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May 2019

Inaugural Pan-American Symposium on the History of Logic

May 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

UCLA Philosophy is pleased to host the inaugural meeting of the Pan-American Symposium on the History of Logic. The symposium is a meeting of international specialists on diverse traditions in the History of Logic. Each meeting of the symposium focuses on a specific topic central to logic, with the aim of offering a comparative picture of its treatment throughout history. This year’s topic is Validity throughout History. Featured speakers are: Guido Alt, University of Cologne, Germany: “A Colonial Scholastic Debate…

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September 2019

Colloquium: Anton Ford, University of Chicago

September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“The Objectification of Agency” Anton Ford, University of Chicago Friday, November 8th at 3:30 pm Location TBA

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Fall Open House 2019

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Philosophy Department will be hosting its annual Open House on Wednesday, September 25th from noon to 2:00pm. This event will be held in the Shapiro Courtyard (between Dodd Hall and the Law School) and all are welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet Philosophy faculty & graduate students and learn more about the Philosophy department in an informal setting. Students interested in learning more about the Philosophy major/minor or just learning more about Philosophy courses are encouraged to…

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October 2019

Defeasible Inference in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence

October 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - October 12, 2019 @ 5:45 pm

  On Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12, the Philosophy department, with members from UCLA Computer Science, will host “Defeasible Inference in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence.” The workshop brings together researchers from philosophy, computer science, and allied disciplines who work on non-monotonic logics and defeasible inference. The idea is to connect traditional philosophical reflections on these topics–defeat in epistemology, prima facie duties in ethics, and belief revision in philosophy of science– with the rich tradition of non-monotonic logics in…

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Colloquium: Mark Schroeder, University of Southern California

October 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Conflict, Discord, and Strife Mark Schroeder, University of Southern California Friday, October 18 at 4:00 pm UCLA School of Law – Room 1420

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November 2019

Colloquium: Anton Ford, University of Chicago

November 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“The Objectification of Agency” Anton Ford, University of Chicago Friday, November 8 at 4:00 pm Location: TBA

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December 2019

Colloquium: Monique Wonderly, UC San Diego

December 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Forgiving, Committing, and Un-forgiving” Monique Wonderly, UC San Diego Friday, December 6 at 4:00 pm Dodd Hall – Room 146

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February 2020

Alison Keith, University of Toronto

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Roman Epicureanism and Latin Literature Alison Keith, University of Toronto Friday, February 21 at 4pm Dodd Hall | Common Room (399) Alison Keith is Professor of Classics and Women’s Studies, and Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute, at the University of Toronto. This paper explores the evidence of Latin poetry for the diffusion of Epicurean philosophy in Roman society and culture from Lucilius in the mid-republic to Martial in the high empire. This talk is a joint venture with UCLA…

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March 2020

History of Philosophy Workshop: Lucas Angioni, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Aristotle’s many uses of ‘sumbebekos’ (and its importance for his theory of scientific demonstration)” Lucas Angioni, Universidade Estadual de Campinas Tuesday, March 3 at 1pm Location: Dodd Hall – Reading Room (300)

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2020 Aristotle’s De Anima Workshop on Sean Kelsey’s Manuscript

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - March 8 @ 1:15 pm

As part of the History Research Cycle, the Philosophy Department will be hosting the 2020 Aristotle’s De Anima Workshop on Sean Kelsey’s (University of Notre Dame) Manuscript. Featured commentators include Victor Caston (University of Michigan), Pano Dimas (University of Oslo), Jessica Gelber (University of Toronto), David Lefebvre (Sorbonne University), Sara Magrin (UC Berkeley), Christian Pfeiffer (University of Toronto), and Joel Yurdin (Haverford College). Commentators-at-large are Jozef Muller (UC Riverside), Lucas Angioni (University of Campinas), and John Carriero (UCLA). Friday, March…

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