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Whitehead Lectures 2015

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that J. David Velleman will deliver the Whitehead Lectures in 2015.

Postdoctoral Position

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to assist in an interdisciplinary project on perception during the 2013-14 academic year. The position start date is August 1.

The primary goal of the project is to bring together recent philosophical and scientific literature on the relation between perception, cognition and action in the service of developing a positive model. 

The fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Sean Kelly (philosophy) and be in close contact with other MBB faculty who support the project from the Philosophy and Psychology Departments.

Applicants must have a PhD in philosophy (concentration in philosophy of mind) or cognitive science (concentration in perception) combined with a demonstrated ability to bridge the two disciplines and engage in interdisciplinary research.

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. If you are interested, please send letter of interest, CV, and two letters of recommendation (letters of recommendation must be sent directly by the recommender or from a dossier service) to Ruth Kolodney at ruth_kolodney@harvard.edu.  Application deadline: Friday, July 12.
*A listing of the Department's course offerings for the 2013-2104 academic year is now available.
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Upcoming Events

September 2013

 
*Sharon Street (NYU) will present a lecture entitled "How to be a Relativist about Normativity" on 19 September 2013.
*There will be a workshop on mind and attention in Indian philosophy on 21 & 22 September 2013. Update: the schedule and list of presenters and commentators is now available via the first link above.
*Taylor Carman (Columbia) will present a lecture entitled "Haugeland on Being a Person" on 26 September 2013.

October 2013

 
*Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers) will present a lecture entitled "Is There an Explanatory Gap between the Pointer and the Wave?" on 17 October 2013.
*Sally Haslanger (MIT) will present a lecture entitled "Breaking the Ivory Ceiling: Women and Minorities in Philosophy" on 24 October 2013.

November 2013

 

*Jamie Dreier (Brown) will present on 7 November 2013.

*Susanna Siegel (Harvard) will host a one-day workshop entitled The Epistemology of Cognitive Penetrability on 16 November 2013. A list of speakers and times is available at philevents.

*Eylem Özaltun (Harvard) will deliver a practice job talk entitled Knowledge in Action and Knowledge of Perception on 21 November 2013.

February 2014

 

*Grigor Sargsyan (Rutgers University) will present a lecture entitled "Covering, core model induction and hod mice" on 19 February 2014.

*Rachana Kamtekar (University of Arizona) will present a lecture entitled "The Hypothetical Psychology of Plato's Protagoras" on 20 February 2014.

*Nancy Bauer (Tufts University) will present a lecture entitled "On Making Progress in Philosophy (All Other Things Not Equal)" on 27 February 2014.

March 2014

 

****Colloquium Cancellation: Please note that the presentation by Jennifer Saul (Sheffield) originally scheduled for 6 March 2014 has been cancelled****

*Ken Winkler (Yale University) and Elizabeth Radcliffe (College of William and Mary) will present papers for the Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop on 8 March 2014.

*Paul Larson (Miami University) will present a paper for the Harvard Logic Colloquium on 12 March 2014.

*Ralf Schindler (Universität Münster) will present a paper for the Harvard Logic Colloquium on 26 March 2014.

April 2014

 

*Jeff McMahan (Rutgers) will present on 3 April 2014.

*Ilijas Farah (York University) will present a paper entitled "Logic and Operator Algebras" for the Harvard Logic Colloquium on 16 April 2014.

*On 18 April 2014 Harvard will host a "Diálogo Sobre Filosofía en Espñol."

For more information see The Observatory and PhilEvents

*On 19 & 20 April 2014 Harvard will host the Conference on the Cognitive Penetrability of Perception: Psychology and Ethics.

May 2014

 
*Michael Della Rocca (Yale) will present the Whitehead Lectures on 1 & 2 May 2014.
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