Our events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated in the event listing.
March 2, Thursday, 4:00 p.m., 141 Park Hall, UB North
Buffalo Logic Colloquium
Matt LaVine (SUNY Potsdam)
"The History of Logic (and Ethics)"
March 3, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture, Paul Poenicke (University at Buffalo)
March 9, Thursday, 4:00 p.m., 141 Park Hall, UB North Campus
Buffalo Logic Colloquium
Julian Cole, Buffalo State College
"Institutions and Abstract Objects"
March 10, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture, Hun Chung (Rochester)
March 30, Thursday, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, 107 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus
Paul Kurtz Memorial Lecture
Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY)
"Skepticism and Epistemic Virtue: Shouldn't skeptics know what they are talking about, when they are talking about it?"
April 27, Thursday, 4:00 pm, 141 Park Hall, UB North
Buffalo Logic Colloquium
John Corcoran (University at Buffalo)
"Sentence, Proposition, Judgment, Statement, and Fact: Speaking about the Written English Used in Logic"
Time/Location: 4:00 to 6:00 pm in 107 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus
Short Bio: Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary
Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy
from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani
Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His
research interests include the philosophy of biology, the
relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of
pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism.
Prof. Pigliucci has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudoscientific attack.”
In the area of public outreach, Prof. Pigliucci has published in
national and international outlets such as the New York Times,
Philosophy Now and The Philosopher’s Magazine, among others.
He is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a
Contributing Editor to Skeptical Inquirer. Pigliucci publishes two
blogs: Plato’s Footnote (platofootnote.org), on general
philosophy, and How to Be a Stoic (howtobeastoic.org), on his
personal exploration of Stoicism as practical philosophy.
At last count, Prof. Pigliucci has published 146 technical papers in science and philosophy. He is also the author or editor of 10 technical and public outreach books, most recently of Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (University of Chicago Press), co-edited with Maarten Boudry. Other books include Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life (Basic Books) and Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (University of Chicago Press).
February 3, Celebration of the Life and Legacy
Event hosted by Professor Neil E. Williams, Chair, UB CAS Department of Philosophy, and Professor Stephen C. Dunnett, UB Vice Provost for International Education and Chair, Confucius Institute, Board of Advisors
3:00 pm, Center for the Arts, Screening Room and Atrium Reception
February 3, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture
Tim Connolly (East Stroudsburg University)
February 10, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park
Brown Box Lecture, Andrew Pfeuffer (University at Buffalo)
February 16, Thursday, 4:00 p.m, 141 Park Hall
Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki)
"Where Do You Get Your Protein? (Or: Biochemical Realization)"
February 17, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture, Shane Hemmer (University at Buffalo)
February 24, Friday12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture, Botan Dolun (University at Buffalo)
July 28, Thursday, 11:00am to 6:00pm
July 29, Friday, 9:30am to 6:00pm
4:40pm: David Boonin
Keynote Speaker, "Posthumous Harm"
July 30, Saturday, 9:00am to 7:00pm
3:15pm: Elselijn Kingma
Keynote Speaker, "The Metaphysics of Pregnancy"
5:30pm: Barry Smith
"The Metaphysics of the Embryo"
10:00-11:00. Keynote Address: Steve Kershnar. “Internalism and Moral Responsibility: Cutting responsibility down to size
11:15-12:15. Plenary Address I: David Hershenov. "Is Health the key to Autonomy?"
12:15-1:15 Lunch Break
1:15-2:15 Award Winning Graduate Student Essay: Rob Kelly, "Manipulation and Compatibilism: Why Appealing to Health Is Not the Cure."
2:30- 3:30 Award Winning Graduate Student Essay. David Limbaugh. “Could we Perform Evil Actions When We Never Would? An Essay on God, Agency, and Dispositional Modality”
3:45-4:45. Best International Submission: Yishai Cohen. "A Manipulation Argument for Deliberation Incompatibilism".
