Recent Events

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
Sat Mar 11, 2017–Sun Mar 12, 2017
Howison Library, 9 AM–5:50 PM
Conference
Perception and Probability Workshop
Fri Mar 10, 2017
Dwinelle 7205, 5–7 PM
Working Group in Ancient Philosophy
Verity Harte (Yale University)
Plato’s Butcher: Realism and Platonic Classification
Fri Mar 10, 2017
301 Moses Hall, 5–7 PM
'Grounding Sensible Qualities' Workshop
Farid Masrour (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Relationalism About Spatial Experience
Fri Mar 10, 2017
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–5:10 PM
Logic Colloquium
Caroline Terry (University of Maryland, College Park)
Structure and enumeration theorems for hereditary properties of ℒ-structures
Fri Mar 10, 2017
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–12:30 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Tim Brady (University of California, San Diego)
The nature of visual working memory: objects, scenes, and the role of semantic knowledge
Thu Mar 9, 2017
370 Dwinelle Hall, 6–7 PM
Classics Colloquium
M.M. McCabe (King's College London)
Sather Lecture: Plato’s lexicon of logos
Thu Mar 9, 2017
301 Moses, 4–6 PM
Undergraduate reception/ study break
Wed Mar 8, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 10 AM–12 PM
Thorvald Gran (University of Oslo)
How Speech Acting Organizes
Tue Mar 7, 2017
1–2 PM
WIP lunch
Fri Mar 3, 2017
202 Barrows Hall, 12–3 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Julia Nefsky (University of Toronto )
Consumer Choice and Collective Impact
Thu Mar 2, 2017
370 Dwinelle Hall, 6–7 PM
Classics Colloquium
M.M. McCabe (King's College London)
Sather Lecture: Rereading Glaucon’s challenge: Plato’s distinctions in goodness
Fri Feb 24, 2017
Dwinelle 7205, 5–7 PM
Working Group in Ancient Philosophy
Tad Brennan (Cornell University )
The Immortality Argument in Republic X
Fri Feb 24, 2017
301 Moses, 5–7 PM
Reception for Bert Dreyfus
Fri Feb 24, 2017
60 Evans Hall, 4–5:10 PM
Logic Colloquium
Sean Walsh (LPS, UC Irvine)
Realizability Semantics for Quantified Modal Logic
Fri Feb 24, 2017
Howison Library, 2–5 PM
Conference
Conference in honor of Bert Dreyfus
Fri Feb 24, 2017
202 Barrows Hall, 12–3 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Jennifer A. Doudna (UC Berkeley)
Genome Engineering: What It Is and How It Changes the Future
Fri Feb 24, 2017
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–12:30 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Peter Godfrey-Smith (CUNY and University of Sydney)
Subjectivity and Learning
Thu Feb 23, 2017
370 Dwinelle Hall, 6–7 PM
Classics Colloquium
M.M. McCabe (King's College London)
Sather Lecture: Parsing vision
Wed Feb 22, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 6–7:30 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Sean Walsh (LPS, UC Irvine)
Interpreting Categorical Grammar in Church’s Intensional Logic
Tue Feb 21, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 6:30–8 PM
'Grounding Sensible Qualities' Workshop
Jonathan Cohen (University of California, San Diego)
Ecumenicism, Comparability, and Color, Or: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too
Thu Feb 16, 2017
370 Dwinelle Hall, 6–7 PM
Classics Colloquium
M.M. McCabe (King's College London)
Sather Lecture: The wandering ‘we’
Thu Feb 16, 2017
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Philosophy Colloquium
Debra Satz (Stanford University)
Problems with Privatization
Fri Feb 10, 2017
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–5:10 PM
Logic Colloquium
Clifton Ealy (Western Illinois University)
Residue field domination in real closed valued fields
Fri Feb 10, 2017
202 Barrows Hall, 12–3 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Marion Fourcade (UC Berkeley)
The Fly and the Cookie: on the Moral Economy of 21st Century Capitalism
Thu Feb 9, 2017
Alumni House, 8:30–10 PM
Classics Colloquium
M.M. McCabe (King's College London)
Sather Lecture: No word in vain: Reading Plato’s dialogues (again)
Wed Feb 8, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 6–7:30 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Kevin T. Kelly and Konstantin Genin (Carnegie Mellon University)
An Epistemic Justification of Ockham’s Razor in Statistical Inductive Inference
Fri Feb 3, 2017
202 Barrows Hall, 12–3 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Kate A. Manne (Cornell University)
TBA
Fri Jan 27, 2017
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–5:10 PM
Logic Colloquium
Ilijas Farah (York University)
Model theory of operator algebras
Fri Jan 27, 2017
202 Barrows Hall, 12–3 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Jerry Gaus (The University of Arizona)
Self-organizing Moral Systems: Beyond Social Contract Theory
Tue Jan 24, 2017
234 Moses Hall, 6–7:30 PM
'Grounding Sensible Qualities' Workshop
Umrao Sethi (UC Berkeley)
Two Grounds for Sensible Qualities
Thu Dec 15, 2016
4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Dylan Murray
Do Intuitions (about Manipulation) Support Incompatibilism?
