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“Normativity and the Human Sciences”
April 24th and 25th, 2015

The 18th Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
Department of Philosophy, The Graduate Center, CUNY (New York, NY)

Keynote Speakers: Tyler Burge (UCLA) and S. Matthew Liao (NYU)

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 24th (room 7113, excluding the Keynote presentation)

11:30 AM – Welcome

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM. Tomasz Wysocki (WUSTL) – “Normality: A two-faced concept”

2:15 – 3:30 PM. Asya Passinsky (NYU) – “Norm and Object: A Normative Theory of Social Objects”

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM. Jessie Munton (Yale) – “Visual Confidences and Perceptual Justification”

5:30 – 7:00 PM. KEYNOTE: Tyler Burge (UCLA) [room 5409]

Saturday, April 25th (room 5409)

10:45 AM – 12 PM. Christopher Langston (U Toronto) – “Cross-Linguistic Ambiguity Tests and How to Fail Them”

1:15 – 2:30 PM. Ronni Sadovsky (Harvard) – “Ideological Persistence and Motivated Reasoning”

2:45 – 4:00 PM. Nicholas Smyth (Brown) – “The Function of Morality”

4:30 – 6:00 PM. KEYNOTE: S. Matthew Liao (NYU)

Coffee and refreshments will be served between talks.

For more information, contact the Conference Committee by email at cunyphilgradcon2015 (at), and visit the conference website at


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