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.

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 — Fall 2018

October 28, 2018 Philosophy Open House 8:00–10:00pm, B2 11th Floor Lounge
November 8, 2018 Philosophy Talk: "Hume's Robust Theory of Practical Reason," Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 3:30–5:00pm, A6 (Humanities) 1159
November 15, 2018 Philosophy Talk: "Dispensing with the Agent-Relative," Alan Thomas (University of York) 3:30–5:00pm, A6 (Humanities) 1159
November 18, 2018 Philosophy Lunchtime Talk: "Limits of Autonomy and Self-Constitution," Tuomo Tiisala (NYU Abu Dhabi) 12:00–1:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 1159
November 25, 2018 Philosophy Talk: "Skepticism Meets Dogmatism: Evidence and the Correction of Doubts in Hume’s Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding," Don Garrett (NYU) 3:30–5:00pm, A6 (Humanities) 1159
December 11, 2018 Philosophy Talk: "Free Will and Luck: Compatibilism vs. Incompatibilism," Alfred Mele (Florida State University)
3:30–5:00pm, A6 (Humanities) 1149

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