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 early November the Philosophy Program was pleased to host Karen Bennett, Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, as this year's 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 2020.

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

Spring 2020 events coming soon.

Fall 2019

October 6, 2019 Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar: "Pragmatic Encroachment and the Knowledge-Threshold," Simon Langford (UAEU)
11:30am–1:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 175
November 4, 2019
Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence Lecture: "Conceptual Analysis and Its Limits," Karen Bennett (Rutgers University) 5:00–7:00pm, A6 (Conference Center) 010
November 5, 2019 Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar: "Making Things Up," Karen Bennett (Rutgers University 12:00–1:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 175
November 6, 2019 Philosophy Open House 8:00–10:00pm, B2 (East Apartments) 11th Floor Lounge
November 7, 2019 Philosophy Research Seminar: "Going Underground," Karen Bennett (Rutgers University) 3:00–4:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 175
November 14, 2019 Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar: "Reliabilists Should Still Fear the Demon," Brent Madison (UAEU)
12:00–1:30pm, A6 (Humanities) 175

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