Recent Events

Thu Dec 7, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Ethan Jerzak
Paradoxical Desires
Tue Dec 5, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Antonia Peacocke
Mental Action in Self-Knowledge
Fri Dec 1, 2017
4:10–5 PM
Logic Colloquium
Marianna Antonutti (LMU Munich)
What is ordinary mathematics?
Thu Nov 30, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Alexander (Arc) Kocurek
Counterfactuals and Contingent Identity
Fri Nov 17, 2017
4:10–5 PM
Logic Colloquium
Wesley H. Holliday (UC Berkeley)
Possibilities for Boolean, Heyting, and modal algebras
Fri Nov 17, 2017
12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Leti Volpp (U.C. Berkeley Law)
TBA
Thu Nov 16, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Jeffrey Kaplan
How to Make a Rule: A Defense of a Supposedly Refuted Theory
Thu Nov 9, 2017
301 Moses, 12:30–1:30 PM
Work in Progress Talk
Katharina Kaiser, Florian Grosser
Heidegger on ‘Being-with’ and Alterity
Fri Nov 3, 2017
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–5 PM
Logic Colloquium
Lenore Blum (Carnegie Mellon University)
Alan Turing and the Other Theory of Computation
Fri Nov 3, 2017
12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Cristina Rodriguez (Yale Law)
TBA
Fri Oct 27, 2017
Moses 234, 4–6 PM
Working Group in Ancient Philosophy
Sean Kelsey (Notre Dame)
Essence and Insight
Fri Oct 27, 2017
Room 141, Law School, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
David Martin (University of Virginia Law)
What Makes Migration Control Morally Legitimate?
Thu Oct 26, 2017
301 Moses, 12:30–1:30 PM
Work in Progress Talk
Alvin Goldman
Free Speech, Fake News, and Democracy
Wed Oct 25, 2017
234 Moses, 6–7:30 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Robert May (UC Davis)
Sense
Fri Oct 20, 2017
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–5:15 PM
Logic Colloquium
Thomas Icard (Stanford University)
Some Philosophical Uses of Randomized Computation
Fri Oct 20, 2017
Room 141, Law School, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Rogers Smith (Univ. of Pennsylvania Political Science )
A Progressive Case for Accommodating Religious Conservatives
Thu Oct 19, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Philosophy Colloquium
Christia Mercer (Columbia University)
Descartes’ Demons and Debts, or, The Importance of Studying Women in the History of Philosophy
Fri Oct 13, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Townsend Visitor
Tim Maudlin (NYU)
Q&A Session
Fri Oct 13, 2017
12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Katerina Linos (U.C. Berkeley Law)
TBA
Thu Oct 12, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Townsend Visitor
Tim Maudlin (NYU)
Mathematics and Ontology: Lift and Drop
Wed Oct 11, 2017
302 Moses, 3–5 PM
Tim Maudlin (NYU)
Office hours
Tue Oct 10, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Townsend Visitor
Tim Maudlin (NYU)
An Explosion of Possibilities
Mon Oct 9, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Townsend Visitor
Tim Maudlin (NYU)
The Mathematics and Ontology of Classical Electro-Magnetic Theory
Fri Oct 6, 2017
12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Sungmoon Kim (Univ. of Hong Kong Political Science)
TBA
Thu Oct 5, 2017
301 Moses, 12:30–1:30 PM
Work in Progress Talk
Laura and Francois Schroeter
WIP
Wed Oct 4, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 6–7:30 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Barry Loewer (Rutgers University)
Perfectly Natural Properties and the Best System Accounts of Laws
Fri Sep 29, 2017
12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Irene Bloemraad (U.C. Berkeley Sociology)
TBA
Tue Sep 26, 2017
7205 Dwinelle, 5–7 PM
Working Group in Ancient Philosophy
Shinro Kato (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Toward the Unity of Plato’s Statesman
Fri Sep 22, 2017
60 Evan Hall, 4:10–5 PM
Logic Colloquium
Nadja Hempel (UCLA)
Mekler construction in generalized stability
Fri Sep 22, 2017
Howison Library, 3–4:30 PM
Workshop on inclusive teaching
Fri Sep 22, 2017
12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Kamal Sadiq (U.C. Irvine Political Science )
TBA
Thu Sep 21, 2017
4–6 PM
Undergraduate reception/study break
Thu Sep 21, 2017
301 Moses, 12:30–1:30 PM
Work in Progress Talk
Holly Smith
WIP
