|September 19, 2006|
Stephen Schiffer of NYU to kick off Philosophy Speaker Series Thursday
Professor Stephen Schiffer of New York University kicks off this year's Philosophy Speaker Series with a talk Thursday, "Concepts and the A Priori."
The discussion begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Schaffer Library Phi Beta Kappa Room and is free and open to the public.
Professor Schiffer works primarily in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. He is the author of several influential articles and of three books: "Meaning" (Oxford University Press, 1972); "Remnants of Meaning" (MIT Press, 1987); and "The Things We Mean" (Oxford University Press, 2003). Thursday's talk will focus on the epistemology of logical truth.
Here is the rest of the schedule for the series, which is sponsored by the Philosophy Department. All talks will be held in the Schaffer Library Phi Beta Kappa Room:
Oct. 5 (6:30 p.m.)
Stephen Stich, Rutgers University
"Altruism, Evolution, and Ethics"
Oct. 19 (4:30 p.m.)
Russ Shafer-Landau, Univ. of Wisconsin
"Challenges to Moral Realism"
Nov. 2 (4:30 p.m.)
Owen Flanagan, Duke University
"A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama about Evolution and the Nature of Consciousness"
Jan. 18 (4:30 p.m.)
Peter Railton, University of Michigan
"Desire, Happiness, and Morality"
Feb. 1 (4:30 p.m.)
Stephanie Beardman, Barnard College (Columbia)
"Emotions and Deliberative Reason"
Feb. 15 (4:30p.m.)
Manfred Kuehn, Boston University
"Kantian Ethics and the Problem of Normativity"
March 1 (6:30 p.m.)
Bas van Fraassen, Princeton University
"Structualism and the Physical World Picture"
Apr. 12 (4:30p.m.)
Sharon Street, NYU
"Objectivity and Truth: You'd Better Rethink It"
Apr. 26 (4:30p.m.)
David Velleman, NYU
"Regarding as Rational"
May 10 (4:30 p.m.)
Steven Ross, CUNY
"When Worlds Collide: Mental State Naturalism and Normative Attribution"
May 24 (4:30 p.m.)
Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin
"Ticking Bombs and Interrogations"