Talks and Appearances


November 17, 10:45 am"The Philosophers and the Scientists Should be Friends," University of Chicago, Chicago IL. 

November 14, 5:00 pm"No God But Spinoza's," University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library, 6th floor, Philadelphi, PA. 

October 12, 8:00 pm"The Nature of Faith," in conversation with Alan Lightman and Marcelo Gleiser, The 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

October 11, 7:30 pm"The Transformation of the Greeks and the Making of Philosophy," Eastern Kentucky University, O’Donnell Hall, the Whitlock Building. 

June 3, 4:15 pm"Confessions of A Wayward Philosopher," Held Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Barnard Hall, 116th St and Broadway, Barnard College, New York, NY. 

April 27, 5:00 pm“Why Philosophy Matters.” Stevens Institute of Technology, DeBaun Auditorium. Hoboken, N.J.

March 31: 9:15 am "Banishing Contingency: Einstein's God and Spinoza's Necessity," keynote for Annual Meeting of Metaphysical Society of America, Harvard Hillel, 52 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge  MA. 

February 28, 7:00 pm Onstage interview by Leonard Lopate, Queens College, Queens NY. 

January 24, 2017, 3:00 pm"In Defense of the Humanities," The Society of the Four Arts, 24 Arts Boulevard, Palm Beach, Florida

November 17, 6:30 pm"Plato's Despair," Keynote for World Philosophy Day, City College of NY, Convent Ave &138th St. North Academic Building, room 0/201.

September 30, 2:10 pm"The Philosophers and The Scientists Should Be Friends," Dartmouth College, Hanover New Hampshire

September 23, 4:00 pmOnstage Interview, Women in Secularism, Hyatt Regency, Arlington, Virginia

September 22, 5:00 pm"Socrates Must Die: The Ethos of The Extraordinary and the Birth of Philosophy" Regis University, Denver Colorado.

June 7, 5:00 pm–"The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity," Northwestern University, Segal Visitors Center,1841 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL

June 1, 6:30 pm–"Two Heretical Novelists in Conversation," keynote with James K. Morrow, Theater for the Performing Arts, NYU, 1 Washington Place, NYC.

April 24, 11:00 am"The Mattering Map," Smithsonian Magazine Festival of Ideas: The Future is Here, Shakespeare Theater, 610 F Street, Washington D.C.

April 5, 7:00 pmHunter College Writing Center's "Great Thinkers" series, Cafe Glass, 3rd floor of the West Building, New York City

February 17, 7:00 pm"Why Are Philosophers So Annoying?" Brooklyn Public Philosophers, Central Brooklyn Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY



Rebecca Goldstein is represented by the Random House Speaker's Bureau and by Wolfman Productions 

  • Hear a podcast interview with The New York Times
  • See Rebecca Goldstein on BloggingHeads.TV with Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God
  • Watch a video interview on BigThink
  • Watch a reading from 36 Arguments in the Authors@Google series
  • Hear a podcast interview with Christopher Lydon on Radio Open Source
  • Hear a podcast interview on Thoughtcast
  • "The Mattering Map Redux," Center for Inquiry Conference on Women in Secularism, Washington DC,  May 17, 4 PM
  • Panel on The Human Prospect and the Fate of our PlanetaryCivilization," Columbia University, New York City, April 13, 8 AM

  • "Creativity: Discussion with Steven Pinker," Joint recipients of Moment Magazine Creativity Award, D.C.November 24, 
  • Event with Philip Roth, Panel with Susan Jacoby,Janis Bellow, Claudia Roth Pierpont; Philip Roth speaking afterwards,Queens College, Queens NY, November 5, 7:00 PM
  • "Philosophy and Literature: The Ancient Quarrel," University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, October 29, 4 PM
  • "Why Did Einstein Write a (Bad) Love Poem to Spinoza?" Physics and Cosmology Public Lecture, Dartmouth College,October 17, 4 PM
  • PEN Authors' Evening, Private home, New York, NY, October 15, 7:30  
  • "Philosophy and Literature: The Ancient Quarrel," Dartmouth College, September 30,4:30 PM
  • Interview of Richard Dawkins, The Harvey Theater, BAM, Brooklyn NY, September 23, 7:30
  • "Is Moral Progress a Matter of the Heart or the Head?: Dialogue with Steven Pinker," Santa Fe Institute Public Lecture, James A. Little Theater, Santa Fe, NM, August 14, 7 PM
  • "Women and Secularism," Center for Inquiry, Women in Secularism2, Marriott at Metro Center, D.C. May 17, 4 PM
  • "The Mattering Map: Religion, Reason, and Moral Progress," Carnegie Mellon, April 9"A reading," Hobart and William Smith College, April 4, 4 PM
  • "What Novels Reveal About the Psychology of Philosophy," Philosophy Society, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 6 PM 
  • "Appealing to Intuitions," talk for Women Faculty at Yale University, Dec 5, 4 pm
  • "Socrates Must Die," talk of work in progress at Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University,Nov. 14, noon 
  • "Why Did Spinoza Think So Little of the Arts," Franke Lecture, Yale University, Oct 2, 6:00 pm, Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208
  • Award for Distinguished Alumna, Barnard College, June 1, noon
  • "An Evening with Rebecca Goldstein," sponsored by the English Department and Philosophy Department, Baruch College, 25th Street and Lexington Ave, New York City, April 25, 6 PM
  • "Appealing to Intuitions,"  Santa Fe Institute Public Lecture, James A Little Theater, Santa Fe, NM,  April 9, 7 PM
  •  Spinozium, On-Stage Interview on "Betraying Spinoza," JCC DC, April 1, 4 PM 
  • "Psychology of Philosophy, New York Institute for the Humanities, Deutsches Haus, NYU,  March 23, 12 noon.
  • "Great Thinkers of Our Day Series,"  Hunter College, New York City, 7 PM
  • "Why Did Einstein Write A (Bad) Poem to Einstein?" Santa Fe Institute, !339 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM, Dec. 5, 12:15 PM