2017 Philosophy Department Newsletter

2017 Philosophy Department Newsletter

The 2017 Philosophy Department Newsletter is now available to view online. Below is the Letter from the Executive Officer. Other newsletter features include Program Spotlights (on…

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Ian Olasov and Rachel McKinney Comment on "Gratuitous Misuses of Philosophy"

Ian Olasov and Rachel McKinney Comment on “Gratuitous Misuses of Philosophy”

PhD student Ian Olasov and alumna Rachel McKinney are quoted in a article titled “Ivanka Trump’s Foray into Nietzsche, and Other Gratuitous Misuses of Philosophy”,…

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Share Your Accomplishments in the 2017 End-of-Year Department Newsletter!

Share Your Accomplishments in the 2017 End-of-Year Department Newsletter!

Faculty, students, and alumni are invited to complete a brief questionnaire to contribute to CUNY Philosophy’s annual end-of-year newsletter. (See ours newsletters from previous years – 2015, 2016…

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Distinguished Professor Charles W. Mills Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Distinguished Professor Charles W. Mills Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Charles W. Mills, who was welcomed into the CUNY GC Philosophy faculty as a Distinguished Professor in 2016, has been elected into the American Academy of Arts…

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Ben Abelson & Massimo Pigliucci Interviewed in the APA Blog

Ben Abelson & Massimo Pigliucci Interviewed in the APA Blog

Alumnus Ben Abelson and Professor Massimo Pigliucci were each recently interviewed by Skye Cleary in the American Philosophical Association’s APA Blog. Both Abelson and Pigliucci participated in the…

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Graham Priest w/ Damon Young in Aeon Magazine: "How Can Duchamp's 'Fountain' Be Both Art and Not Art?"

Graham Priest w/ Damon Young in Aeon Magazine: “How Can Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ Be Both Art and Not Art?”

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Graham Priest has co-authored an article in Aeon Magazine, applying dialetheist logic to a perennial question in the philosophy of art: how can…

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Nick Pappas in NYT's The Stone "Socrates, Cynics & Flat-Nailed, Featherless Bipeds"

Nick Pappas in NYT’s The Stone “Socrates, Cynics & Flat-Nailed, Featherless Bipeds”

The New York Times  By NICKOLAS PAPPAS  APRIL 4, 2016 The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless….

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Noël Carroll Voted 6th Most Important Philosopher of Art Post-1945

Noël Carroll Voted 6th Most Important Philosopher of Art Post-1945

Brian Leiter, on his popular blog Leiter Reports, recently conducted a survey about philosophers of art post-1945, and CUNY Graduate Center Philosophy Program Distinguished Professor…

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New Octopus Research by Peter Godfrey-Smith Featured on BBC, Guardian, & New Scientist

New Octopus Research by Peter Godfrey-Smith Featured on BBC, Guardian, & New Scientist

Fighting octopuses ‘change colour to signal intent’ 29 January 2016 Octopuses may have more complex social interactions than previously believed, a new study has found….

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Guest Blog: Samir Chopra "Marco Rubio & the Philosophy Of Welding"

Guest Blog: Samir Chopra “Marco Rubio & the Philosophy Of Welding”

Samir Chopra is Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is also a Graduate Center alumnus, having earned his PhD…

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Noel Carroll's Work on PBS Ideas Channel

Noel Carroll’s Work on PBS Ideas Channel

The central theses of Noel Carroll’s 1990 Philosophy of Horror are detailed in this video by PBS Ideas Channel, a show hosted by Mike Rugnetta…

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Octopus Communication Research by Peter Godfrey-Smith in Major News Outlets

Octopus Communication Research by Peter Godfrey-Smith in Major News Outlets

New research by Peter Godfrey-Smith, with David Scheel, a biologist at Alaska Pacific University, and Matthew Lawrence, an Australian diver, on octopus communication by bodily signals…

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"The Vampire Myth" Panel w/Noël Carrol, Stephen King, Matt Reeves & Melissa Rosenberg

“The Vampire Myth” Panel w/Noël Carrol, Stephen King, Matt Reeves & Melissa Rosenberg

At the October 1-3 2010 New Yorker Festival, Joan Acocella discussed the vampire genre with philosopher Noël Carrol, author Stephen King, filmmaker Matt Reeves &…

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2015 Philosophy Department Newsletter

2015 Philosophy Department Newsletter

The 2015 Philosophy Department Newsletter is now available to view online. 2015 Newsletter Below is the Letter from the EO that begins the newsletter. Also…

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3:AM Interview with Iakovos Vasiliou

3:AM Interview with Iakovos Vasiliou

Article in 3:AM Plato aims at virtue By Richard Marshall of 3:AM Iakovos Vasiliou is a Glenfiddich of Plato studies, brooding continuously on what Plato…

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