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Call for papers: Phenomenological Approaches to Physics  September 26-28, 2019 at Stony Brook University


PGS Philosophy Colloquia Spring 2019
"Democracy between genus and demos"
Anne O'Byrne, Stony Brook University
May 1 • 1:00 PM • 218 Harriman Hall

Lunch will be provided • Sponsored by the GSO

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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.


Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award 
Richard E. Hart, Cyrus H. Holley Professor of Applied Ethics 
and Philosophy Emeritus at Bloomfield College, New Jersey
“Charles Johnson and American Pragmatism” • April 18 • 214 Harriman Hall • 4:00

2nd Annual "Phenomenological Approaches to Physics” Conference , September 26-28, 2019. This year’s theme is “Quantum Mechanics: Paradigm or Ontology of Nature?,” focusing on realist and anti-realist interpretations of quantum mechanics. Abstract submissions are due May 6

Philosophical Explanations in an Age of Rhetoric  An Undergraduate and High School Philosophy Conference • May 11• Charles Wang Center  

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

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Stony Brook University’s annual celebration of Earth Day, features Dr. Robert Crease, "Lights Out: The Rise and Fall of Scientific Authority"  April 18 • Student Activities Center, Room 303 • 4:00 PM 

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Defending Science: Robert Crease Takes On the Denialists  Today the authority of science is under attack. How is this possible? What can we do about it?  ⁦‪Stony Brook University ⁩ professor Robert Crease investigates.

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