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2018 Apr 12

Harvard Logic Colloquium: Boris Zilber (Oxford)

4:00pm

Location: 

Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow Street

Boris Zilber (Oxford): Between Model Theory and Physics

There are several important issues in physics which model theory have potential to help with. First of all, there is the issue of adequate language and formalism, and closely related to this there is a more specific problem of giving rigorous meanings to limits and integrals used by physicists. I will present a variation of ‘positive model theory’ which addresses these issues and discuss some progress in defining...

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2018 Mar 22

Harvard Logic Colloquium: Donald Martin (UCLA)

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow Street

Donald Martin (UCLA): Cantor's Grundlagen

Cantor’s early (1883) Grundlagen einer allgemeinen Mannigfaltigkeitslehre is badly organized and has
important errors and omissions. Nevertheless it is rich in content, and its concepts are in some ways
superior to Cantor’s later ones.

I will mainly concentrate on a few aspects of Grundlagen: (1) what might be called Cantor’s quasiaxiomatic,
iterative account of ordinal numbers; (2) the role that something like a Replacement Axiom
plays in this account...

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2018 Mar 08

CANCELLED (due to weather): Louis deRosset (University of Vermont) "Skepticism about Grounding"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall 305
The Department of Philosophy regrets that the scheduled colloquium lecture by Louis deRosset (University of Vermont) has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather. Professor deRosset's lecture will be part of our fall 2018 colloquium series and will be delivered on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Read more about CANCELLED (due to weather): Louis deRosset (University of Vermont) "Skepticism about Grounding"
2018 Mar 05

Harvard Review of Philosophy Annual Lecture: Dale Jamieson (NYU)

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Emerson 305
Dale Jamieson (NYU) will present the annual Harvard Review of Philosophy Lecture on Monday, March 5th in Emerson Hall Room 305. A reception in Robbins Library will follow.

Abstract:  It is now widely accepted that humans and non-humans are continuous with respect to sentience and other properties that may be regarded as sufficient for moral concern. To suppose otherwise is sometimes derided as requiring Homo Sapiens to have a moral immaculate conception that is scarcely believable. Yet, the idea that agency appeared in Homo Sapiens by... Read more about Harvard Review of Philosophy Annual Lecture: Dale Jamieson (NYU)
2018 Mar 02

Ethics of Belief Workshop

Fri - Sat, Mar 2 to Mar 3, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Professors Selim Berker and Susanna Rinard invite you to attend a workshop on the "Ethics of Belief" on March 2nd and 3rd. Speakers will include:

  • Stewart Cohen
  • Richard Foley
  • Pamela Hieronymi
  • Jim Joyce
  • Miriam McCormick
  • Conor McHugh
  • Kate Nolfi
  • Susanna Rinard

The workshop is free and open to all. Talks are not pre-read.

In addition to the speakers, commentators-at-large will include: Melissa Barry, Rima...

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2018 Feb 01

How to Write a Philosophy Paper

5:00pm

Location: 

Emerson 210
Undergraduates are invited to join Department Writing Fellow Javier Caride for a presentation on "How to Write a Philosophy Paper."
2017 Dec 07

Dissertation Defense: Lauren Davidson

11:00am

Location: 

Tanner Room (Emerson 310)
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Lauren Davidson will be defending her dissertation, “Into Question: An Account of Inquiry,” on December 7 at 11 am in the Tanner Room (Emerson 310).
2017 Dec 05

Practice Job Talk: Aleksy Tarasenko-Struc

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Tanner Room (Emerson 310)
Graduate students and faculty are encouraged to attend this practice job talk by Aleksy Tarasenko-Struc.
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