Wed Dec 14, 2016
4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Richard Lawrence
Who are the persons, and how many are the numbers?
Tue Dec 13, 2016
4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Julian Jonker
Directed Duties and Moral Repair
Thu Dec 8, 2016
4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Jim Hutchinson
Frege’s Philosophy of Language
Wed Dec 7, 2016
4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Justin Vlasits
Aristotle on the Hunt for Essence
Tue Dec 6, 2016
4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Quinn Gibson
Self-deception in and out of Illness: Are some subjects responsible for their delusions?
Fri Dec 2, 2016
4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Jeremiah Carey
Akrasia and the Diversity of Motivation: A New Defense of Tripartition
Fri Dec 2, 2016
132 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Kenneth A. Taylor (Stanford University)
Species of Entitlement
Fri Dec 2, 2016
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–1 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Amitai Shenhav (Brown University)
The costs of choice and the value of control
Thu Dec 1, 2016
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Philosophy Colloquium
Bradford Skow (MIT)
Levels of Reasons Why
Wed Nov 30, 2016
Dennes Room, 6–7:30 PM
'Grounding Sensible Qualities' Workshop
Bradford Skow (MIT)
Are Shapes Intrinsic?
Tue Nov 29, 2016
4–6 PM
Graduate Research Colloquium
Austin Andrews
Transparency and Immediacy in Visual Experience
Fri Nov 18, 2016
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–6 PM
Logic Colloquium
Phokion Kolaitis (UC Santa Cruz)
TBA
Fri Nov 18, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Niko Kolodny (UC Berkeley)
TBA
Thu Nov 17, 2016
301 Moses, 12:30–2:30 PM
Work in Progress lunch
Wed Nov 16, 2016
234 Moses Hall, 6–8 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Juliette Kennedy (University of Helsinki)
Squeezing arguments and strong logics
Tue Nov 15, 2016
225 Dwinelle, 6–7:30 PM
'Grounding Sensible Qualities' Workshop
Geoffrey Lee (UC Berkeley)
Finding Meaning in a Disoriented World
Thu Nov 10, 2016
301 Moses, 12:30–2:30 PM
Work in Progress lunch
Sun Nov 6, 2016
TBA, 9–11 AM
Conference
Conceptuality and Nonconceptuality in Buddhist Thought
Sat Nov 5, 2016
TBA, 9–11 AM
Conference
Conceptuality and Nonconceptuality in Buddhist Thought
Fri Nov 4, 2016
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–6 PM
Logic Colloquium
Mai Gehrke (Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7)
TBA
Fri Nov 4, 2016
TBA, 4–6 PM
Conference
Conceptuality and Nonconceptuality in Buddhist Thought
Fri Nov 4, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Alex Kirshner (Duke University)
Non-Ideal Democratic Authority–The Case of Undemocratic Elections
Thu Nov 3, 2016
234 Moses Hall, 4:30–6:30 PM
Meaning Sciences Club
David Plunkett (Dartmouth College)
Metalinguistic Negotiation
Wed Nov 2, 2016
234 Moses Hall, 6–8 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Bernhard Nickel (Harvard University)
Predicativism and the Semantic Argument
Fri Oct 28, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Richard Tuck (Harvard University)
TBA
Fri Oct 28, 2016
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–1 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Justin Wood (University of Southern California)
Building newborn minds in virtual worlds
Thu Oct 27, 2016
301 Moses, 12:30–2:30 PM
Work in Progress lunch
Wed Oct 26, 2016
Dennes Room, 6–8 PM
Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen)
Neuro-representationalism, neo-Kantianism and transcendental idealism
Fri Oct 21, 2016
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–6 PM
Logic Colloquium
Erich Grädel (RWTH Aachen University)
Back and Forth Between Team Semantics, Games, and Tarski Semantics
Fri Oct 21, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Alex Voorhoeve (London School of Economics )
May a Government Mandate More Extensive Health Insurance Than Citizens Want?
