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19th Annual Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz-Thomas Tymoczko Memorial Logic Lecture

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Smith College
Department of Philosophy

Presents: Prof. Prasanta Bandyopadhyay
Professor of Philosophy
Montana State University

The title of the talk is

 "Simpson's Paradox: Logic, Philosophy, and a Dash of History"

Thursday, Decenber 7, 2017, 7:30pm, Seeyle Hall 106, Smith Colllege

Sponsored by the Logic Program, Departments of Philosophy and Mathematics and
Smith College Lecture Committee

For further information, please call 585-3642


"White Blindness"

Thursday, Thursday March 1, 2018
Amherst College
Department of Philosophy

Presents: Meena Krishnamurthy,
(University of Michigan)

First Lecturer in the 2017-2018 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on:
"Racial Justice and Injustice"

Thursday, March 1, 2018 5:00pm, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

The title of her talk is

"White Blindness"

Funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science

For further information, please call 542-5805.

Love, Equanimity, and Attention

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Smith College
Department of Philosophy

Presents: Emily McRae
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of New Mexico

The title of the talk is

 "Love, Equanimity, and Attention"

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:00pm, Seeyle Hall 201, Smith Colllege

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

For further information, please call 585-3642

"Creating Space for Justice"

Thursday, Thursday March 22, 2018
Amherst College
Department of Philosophy

Presents: Michele M. Moody Adams,
(Columbia University)

Second Lecturer in the 2017-2018 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on:
"Racial Justice and Injustice"

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:00pm, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

The title of his talk is

"Creating Space for Justice"

Funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science

For further information, please call 542-5805.

"Ideology, Social Practices, Anti-Black Concepts"

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Amherst College
Department of Philosophy

Presents: Robert Gooding -Williams
(Columbia University)

Third Lecturer in the 2017-2018 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on:
"Racial Justice and Injustice"

Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:00pm, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

The title of his talk is

"Ideology, Social Practices, Anti-Black Concepts"

Funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science

For further information, please call 542-5805.

TBA

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Smith College
Department of Philosophy

Presents: Alexus McLeon
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Connecticut

The title of the talk is

 "TBA"

Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:00pm, Seeyle Hall 201, Smith Colllege

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

For further information, please call 585-3642

"Martin Luther King Now"

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Amherst College
Department of Philosophy

Presents: Brandon Terry
Harvard University

Fourth and Final Lecturer in the 2017 -2018 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on:
"Racial Justice and Injustice"

Thursday, April 26, 2018 5:00pm, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

The title of his talk is

"Martin Luther King Now"

Funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science

For further information, please call 542-5805.

 

"Humanistic Cosmopolitanism"

Monday, September 11, 2017
Mount Holyoke College
Department of Philosophy

Presents: Professor Philip J. Ivanhoe
City University of Hong Kong

Monday, September 11, 2017, 4:30pm in 216 Skinner Hall

The title of the talk is

"Humanistic Cosmopolitanism"

Abstract

This essay is part of my next big project, which will concern pluralism, relativism, tolerance, and cosmopolitanism. I argue that there are different possible ways to respond to the fact of ethical pluralism and that the best response is to see such irreducible pluralism as a positive good (as opposed to something to bemoan or simply something we have to live with). This leads me to argue against widely accepted liberal conceptions of tolerance (I think it ok as a fallback but bad as an ideal) and cosmopolitanism (I think views like Martha Nussbaum's which focus on rational agency and personhood while not without merit fall far short of what a decent person should aim for and are inconsistent with her own laudable views about multi-cultural education).

 Gail Caldwell Stine Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College
Reception following lecture

For further information, please call (413) 538-2249.


 

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Descartes and the Modern Mind

Friday, September 22, 2017
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Department of Philosophy

Presents: Alison Simmons
Harvard College Professor & Samuel H. Wolcott Professor of Philosophy
Harvard University

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:30pm, South College E470

The title of her talk is

"Descartes and the Modern Mind"

 Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

For further information, please call (413) 545-2330.


 

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