Schedule & Location UPDATE! - 2015 CUNY Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

Schedule & Location UPDATE! – 2015 CUNY Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

We are pleased to announce the schedule of speakers for “Normativity and the Human Sciences”, the 18th Annual CUNY Philosophy Graduate Student Conference.

The conference will take place April 24th-25th, 2015 at Baruch College (Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave) & the CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016). See schedule of events below for exact location details.


Friday, April 24th

Student Talks (Baruch College, Vertical Campus rm. 5-295, 55 Lexington Ave):

11:30am. Welcome

11:45am – 1:00pm. Tomasz Wysocki (WUSTL)
“Normality: A Two-faced Concept”
Commentator: Phoebe Friesen

1:00 – 2:15pm. LUNCH BREAK

2:15 – 3:30pm. Asya Passinsky (NYU)
“Norm and Object: A Normative Theory of Social Objects”
Commentator: Aaron Bentley

3:30 – 3:45pm. COFFEE

3:45 – 5:00pm. Jessie Munton (Yale)
“Visual Confidences and Perceptual Justification”
Commentator: Jake Quilty-Dunn

5:00  5:30pm. RELOCATE to CUNY Graduate Center

Keynote (CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave):

5:30 – 7:00pm. Tyler Burge (UCLA) (rm. 5409)

7:00 – 8:00pm. Meet and Greet (rm. 7113)

Saturday, April 25th (CUNY Graduate Center, rm. 5409)

Student Talks:

10:45 AM – 12 PM. Christopher Langston (U Toronto)
“Cross-Linguistic Ambiguity Tests and How to Fail Them”
Commentator: Tyler Wilbers

12:00 –1:15pm. LUNCH BREAK

1:15 – 2:30 PM. Ronni Sadovsky (Harvard)
“Ideological Persistence and Motivated Reasoning”
 Commentator: Lauren R. Alpert

2:30 – 2:45pm. COFFEE

 2:45 – 4:00 PM. Nicholas Smyth (Brown)
“The Function of Morality”
Commentator: Joanna Smolenski

4:00 – 4:30pm. COFFEE


4:30 – 6:00 PM. S. Matthew Liao (NYU)

6:00 – 7:00pm: Meet and Greet (rm. 7113)


For more information about our conference, please visit our website,, or contact the Conference Committee at

Conference Organizers: Lauren R. Alpert, Joseph Bendaña, Phoebe Friesen, Nicolas Porot, Joanna Smolenski