30th Anniversary Celebration

30th Anniversary Program

30th-Anniversary of the Rutgers Philosophy Department

December 6-8th, 2012

Schedule of Events

All events will take place in Brower Commons, Conference Rooms A, B, C, College Avenue Campus.

Thursday, December 6th

5:30pm Departmental Holiday Party

Friday, December 7th

9:30am Coffee/Breakfast

10:15am Greeting; Jeff King, Department Chair

10:30-12:00pm Chair: Dean Zimmerman
Meghan Sullivan - “Against Time Bias”
PhD Rutgers (2011)
Notre Dame University, Department of Philosophy

12:00-1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30-3:00pm Chair: Howard McGary
Gregg Horowitz - “Philosophy Among Others”
PhD Rutgers (1992)
Pratt Institute, Chair, Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies

3:00-3:15pm Break/Coffee

3:15-4:45pm Chair: Bob Matthews
Paul Pietroski - “Procedure Matters”
BA Rutgers (1986)
University of Maryland, Department of Philosophy, Department of Linguistics

5:00-7:00pm Break

7:00pm Departmental Gala Dinner

Chair: Dean Zimmerman
8:00pm Rutgers Philosophy Department Roast
Dean Zimmerman, Peter Kivy, Peter Klein, Brian McLaughlin, Jonathan Ichikawa, Jeff Buechner and others.

Saturday, December 8th

9:30am Coffee/Breakfast

10:30-12:00pm Chair: Ruth Chang
Andrew Sepielli - “The Thin/Thick Dilemma”
PhD Rutgers (2010)
University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy

12:00-1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30-3:00pm Chair: Jonathan Schaffer
Hilary Greaves - “Arguing for Overpopulation”
PhD Rutgers (2008)
University of Oxford, Department of Philosophy

3:00-3:15pm Break/Coffee

3:15-4:45pm Chair: Frankie Egan
Richard Samuels - “Scientific and Ordinary Cognition: Fodor on Holism and Cognitive Architecture”
PhD Rutgers (1998)
Ohio State University, Department of Philosophy



Sat, Apr 4, 2020 9:00 am-06:00 pm
[Cancelled] 3rd Annual Rutgers-Columbia Philosophy Undergraduate Conference
Sun, Apr 5, 2020 9:00 am-10:00 am
Prospectives Skype Meetings
Tue, Apr 7, 2020 8:00 am-07:00 pm
Prospectives Skype Meetings
Tue, Apr 7, 2020 9:00 am-10:00 am
Last day of prospectives


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