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Concordia Speaker Series Lectures in March & April: Posteraro, Müller, Kaplan, and Gardiner

Dear philosophers,


Good news, there are four more Philosophy Speaker Series Lectures to close out this 2021-22 academic year! Be sure to attend all of them and invite your friends, colleagues, and students.





The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Tano Posteraro via Zoom tomorrow, Friday, March 25, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Tano Posteraro is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University. His first book, Bergson’s Philosophy of Biology, is forthcoming through Edinburgh UP.


Time: Friday, March 25, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: Wasp Epistemology: Bergson and Fabre on Instinct and Sympathy

Zoom Registration: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpd-iuqD8pH9wlN-T0LDf6CsIJPibSkarN

Abstract: This paper reconstructs the contentious view of biological sympathy that Henri Bergson developed in his “Creative Evolution.” Read more.




The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Anselm Winfried Müller in-person next Friday, April 1, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: A student of Elizabeth Anscombe and Anthony Kenny at Oxford in the early sixties, Professor Emeritus Anselm Winfried Müller has taught philosophy at Oxford University, Australian National University, University of Trier, University of Luxemborg, and Keimyung University. He has published eight books and more than sixty articles in the following areas: ethics, rationality, action theory, philosophy of mind, and the history of philosophy (especially Aristotle and Wittgenstein).


Time: Friday, April 1, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: Good Reasons and Good Motives: An Inferentialist Account of the Difference

Location: LB-362 Seminar Room in the Webster Library, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Abstract: Frequently, philosophers oppose motives to reasons. Read more.

This event is co-presented with Groupe de la recherche sur la normativité.






The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Daniel Scott Kaplan in-person and via Zoom on Friday, April 8, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Daniel Scott Kaplan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University.

Time: Friday, April 8, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: No Such Thing as Defeat

Location: LB-362 Seminar Room in the Webster Library, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Zoom Registration: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-CtpzwiEtRXCwgNyFcLKUbsGs2kAHdl

Abstract: Defeat has played an important role in epistemology since Gettier (1963). In this talk, I argue that its ubiquity and importance is misplaced, that there is no unified concept or phenomenon of “defeat.” Read more.



The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Stephen Gardiner in-person and via Zoom on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, as part of our Speaker Series.

Speaker: Stephen Gardiner is Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington, where he is also Director of the Program on Ethics. He is the author of A Perfect Moral Storm (Oxford, 2011), co-author or editor of five more book titles, and has published more than fifty articles and book chapters. His research focusses on global environmental problems, future generations and virtue ethics.

Time: Tuesday, April 26, 3 to 5 p.m. EST

Title: forthcoming

Location: 4th Space, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.


This event is co-presented with Nature, Time, Responsibility and the Next Generation Cities Institute.

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