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.

In 2019–2020, the Philosophy Program was pleased to host Karen Bennett, Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, as its Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence. We are excited to announce that our next Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence will be Quassim Cassam, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Professor Cassam is scheduled to visit in November 2022.

Past Distinguished Philosophers-in-Residence

2019–20 Karen Bennett, Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University (November 3–7, 2019)
2018–19 Sheridan Hough and Christian Coseru, Professors of Philosophy at the College of Charleston (March 3–14, 2019)
2017–18 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)
2015–16 Julia Annas, Regents Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona (November 8–11, 2015)
2014–15 P. Kyle Stanford, Professor of Logic and the Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine (December 15–18, 2014)

Philosophy Events

Fall 2021

This semester our Philosophy Colloquium series will be returning to an in-person (albeit socially distanced) format. Events are open to the NYU Abu Dhabi community and to others by invitation. If you're interested in attending, please contact the Philosophy Program.

November 8, 2021 Philosophy Colloquium: "Against Plural Instantiation," Phillip Meadows (UAEU) 1:00–2:30pm
December 8, 2021
Philosophy Colloquium: "Kant on the Nature of Logical and Moral Laws," Daniele Mezzadri (UAEU) 1:00–2:30pm

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