Belief Polarization, Revisited”

Presenter: Emily McWIlliams (Harvard)

Commentator: Zoe Jenkin (CUNY)

4:00 pm-4:30 pm Coffee break

4:30 pm-6:00 pm Keynote 1: “Introspective Insecurity”, Tim Bayne (Manchester)

6:00 pm-7:00 pm Reception


Saturday 4/26

9:30 am Coffee

9:45 am-11:15 am “It’s Easy if You Try: Getting Knowledge from Imagination”

Presenter: Sofia Ortiz (MIT)

Commentator: Kate Pendoley (CUNY)

11:30 am-1:00 pm “True Colors: Psychologically Sensitive Semantics”

Presenter: Jessie Munton (Yale)

Commentator: David Neely (CUNY)

1:00 pm-2:30 pm Lunch break

2:30 pm–4:00 pm “Sensory Substitution and Non-Sensory Feelings”

Presenter: Diana Acosta Navas (Harvard)

Commentator: Katie Tullmann (CUNY)

4:00 pm-4:30 pm Coffee break

4:30 pm-6:00 pm Keynote 2: Fiona Macpherson (Glasgow)

6:00 pm-7:00 pm Reception


Contact Us


Philosophy Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY

365 Fifth Ave., Rm. 7113
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-817-8615
Executive Officer: Prof. Nickolas Pappas
Deputy Executive Officer: Prof. John Greenwood
Director of Admissions: Prof. Jesse Prinz
Director of Placement: Prof. Stephen Neale
Assistant Program Officer: Natile Clarke