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Philosophy and Habit Workshop


Jun 7, 2019 - 12:00 am-June 8, 2019

Two days and ten speakers on the matter of habit. Free and open to the public.

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Big Data Policing


April 10, 2019

Dr. Duncan Purves (UF) I am interested in the way that the promise of greater efficiency from AI-assisted decision-making can distract our attention away from pertinent ethical concerns like fairness and discrimination. There is a great deal of focus on the fact that the tech “works,” and diminished concern for whether it works in a way […]

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5th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


April 6, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrea Westlund (FSU) This event is hosted by the UF Undergraduate Philosophy Society. Free and open to the public.

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Southeast Graduate Student Conference


Mar 29, 2019 - 12:00 am-March 30, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Heathwood (U Colorado) 13th Annual Southeast Graduate Philosophy Conference. SEGPC is a national philosophy conference organized annually by the Graduate Student Philosophy Society of the University of Florida.

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Promise and Problems in Emerging Technology


Feb 28, 2019 - 12:00 am-March 1, 2019

Shaping the Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence Machine learning and artificial intelligence have emerged as an indispensable tool in virtually every major institution. But each application of artificial intelligence carries with it distinct opportunities and challenges. Promise and Problems in Emerging Technology seeks to address these challenges by bringing together international and regional experts investigating […]

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How to Get Certain Knowledge from Fallible Justification


February 15, 2019

Dr. Peter Klein (Rutgers) Sometimes fallible justification can yield certain knowledge. This talk aims to show that one sort of view about knowledge (defeasible infinitism)…… is able to explain this phenomenon whereas various other epistemic theories cannot. We will spend some time getting clear on what makes a belief certain and what makes a justification fallible.

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We Need Non-Factive Metaphysical Explanation


November 30, 2018

Dr. Mike Bertrand (Auburn) I argue that metaphysicians need a non-factive notion of potential metaphysical explanation in order to make sense of explanationist arguments, arguments in which a view is motivated by its superior ability to explain. I offer an account of non-factive metaphysical explanation drawing on existing applications of structural equation models to metaphysical grounding.

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World Philosophy Day


November 15, 2018

The United Nations celebrates the ‘enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought’. “UNESCO leads World Philosophy Day – but does not own it. It belongs to everyone, everywhere, who cares about philosophy.”

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Social Media: NETWORKING OR NOT WORKING?


November 8, 2018

23rd Annual Food & Talk event! Join us for food and discussion on a topic of broad philosophical interest. Professors Rodrigo Borges and Amber Ross will open the discussion with remarks on one of the most life-changing and fraught technologies of our time. Food & Talk is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and devoted to our undergraduate […]

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Florida Philosophical Association Conference


Nov 2, 2018 - 12:00 am-November 3, 2018

The 64th annual meeting of the FPA takes place November 2nd & 3rd in Pensacola, FL. Two days, forty philosophy talks. This event is hosted by Pensacola State College and sponsored by the Florida Philosophical Association.

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