10 November 2015

GOP debate: more welders, fewer philosophers

very far from the stupidest things said, but ...

bonus philosophy reference:


and why does no one point out that the plan (keep wages low to avoid automation to encourage manufacturing jobs to get high wages) is incoherent?

09 November 2015

Challenges of Structural Injustice symposium/workshop

“Challenges of Structural Injustice”

Friday, Nov 20
IASH Conference Room (LN-1106)

An event of the Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging


9:30 - 10:30am Anja Karnein (Binghamton), “The Problem of Structural Injustice”

10:35 - 11:35am Laura Valentini (London), “The Natural Duty of Justice in Non-Ideal
Circumstances: On the Moral Demands of Institution-Building and

11:50am - 12:50pm Lubna Chaudhry (Binghamton), “The Intersection of Direct Violence
with Structural Violence: The Lives and Experiences of Pakistani

2 - 3pm Mara Marin (Frankfurt/Toronto), “What Domination Can and Cannot Do.

3:05 - 4:05pm Mattias Iser (Binghamton), “Structural Misrecognition?”

4:20 - 5:20pm Serena Parekh (Boston), “The Global Refugee Regime as Structural

5:25 - 6:25pm Bat-Ami Bar On (Binghamton), “Are Refugees Surplus Populations?” Gender Oppression and the Limits of the Notion of Domination“

Human Migration and Border Symposium

Human Migrations And Borders

A Conversation in the Disciplines Symposium


The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Library North 1106
November 13-14, 2015

Keynote Speakers: Esra Akcan, Architecture, Cornell University
and Jamie Winders, Geography, Syracuse University

Participants: Karen-edis Barzman, Ana Maria Candela,  Alexander Caviedes, Manas K Chatterji, Bradley Walker Hutchison, Gallya Lahav, Ricardo Larémont, Daniel Levy, Shincha Park, Sabina Perrino, James Shuford, Kent F Schull, Jay Newberry, Dael A Norwood, Takashi Nishiyama,
Sevinç Türkkan, Julia Walker, Tiantian Zheng

The symposium is sponsored by the SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Program and the Binghamton University Citizenship, Rights, and Cultural Belonging Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence

holy shit Missouri

go Tigers


04 November 2015

SPEL Colloquium: Friday 6 November

Candace Delmas

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Political Science
Northeastern University

"The ethics of hacktivism"

Fri 6 Nov.

02 November 2015

podcast about Moral Failure

For those who may be interested, there is an hour-long podcast interview with Lisa about Moral Failure now up on New Books in Philosophy. Here's the link:

Gary at IASH

Gary Santillanes, Ph.D. student, will speak on “Progress and Moral Relativism” as part of the IASH Fellows Speaker Series on Wednesday, Nov. 4th from 12:001:00 pm in the IASH Conference Room, LN-1106.  Everyone is welcome!!