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Department Chair Robert P. Crease to give the Darwin Day Lecture: The Rise and Fall of Scientific Authority  to the New York City Skeptics, Sunday, February 17


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In the Stony Brook Philosophy Department, philosophy is more an activity than an artifact, more a collective vocation than a solitary pursuit.


The 2019 Collegium Phaenomenologicum "Critical Phenomenology: Rethinking Politics, Affect, and Normativity," directed by Anne O'Byrne , will be held in Italy July 8-25th.  Applications are due February 15th, 2019.  

Connecticut Art Review talks with Megan Craig about her latest exhibition Shields

Jennifer Carter, recipient of the  President's Award to Distinguished Doctoral Studentscomments on how  Stony Brook has helped Equip her for Success 
Stony Brooks Philosophy Department is a steadfast guardian of continental philosophy, a place that generations of students have come to study with some of the best philosophers worldwide. The mentorship of the faculty and staff allowed me to grow, to meet a variety of challenges as a thinker, and to develop a very special research plan addressing philosophical questions in an unusual and radical way. Read more of Jennifer's interview.


News & Announcements

Brill's Companion to German Platonism , edited by Prof. Alan Kim, is appearing at the end of the month. With contributions by thirteen scholars from four continents, the volume paints a picture of Plato's deep and complicated influence on German philosophy from the Middle Ages to the current day.

Professor Chakrabarti  will present  How can Humans learn from Normative Narratives about Non-Humans? Friendships, Fables and Foibles in the Mahabharata , March 7, Princeton University

The history of science shows how to change the minds of science deniers
Professor Crease, Department Chair & Professor, is the author of this upcoming book,  The Workshop and the WorldCrease is concerned about science deniers, especially people in positions of authority, who discount evidence that human activity is changing life on Earth for the worse, driving climate change and disrupting the delicate balance that all living things rely upon on our interconnected planet. He believes that by understanding the history of science, we can “keep the world from falling apart,” in his words.  Read the full article on Quartz .

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