Wed Sep 20, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 6–7:30 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Douglas Marshall (Carleton College)
Impurity of Methods: Finite Geometry in the Early Twentieth Century
Tue Sep 19, 2017
Tilden Room, MLK Student Union, 1–5 PM
Conference
Spatial Experience
Mon Sep 18, 2017
Tilden Room, MLK Student Union, 9:45 AM–5 PM
Conference
Spatial Experience
Fri Sep 15, 2017
12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Annie Stilz (Princeton Politics)
TBA
Fri Sep 8, 2017
12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Joseph Carens (University of Toronto Political Science )
TBA
Fri Sep 8, 2017
223 Moses Hall, 9:30 AM–6 PM
Conference
What Now? Political Thought at a Moment of Crisis
Thu Sep 7, 2017
301 Moses, 12:30–1:30 PM
Work in Progress Talk
Tania Lombrozo
WIP
Thu Sep 7, 2017
223 Moses Hall, 9:30 AM–5 PM
Conference
What Now? Political Thought at a Moment of Crisis
Sat Sep 2, 2017
Dwinelle Annex Seminar Room, 1–6 PM
Workshop on Color and Coloring
Fri Sep 1, 2017
12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development)
TBA
Thu Aug 24, 2017
234 Moses, 12–1 PM
Meaning Sciences Club
Daniel Rothschild (University College London)
Probabilistic Context Updates
Tue Aug 22, 2017
Dennes Room, 9 AM–5 PM
Conference
Berkeley-Munich Ancient Philosophy Workshop
Mon Aug 21, 2017
301 Moses, 3:30–5 PM
Reception for incoming transfer students
Mon Aug 21, 2017
Moses 234, 11 AM–6 PM
Conference
Berkeley-Munich Ancient Philosophy Workshop
Fri May 26, 2017–Sat May 27, 2017
Howison LIbrary, 9:15 AM–5:15 PM
Conference
Grounding Sensible Qualities
Wed May 24, 2017
Alumni House, 1:30–3:30 PM
Memorial event for Hubert Dreyfus
Sat May 13, 2017
Faculty Glade, 4–6 PM
Philosophy Department Graduation
Sat May 6, 2017
105 North Gate Hall, 3:45–5 PM
Ronald Fagin (IBM Almaden Research Center)
Applying logic to practice in computer science (Logic at UC Berkeley conference)
Sat May 6, 2017
105 North Gate Hall, 2:15–3:30 PM
Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam, Stanford, and Tsinghua)
Modal logic, on the cusp of philosophy and mathematics (Logic at UC Berkeley conference)
Sat May 6, 2017
105 North Gate Hall, 11 AM–12:15 PM
Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
The Intertwining Influences of Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics in the Development of Formal Semantics and Pragmatics (Logic at UC Berkeley conference)
Sat May 6, 2017
105 North Gate Hall, 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
Logic at UC Berkeley
Sat May 6, 2017
105 North Gate Hall, 9:30–10:45 AM
Jeremy Avigad (Carnegie Mellon University)
Modularity of Mathematics (Logic at UC Berkeley conference)
Sat May 6, 2017
Conference
The 13th Annual Berkeley-London Philosophy Conference
Fri May 5, 2017
3 LeConte Hall, 3:45–5 PM
Michael Rathjen (Leeds University)
On relating type theories to (intuitionistic) set theories (Logic at UC Berkeley conference)
Fri May 5, 2017
3 LeConte Hall, 2:15–3:30 PM
Denis Hirschfelt (University of Chicago)
Computability Theory (Logic at UC Berkeley conference)
Fri May 5, 2017
141 McCone Hall, 11 AM–12:15 PM
Ehud Hrushovski (Hebrew University, Oxford University)
Reflections on model theory and foundations (Logic at UC Berkeley conference)
Fri May 5, 2017
141 McCone Hall, 9:30–10:45 AM
John Steel (UC Berkeley)
Absolutely ordinal definable sets (Logic at UC Berkeley conference)
Fri May 5, 2017
141 McCone Hall from 9 AM to 2 PM; 3 LeConte Hall from 2 PM to 5 PM, 9 AM–5:30 PM
Logic at UC Berkeley
Fri May 5, 2017
141 McCone Hall, 9–9:30 AM
Paolo Mancosu (UC Berkeley)
A brief history of the Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science (Logic at UC Berkeley conference)
Fri May 5, 2017
Conference
The 13th Annual Berkeley-London Philosophy Conference
Thu May 4, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
New Crop Event
Sally Haslanger (MIT)
New Crop Awards Ceremony
Wed May 3, 2017
Howison Library, 12–2 PM
New Crop Event
Sally Haslanger (MIT)
New Crop Seminar on “Culture and Critique”
Tue May 2, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 6–7:30 PM
Grounding Sensible Qualities Workshop
Alex Kerr (UC Berkeley)
Feeling the Beat
Thu Apr 27, 2017
Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall, 4–6 PM
Kadish Lecture
Joshua Cohen
Central Park: A Design for Democracy
