Francis Wolff is currently Full Professor in the Department of Philosophy of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. His past research has been on Ancient Philosophy and the works of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. His work is now focused on contemporary metaphysics, philosophy of language, and aesthetics. His latest book is on music and the arts in general: Pourquoi la musique? (Fayard, 2015).   Lecture: What is Music? When Wolff.. Read More


Howard Wettstein obtained his B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1965, and his Ph.D. from City University of New York in 1976. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at UC Riverside. Previously he held positions at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Minnesota, Morris and visiting positions at Stanford University and the University of Iowa. His main research areas are the philosophy of language and the philosophy of.. Read More


Brian Weatherson is the Marshall M. Weinberg Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His doctorate is from Monash University, and he works on epistemology, ethics and language.   Lecture: Moral Risks If you don’t know what effect an action will have, but there’s a good chance it will seriously harm others, then you shouldn’t do it without a very good reason. Recently, several philosophers have argued.. Read More


Pierre Wagner is Professor of Philosophy at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne where he teaches logic and philosophy of logic. His other interests include the history of the philosophy of science, logical empiricism and the philosophy of Rudolf Carnap.   Lecture: Philosophy and Enlightenment in the Twenty-First Century The philosophical movement of the Enlightenment, far from being confined to its historical figures in the 18th Century, has promoted ideas and.. Read More


Marion Vorms is a lecturer in philosophy of science and epistemology at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. In her past research, she developed a cognitive approach to scientific theorizing. She recently received a Marie Curie fellowship to develop her latest project, which centers on on the epistemology and psychology of judiciary decision-making, at Birkbeck College in London for two years.   Lecture: Reasonable Doubt, Intimate Conviction, and Degrees of Belief: Some.. Read More


Rossen Ventzislavov is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Woodbury University. His interests include aesthetics, the history of philosophy, and critical theory. He has published work on architecture, popular music, psychoanalysis and curatorship. His current research focuses on performance art and social distinction.   Lecture: Performance Art: Three Ways of Being Serious In his presentation, Ventzislavov will explore three fundamental dimensions of performance art—the affective, the performative, and the political. Each.. Read More


Achille C. Varzi is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1995. Among his numerous published articles and books are Comedia Metaphysica (with C. Calosi); Il mondo messo a fuoco; Insurmountable Simplicities; Ontologia, An Essay in Universal Semantics, Parts and Places (with R. Casati); and Holes and Other Superficialities (with R. Casati).   Lecture: An Adventure in Flatland Can a Flatlander figure out whether they live.. Read More


Todor Todorov is a Bulgarian philosopher and fiction writer. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” His main fields of study include: History of Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Social and Cultural History of Photography, Media and Communication Studies, and Media and Culture. His latest and ongoing research project is called: Re-enchanting the World: Media Distortions and the Minimal Self. Todorov is the.. Read More


Claudine Tiercelin is Professor at the College of France, where she holds the Chair of Metaphysics and Philosophy of Knowledge. She is also a member of the Institut Jean Nicod. Her works build on both the tradition of French rationalism and on the inheritance of the founder of pragmatism, Charles S. Peirce. She defends a scientific metaphysics, both realistic and rational, in which the essentially dispositional properties of things, viewed.. Read More


Isidora Stojanovic is a CNRS researcher at the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris. She works primarily in philosophy of language and semantics, with further interests in logic, epistemology, and cognitive science. Her research focuses on context-dependence, indexicality, evaluative language, the foundations of semantics, and the relationship between logic and grammar. Lecture: Will This Be Worthwhile? You are deliberating whether to attend this talk or, rather, go for drinks instead. As.. Read More