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March 2018

Legal Theory Workshop: Frances Kamm (Harvard University)

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

“Doing Death: The Ethics, Law, and Public Policy of Assisted Suicide” Frances Kamm, Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, Harvard University Thursday, March 8 at 5:00 pm UCLA School of Law, Room 1314

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Florian Fischer (Bonn University), “Powerful Persistence”

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

ABSTRACT: I will argue that we need to consider the ‘change-makers’ if we want to provide a comprehensive theory of persistence. The classical theories of persistence, endurantism and perdurantism in all their flavours, are content with avoiding the looming contradiction in the context of Leibniz’s Law. They do not account for how change is brought about. I argue that this is not sufficient to constitute a theory of persistence and I will introduce produrantism as a new access towards a…

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The USC-UCLA Graduate Philosophy Conference

March 18 @ 4:30 pm - March 19 @ 1:00 am

The USC-UCLA Graduate Philosophy Conference, featuring David Chalmers (New York University). Saturday, March 17th at the University of Southern California, in the Mudd Hall of Philosophy, Room 101. For more information, please see the attached schedule, or click here and here. Conference Schedule (Saturday March 17).pdf

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Legal Theory Workshop: Lewis A. Kornhauser (New York University)

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

March 22, 2018 Lewis A. Kornhauser, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law UCLA School of Law, Room 1314 5:00 pm

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April 2018

Colloquium: Rodrigo Guerizoli (UFRJ)

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

HOW HUMAN BEINGS GRASP NATURE: JOHN BURIDAN ON KNOWING SUBSTANCES Rodrigo Guerizoli (Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro) Wednesday, April 4 at 5:00 pm Dodd Hall – Room 399 Light refreshments will be served.

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The Early Modern Philosophy Conference (Day 1)

April 7 @ 10:30 pm - April 8 @ 1:00 am

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 (DAY ONE)DODD HALL – ROOM 399 3:30 – 5:15 PM: Stephen Zylstra (Toronto), Spinoza, Emanation and Formal Causation 5:15 – 6:15 PM: Reception

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The Early Modern Philosophy Conference (Day 3)

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (DAY THREE)DODD HALL – ROOM 3999:30 – 11:15 AM: Janelle DeWitt (Indiana), Feeling and Inclination: Rationalizing the Animal Within 11:15 – 1:00 PM: Stephen Engstrom (Pittsburgh), The Category of Substance

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The Early Modern Philosophy Conference (Day 2)

April 8 @ 4:30 pm - April 9 @ 1:00 am

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 (DAY TWO)DODD HALL – ROOM 399 9:30 – 11:15 AM: Karen Detlefsen (Penn), Du Châtelet’s Changing Views on Virtue and Vice 11:15 – 1:00 PM: Karolina Hübner (Toronto), Spinoza on Inference 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Lunch 2:00 – 3:45 PM: Ed McCann (USC), Conventionalism and Its Discontents: Locke’s Nominally RealEssences of Substances 3:45 – 5:30 PM: Peter Myrdal (Turku), Leibniz on Concepts

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Legal Theory Workshop: Thomas Scanlon (Harvard University, emeritus)

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

April 12, 2018 Thomas Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Emeritus, Harvard University UCLA School of Law, Room 1314 5:00 pm

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Colloquium: Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University)

April 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Cognitive Roots of Adjectival MeaningMichael Glanzberg (Northwestern University)Friday, April 13th at 3:30 pmUCLA School of Law, Room 1430 ABSTRACT: In this paper, I illustrate a way that work in cognitivepsychology can  fruitfully interact withtruth-conditional semantics. A widely held view takes the meanings of gradableadjectives to be measure functions, which map objects to degrees on a scale.Scales come equipped with dimensions that fix what the degrees are. FollowingBartsch and Vennemann, I observe that this allows dimensions to play the roleof…

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