Talks and Appearances


February 1, 2020, 9:30 pm–– "Mattering Matters," Night of Philosophy and Ideas in conjunction with French Embassy, Library Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

December 10, 2019,  3:00 pm"Humanism and Religion in A Diverse Europe," Debates with Adolf Tobeña, Room PHS 5B001, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium


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