Fall 2013

The Philosophy of the City Conference took place Dec. 5 – 7 at Brooklyn College. The Philosophy Department co-sponsored and hosted this event. Michael Menser (Professor, Brooklyn College) was a co-organizer of this major event (the first of its kind). More than 30 presenters from across the United States and the world came to Brooklyn College to debate and discuss the unique relationship between philosophical investigations and urban life. Topics included immigration and exile; climate change, animal rights and economic development; and democracy, inequality and public life. [Flier | Schedule | Website]

The Philosophy Department held its Open House for Advising for the spring 2014 semester on Dec. 5. Students had the opportunity to meet with faculty and departmental advisers as well as to find out more information pertaining to the courses being offered for spring 2014. [Flier]

Mariana Vitti (Scholar in Residence, Brooklyn College, held a discussion on Nov. 26 on the topic of "Information, Hypothesis-Making, and Scientific Discovery" before the Philosophy Society. [Flier]

David Goldblatt (Professor Emeritus, Denison University, and Brooklyn College alumnus) gave a talk before the Philosophy Society on Nov. 5 on the topic of "Seeing Stars: Remarks on the Reception and Ontology of Movie Stars." [Flier]

Andrew Arlig (Professor, Brooklyn College) conducted a talk before the Philosophy Society on Oct. 22 about "Screening and Discussion of La Jetee." [Flier]

Justin Steinberg (Professor, Brooklyn College) led a discussion before the Philosophy Society on Sept. 24 on the topic of "Philosophy as Intellectual Blood Sport? Argumentation and Metaphors of Violence." [Flier]

The Philosophy Society held its "School Year Kick-off Meeting" on Sept. 12. [Flier]