5:00-6:00 Plenary Address II: John Keller. “The Mother of All Design Arguments”
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Thursday, October 22
Knox 109 Lecture Hall
Debate featuring philosophy professors:
John Keller, Niagara University
Stephen Kershnar, SUNY Fredonia
The event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 29
Knox 110 Lecture Hall
Debate featuring PhD students:
Brendan Cline & Jake Monaghan
The event is free and open to the public.
Location: Seminar Room, 640 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus
Time: 4:00 to 6:00pm - all lectures are free and open to the public
October 19, Monday
Lecture 1 - Facing the Fire: On Mr. James Baldwin and Others
October 20, Tuesday
Lecture 2 - Facing Foolishness: On Philosophy and the Academy
October 21, Wednesday
Lecture 3 - Facing the Future: What Will Happen To All That Beauty?
About the speaker: Paul C. Taylor teaches philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, where he also directs the Program on Philosophy After Apartheid at the Rock Ethics Institute. Professor Taylor received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University. He writes on aesthetics, race theory, Africana philosophy, pragmatism, and social philosophy, and is the author of the book Race: A Philosophical Introduction (Polity, 2004). He has recently co-edited a special issue of The Journal of Social Philosophy (with Ronald Sundstrom) on critical philosophy of race, and is currently at work on a book called Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics (under contract, Blackwell).
Hosted by the Experimental Epistemology Research Group.
Featuring Thomas Nadelhoffer, College of Charleston
Organizers: Robert Kelly and James Beebe (Experimental Epistemology Research Group, University at Buffalo). The event is sponsored by the Peter Hare Memorial Fund and the University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy.
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Thursday, July 30: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, July 31, 9:00am to 5:00pm, with keynotes at 1:45 and 3:45
Saturday, August 1, 9:00am to 5:00pm, with keynotes at 1:45 and 3:45
Location: Park Hall, Room 280, North Campus
April 16, Debate: Does evil provide evidence against the
existence of God?
Speaker: Philip Stuart Kitcher of Columbia University specialises in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of biology, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of literature, and, more recently, pragmatism. Kitcher is best known outside academia for his work examining creationism and sociobiology. His works attempt to connect the questions raised in philosophy of biology and philosophy of mathematics with the central philosophical issues of epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. He has also published papers on John Stuart Mill, Kant and other figures in the history of philosophy. Lately he has become interested in John Dewey and a pragmatic approach to philosophical issues. He sees pragmatism as providing a unifying and reconstructive approach to traditional philosophy issues. He also recently published a book outlining a naturalistic approach to ethics, The Ethical Project (Harvard University Press, 2011).
Kitcher's three criteria for good science: Independent testability of auxiliary hypotheses; Unification; Fecundity.
Speaker: Dr. Loren Goldner, editor of Insurgent Notes; writer and activist based in New York City. Many of his writings are available at Break Their Haughty Power.org Loren Goldner is also the author of Vanguard of Retrogression (2011), and Herman Melville: Between Charlemagne and The Antemosaic Cosmic Man (2006)
Date: Thursday, March 12
Time: 5:00 to 7:00pm
Location: 212 Norton Hall, UB North Campus
The event is sponsored by "The Marxist Reading Group"
Keynote Speakers: Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto) and
John Turri (University of Waterloo)
Organizers: Jake Monaghan, Neil Otte, and James Beebe (Experimental Epistemology Research Group, University at Buffalo).
The event is sponsored by the Peter Hare Memorial Fund and the
Dept. of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Contact:
Experimental Epistemology Research Group (EERG)
The 2014 PANTC conference organized by Jim Delaney and David
Hershenov will take place on Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August
2, in Park Hall 280, UB North Campus.
Keynote speaker: Professor Christopher Boorse, University at Delaware
Christopher Boorse will give talks on both days based on the following papers:
Conference presentations are based upon the following papers,
available for preview: