Distinguished Philosophers-in-Residence

The Distinguished Philosophers-in-Residence series is one of the Philosophy Program's signature projects. Each year, we bring a different distinguished senior philosopher to NYU Abu Dhabi for a weeklong visit, during which the philosopher-in-residence meets with students, attends one or more classes, delivers a public lecture, and participates in a faculty seminar on issues related to his or her work.

This year the Philosophy Program will host two Distinguished Philosophers-in-Residence: Sheridan Hough (March 3–7, 2019) and Christian Coseru (March 10–14, 2019), Professors of Philosophy at the College of Charleston. Professor Hough's public lecture, "The Self: Discovered, or Made?" will be on  Wednesday, March 6. Professor Coseru's public lecture, "Virtues of Self-Knowledge," will be on Tuesday, March 12. For further details, see the list of upcoming events below.

Past Distinguished Philosophers-in-Residence

L. A. Paul, Eugene Falk Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Professorial Fellow at St. Andrews University in Scotland (April 8–12, 2018)
2016–17 Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
(February 26–March 2, 2017)
Julia Annas, Regents Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona (November 8–11, 2015)
P. Kyle Stanford, Professor of Logic and the Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine (December 15–18, 2014)

Philosophy Events — Spring 2019

January 13–15, 2019 Workshop: "Normativity and Reasoning," convened by Matthew Silverstein (NYU Abu Dhabi)
A6 (Humanities) 004
January 14–16, 2019
Workshop: "Foundations of Meaning: Pictures, Perception, and Consciousness," convened by Gabriel Rabin (NYU Abu Dhabi) A6 (Humanities) 010
January 27, 2019 Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar: "Gardens of Philosophy: 'Philosophy' in Japan, China, and Egypt" Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (NYU) 12:00–1:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 117
February 17, 2019 Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar: "Peer Disagreement and Knowing If You're Right," N. Gabriel Martin (Lebanese American University) 12:00–1:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 117
March 3, 2019 Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar: "Übermensch or Untermensch: A Phenomenological Critique of Heidegger’s 'Overman'," Sheridan Hough (College of Charleston) 12:00–1:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 1159
March 6, 2019 Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence Lecture: "The Self: Discovered, or Made?" Sheridan Hough (College of Charleston)
6:30–8:00pm, A6 (Conference Center) Lecture Hall
March 12, 2019 Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence Lecture: "Virtues of Self-Knowledge," Christian Coseru (College of Charleston)
6:30–8:00pm, A6 (Conference Center) Lecture Hall
March 13, 2019 Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar: "'Vivid-for-me-ness': Consciousness and the Problem of Nonconceptual Content," Christian Coseru (College of Charleston) 12:00–1:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 1159
May 5, 2019 Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar: "Acts of Identity: A Political Theory of Biography," William Stahl (NYU Abu Dhabi) 12:00–1:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 175

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