27 September 2013

preliminary SPEL courses for Spring

SPEL colloquium

PHIL 570Q SPEL colloquium Hassoun R 11:45–1:05 (Colloquium)

SPEL seminars:

PHIL 505 Contemporary Ethics Tessman R 1:40–4:40 (1st yr seminar)

PHIL 580B Philosophy of Social Science Guay TR 2:50-4:40

PHIL 605E Buddhist Metaphysics Goodman T R 2:50–4:50 (Metaphysics)

PHIL 608J Health Justice Hassoun W 1:40–4:40 (Anglo-American)

PHIL 608L Liberalisms Bar On M 1:40–4:40 (Anglo-American)

PHIL 608? Hegel: The Philosophy of Right Pensky TBA (History, Continental)

PHIL 609C Democratic Theory Reeves T 1:40–4:40 (Anglo-American)

PHIL 621C Aristotle’s Ethics & Politics Preus T R 8:30–9:55 (History)

Graduate courses cross-listed with Philosophy:

PHIL 647E Tumultuous Place, Fate & Belonging Allen M 3:30–6:30

Undergraduate courses that SPEL students may wish to “sit in” on to pass proficiency requirements:

PHIL 202 Descartes, Hume, and Kant Guay T R 1:15–2:40

25 September 2013

SPEL Colloquium

Our first speaker of the academic year will be here this thursday:

Erin Taylor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Cornell University

"All Together Now: Conventionalism and Everyday Moral Life"

Thursday September 26

5:00 PM

UU 324

 update: (26.9)
Today’s Colloquium will meet in the IASH Conference Room, LN-1106 (not UUW-324).

highlighted philosophers

this month: Lisa Tessman

17 September 2013

Works in progress

The first works in progress workshop will be held Wednesday, September 25 from 1:00-2:15 pm in FA-242. Lunch will be provided.

Our speakers will be Alison Coombs presenting "Moral cultivation and the self in Aristotelian and early Buddhist thought" and Gina Santiago presenting “The Communicability of Knowledge in Aristotle’s Metaphysics.” 

We look forward to, and encourage, both faculty and graduate students to attend. 

Also, please remember that we are seeking abstracts and presentations on a rolling basis, so you may submit something torduford1@binghamton.edu if you like.

transcendetally deduce THIS ...


14 September 2013

brown bag lunch #1, Fall 2013

Everyone is invited to this year's first brown-bag lunch discussion group on Thursday, October 3, 11:45-1:00pm in LT 1506 (the Comp Lit conference room).

Food will not be provided by the department, so feel free to pack your aluminum Superman lunchbox, fill your thermos, and bring goodies to trade for dessert because this is going to be a real brown-bag

The article is by Nicholas Vrousalis entitled "Exploitation, Vulnerability, and Social Domination." (Philosophy and Public Affairs 41, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 131-157.) 

11 September 2013

here is the IASH schedule for anyone who is interested

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities


~Fall 2013 Fellows Presentations~

W 12:00pm-1:30pm

LN 1106

September 11

Adam Laats (School of Education, History) “Democracy” and American Education, 1930-1960

September 18

Matt Applegate (Comparative Literature) Up Against the Wall: Guerrilla Discourse and DIY Media in 1960's Manhattan

September 25

Wendy Wall (History) ‘To Wage the Peace’: The 1965 Immigration Act and the Cold War Politics of Immigration Reform

October 2

Brian Wall (Cinema) What Cinema Isn't: Boredom, Blindness, and the Uncinematic

October 9

Kristine Jennings (Comparative Literature) Narcissistic Sensibilities: The Erotics of an Imagined Self in Eighteenth-Century Novels

of Britain and Germany

October 16

Nicole Hassoun (Philosophy) Human Rights, Global Health, and the Rules of Trade

October 23

Bilge Firat O’Hearn Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Istanbul Technical University Infrastructure and Regional

Integration around the Bosphorus: Material Futures or Political Dreamscapes?

October 30

Heather DeHaan (History) In the Neighborhood of Empire: Baku Communities in the Interwar Period

November 6

Ilana Ben-Ezra (History, Political Science) The Sixth Crusade: Antichrist, Fredrick II, and Muslims in Western Eschatology

November 13

Barbara Abou El Haj (Art History) Lordship and Commune: A Comparative Study of Building and Decorating in Reims and Amiens

November 20

Layoung Shin (Anthropology) “Performing Like a Star”: Pop Culture and Sexuality among Young Women in Neoliberal South Korea

December 4

Diana Gildea Global Food Crisis, Householding, and Social Reproduction

10 September 2013

SPEL Workshop on THU

"How to Get a Job in Philosophy"

This is a reminder about the first workshop which will take place Thu at 11:45 in the seminar room. All first and second year students as well as job market candidates are required to attend. That said, the seminar should be of interest to all students considering going on the market in the next year or two (and those who just want to know what to look forward to) as it focuses on things you can do to secure a good job in philosophy.