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Workshops and Reading Groups

Early Modern Workshop

This annual workshop fosters exchange and collaboration among scholars, students, and anyone with an interest in early modern philosophy (roughly covering the period 1600-1800).  

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Contact: Reed Winegar.

Fordham Epistemology and Ethics Workshops

The Epistemology and Ethics group is composed of faculty and graduate students at Fordham and other nearby universities. Papers are read in advance, so the majority of the time is devoted to questions and discussion. Recent speakers include Selim Berker (Harvard), Ruth Chang (Rutgers), Elizabeth Harman (Princeton), Hilary Kornblith (UMass), Samuel Scheffler (NYU), Miriam Schoenfield (Texas), and Katja Vogt (Columbia).

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Contact:  Stephen Grimm

Francophone Philosophy Reading Group

Composed of faculty members and graduate students, Fordham’s Francophone Philosophy Reading Group is dedicated to the study of Francophone philosophy, broadly understood. The core activity consists of weekly meetings to discuss published texts. The group also workshops essays-in-progress written by group members and invited speakers.

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Contact:  Crina Gschwandtner

German Philosophy Group

The German-Language Philosophy Group is dedicated to the study and translation of German-language philosophical texts. The group meets regularly for discussion and also hosts a speaker series.

Contact Reed Winegar at bwinegar@fordham.edu.

Latin Reading Group

The Latin Reading Group is aimed at students whose primary interest is medieval philosophy (although classicists are by no means excluded), and who already have at least some working knowledge of Latin. We usually meet once a week for an hour or so and try to read texts that are somehow connected to the research interests of some of the participants and that are not available in English translation. Thus, the group’s aim is both linguistic and philosophical: it means both a good practice of medieval Latin and gives an occasion to reflect on some problems and perhaps lesser known arguments in medieval philosophy. We have also started a Latin Scrabble Club with monthly meetings. Although in a much less rigorous format, this also provides a good opportunity for everyone to share their Latin knowledge and intricate vocabulary.

Contact: Giorgio Pini

Logic Lab

Students interested in logic are invited to join the Logic Lab. Past topics of study have included modal logic, computability, non-classical logic, set theory, and philosophy of mathematics. The group aims to balance technical study of logic (e.g., exercise sets) with philosophical discussion. While knowledge of classical quantificational logic may prove helpful for some topics, students from all backgrounds are welcome.

Contact: Justin Reppert

Metaphysics and Mind Group

Fordham’s Metaphysics and Mind group was started in fall 2013.  The group meets four to five times a semester to workshop papers by NYC-area philosophers. In addition to these formal meetings, the group also meets informally to discuss published work in the areas of mind and metaphysics.

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Contact: Amy Seymour

New York Pragmatist Forum

Contact:  Judith Green.

NYC Workshops in Philosophy of Religion

Mostly composed of graduate students and faculty at Fordham and nearby universities, this group brings together scholars in the NYC area and beyond working in the philosophy of religion broadly conceived.  Papers are read in advance so that the majority of time can be devoted to discussion.  

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Contact: Amy Seymour

Phenomenology Reading Group

A reading group devoted to the study of the works of both classical and contemporary phenomenologists.

Contact: Justin Reppert

Women and Minorities in Philosophy Reading Group

The Women and Minorities Reading Group focuses on readings concerning (a) the status of women and minorities in philosophy and (b) proposals about how to improve the climate for women and minorities in philosophy. We typically read one to two articles per session and discuss the observations and proposals herein. We typically meet 3-5 times a semester.

Contact: Brian Johnson.

Social and Political Philosophy Workshop

"The Workshop in Social and Political Philosophy is composed of graduate students and faculty from Fordham and other universities in the New York area. Papers by scholars working in a variety of philosophical traditions are circulated and read in advance, with the workshops themselves devoted to questions and discussion. Contact: Jeff Flynn and Samir Haddad.