MIT philosophy: colloquia spring 2006

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Unless otherwise indicated, all talks are on fridays at 3:30 pm in room 32-d461 (directions to 32-d461 and the department).

For more information, contact Adam Hosein ( or Ephraim Glick ( (For more information about talks co-sponsored with Women's Studies, contact

Some colloquium papers will be available on this page in pdf (viewable in adobe acrobat reader).

February 17:
"Cognitivism about Instrumental Reason" pdf
Kieran Setiya, University of Pittsburgh

March 3:
"The Human Rights of the Global Poor" pdf
Thomas Pogge, Columbia University

March 17:
"Let me count the ways to tell a weasel: On extensional meanings and nature's clumps" pdf
Ruth Millikan, University of Connecticut

March 24:
"Europe's Problem, and Ours: Integration of Ethnic Minorities" pdf
Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan

April 7:
"Logicism without logic"
Thomas Hofweber, UNC Chapel Hill

Wednesday May 3, 5-7pm, 32-141 (co-sponsored with literature and writing & humanistic studies):
"Mathematics and the Character of Tragedy"
Rebecca Goldstein, Trinity College

May 5:
"Why We Really May Be Immaterial Souls"
Peter Unger, NYU


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