Faculty Conferences


Spring 2017

Rethinking Philosophy’s Past, 1300-1800: The Philosophy Department and Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invite you to “Rethinking Philosophy’s Past, 1300-1800” (February 17-18). Distinguished historians will share recent scholarship on women and other understudied figures in the history of philosophy to encourage more accurate accounts of philosophy’s past and more inclusive teaching. Sessions rethink standard stories and offer practical ideas about to incorporate understudied figures in our philosophy courses, both historical and non-historical.

Conference Schedule

Fall 2016

Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus: A book project and two conferences at Columbia University and UC Berkeley
Justin Vlasits (UC Berkeley), Katja Maria Vogt (Columbia University)

Meeting I (Columbia University)
Friday, October 28, 2016 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Don Garrett
Kathryn Tabb
 (Columbia University)
MGF Martin
 (University College London/UC Berkeley)
Kathrin Glüer-Pagin
 (University of Stockholm)
John Morrison
 (Barnard College/Columbia University)
Susanna Schellenberg
 (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
Peter Pagin
 (University of Stockholm)

Lorenzo Corti (Université de Lorraine)
Melissa Fusco (Columbia University)
Christiana Olfert (Tufts University)
Simon Shogry (Princeton University)
Justin Vlasits (UC Berkeley)

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Spring 2016

Exploring the Philosophy of Émilie Du Châtelet
Center for Science and Society
Heyman Center for the Humanities
Columbia University
1-3 June 2016

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University
The Columbia University Department of Philosophy
The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University
The Leibniz Fund

Please visit for more information.

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Conference Schedule

Alliance Conference: Reconciling Nominalism and Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, April 22–23, 2016

Conference Program

Journal of Philosophy Conference to Honor Charles Parsons’s Distinguished Service as Editor

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 4:10pm-7:10pm
716 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University Morningside Campus

Speakers and Commentators:
Charles Parsons, Harvard University
Solomon Feferman, Stanford University
Peter Koellner, Harvard University
Wilfried Sieg, Carnegie Mellon University
William Tait, University of Chicago

Free and open to the public

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Locke Workshop

The CUNY Graduate Center
April 7-9, 2016

Jessica Gordon-Roth, City University of New York
Benjamin Hill, University of Western Ontario
Kathryn Tabb, Columbia University

The Locke Workshop has been made possible by the generous support of:
The Philosophy Program - CUNY Graduate Center
Department of Philosophy - Columbia University
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy
The University of Western Ontario Faculty of the Arts and Humanities
Western Philosophy
Research Western

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Fall 2015

Alliance Conference: Reconciling Nominalism and Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics
Dept. of Philosophy, Columbia Univ. & IHPST Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Paris, IHPST, November 27-28, 2015

Conference Program



Spring 2014

Conference on Metaphysics
April 25-27 2014
Columbia University

Conference Schedule

Jointly organized by the Columbia University Philosophy Department and the Marc Sanders Foundation.


David Albert: Physics and Narrative
Shamik Dasgupta: Inexpressible Ignorance
Cian Dorr: Against Counterfactual Miracle
Mark Johnston: The Problem of Personites
Friederike Moltmann: TBA
Laurie Paul: Finkish Preferences
Ted Sider: Scientific properties, and How the Tools of Metaphysics Matter
Dean  Zimmerman: The Bearers of Qualia

Registration is free. To register to attend: please email Robyn Whitaker,, by April 21.


Fall 2013    

Pyrrho: Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius
A Workshop in Ancient Philosophy
October 18/19 2013, Common Room of the Heyman Center, Columbia University

Organizers: Katja Maria Vogt / SAPERE
Contributors: Richard Bett (Johns Hopkins), Lorenzo Corti (Paris ENS), Christiana Olfert (Tufts), Elizabeth Scharffenberger (Columbia), David Sedley (Cambridge), Katja Maria Vogt (Columbia), James Warren (Cambridge)

For a brief description, please follow this link:


Spring 2013

Doxa in Aristotle
A Workshop in Ancient Philosophy
April 26/27 2013, Philosophy Hall 716, Columbia University

