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Corey Dyck – Amalia Holst on the Education of the Human RaceAmalia Holst on the Education of the Human Race

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Corey Dyck in-person and live-streamed over Zoom this Friday, March 11, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Corey Dyck is Professor of Philosophy at Western University. He specializes in the history of German philosophy, with an emphasis on the eighteenth century. Among his recent publications are Women and Philosophy in 18th-Century Germany and Early Modern German Philosophy (1690-1750), and he is currently working on a monograph entitled The First Fifty Years of German Metaphysics.

Time: Friday, March 11, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: Amalia Holst on the Education of the Human Race

Location: LB-362, Webster Library, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. or register here to listen via Zoom.

Abstract: Amalia Holst (1758-1829) makes a distinctive contribution to the literature on women’s right to education, as she argues for the importance of women’s access to education on the basis of its usefulness for woman’s traditional threefold role as “mother, spouse, and housewife.” In this presentation, Dr. Corey Dyck contends that a closer reading of Holst reveals a more radical project motivating her discussion. Read more.

This event is free and open to all. Thank you for sharing on this International Women’s Day! We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, March 25, 2022 – Tano S. Posteraro, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, “Wasp Epistemology: Bergson and Fabre on Instinct and Sympathy” – via Zoom only

Friday, April 1, 2022 – Anselm Winfried Müller, Visiting Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Chicago, “Good Reasons and Good Motives: An Inferentialist Account of the Difference” – in-person in room LB-362 (co-presentation with Groupe de la recherche sur la normativité)

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