Event Calendar

September 2018

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: What is the Nature of Philosophical Inquiry?
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: What is the Nature of Philosophical Inquiry?
Monday, September 24, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

The Café is run by philosophers Skye Cleary (http://tinyurl.com/yddu38tf) and Massimo Pigliucci (http://tinyurl.com/msm6d6u). It is based on the principle of the Socratic dialogue. Every meeting has a simple theme (e.g., should we be afraid of death? What's the ethics of eating?), which is introduced by Skye and Massimo on the basis of short, accessible, suggested (but not mandatory!) readings. The rest of the meeting then features an open discussion among participants, facilitated by Skye and Massimo, aiming at sharpening our thinking about whatever subject matter is being examined.

Topic: What is the nature of philosophical inquiry?

What is philosophy all about anyway? How do philosophers do their work? Can anyone be a philosopher? Has philosophy changed significantly over the past two and a half millennia? Does philosophy make progress? Come discuss these and other questions about what it means to do philosophy. You will find a whopping 28 posts and a number of videos on this topic here: https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/category/nature-of-philosophy/

But if you are short on time, we suggest you take a look at these four:

https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/philosophy-itself-i/
https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/philosophy-itself-ii/
https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/philosophy-itself-iii/
https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/philosophy-itself-iv/

For more information, visit the Cafe's Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe

Meeting dates subject to change.

 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Speaking of Science - Dr. Joshua Plotnik: The Psychology of Elephants and Why It Matters for Their Conservation
Speaking of Science - Dr. Joshua Plotnik: The Psychology of Elephants and Why It Matters for Their Conservation
Monday, September 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

The Psychology of Elephants and Why It Matters for Their Conservation

The study of the elephant mind has important implications for understanding the evolution of human and non-human animal intelligence. But how can understanding the mind of elephants also potentially help us protect them from extinction? In this talk, I will discuss my own research on elephant behavior and cognition. I will highlight how this research can help us better understand the evolution of similar intelligence in evolutionarily distant species, but also how it can be applied to conservation efforts, specifically in terms of human/wildlife conflict mitigation and childhood education.

Joshua Plotnik, Ph.D. is a comparative psychologist and conservation behavior researcher who has studied the intelligence of elephants since 2005. Recently, Josh has been working in Thailand to understand how research on animal thinking can be applied directly to the mitigation of human/elephant conflict. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and the Animal Behavior and Conservation Program at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He is also the founder and executive director of Think Elephants International, a U.S. non-profit charity working to bridge the gaps between research, education, and conservation by using elephants as a conduit. His research on elephant intelligence has been published in some of science's top peer-reviewed journals, and has been featured in documentaries (including several produced by the BBC and National Geographic) and numerous TV and newspaper articles on elephants. Dr. Plotnik has earned degrees from both Emory University (M.A. and Ph.D.) and Cornell University (B.S.). He lives in New York City.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Auditorium
SOLD OUT! Climate Week NYC 2018 - Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
SOLD OUT! Climate Week NYC 2018 - Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Monday, September 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Auditorium

NOTICE: This event is SOLD OUT! It will be livestreamed to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ethicalnyc

Ticketshttps://drawdown-ethicalnyc.eventbrite.com

Part of Climate Week NYC 2018

Join us for a presentation and panel discussion on The New York Times Best Selling Book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Moderated by Bill McKibben (founder 350.org) the event is sponsored by The New York Society for Ethical Culture350NYC and Pachamama Alliance.

Featuring:

Moderator: Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org

Lynne Twist, Co-Founder, Pachamama Alliance

Katharine Wilkinson, Senior Writer, Drawdown; VP of Communication and Engagement, Project Drawdown

With Panelists:

Chad Frischmann, VP of Research, Project Drawdown

Karen Washington, food justice activist and urban farmer; Co-founder, Black Urban Growers and Rise and Root Farm

Dan Zarrilli, Chief Climate Policy Advisor, OneNYC Director, NYC Office of The Mayor

Lauren Zullo, Director of Sustainability, Jonathan Rose Companies

Scientists have done an extraordinary job detailing the current and future impacts of global warming. What humanity has lacked is a comprehensive, convincing path forward to reverse it. Project Drawdown brought together an international collaborative to create that blueprint of possibility—Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, the bestselling environmental book of 2017. As a living research and communication effort, Project Drawdown continues to map, measure, and model the most substantive climate solutions, and to advance the understanding, imagination, and conviction needed to reverse global warming.