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The Scientific Construction of Kinds

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5307 Jesse Prinz (CUNY)

In philosophy of mind and semantic theory, strong forms of realism continue to be popular.  Our concepts are presumed to pick our kinds whose joints are given by nature.   This picture is said to take science seriously, and philosophers [Read More…]

“Do we need a new evolutionary synthesis?”

Massimo Pigliucci:  “Do we need a new evolutionary synthesis?”

1/31 4:30-6:30 Room 5307

Hosted by Metro Area Philosophers of Science group and the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies

The theory of evolution has evolved, so to speak, a number of times since Darwin and Wallace [Read More…]

Bayesianism and the Perception-Cognition Divide

Friday, September 9, 4:00–6:00 pm CUNY, Graduate Center, Room 5307

Anya Farennikova (University of Bristol)

Perceptual experience and belief are frequently treated as distinct kinds of mental states. A belief might prompt a new perceptual experience, and new experience can confirm or trigger a belief. Despite causal influences of this sort, it was [Read More…]

Book Launch—Victoria Pitts-Taylor, The Brain’s Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics

Wednesday, April 20 6pm-7pm, Room 5307

In her new book with Duke University Press, Victoria Pitts-Taylor challenges the reductionist orthodoxy in neuroscience, and advocates an approach that emphasizes embodiment and the brain’s interaction with race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.


6:00-6:15 Jesse Prinz, CUNY Graduate Center, Philosophy Program and Science Studies 6:15-6:30 [Read More…]

Hope in a Time of Extinction

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM The James Gallery

Featuring Anne McClintock, Ashley Dawson, Eben Kirksey, Jovana Stokic, Julie Livingston, and Rob Nixon.

This discussion will probe imaginative horizons to illuminate concrete sites of biocultural hope. This conversation will orbit around two freshly published books: Extinction: A Radical History by Ashley Dawson and [Read More…]