Faculty Conferences & Workshops


The Philosophy of Anton Amo: Slavery, War and Peace
June 22-24, 2023
Workshop Organizer: Christia Mercer

A Workshop at Columbia 
Semantics and rational norms

Saturday, March 4, 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
716 Philosophy Hall
Workshop Organizer: Melissa Fusco

Kitcherfest In honor of John Dewey Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Philip Kitcher
Monday, November 14th & Tuesday, November 15th
716 Philosophy Hall


Isaac Levi Conference and Memorial
Saturday, September 28
716 Philosophy Hall

Moral Imagination of the Novel Workshop
Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5
716 Philosophy Hall
Workshop Organizer: Dhananjay Jagannathan

Pedagogy of Dignity Workshop
Saturday, October 12
Workshop Organizer: Christia Mercer

Foundations of Physics Workshop: A Celebration of David Albert's Birthday
Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16
Workshop Organizer: Porter Williams


Decision Theory & Epistemology Workshop
Saturday, March 3
716 Philosophy Hall
Workshop Organizer: Melissa Fusco

Waiting, Watching, Acting: Immediate and Deferred Responses to Political Crisis
Friday, March 23rd
702 Hamilton Hall
Workshop Organizers: Lydia Goehr & Gregg Horowitz (Pratt Institute)

Workshop on Lying, Deception, Pretense, and Noncooperative Communication
Saturday, March 24th
453 Mudd
Workshop Organizers: Una Stojnic & Julia Hirschberg

Morality and Mathematics Workshop
Saturday, April 14th
716 Philosophy Hall
Workshop Organizer: Justin Clarke-Doane

North American Kant Society Conference
Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th
716 Philosophy Hall
Conference Organizer: Pat Kitcher 

Past Events

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.

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)

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

Reconciling Nominalism and Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics
Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, April 22–23, 2016

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

Locke Workshop
The CUNY Graduate Center
April 7-9, 2016

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

Spring 2014

Conference on Metaphysics
April 25-27 2014
Columbia University

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

Spring 2013

Doxa in Aristotle

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

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:

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?

Spring 2010

April 17th 2010: The SIPTA Workshop on Uncertainty The Society for Imprecise Probabilities: Theories and Applications (SIPTA) 
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.

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.

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.  

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.