Call For Papers: Bad Romance: The Ethics of Love, Sex, and Desire An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Harvard
March 29-30 Featuring Keynote Speaker: Nancy Bauer (Tufts) Panel Respondents: Moira Weigel, Robert Reid-Pharr, and others (TBD)
The #MeToo movement has raised questions about the ethics of love, sex, and desire. Narrowly, it has raised questions about sexual consent and violation; broadly, it has raised questions about attraction, power, monogamy, adultery, sex work, and more. Thinkers and artists throughout history, from Plato and...
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street
Robert Pippin (University of Chicago) on Adorno's Aesthetic Theory
Sponsored by The Colloquium for Intellectual History, The Department of Philosophy, The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Center for Jewish Studies, and The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.
Open to members of the Philosophy department, and Harvard College undergraduates
Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film Ganja & Hess is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity...
Paul C. Taylor (Vanderbilt) The Influence of Dewey on Race Theory and Other Stories; or, How to Do Things With History
Come out to The Harvard Review of Philosophy‘s annual lecture by Paul C. Taylor on Friday, February 1st, in Emerson Hall 305 from 3-5pm. Professor Taylor is the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt and has published books and articles on black aesthetics, Barack H. Obama,...
Autumn Patricia Ahn "Documentation as Poetic-Witness": a workshop
In this workshop, we will use listening and writing as a form of complex “secondary” poetry. “Secondary” in this case, meaning a peripheral consciousness. Using rapid association, this technique allows the senses to take precedent to the consciousness. Akin to the “automatic writing” practices developed by the Surrealist & Dada-ist art movements of the early 20th century, also recognized and employed by early psychologist philosophers such as William James and writers such as Gertrude...
We present a narrative of Georg Kreisel’s relation to Kurt Gödel, based on their correspondence. What appears to have been their first contact was Kreisel’s application in 1955 for a year’s membership at the Institute for Advanced Study. This was granted and extended for a second year. Then Kreisel returned to his position at the University of Reading in England. But he began a wandering life, spending time at Reading, Stanford University, the University of...Read more about Harvard Logic Colloquium: Charles Parsons "Kreisel and Gödel"
The Political Theory Colloquium invites you to a special event with Charles Taylor in Fong Auditorium on Thursday October 25, 4-6 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Colloquium for Intellectual History, the Department of Philosophy, the Committee on Social Studies and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
This talk discusses a new combinatorial proof of the existence of expander graphs, which can be carried out in the bounded arithmetic theory VNC1 corresponding to alternating linear time. As an application, we prove that the monotone propositional sequent calculus polynomially simulates the full propositional sequent calculus. Prior to this, only a quasipolynomial simulation was known. Joint work with Valentine Kabanets, Antonina Kolokolova, and Michal Koucky.