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Conference Program – The Status of Minorities in Philosophy



1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W

Concordia  Montréal, QC

H3G 1M8

Saturday, 21st April


Coffee and Welcome

10.00 – 12.00

Keynote Speaker

Who we are & the examples we use: Implicit bias within and against philosophy

Alexis Shotwell (Laurentian University)

12.00 – 13.30



Epistemology, Virtue and the Oppressed

An Empathetically Engaged Approach to Argumentative Exchange

Justin Morris (University of Windsor)

Oppression and Epistemology: Do the Oppressed have Different Intellectual Virtues?

Samudhya Jayasekara (Trent University)

Coffee Break

15:15 –    16:45

Society, Culture, Morality

Do We Need a Non-liberal Theory of Minority Rights? A-t-on besoin d’une théorie non-libérale du droit des minorités?

Frédérick Armstrong (Université de Montréal)

Moral Responsibility, Social Progress and Cultural Context

Cristina Roadevin (University of Western Ontario)

Coffee Break


Keynote Speaker

Lived spaces and invisible norms: Living and thinking on the margins of philosophy

Alia Al-Saji (McGill University)


Dinner at  2030 Mackay, GSA Lounge

Sunday , 22nd April

9 : 30

Coffee and Welcome

10: 00 – 12: 15

Implicit Bias, Imagination and Numbers

The Blameworthiness of Implicit Bias

Noel Dominguez (Bard College at Simon’s Rock)

On Finding a Path towards the Other: Moral Imagination

Ezgi Sertler (Loyola University Chicago)

Fair Numbers: what data can and cannot tell us about the underrepresentation of women in philosophy

Yann Benétreau -Dupin (University of Western Ontario)

12: 15 – 13 : 30


13: .30—15: 30

Keynote Speaker

We Know What Works: How to improve Philosophy for


Kathryn Norlock  (Trent University)

Coffee Break

15: 45 – 17: 30

Workshop Roundtable

Followed by informal drinks!

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