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18th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

Normativity & the Human Sciences

The 18th Annual CUNY Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, "Normativity & the Human Sciences," will take place April 24th & 25th, 2015. Please note that the Friday events (except the Keynote address) will be held at Baruch College (55 Lexington Ave). All other events will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave). 

Friday, April 24th
Baruch College, Vertical Campus (55 Lexington Ave)rm. 5-295; Keynote at CUNY GC


11:45am – 1:00pmTomasz Wysocki (WUSTL)
“Normality: A Two-Faced Concept”
Commentator: Phoebe Friesen

1:00 – 2:15pm. LUNCH BREAK

2:15 – 3:30pmAsya Passinsky (NYU)
“Norm and Object: A Normative Theory of Social Objects”
Commentator: Aaron Bentley

3:30 – 3:45pm. COFFEE

3:45 – 5:00pmJessie Munton (Yale)
“Visual Confidences and Perceptual Justification”
Commentator: Jake Quilty-Dunn

5:00pm – 5:30pm. Relocate to CUNY Graduate Center, rm. 5409 (

5:30 – 7:00pm. KEYNOTE: Tyler Burge (UCLA) (CUNY Graduate Center, rm. 5409)

7:00-8:00pm. Meet & Greet (rm. 7113)

Saturday, April 25th 
CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave), rm. 5409

Student Talks

10:45am – 12pmChristopher Langston (U Toronto)
“Cross-Linguistic Ambiguity Tests and How to Fail Them”
Commentator: Tyler Wilbers

12:00 –1:15pm. LUNCH BREAK

1:15 – 2:30pm. Ronni Sadovsky (Harvard)
“Ideological Persistence and Motivated Reasoning”
 Commentator: Lauren R. Alpert

2:30 – 2:45pm. COFFEE

 2:45 – 4:00pmNicholas Smyth (Brown)
“The Function of Morality”
Commentator: Joanna Smolenski

4:00 – 4:30pm. COFFEE

4:30 – 6:00pm. KEYNOTE: S. Matthew Liao (NYU)

6:00 – 7:00pm: Meet & Greet (rm. 7113)


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. Charles Mills
Director of Placement: Prof. Miranda Fricker
MA Program Director: Prof. Jonathan Gilmore
Assistant Program Officer: Natile Clarke