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SWIP-Analytic: Jessica Moss & Fall Kickoff Mixer

September 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Monday, September 8th, 2014

Talk: 5-7 PM, Room 5414

Mixer: 7-8 PM, Room 7113

Professor Jessica Moss (NYU) will present at SWIP-Analytic Monday, September 8th from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 5414. Her talk title is “Dual Systems in 400 BC: Plato and the Origins of Contemporary Psychology“.

Abstract: Proponents of contemporary Dual Systems psychology – the view that we have in some sense two minds, one responsible for automatic, associative, intuitive processing, and the other for controlled, inferential, deliberative processing – have sometimes recognized that there are ancient roots to their view.  I will argue that we should in fact credit Plato with anticipating this contemporary view in striking, almost comprehensive detail, and also that the contemporary view both illuminates and vindicates Plato’s much-misunderstood notions of parts of the soul and of rationality.

Listen to Jessica Moss interview “Plato and Aristotle on Weakness of Will” on Philosophy Bites

Mixer: Our first presentation of the fall by Jessica Moss will be followed by a SWIP-Analytic Fall Kickoff Mixer featuring philosophy songs written and performed by Vivian Feldblyum. Vivian will be visiting us from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where she is a philosophy student. We will also have a special prize to give away at the mixer generously provided by Oxford University Press.

Everyone (men & women, philosophers & non-philosophers) is welcome at our public events.

Deductive Love Song by Vivian Feldblyum:




September 8, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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5414 of The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016)

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