Past Events

  • 2016 Oct 20

    Harvard Logic Colloquium: Joel Hamkins

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow Street

    Joel Hamkins (City University of New York): Recent Advances in Set-theoretic Geology

    Set-theoretic geology is the study of the set-theoretic universe V in the context of all its ground models and those of its forcing extensions. For example, a bedrock of the universe is a minimal ground model of it and the mantle is the intersection of all grounds. In this talk, I shall explain some recent advances, including especially the breakthrough result of Toshimichi Usuba, who proved the strong downward directed grounds hypothesis: for any set-indexed family of...

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  • 2016 Sep 21

    Emerson Hall Poetry Night



    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    For those who are unfamiliar with the series, we in the Philosophy Department host an informal open-mic night: people sign up for slots during which they can read their own poetry or any other poetry that they really enjoy (or, really, anything creative). The basic idea is to get together to affirm our collective humanity through worship of the expressive possibilities of the English language. People read others' work and sometimes original poetry or translations; some people come just to listen; we have had readings in Old English (!), Latin, Spanish, French, Polish, and Dutch; sometimes...

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  • 2016 Sep 20

    Philosophy & Literature Reading Group

    6:00pm to 8:00pm


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    The first meeting of the Philosophy and Literature Reading Group will take place on Tuesday, September 20th from 6:00-8:00 in Robbins Library.

    We will be discussing pages 15 to 45 of Theodor Adorno's Minima Moralia.

  • 2016 Apr 30

    Celebration of the Philosophy and Teaching of T.M. Scanlon

    12:30pm to 7:00pm


    Austin Hall North

    Please join us for a celebration of the philosophy and teaching of Professor T. M. Scanlon on the occasion of his retirement from teaching.

    With presentations by some of Tim's former students on their work.

    Free and open to the public.

  • 2016 Apr 22

    Philosophy & Film Series: La Jetée



    Tanner Room, Emerson 310

    Please join us for a showing of Chris Marker's La Jetée (the inspiration for 12 Monkees) with philosophical reflection and discussion led by Professor Richard Moran.