In the Stony Brook Philosophy Department, philosophy is more an activity than an artifact, more a collective vocation than a solitary pursuit.
SIP: Society for Italian Philosophy
Third Annual International Conference March 28-30, Stony Brook University
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, 2019
Jennifer Carter, recipient of the
President's Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students,
comments 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
Mattoo Chair Inaugural Lecture at Stony Brook Attracts a Huge Audience
Professor Arindam Chakrabarti, the first holder of the Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic Humanities at Stony Brook University, delivered his inaugural lecture Feb. 29 on “Pain, Poetry and the Practice of Philosophy” to an overflow audience, the university announced.
The rise and fall of scientific authority — and how to bring it back
Robert Crease harks back to the shapers of our scientific infrastructure and what they can tell us about how to handle the threat we now face.
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.
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 World. Crease 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 .