Colloquium Series 2020-2021

Spring 2021 Series

Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Melissa Fusco (Columbia University)
Title "Is Free Choice Cancellable?"


Abstract: "I argue that the time-honored `I don't know which'-riders on on Free Choice sentences, traditionally taken to confine the effect to the farther side of the semantics-pragmatics divide, are in fact sensitive to scope. Therefore, such sluices do not show cancellation on Free Choice antecedents in which disjunction scopes narrower than the modal.If successful, this argument clears the runway for a natural-language inspired logic---it would be a very revisionary one---which validates the inference pattern."
4:10-6:00PM, Zoom-Link sent in advance.

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Aminah Hasan-Birdwell (Columbia University)
Title "The Moral Danger of Political Factions: Mary Astell on Political Consent, Rebellion, and Civil War"
4:10-6:00PM, Zoom-Link sent in advance.

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University)
Title "Humanism: A defense."
4:10-6:00PM, Zoom-Link sent in advance.

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Francey Russell (Barnard College)
Title "Picturing the Mind: Methodology and Metapsychology in Freud"
4:10-6:00PM, Zoom-Link sent in advance.

 

Fall 2020 Series

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Jenann Ismael (Columbia University)
Title "Time and the Visual Imagination"
4:10-6:00PM, Zoom-Link sent in advance.

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
Kris McDaniel  (University of Notre Dame)
Title "Kantian Ontological Pluralism without Transcendental Idealism"
4:10-6:00PM, ZOOM-Link sent in advance.

Thursday, December 10th, 2020
Paul Taylor  (Vanderbilt University)
Title "Which me will survive all these liberations?"
4:10-6:00PM, ZOOM-Link sent in advance.

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