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Upcoming AGHI-sponsored Events

A complete calendar of all humanities-related events, including all AGHI-sponsored events, happening at Johns Hopkins is available on our events page.

Apr
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New Trends in the China-Latin America Relationship
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Mergenthaler Hall 266

Join Margaret Meyers, Program Director of China and Latin America Inter-American Dialogue, for a discussion on New Trends in the China-Latin America Relationship.

After Math: Reasoning, Proving, and Computing in Postwar United States
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Homewood Campus

Stephanie Dick, University of Pennsylvania

T&S Lecture – “Humanism and the Ethics of Lyric” Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University
Apr 26 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm English Seminar Room -130D Gilman Hall
Lovejoy Lecture – Michael Della Rocca
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Gilman Hall

Lovejoy Lecture

Michael Della Rocca (Yale University)

Title: Tamers, Deniers, and Me

This paper critically examines a prominent and perennial strategy — found in thinkers as diverse as Kant and Shamik Dasgupta — of simultaneously embracing the Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR) and also limiting it so as to avoid certain apparently negative consequences of an unrestricted PSR. I will argue that this strategy of taming the PSR faces significant challenges and may even be incoherent. I will develop these criticisms through detailed, direct engagement with both Kant and Dasgupta. And for my (nefarious) purposes, I will enlist a generally derided argument by Leibniz for the PSR which will help us to see the connections between the PSR and a radical form of monism.

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