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.

Last year, 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 next year's Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence will be Debra Satz, Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society at Stanford University. Professor Satz will be visiting in November 2021.

Past Distinguished Philosophers-in-Residence

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 2019

This semester our Philosophy Colloquium series will be conducted entirely online (via Zoom). 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.

September 29, 2020 Philosophy Colloquium: "What is Morality?" Kieran Setiya (MIT) 4:00–5:30pm
October 13, 2020
Philosophy Colloquium: "The Illogical Logic of Science," Michael Strevens (NYU) 4:00–5:30pm
November 3, 2020 Philosophy Colloquium: "Grounding for Explanatory Idealists," David Mark Kovacs (Tel Aviv University) 4:00–5:30pm
November 17, 2020 Philosophy Open House 4:00–5:00pm
December 8, 2020 Philosophy Colloquium: "What Are We Doing When We Laugh at Failure?" Lucy O'Brien (University College London) 4:00–5:30pm

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