Graduate Center Philosophy Department

Graduate Center Philosophy Department

October 16, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


– Hi, I’m Iakovos Vasiliou. I’m the chair of the PhD
MA program in Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. I’d like to welcome you to our website and hope that you’re able to look around and find out a bunch of
things about the program. – It’s a dynamic, exciting place. You’re in the heart of New York City. (crowd talking) You can watch the tourists
leaning against our building to look at the top of the
Empire State Building. (crowd talking) – I’m from Cape Town, South Africa, where I did my undergrad and MA. I’m here at the Graduate
Center, CUNY to do my PhD. I also teach at Hunter College, one of the CUNY undergrad schools. – Hi, I’m Zoe Jenkin. I’m a first year in the CUNY PhD program. I’m originally from New York City, and I went to Williams
College in Massachusetts. I work on Philosophy of Mind, specifically philosophy of perception
and cognitive penetration. – Hi, my name’s Stephen Neale. I’m a professor of philosophy here at the CUNY Graduate Center. My own work is primarily in
the philosophy of language. Right now I’m very interested in where that intersects
with philosophy of law. – I’m working mainly in metaphysics, particularly interested in
metaphysics of mortality. – Also Michael Devitt
here with Gary Ostertag and Saul Kripke, all here
at the CUNY Graduate Center, and then just down the road at NYU, we have Stephen Schiffer
and other people down there. Lot of interaction between
CUNY and NYU right now, which makes it very exciting place to study language in all its respects. – We also host the most active
philosophy colloquium series in the greater New York City area. – I came to the Graduate
Center because I thought it’s really on the vanguard
of philosophy, so I think… The people here, so
Stephen Neale, Jesse Prinz, Grahm Priest, Noel Carroll,
it’s just a really impressive cast of characters and doing
philosophy in the right way really quite rigorously. – What I like most about CUNY
is the sense of community. There’s a ton of collaboration
between students. Everyone is warm and welcoming. There’s a sense of friendly collaboration and it’s never too competitive, and it’s always productive. – It’s a friendly department,
wonderful faculty, very brilliant colleagues that I have, and the students are terrific
and help each other a lot, so I hope you’ll consider coming here, and thank you very much.