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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.

Program

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…]

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…]