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Inside-Outside: 8th Annual GPSA Colloquium (with program)

Inside-Outside: 8th Annual GPSA Colloquium

A Graduate Philosophy Conference

Hosted by the Graduate Philosophy Students’ Association of Concordia University

April 29-30, 2011

Concordia University

Montréal, QC

2100 Rue Mackay PR-100

Throughout the history of western philosophy, we find a number of conceptual dichotomies—e.g., being-not-being, form-matter, mind-body, male-female, human-animal, and inside-outside.  These dichotomies have either been explicitly invoked at key points in an argument or else have been tacitly presumed.  In the twentieth century, many thinkers from different ‘traditions’ have brought many of these long-standing dichotomies to scrutiny.  The central aim for this conference is to continue with this scrutiny, e.g., determining the conditions or limits of these dichotomies, or, alternatively providing them a new justification.

Keynote: Bettina Bergo, Université de Montréal

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Website: http://insideoutsideconcordia.wordpress.com/





11:30 – 1:30
Inside/Outside the Polis

Is Liberty Compatible with Equality?
Tristan Rogers (Queens University)

Animal Rights and the Social Contract
Tara Myketiak (Concordia University)

« Que dois-je faire ? » : Moralité et Intérêt Personnel à l’Aune du Pluralisme Normatif Métaéthique
Julien Delangie (Université de Laval)

1:30 – 3:00
Lunch Break

3:00 – 5:00
Mind Over/Under Matter

The Causal Powers of the Mental: a Response to Exclusion
Christian Stevens (University of Guelph)

The Experience of the Brain: Deflationary Accounts of the “Explanatory Gap”, and the Feeling of Embodiment
Dominic Cliché (Université de Laval)

An Anatomy of Difference: Ernst Cassirer on Body and Soul
Craig Leroux (Concordia University)


11:00 – 12:30
Representation, New and Old

Redefining Privileged Access: A Reply to McKinsey’s Problem
Sarah Aronowitz (University of Toronto)

Thomas Aquinas’ Direct Realism in the Theory of Formal Unity
Aline Ramos (Université du Québec à Montréal)

12:30 – 2:00
Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:30
Towards the Limit: Rethinking the Boundary

Steven Sych (McGill University)

The Middle Way and the Middle Voice: Non-Dualism and Deconstruction in Derrida and Nāgārjuna
Carl-Gustav Anderson (American University)

3:30 – 5:00
Approaching the Subject

Participation/Symbol: the Human Being as Non-Subject in Heidegger’s Contributions
Anna Ezekiel (McGill University)

Linearity, Circularity and the Female Figure: Comparing Emmanuel Levinas’ and Martin Buber’s Approach to Ethical Relationship
Edyta Niemyjska (Concordia University)

5:30 – 7:00
Minimalist Faith, Embodied Messianism: The Ambiguity of the Sacred and the Holy
Dr. Bettina Bergo (Université de Montréal)
GSA Lounge, 2030 Mackay

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