Past Events

  • 2014 Dec 03

    Emerson Hall Poetry Night

    7:30pm

    Location: 

    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    Please join us for our regular reminder-and-celebration-of-our-humanity at the Emerson Hall Poetry Night!

    If you're a newcomer, the basic idea is this: people sign up for ten-minute slots during which they can read their own poetry or any other poetry that they really like (or really, anything creative that has poetic qualities). 

    So, come to read or just to listen! And bring your significant other, friend, family members, etc. People from all departments are welcome. There will be drinks and snacks, good poetry and excellent company. We hope to see you there!

  • 2014 Nov 20

    Department Colloquium

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Emerson 305

    Karl Schafer (Pittsburgh) "Practical Cognition and Knowledge of Things-in-Themselves"

    Reception in Robbins Library following the lecture

  • 2014 Nov 19

    Harvard Logic Colloquium

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow Street

    Maryanthe Malliaris (University of Chicago) "Comparing the complexity of unstable theories"

    In 1967 Keisler posed the problem of Keisler’s order, a suggested program for comparing the complexity of classes of mathematical structures using an asymptotic (ultrapower) point of view. The talk will be about recent results in this area, due to Malliaris and to Malliaris and Shelah, which advance this program by developing a sort of fine structure theory for pseudofinite behavior in model theory. In particular, the focus will be on simple theories, a key model-theoretic...

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  • 2014 Nov 13

    Department Colloquium

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Emerson 305

    James Doyle (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) "Do tyrants do what they want? Gorgias 466a4-468e5"

    ***Attendees are asked to read the text of Plato's Gorgias prior to the lecture.***

    Reception in Robbins Library following the lecture

    Sponsored by the History of Philosophy Workshop

  • 2014 Nov 06

    Department Colloquium

    4:00am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Emerson 305

    Sarah Buss (Michigan) "Reason as a Practical Capacity"

    Reception in Robbins Library following the lecture

    Sponsored by the M&P Workshop

  • 2014 Oct 29

    Harvard Logic Colloquium

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Logic Center, Room 408, 2 Arrow Street

    Joan Bagaria (Universitat de Barcelona) "Reflection phenomena in the set-theoretic universe"

    The phenomenon of reflection occurs at different layers of the set-theoretic universe V, and strengthened forms of reflection associated to each layer give rise to natural additional axioms for set theory of different sorts. In this talk we shall review some strong forms of reflection pertaining to different layers such as the class of ordinals, some inner models, V itself, and even the ideal extensions of V provided by the forcing method, while exposing some intriguing...

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  • 2014 Oct 23

    Department Colloquium

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Emerson 305

    Patricia Kitcher (Columbia) "Kant, Norms, and Nature"

    Sponsored by the M&E Workshop

  • 2014 Oct 15

    The Origin of the Work of Art: Thinking With/Against Heidegger

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Sever Hall 113

    Join Gregory Fried, Peter E. Gordon, and Sean D. Kelly for an evening conversation about Martin Heidegger's "The Origin of the Work of Art."

    Gregory Fried (Department of Philosophy, Suffolk University)

    Peter E. Gordon (Department of History, Harvard University)

    Sean D. Kelly (Department of Philosophy, Harvard University)

  • 2014 Oct 04

    Islamic-Arabic Philosophy Workshop

    9:00am to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Robbins Library, Emerson 211, Harvard University

    Schedule:

    9:00 – 9:30: Coffee and Pastries

    9:30 – 10:45: Jon McGinnis (Missouri – St. Louis) “Mind the Gap: Avicenna’s New Argument against Actually Infinite Space and Its Reception”

    11:00 – 12:15:
    Kara Richardson (Syracuse) "Avicenna on Determinism and Human Freedom"

    12:30 – 1:30: Light Lunch in Robbins Library

    1:45 – 3:00: Emma Gannage (Georgetown) "Revisiting al-Kindi's...

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