Organizer: Katja Maria Vogt
Speakers: Rusty Jones (Harvard), Marko Malink (Chicago), Wolfgang Mann (Columbia), Ian McCready-Flora (Columbia), Christiana Olfert (Tufts), Christof Rapp (Munich), Barbara Sattler (Yale), Katja Maria Vogt (Columbia)

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Fall 2011

Progic 2011

The Progic conference series is intended to promote interactions between probability and logic. The fifth installment of the series will be held at Columbia University in New York on September 10th and 11th of 2011. While several of the earlier Progic meetings included a special focus, Progic 2011 will honor Haim Gaifman's contributions to the intersection of probability and logic. Progic 2011 will consist of 11 talks. The following distinguished speakers have been confirmed:

Haim Gaifman (Columbia)

Rohit Parikh (CUNY)

Jeff Paris (Manchester)

Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon)

Special Issue: We have made arrangements to publish all 11 papers from the conference in a special issue of the Journal of Applied Logic

Local organizer:
Jeff Helzner

Progic Steering Committee:
Rolf Haenni
Jan-Willem Romeijn
Gregory Wheeler
Jon Willamson

Progic Schedule


Fall 2010

October 28th-30th: The Philosophy of Creativity Conference

What is creativity? How does it happen? How is it that creativity is manifest in discovery as well as invention, in science as well as art? In what ways might an audience participate in creating a work of art? What role does creativity play in the construction of the self?

Join us along with a distinguished cast of philosophers, cognitive scientists, and artists to discuss these and other questions as we explore this exciting and relatively new field of philosophy.

For more information, please see the conference website.

Contact:  Professor Elliot Samuel Paul


Spring 2010

April 17th 2010: The SIPTA Workshop on Uncertainty
The Society for Imprecise Probabilities: Theories and Applications (SIPTA) is sponsoring a workshop on uncertainty that will be held at Columbia on April 17th. The workshop will feature invited talks by Jim Joyce (Michigan) and Teddy Seidenfeld (Carnegie Mellon), as well as several contributed papers.

Additional details, including information about free registration, can be found in the attached PDF.

April 15th & 16th 2010: The 2010 Synthese Conference on Epistemology and Economics

The Department of Philosophy at Columbia University will be hosting the Synthese Conference on Epistemology and Economics will take place on April 15th and 16th. It will feature invited papers by Alexandru Baltag (Oxford), Cristina Bicchieri (Penn), Adam Brandenburger (NYU), Christian List (LSE), and Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund), as well as several contributed papers.

Additional details, including information about free registration, can be found in the attached PDF.

February 6th, 2010: Desiring the Good in Plato

A one-day conference in 716 Philosophy Hall, organized by Katja Maria Vogt.

Speakers: Matthew Evans (NYU), Melissa Lane (Princeton), Dimitri El Murr (Paris 1), and Iakovos Vasiliou (CUNY).

Commentators: Taylor Carman, Wolfgang Mann, Christiana Olfert, Melissa Schwartzberg.

"Desiring the Good in Plato" is a year-long research project, jointly conducted by Dimitri El Murr (Paris 1) and Katja Maria Vogt (Columbia). The project is funded by the Columbia-Paris Alliance Program. The project involves a second conference in Paris, April 16th and 17th, organized by Dimitri El Murr.

Fall 2009

October 16th, 2009: The Dewey Workshop

The Dewey Workshop is jointly organized by the Columbia-Barnard Philosophy Department and the Philosophy of Education program at Teacher's College.  It will take place on October 16th, and will run all day.  

For the conference poster please click HERE and for the conference schedule please click HERE.

October 2nd & 3rd, 2009

Women, Philosophy, and History: Conference Celebrating Eileen O'Neill and her Work
This conference will continue the groundbreaking work of Eileen O'Neill (Barnard, 1975) by examining the standard narrative of the history of philosophy from a feminist perspective.  For general information, go to

For the conference poster please click HERE and for the conference schedule please click HERE.

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