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Sentiment and Reason in Early Modern Ethics
The Department of Philosophy is hosting the conference Sentiment and Reason in Early Modern Ethics, on SUNY-Buffalo's North Campus, March 21 and 22.

Carolyn Korsmeyer's book, Making Sense of Taste: Food and Philosophy (Cornell University Press, 1999), has been awarded the International Prize for 2014 by the Italian Society for Aesthetics.

Jiyuan Yu, professor of philosophy, was appointed director of the UB Confucius Institute (CI) in August, and says he plans to revamp the institute to enhance and support Chinese studies and promote traditional Chinese culture on campus.
Laura Delgado, La otra – éramos demasiado parecidos y demasiado distintos (The Female Other—We Were too Similar and too Different), 2009.
Mixed media on canvas. 39.5" x 27.5".
Exhibited at UB Anderson Gallery
On Saturday, February 22, join Jorge J.E. Gracia, Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy and SUNY Distinguished Professor and curator of the exhibition Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature, for a 1pm guided tour with an informal question and answer session.
Dr Shiockley
The SUNY Network of Excellence in Energy, Environment, Education and Economics (4E) has awarded a grant, in the amount of $135,000, to a team of UB researchers. Ken Shockley is serving as Co-Principal Investigator on the research team.
Barry Smith has been selected to deliver a keynote address at the First International Conference of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional research in September 2014.
"The Metaphysics of Good and Evil" featuring David S. Oderberg, Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading, U.K. September 23 to 27, 2013 
Spinoza conference
Conference: Spinoza, Judaism, and Politics
Nicolás Menza, El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan (The Garden of Forking Paths), 2000, 39.5" x 27.5", pastel on paper
Jorge Luis Borges is one of the most prominent literary figures whose work is also profoundly philosophical. His stories are filled with conceptual puzzles that prompt the reader to face the most fundamental questions concerning human existence.
Thomas Bittner's photographic work is the subject of a feature article in the recently redesigned alumni magazine now being published quarterly—At Buffalo.
Professor Jiyuan Yu hosted the meeting of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy in Buffalo in the summer of 2013. The conference is profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education article by Carlin Romano.

The Noûsletter contains an archive of our department's news. We invite you to peruse each of the twenty editions, published between 1990 and 2013, now available for download.

Alumni are invited to send updates to us for  inclusion in the upcoming edition. Contact  Catherine Nolan, Managing Editor, Noûsletter.

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