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January 2017

Special Colloquium & Discussion on the Recent Election

January 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
INTS 1113

The politics of salvation: ideology, propaganda and race in Trump’s America David Livingstone Smith (University of New England) Followed by a panel discussion on the upcoming administration by UCR faculty: Ann Goldberg (History), Armando Navarro (Ethnic Studies), and Jennifer Merolla (Political Science) — Presented by the Department of Philosophy, in conjunction with the Center for Ideas & Society Please contact Jeremy Pober at jeremy.pober@email.ucr.edu with any questions. Free & open to the public

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February 2017

The 2017 Bernd Magnus Memorial Lecture: Bernard Reginster

February 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
INTS 1113

The Department of Philosophy Presents: Bernard Reginster (Brown University) Ressentiment, Power, and Values Ressentiment is an affective state that plays an essential role in the critique of morality Nietzsche develops in On the Genealogy of Morality. I attempt to elucidate the nature of this peculiar state, to identify what it reveals about human psychology, and to determine why it is especially well suited to influence beliefs about value. Reception to follow Please contact Jeremy.pober@email.ucr.edu with any questions or concerns

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April 2017

Myisha Cherry Talk

April 12, 2017 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
HMNSS 1500

Topic TBA

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May 2017

Realist-Expressivism and the Fundamental Role of Normative Belief

May 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

David Copp (UC-Davis)  

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October 2017

Sally Haslanger – Undertaking Cultural Critique

October 18, 2017 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
INTS 1113

Culture frames the possibilities for thought and action so that certain morally relevant facts are eclipsed and others distorted.  This results in shared practices that are unjust and oppressive. However, culture is not a rigid frame, but is a set of tools made ready for use in certain ways; not everyone uses the tools in the same way or finds them fitting for the jobs they need done. So even in cases where most participate in oppressive practices unknowingly, there…

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November 2017

Colloquium: Jozef Muller

November 29, 2017 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
INTS 1113
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January 2018

Book Sale

January 16 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
HMNSS Courtyard

Prices start at $1. Sponsored by the Philosophy Club at UCR Other upcoming events by the Philosophy Club: General Meeting #1 - Monday, Jan 22 1-2pm HMNSS 1605b Reading Group Meeting - Thursday, Jan 25 6-7pm HMNSS 1605b If you any questions about our upcoming events, email: ucr.philosophyclub@gmail.com. Join us on HighlanderLink and Facebook!  

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Nancy Cartwright Colloquium: The Scientific Method: The Devil is Always in the Details

January 24 @ 3:00 pm
HMNSS 1500

Eliot Sober argues that the scientific method includes many non-trivial principles of reasoning that apply across vastly different subject matters. Nancy Cartwright notes that rigorous methods tend to be very restrictive in what they can do, maintaining that the real work in science is done by mixing methods that are highly specific to a given subject matter. Her basic worry is that privileging particular methods restricts the scope of what science can find out and sets unacceptable limits on the…

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Colloquium: Nancy Cartwright

January 24 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
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UCR Graduate Student Conference

January 26 - January 27

Keynote speakers Pamela Hieronymi and Lanier Anderson. More information available from Taylor Cyr, Deborah Nelson or Jonah Nagashima

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