Upcoming Events

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Spring 2018 SWIP-Analytic Sophie Horowitz University of Massachusetts, Amherst Thursday, April 26, 4:00pm-6:00pm CUNY Graduate Center, The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, Room 5307 “The Truth Problem for Permissivism” Epistemologists often assume that if rationality is worth pursuing, it must bear some sort of connection to the truth. What exactly this connection amounts to is mysterious, but holding that there is such a connection seems to limit our theory of rationality in various ways. I will discuss the implications of the truth connection for permissivism: the thesis that rationality allows us some leeway in responding to our evidence. I will examine one strategy for connecting permissive rationality and truth, recently developed by Miriam Schoenfield, and argue that it is unsuccessful. I will then argue that the situation looks better for impermissivism. SWIP-Analytic is made possible through the generous support of NYU’s New York Institute of Philosophy, The CUNY Graduate Center Department of Philosophy, The John H. Kornblith Family Chair at the GC, CUNY The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies and The CUNY Graduate Center Office of the Provost.

Schedule for Spring 2018

Here is a sneak peak at our exciting line-up of speakers and events for Spring 2018. Some times and rooms TBA.

Elanor Taylor, February 8, CUNY Graduate Center, The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, Room 5307, 4:00-6:00pm

Virginia Aspe Armella and Ma. Elena García Peláez Cruz (co-sponsored with SWIP-Analytic Mexico), March 2, NYU 6th Floor Lounge, 2:00-4:00pm

Round Table Women in Philosophy: Publishing, Jobs, and Fitting In (co-sponsored with NYSWIP), March 8, CUNY Graduate Center, The Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, Room 5307, 4:30-7:30pm

Presentation by Graduate Student Essay Prize Winner, Ege Yumusak, April 12

Sophie Horowitz (UMass, Amherst), April 26

 

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