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CONCORDIA PHILOSOPHY COLLOQUIA SPEAKER SERIES

2012 -  2013 Program

 

Prof. Thomas Raleigh, Department of Philosphy, Concordia University

Essence- revealing concepts and phenomenal concepts

Friday October 26, 2012, 16:00 - 17:30, 2100 Mackay Street, Philosophy Department, Room PR-100

 

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Prof. Julie Walsh, Université du Québec a Montréal

Malleus Maleficarum: witches, werewolves, and demons in the age of reason

Friday November 23, 2012, 16:30 - 18:00, 2100 Mackay Street , Philosophy Department, Room PR-100,

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Prof. Erich Reck, University of California Riverside

The Nature and Purpose of Dedekind Abstraction

Friday November 30, 2012, 16:00 - 18:00, 1515 St-Catherine Street West, EV Building Room 11-705

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Prof. Ina Goy, Department of Philosphy, Concordia University

Kant on Formative Power

Friday February 1, 2013, 16:00 - 18:00, 2100 Mackay Street, Philosophy Department, Room PR-100

 

CONCORDIA PHILOSOPHY COLLOQUIA SPEAKER SERIES

2011 - 2012 Program

Prof. Richard Samuels, Department of Philosophy, Ohio State University

Thinking Like a Scientist: Innateness as a Case Study

Friday September 23, 2011, 16:00 - 18:00, PR-100, Philosophy Department, 2100 Mackay Street

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Assistant Proffesor. John Basl, Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University

Making Animals Too Smart for Their Own Good: The Ethical Concerns Associated with Enhancing Non-Human Animals

Friday November 11, 2011, 16:00 - 18:00, PR-100, Philosophy Department, 2100 Mackay Street

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Prof. David P. Schweikard, Department of Philosophy, University of Münster, Germany

The Politics of Group Agency

Friday November 25, 2011, 16:00 - 18:00, PR-100, Philosophy Department, 2100 Mackay Street

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Prof. Guenter Zoeller, Department of Philosophy, Univeristy of Munich/McGill University

Homo homini civic. The Modernity of Classical German Political Philosophy

Friday March 23, 2012, 16:00 - 18:00, PR-100, Philosophy Department, 2100 Mackay Street

ABSTRACT: The paper focuses on the specifically political conception of the human individual in the moral, social and political philosophy of Kant and the German idealists, placing their political thinking into the larger historical context of modern accounts of the relation between the citizen and the state. In particular, I propose to draw on Kant, Fichte and Hegel for extracting a conception of selfhood that is mindful of the worth of the individual and attentive to its supra- and inter-individual existence in general and its existence in political or civil society and the state in particular.

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Prof. Erich Reck, Department of Philosophy, University of California Riverside

Cassirer's Reception of Dedekind: Structuralism and the History of Mathematics.

Friday March 30, 2012, 16:00 - 18:00, Room Location TBA

ABSTRACT: While structuralist views have received a good deal of attention in recent philosophy of mathematics, most treatments of them have been a-historical. Consequently, Richard Dedekind's original version of structuralism is still often ignored or misunderstood. There has also not been enough exploration of the historical background of Dedekind's position, and thus of structuralism more generally. As a consequence of that, the significance of structuralism has been understood in a relatively narrow sense. In this talk, I will attempt to rectify this situation by considering a figure from the early twentieth century, Ernst Cassirer, who developed a detailed and rich account of both Dedekind's contributions and their role in the history of mathematics. Besides bringing Cassirer backinto contemporary debates as a historian of mathematics, I will arguethat there are philosophical insights in Cassirer's reception of Dedekind that remain relevant today.

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CONCORDIA PHILOSOPHY COLLOQUIA SPEAKER SERIES

2010 -  2011 Program

 

Prof. Edward S. Casey, Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University

On Not Putting Too Fine an Edge on Things
Oct. 15, 2010, 16:00-18:00, EV - 11.705, The Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex, (1515 St. Catherine West corner of Guy Street)

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Prof. Tom Rockmore, Department of Philosophy, Duquesne University

Old Theories and New Forms of Modernity

Nov. 5, 2010, 16:00 - 18:00, PR-100, Philosophy Department, 2100 Mackay Street

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Prof. Allan Gotthelf, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Aristotle as Scientist: A Proper Verdict" (with emphasis on his biological works)

Friday November 12, 2010, H - 769, Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 De Maisonneuve

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Prof. Christine Tappolet, Department of Philosophy, University of Montreal

Values and Emotions: Neo- Sentimentalism Prospects

Friday December 3, 2010, 16:00 - 18:00, PR-100, Philosophy Department, 2100 Mackay Street

 

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Prof. Derek H. Brown, Departemnt of Philosophy, Brandon University

Colour Constancy and the Relativities Therein

Friday March 18, 2011, 16:00 - 18:00, PR-100, Philosophy Department, 2100 Mackay Street

 

CONCORDIA PHILOSOPHY COLLOQUIA SPEAKER SERIES

Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 Program

Prof. Penelope Deutscher, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University

Unbecoming: Beauvoir on the Age of Sex and the Sex of Age
Oct. 22, 2009, 18:00-20:00, Montefiore Club, Salon C (1195 Guy, between St. Catherine and René Lévesque)

This is a panel discussion based on Deutscher’s recent book, The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Ambiguity, Conversion, Resistance, with commentary by Shiloh Whitney (Dept. Of Philosophy, McGill University) and response by Deutscher. Co-sponsored with the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, on the occasion of the recent centenary of de Beauvoir.

Biopoliticized Maternity and the Trope of Immunization: From Foucault to Esposito
Oct. 23, 2009, 16:00-18:00, PR-100

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Prof. John Lysaker, Department of Philosophy, Emory University

Our Subjective Multiplicity
Nov. 20, 2009, 16:00-18:00, PR-100

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Prof. Sarah Allen, Department of Philosophy, Concordia Univesity

Levinas On Neutrality: From Ethics to Social Justice

January 29, 2010, 16:00 - 18:00, PR - 100

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Prof. George Gale, Departments of Philosophy, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Concordia University

How Many Universes ARE There, and Who Cares Anyway?

Date Friday February 12, 2010, 16:00 - 18:00, PR-100

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Prof. Rachel Zuckert, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University - Evanston, Illinois

Topic Kant, Teleology, and History

Date: March 5, 2010, 16:00-18:00, PR-100

(Prof. Zuckert has recently published Kant on Beauty and Biology: An Interpretation of the Critique of Judgment)

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Prof.  Arnold Koslow, Emeritus Department of Philosophy, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center CUNY - Tenafly, New Jersey.

Topic: Explanation and Modality

Date: Friday March 19, 2010, 16:00 - 18:00, PR-100

 

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