Lectures in honor of Ruth Barcan Marcus

This just in in news of the delightful. In honor of the amazing female philosopher Ruth Barcan Marcus, CUNY is hosting a conference that celebrates women working in the philosophical traditions Marcus has so heavily influenced. The organizers (two graduate students – Rachel McKinny from CUNY and Jessica Keiser from Yale) are women. The speakers are all women. The chairs are all women. The claim that women just aren’t interested in ‘techy’ philosophy is once again counterexampled so hard it’s funny.

Here’s the program:

Karen Lewis (Barnard/Columbia)
Elusive Counterfactuals
chair: Jessie Munton (Yale)

Sun-Joo Shin (Yale)
What is Special about Diagrammatic Reasoning?
chair: Ashley Atkins (Princeton)

Maya Eddon (UMass-Amherst)
Fundamental Properties of Fundamental Properties
chair: Zee Perry (NYU)

Delia Graff Fara (Princeton)
‘Romanov’ Sentences are no Problem for the Predicative Theory of Names
chair: Lisa Miracchi (Rutgers)

I can’t think of a more wonderful way to honor Marcus’s memory. This has totally made my day.

4 thoughts on “Lectures in honor of Ruth Barcan Marcus

  1. Also, I just want to note that our generous sponsor for this event is the New York Society for Women in Philosophy, and that this event is part of the Sue Weinberg Lecture Series.

    More info:

  2. […] I wanted to draw your attention to a new speaker series presented by the Society for Women in Philosophy that will feature monthly presentations by all female faculty and students in the areas of language, mind, metaphysics, logic, ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of science. This project is inspired by the success of the Ruth Barcan Marcus conference that was held last spring (and which was announced on this website as “news of the wonderful“). […]

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