• November 2022
    November 2022
    Submission Deadline: TBA
    The title and theme of this workshop are TBD. But keep an eye out for announcements with details and official date!
  • CogTeacho
    Sat, Jul 30
    Submission Deadline: TBA
    In this Special Edition Cogtweeto, we'll learn about philosophy pedagogy, outreach, and public practice!
  • Cogtweeto: A New Hope? Optimism & the Good Life
    Sat, Apr 23
    via Zoom and YouTube livestream
    Philosophy can equip us with the tools to manage dark times. This workshop aims to highlight how philosophy can brighten our lives.

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  • CogTeacho
    Sat, Jul 30
    Submission Deadline: TBA
    In this Special Edition Cogtweeto, we'll learn about philosophy pedagogy, outreach, and public practice!
  • "A Dew(eyan) Hope"
    Thu, Apr 28
    Johnathan Flowers
    I draw on John Dewey to understand hope as the felt sense of possibility in the world. To be hopeful, therefore, is to have a sense of positive possibility; hoplessness is a sense of restricted possibility or restricted capacity to make the possible actual.
  • "The Incurables, Reincarnation, and Plato's Cosmic Drama"
    Sat, Apr 23
    Thomas Bonn
    In some of Plato's myths, incurable people suffer endless torment. In others, they don't. The Neoplatonists rightly rejected the notion that Plato held anyone to be incurable. Plato's actual sketch of the soul's endless journey (given e.g. in the Myth of Er) is oddly comforting.
  • “Don’t Stop Believing: Believing in Yourself As Pretense"
    Sat, Apr 23
    Blakely Phillips
    What is believing in yourself? Using Evans's theory of pretense I argue that believing in oneself is a pretense that when successful undergoes a 'game-to-reality shift': the belief held as a pretense becomes true in the real world.
  • “Hope in the Shell: Why it’s Wonder-full that our Brains are not Computers”
    Sat, Apr 23
    Jonathan McKinney
    As the global ecological, psychological, and economic crises worsen by the day, it would seem that hope for life on our planet is dimming. Luckily for us, human beings (& philosophers) are profoundly stupid. In this coffee hour, we will sacrifice our brains for a glimmer of hope?
  • "Meliorating Self-Doubt: How Communities Can Help Mitigate the Epistemic Harms of Microaggression"
    Sat, Apr 23
    Bella-Rose Kelly | comments by Joe Glover
    Microaggression causes epistemic harm to marginalized subjects. They have cumulative effects that diminish the epistemic confidence of the subject. Communities, I argue, can help mitigate such harms by fostering the subject's epistemic confidence and providing her with hope.
  • “Dependence, Transformation, and Meaning"
    Sat, Apr 23
    Philip Schwarz | comments by Laura Nelson
    I outline a reading of Alasdair MacIntyre to show how relationships of dependence shape our lives. Under the right conditions, these relationships are transformative experiences. They become meaningful and therefore valuable to us. This constitutes special moral demands.
  • "Foundational Hope"
    Sat, Apr 23
    Trevor Adams
    Hope theorists say that if S’s hope is to be rational, it is a necessary condition on hope that their subsequent belief and desire be justified. I want argue that the belief component can sometimes be unjustified, and yet the hope will remain justified.
  • "Seeking Beauty, Even in Darkness"
    Sat, Apr 23
    Michael R. Spicher
    Aesthetic experience is a basic motivation for human action, which in part leads to flourishing. It is still necessary (possibly more so) during dark times, as illustrated by people, like Primo Levi.
  • "Back to the Rough Ground: Radical Philosophy for a New Optimism"
    Sat, Apr 23
    Leo Lepiano
    Facing multiple global crises, what room is there, if any, for optimism? Is it ontologically correct? Is it psychologically possible? Can we make room for happiness without relinquishing responsibility? And does philosophy harm or help our efforts to answer these questions?
  • Cogtweeto: A New Hope? Optimism & the Good Life
    Sat, Apr 23
    via Zoom and YouTube livestream
    Philosophy can equip us with the tools to manage dark times. This workshop aims to highlight how philosophy can brighten our lives.
  • Cogtweeto: A New Hope? Optimism and the Good Life
    Sat, Apr 23
    via Zoom and YouTube livestream
    Philosophy can equip us with the tools to manage dark times. This workshop aims to highlight how philosophy can brighten our lives.
  • CogWeirdo: A Special Spooky Cogtweeto Event
    Sat, Oct 30
    October 30-31, 2021
    In this spooky, special edition of Cogtweeto, we dove into the inky philosophical depths of horror, sci fi, fantasy, magic and witchcraft, and all things weird!
  • this but unironically: philosophical hot takes (PART II)
    Sat, Aug 21
    August 21, 2021
    In this second installment of hot takes, folks from Philosophy Twitter made their best case for even more unpopular and (too-)easily dismissed philosophical views.
  • this but unironically: philosophical hot takes (PART I)
    Sat, Jul 17
    July 17, 2021
    In the first of two workshops in this series, folks from Philosophy Twitter made their best case for some unpopular and (too-)easily dismissed philosophical views.
  • ok, boomer: can the ancients tell us anything about today?
    Sat, Mar 20
    March 20, 2021
    In this workshop, folks from Philosophy Twitter explored whether, and how, ancient philosophy can help us address contemporary problems.
  • idk who needs to hear this, but...
    Sat, Jan 30
    January 30, 2021
    In our debut workshop, folks from Philosophy Twitter taught us about philosophers or philosophical traditions that most of us (probably) didn't know –– but should have.

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