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Concepts of Identity and Difference

5th Annual Colloquium of the Concordia University Graduate Philosophy Student’s Association

Concepts of Identity and Difference
Keynote: John Russon, Presidential Distinguished Professor at the University of Guelph

May 2 and 3, 2008
Concordia University, PR-100
http://gpsaconference.org

May 2

9:30
Empty Selves: A Zen Buddhist Analysis of the Dissociative Self
Michael P. Goldsmith
Brock University

10:30
The Risk of the In-Between: Gadamer’s Fusion of Horizons as a Negotiation between Alterity and Ipseity
Ryan Krahn
University of Guelph

11:30
The Politics of Human Rights: Exploring the Ethics of Strategic Social Construction
Graham Hudson
York University

12:30
Lunch

1:30
Nativist Models of the Mind
Michael E. Cuffaro
Concordia

2:30
Human/Nature Identity and Environmental Devastation
Joseph Kirby
University of Toronto

3:30
Break

4:00
Keynote: Initiations: Music, Meaning and Method
John Russon
University of Guelph

6:00
Catered Reception
(GSA’s Lounge, 2030 Mackay)

May 3

10:00
Exploring “Otherness” in a Dichotomized World
Lishai Peel
York University

11:00
Writing the Self in Nausea and the ‘Theory of Emotions’
Kendra Drischler
University of Chicago

12:00
Lunch

1:00
Nietzsche and Hegel: Identity Formation and the Slave/Master Dialectic
William Callison
University of Virginia

2:00
An Ethical Community? Kant and Hegel on cultural and national particularity
Jeffrey Bercuson
University of Toronto

3:00
Break

3:30
Becoming Queer: Performance Art and Constructions of Identity
Rachel Loewen Walker
University of Saskatchewan

4:30
The Ontological Status of Sexual Difference: a corrective to Butler
Andrew Robinson
University of Guelph

5:30
End of Conference Toast at
The Irish Embassy Pub and Grill
(1234 Bishop Street)

Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in room PR-100, 2100 Rue Mackay, Montreal, QC.
Email: submissions@gpsaconference.org

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