Wed Apr 26, 2017
301 Moses Hall, 12–1 PM
Seth Yalcin
Placement AMA
Sat Apr 22, 2017
Howison Library, 10 AM–12 PM
Cal Day talks and panel discussion
Fri Apr 21, 2017
202 Barrows Hall, 12–3 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Lea Ypi (London School of Economics)
Legitimacy, dictatorship and utopia: a Marxist perspective on political obligation
Fri Apr 21, 2017
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–12:30 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Emily Martin (New York University)
Objectivity and Trained Judgment: Toward an ethnography of experimental psychology
Thu Apr 20, 2017
Toll Room, Alumni House, 4–6 PM
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Seana Shiffrin (UCLA)
Seminar and Discussion with the commentators
Wed Apr 19, 2017
Toll Room, Alumni House, 4–6 PM
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Seana Shiffrin (UCLA)
Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective
Tue Apr 18, 2017
234 Moses, 6–7:30 PM
Grounding Sensible Qualities Workshop
Adam Bradley (UC Berkeley)
Bodily Sensations and Sensible Qualities
Tue Apr 18, 2017
Alumni House, 4–6 PM
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Seana Shiffrin (UCLA)
Democratic Law
Tue Apr 18, 2017
1–2 PM
WIP lunch
Mon Apr 17, 2017
7205 Dwinelle Hall, 5–7 PM
Classics Colloquium
Allan Silverman (Ohio State University)
Nous, the Demiurge, and the Good
Fri Apr 14, 2017
4–5:20 PM
Alfred Tarski Lectures
Lou van den Dries (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
TBA
Fri Apr 14, 2017
234 Moses, 12:30–2 PM
Meaning Sciences Club
Cian Dorr (New York University)
Conditionals, Closeness, and Probability
Fri Apr 14, 2017
202 Barrows Hall, 12–3 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Rainer Forst (Goethe Universität)
The Justification of Basic Rights: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach
Thu Apr 13, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Philosophy Colloquium
Jessica Moss (New York University)
Is Plato’s Epistemology about Knowledge?
Wed Apr 12, 2017
Toll Room, Alumni House, 5:10–7 PM
Howison Lectures in Philosophy
Gisela Striker (Harvard University)
Cicero’s De Officiis – Stoic Ethics for Non-Stoics
Mon Apr 10, 2017
4–5:20 PM
Alfred Tarski Lectures
Lou van den Dries (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
TBA
Fri Apr 7, 2017
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–12:30 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Felipe de Brigard (Duke University)
Counterfactual thinking and comparative similarity
Wed Apr 5, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 10 AM–12 PM
Maria Katchaturian (UC Berkeley)
Medieval Approaches to Language Translation
Tue Apr 4, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 6–7:30 PM
Grounding Sensible Qualities Workshop
Peter Epstein (UC Berkeley)
A Priori Concepts in Euclidean Proof
Tue Apr 4, 2017
1–2 PM
WIP lunch
Fri Mar 24, 2017
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–5:10 PM
Logic Colloquium
Françoise Point (FNRS-FRS (UMons))
On expansions of (ℤ, +, 0)
Fri Mar 24, 2017
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–12:30 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University)
Formats for Thinking
Fri Mar 24, 2017
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–12:30 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University)
Formats for thinking
Fri Mar 24, 2017
The Howard Room, Faculty Club, 8:30 AM–2:30 PM
Conference
Annual Pre-Spring Break Symposium: Language, Thought and Social Identity
Wed Mar 22, 2017
470 Stephens Hall, 6–7:30 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Jeremy Gray (The Open University)
Theory choice: Felix Klein and Galois theory
Tue Mar 21, 2017
1–2 PM
WIP lunch
Sat Mar 18, 2017
9:30 AM–6 PM
Conference
Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus
Fri Mar 17, 2017
4–7 PM
Conference
Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus
Thu Mar 16, 2017
370 Dwinelle Hall, 6–7 PM
Classics Colloquium
M.M. McCabe (King's College London)
Sather Lecture: Giving and taking an account: Plato on the language of conversation
Wed Mar 15, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 10 AM–12 PM
Anna Hennessey (U.C. Berkeley)
Social Ontology and the Transformation of Religious Objects During Birth as a Rite of Passage