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The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

A New Theory of Bullshit
featuring
Laura Maguire
Philosophy Department

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
In his landmark essay “On Bullshit,” Harry Frankfurt offers the first philosophical analysis of bullshit. Unlike lying, where the ...


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Posted by Admin 3 months, 1 week ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

The Message or the Messenger? Inferring Virality and Diffusion Structure from Online Petition Signature Data

featuring
Todd Davies
Symbolic Systems Program
(joint work with Chi Ling Chan, Justin Lai, and Bryan Hooi)

* NOTE: THIS IS A LAST MINUTE SCHEDULE CHANGE *

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
12 ...


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Posted by Admin 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

The End of Privacy

featuring
Michal Kosinski
Graduate School of Business

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
A growing proportion of human activities such as social interactions, entertainment, shopping, and gathering information are now mediated ...


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Posted by Admin 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

The 2017 Summer Projects Poster Fair
featuring
Student Summer Interns
Symbolic Systems Program

Monday, October 2, 2017
12:30-1:20 pm
Philosophy Courtyard (between Building 370 and Building 380)

SCHEDULE:

12:30 Welcome and Brief Poster Introductions

12:35 Poster Presentations:

Antonio Aguilar, "Smart Primer ...


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Posted by Admin 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Eight current students who are undergraduates or recent graduates from Symbolic Systems have been appointed as undergraduate peer Advising Fellows for the Academic Year 2017-2018:

  • Antonio Aguilar ('18), Human-Computer Interaction
  • Sara Altman ('16, M.S. '17), Cognitive Science [Continuing AF, Autumn Quarter]
  • Bora Erden ('17), Neurosciences; Coterm, Computer Science [Continuing ...

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Posted by Admin 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Symbolic Systems Program

Diploma Award Ceremony 


S T A N F O R D   U N I V E R S I T Y


June 18, 2017

— –

Opening Remarks

Ken Taylor, Director

 –

K. Jon Barwise Award

Awarded to Sydney Maples and Todor Markov

 

— –

Presentation of Degrees

Ken Taylor and Todd ...


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Posted by Katherine Burtt 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Sydney Maples (Class of 2017) and Todor Markov (Class of 2017) are the most recent recipients of the K. Jon Barwise Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Symbolic Systems Program. The awards were handed out at the Symbolic Systems Program's Diploma Ceremony on June 18, 2017. Congratulations, Sydney and ...


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Posted by Admin 7 months ago

Congratulations to Bora Erden ('17) for winning a Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for his Symbolic Systems Honors Thesis, "Chioce-Predictive Activity in the Macaque Dorsal Premotor and Motor Cortices". Bora's Advisor was Diogo Peixoto (Neurobiology) and his Second Reader was James McClelland (Psychology). Bora was nominated for ...


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Posted by Admin 7 months ago

A Special Event
Philosophy Talk
LIVE

"Driverless Cars at the Moral Crossroads"

Featured Guest:

Joshua Greene
Psychology Department, Harvard University
Thomas A. Wasow Visiting Scholar in Symbolic Systems

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:00-8:30 pm
Cubberley Auditorium
campus map link

NOTE: This event requires pre-registration.

Join the live audience ...


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