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Friday, May 15th – Natural Divisions? The Impact of Classification Schemes on Culture and Society: workshop

The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies presents:

Natural Divisions? The Impact of Classification Schemes on Culture and Society

Friday, May 15th 2015 | 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

room 5307

This event is a workshop exploring the implications of human classification across a range of different domains including science, social behavior, education, literature and the [Read More…]

Friday, May 15th – Natural Divisions? The Impact of Classification Schemes on Culture and Society: day-long workshop

The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies presents:

Natural Divisions?  The Impact of Classification Schemes on Culture and Society

Friday, May 15th 2015 | 10:30-5:00 pm

Room 5307

A day long workshop at the CUNY, Graduate Center exploring the implications of human classification across a range of different domains – science, social behavior, education, literature, and [Read More…]

February 16 and 17: “Natural Kinds”, a symposium

February 16-17 | Room 5307

An interdisciplinary workshop exploring whether categories such as gender, ethnicities, species, action types, & mental illnesseshave boundaries delineated by the natural world or by us. Sponsored by the Committee on Interdisciplinary Science Studies.

Monday, February 165-5:30  Introduction, Jesse Prinz5:30-6:15  ReceptionTuesday, February 179:30-10:50 Laura Franklin-Hall (Philisosophy, New York University) “Why are some kinds historical and others [Read More…]

2015–16 Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies Dissertation Writing and Mid-Career Fellowship Competition

The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies is please to announce that our fellowship search for the 2015–2016 seminar is  open.

The deadline for Doctoral Student and Mid-Career Faculty Applications: March 9, 2015 no later than noon. Please see sciencestudies.gc.cuny.edu for more information.

The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies invites applications from recently tenured-faculty, CUNY doctoral students, and PhDs eligible [Read More…]

Thursday March 13th: “Two Senses of Self” with Shaun Nichols

Philosophers have uncovered apparently conflicting patterns of intuitions about personal identity. In some cases, it seems that personal identity depends on the continuity of psychological properties; in other cases, it seems that personal identity is preserved despite a radical discontinuity in psychological properties.This talk will report a series of new studies that manipulated how people think about the stability of their traits (a la Bartels & Urminsky). [Read More…]