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Concordia Graduate Conference: Life, Death, Power

“LIFE, DEATH & POWER”

6TH ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM OF THE CONCORDIA GRADUATE PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. DANIEL MARC WEINSTOCK (UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL)

DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN ÉTHIQUE DE

L’UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL (CRÉUM)

LOCATION: PR 100, 2100 MACKAY, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL

SATURDAY, MAY 2ND

9:30 ETHICS, ORGANS, AND EMBODIMENT: TRANSPLANTATION AND AN ETHICS OF OPENNESS

DANIEL HARRIS (UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH)

10:30 TRANSFERENCES OR CESSATION: THE DESTABILIZATION OF THE LIFE/DEATH BINARY IN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

JESSE P. HILTZ (TRENT UNIVERSITY)

11:30 FETISHISED MEAT: ASSERTING POWER OVER ANIMALS

STEPHANIE CRAM (UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA)

12:30 LUNCH BREAK

2:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

IN DEFENSE OF NEGATIVE LIBERTY

DR. DANIEL MARC WEINSTOCK (UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL)

4:00 TABOOS AND TRANSGRESSIONS: GEORGES BATAILLE ON EROTICISM AND DEATH

RENEE FUCHS (CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY)

5:00 THE TWO SERIES OF DEATH: DELEUZE AND HEIDEGGER ON DEATH, TEMPORALITY AND THE SELF

VLADIMIR DUKIC (TRENT UNIVERSITY)

6:00 RECEPTION

GSA LOUNGE, 2030 MACKAY

SUNDAY, MAY 3RD

10:00 THE CONCEPT OF PLATO: AN EXEGESIS OF THE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH LECTURES OF KOJÈVE’S 1938-39 SERIES ON THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT

COLIN CORDNER (CARLETON UNIVERSITY)

11:00 REPETITION AND RECURRENCE: FREEDOM AND POWER IN NIETZSCHE AND KIERKEGAARD

MARTIN KING (CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY)

12:00 HOW TO KILL ZOMBIES: THE INCOHERENCE OF THE ZOMBIE CONCEIVABILITY ARGUMENT AGAINST MATERIALISM

ROBERT STEPHENS (MCGILL UNIVERSITY)

1:00 LUNCH BREAK

2:00 THE FRIEND/ENEMY DISTINCTION AND ITS ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF CARL SCHMITT’S POLITICAL THOUGHT

ALEXANDRU RACU (UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA)

3:00 TO AND FRO: A FOUCAULDIAN APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL LAW

BRENDAN NAEF (UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA)

4:00 BREAK

4:30 JOHN RAWLS’S DUTY OF ASSISTANCE: AN EVALUATION OF ITS ROBUSTNESS AND SUFFICIENCY

NICOLE OLIVER (CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY)

5:30 SUFFICENT FUTURE OBLIGATIONS: ETHICAL FRAMEWORKS AND INTERGENERATIONAL JUSTICE

DEIRDRE KELLY (CARLETON UNIVERSITY)

7:00 DINNER

THE IRISH EMBASSY PUB & GRILL, 1234 BISHOP

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