Fri Oct 21, 2016
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–1 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Sergey Levine (UC Berkeley)
Deep Robotic Learning
Thu Oct 20, 2016
Geballe Room, Townsend Center, 4–6 PM
Galen Strawson (University of Texas, Austin)
Panpsychic Physicalism
Tue Oct 18, 2016
225 Dwinelle, 6–8 PM
'Grounding Sensible Qualities' Workshop
Alyssa Ney (UC Davis)
Finding the World in the Wave-Function
Mon Oct 17, 2016
7205 Dwinelle Hall, 4–6 PM
Working Group in Ancient Philosophy
Robert Wardy (University of Cambridge)
Do nothing ‘til you hear from me: “wu wei”
Fri Oct 14, 2016
TBA, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Tim (Thomas M.) Scanlon (Harvard University)
Rethinking Contractualism
Fri Oct 14, 2016
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–1 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Rebecca Spencer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Developmental and aging-related changes in sleep’s role in cognition
Thu Oct 13, 2016
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Philosophy Colloquium
Susanna Siegel (Harvard University)
Salience Norms
Fri Oct 7, 2016
60 Evans Hall, 4–6 PM
Logic Colloquium
Dag Westerståhl (Stockholm University)
A Carnapian approach to the meaning of logical constants: the case of modal logic
Fri Oct 7, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Susanna Siegel (Harvard University)
The Epistemology of Social Normality
Thu Oct 6, 2016
301 Moses, 12:30–2:30 PM
Work in Progress lunch
Wed Oct 5, 2016
308A Doe, 5–7 PM
Classics Colloquium
Jonathan Lear (University of Chicago)
The Platonic-Aristotelian Idea That Reason Should Rule the Psyche — and its Psychoanalytic Fate
Fri Sep 30, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Sarah Song (UC Berkeley)
Why Does the State Have the Right to Control Immigration?
Fri Sep 30, 2016
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–1 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Amanda Woodward (University of Chicago)
TBA
Thu Sep 29, 2016
301 Moses, 4–6 PM
Undergraduate reception/study break
Thu Sep 29, 2016
301 Moses, 12:30–2:30 PM
Work in Progress lunch
Fri Sep 23, 2016
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–6 PM
Logic Colloquium
Andreas Blass (University of Michigan)
TBA
Fri Sep 23, 2016
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Townsend Visitor
Robert Pippin (University of Chicago)
Q&A Session
Fri Sep 23, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Sophia Moreau (University of Toronto)
Equality and Discrimination
Thu Sep 22, 2016
180 Tan Hall, 4–6 PM
Townsend Visitor
Robert Pippin (University of Chicago)
The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness
Wed Sep 21, 2016
302 Moses, 3–5 PM
Townsend Visitor
Robert Pippin
Office Hours
Tue Sep 20, 2016
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Townsend Visitor
Robert Pippin (University of Chicago)
Hegel on Life as a Logical Concept
Mon Sep 19, 2016
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Townsend Visitor
Robert Pippin (University of Chicago)
Hegel on the Political Significance of Collective Self-Deceit
Fri Sep 16, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Clarissa Hayward (Washington University)
Motivated Ignorance and Disruptive Politics
Fri Sep 9, 2016
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–6 PM
Logic Colloquium
Sam Buss (UC San Diego)
Frege Proofs, Extended Frege Proofs, and Total NP Search Problems
Fri Sep 9, 2016
Dwinelle 7205, 4–6 PM
Working Group in Ancient Philosophy
David Blank (UCLA)
What’s Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba? Varro on the Kinship of Things and of Words
Fri Sep 9, 2016
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, 1–3 PM
Professors John Searle & Loïc Waquant (UC Berkeley)
Inaugural Event for The John Searle Center for Social Ontology
Fri Sep 9, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Mark Bevir (UC Berkeley)
The New Governance: Hierarchies, Markets, and Networks
Fri Sep 2, 2016
141 Boalt Hall, 12–2 PM
Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory
Jennifer Morton (City College of New York)
Can Education Undermine Representation
Fri Sep 2, 2016
5101 Tolman Hall, 11 AM–1 PM
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Gary Lupyan (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Beyond the mapping metaphor: the role of words in human cognition
Fri Aug 26, 2016
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–6 PM
Logic Colloquium
Martin Otto (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt)
Back & Forth Between Malleable Finite Models