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April 2018

Colloquium: “Probabilistic Explanation of Free Action” by Timothy O’Connor (Baylor University)

April 19 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
HMNSS 2212

An indeterministic account of freedom of action is sketched within a powers- based metaphysics of the natural world. Three objections to the adequacy of this account, all centered on its acceptance of objective probabilities governing free actions, are considered and rebutted.

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Colloquium: “Gratitude, Rights, and Benefit” by Coleen Macnamara

April 25 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
HMNSS 1500
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May 2018

Colloquia: Derk Pereboom (Cornell) – “Blame without Anger, Ethics without Demand”

May 30 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
HMNSS 1500
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June 2018

Women in Philosophy Meet and Greet

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
HMNSS 1605B

If you are majoring in philosophy or thinking about majoring in philosophy, please join us.

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End of Year Party

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD
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September 2018

Philosophy Orientation

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
INTS 1109

For additional information on the philosophy orientation, feel free to contact Perla Fabelo (perla.fableo@ucr.edu) or Christy Gray (christy.gray@ucr.edu).

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October 2018

Colloquium – Pierre Keller (UCR)

October 10 @ 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
HMNSS 1500

Professor Keller's talk will be center on: "The Structural Dynamics of Reason in the Copernican Revolution."   For more information on Pierre Keller, click here. 

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Colloquium – William Blattner (Georgetown)

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HMNSS 1500

"A New Approach to Heidegger’s Conception of Originary Temporality" Abstract: In this paper, I return to the theme of Heidegger’s conception of originary temporality. I say “return,” because I began my professional career working on this idea and its implications for other aspects of Heidegger’s early thought. In the almost twenty years since I published Heidegger’s Temporal Idealism, I have come around to a new way of thinking about Heidegger’s account. This new approach takes its clue from the linguistic…

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November 2018

Colloquium – Jonathan Weinberg (University of Arizona)

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HMNSS 1500

“Off Base: The Case Against Epistemic Basing Relations” Epistemologists typically take it as a given that it’s not enough for an epistemically successful agent merely to possess some evidence E for their belief that P — their belief that P must also, in some substantive way, be based upon E. I will argue against this theoretical presupposition in epistemology, and for there are no such substantive basing relations to be found on or among our beliefs. First, our ordinary epistemic…

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Cancelled: Charles Mills (The Graduate Center, City University of NY)

November 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HMNSS 1500

Unfortunately, the Charles Mills colloquium today, 11/28, has been cancelled. He was trapped in Chicago due to the blizzard; both his initial flight and his make-up flight were canceled, and he was not able to reschedule another to allow him to make it here in time for the talk. Apologies for the last-minute change and to everyone who was excited to have him here this week.

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