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NYU to Host “The Philosophy of Kit Fine”—Jan. 25-27

January 14, 2013

New York University will host “The Philosophy of Kit Fine,” a conference celebrating the work of NYU Professor Kit Fine, January 25-27, at NYU’s Department of Philosophy (5 Washington Place, ground floor [at Mercer Street]).

In a career spanning over four decades, Fine has made significant contributions to metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, and ancient philosophy. He has also written papers in linguistics, computer science, and economic theory. His published works include: Reasoning with Arbitrary Objects, The Limits of Abstraction, and Semantic Relationism.

Speakers will include Gideon Rosen (Princeton University) on “Normative Necessity” and Kathrin Koslicki (University of Colorado at Boulder) on “Essence and Individuation.” Fine’s lecture, on “Truthmaking,” will be delivered on January 27 at 4:30 p.m.

The complete conference schedule may be found at

The event is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. For more information, call 212.998.9056. Subways: N, R [8th Street]; 6 [Astor Place]. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808.

The conference is sponsored by the New York Institute of Philosophy, the NYU Philosophy Department, the University of Bucharest, and Oxford University Press.

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NYU to Host “The Philosophy of Kit Fine”—Jan. 25-27

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